From talking sponges to voices frozen in ice, the history of recorded sound is not what you expect.
People fantasised about being able to record sound long before it was possible. We begin by hearing a few of the most remarkable ways that were dreamt up. Then we meet the first person ever to record sound. *Spoiler alert* it wasn’t Thomas Edison.
Our guests for this episode are Will Sutton, author of the Campbell Lawless series of Victorian mystery novels, and Patrick Feaster who is part of a small team of people who discovered and brought back to life the earliest ever sound recording.
Produced by Freddy Chick
Sound Design by Thomas Ntinas
Executive Producer is Charlotte Long