Since the dawn of civilization, sound has been an essential tool for storytellers. After the demise of silent films, sound design and audio mixing have been as crucial to movies and television as cinematography. In audio-based media like radio and podcasts, audio conveys the story all by itself. This episode explores how audio illustrates an environment, creates moods and emotions, and delivers information far beyond what can be conveyed visually. Host Randi Zuckerberg talks audio with podcaster George The Poet, Foley artist Rick Allen and movie sound designer Pascal Garneau. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.