The importance of sound when the stakes are high:

Sound in emergency situations

Be it a call that you have to make in an emergency situation, or a communication between a pilot and control tower on a flight you are on, audio can be the difference between life and death.

How does audio shape the world by letting bad things not happen? In everyday life, we are surrounded by situations that require clear and concise communication that could be an issue of life or death. It might be a call that you have to make in an emergency situation, or a communication between a pilot and control tower on a flight you are on. In these high stakes scenarios that we often take for granted, audio plays an essential role. How and why is the transmission of audio make-or-break in difficult situations, and possibly even saving our lives in ways we don’t realize?

Episode Guests

  • April Heinze

    April is the 9-1-1 and PSAP Operations Director for NENA, the 9-1-1 Association. She is responsible for Industry and Innovations Awareness, Operational Standards Development, Event Productions, Membership, Industry and Media Relations, along with other activities and projects.

  • Sarah Skalski

    Sarah Skalski is an Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Administration. She specializes in the terminal environment and has held control tower operator certificates at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS). She has a wide array of experience working with private, commercial and military aircraft.

Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, award-winning producer and founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media. Passionate about the intersection of tech and media, Randi was an early employee at Facebook where she was the creator of Facebook Live. She currently hosts a weekly tech business show on SiriusXM called Randi Zuckerberg Means Business

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These are the stories behind the sounds we hear everyday… sounds that inform, entertain, educate, get our attention, influence our behavior, and save our lives. Join host Randi Zuckerberg and her guests as they explore how audio shapes our experience and how pioneers are creating the sound of the future.

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