The World According to Sound

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett have been making The World According to Sound since 2015. It started as a radio program and podcast, but has since evolved into more experiential formats: first as an 8-channel, in person event, and most recently as a binaural streaming event, thanks to the pandemic. Chris is a public radio and podcast engineer who mixes shows for The Stoop, OZY Media, KQED, and KALW; and Sam is a reporter at KQED who covers tech and labor. After working in public radio and podcasting for more than 12 years, we wanted to make an audio show that uses the full capacity of the medium, instead of using it solely as a conveyor of information through language and story.