Listen to the RadioLab Podcast Parasites
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Very cool creepy sounds to build intensification — It reminds me of old scary movie music, but it add a digital flare to it by gating (speeding/slowing in short-time). The show kind of takes the listeners to a childlike memory of “eerie” feelings. The story is about a wasp’s natural killer instincts, the show goes into detail how the wasp “torments” a cockroach. There is constant music in the background from angelic pads to banging crashes, it sound like killer thriller moments in a movie. They talk about pathogenically information on how “parasites” get into humans. GROSS! But yummy because I am twisted like that, I am part nerd, geek and artist.
Transitional piece is with ambient/Jazz/Jazz-fusion
Less music/background but still there subtlety — Two or three voices chatting – add southern banjo music to get into the story. The story is about the stuff that comes out of your poop chute and the lifecycle of hookworms. Invention of the outhouse helped with many cases of hookworms. The show transitions to another story by lots of southern rock in the background. Yuck! The second speaker is pretty monotonic, gives info about parasites. I like the lullaby music before they say the word lullaby.
End story with old recording
They do advertisement like an old voice mail.
Kitty cat parasites, sound of purring of a cat. Cat poop parasites, Oh dear! The talk of people on a phone in the background is annoying. Mind-control from the guts of a cat, whatever! I like the space gun sound and nasty cough screech. Talk about the theory of mind-control through parasites, it’s a little far-fetched for me, but interesting about mental issues. Cute kitty sounds.
Ends with soft chiming music. and the old voice mail ad’s