(((Sound Affects)))

Hosts Jim and Keven examine how "music makes the world go around" (and vice-versa), exploring and discussing relevant history, science, culture and more through the prism of music. 

Past Episodes

  • Danger! Aired: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    Is society becoming more dangerous? Just how "Wild" was the "Wild West"? Join Sound Affects for a special episode on the history of dueling, gun control and 1980s buddy films--and risk hearing a dangerous song, or two.

  • Birds! Aired: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    Birds are so damn cool! Need I say more?

  • Rain! Aired: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    Did you know, that smell that after a Spring shower actually has a name? Everybody Loves the Sunshine but there's nothing like  laughter in the rain. Join Sound Affects for a celebration of Spring's Showers and the power of Rain. 

  • Marijuana! Aired: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    New York has officially legalized the use of recreational marijuana and I am celebrating! Maybe I will get profiled a little less. Pulled over a little less. Harassed, stopped and searched a little less. And I don’t even smoke the stuff… Imagine how pot smokers feel! This is a tribute to one of the world’s most popular, versatile, and notorious plants… wait, what was I just talking about?

  • Up & Down Aired: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    It's the birthday of the 19th century inventor, industrialist and father of the modern elevator, Elisha Otis. Every 3 days, the equivalent of the world's population rides in an elevator. It is in honor of Elisha Otis, and his improvement to vertical movement, that we bring you an episode almost entirely dedicated to dance--an episode that we hope will make you wanna get... "Up and Down."
  • Flying! Aired: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
    Which superhero power would you rather have? X-ray vision, superhuman strength, invisibility, laser shooting eyes, regeneration, super speed, telepathy, telekinesis, gills for breathing under water, super human patience for sitting in traffic ? If I had the choice, I know which super power I’d like to be doing right now—Flying! (preferably to someplace warm )
  • Streets & Roads (March 3, 2020 Redux) Aired: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • Names! (part 3) Aired: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Studies show that people are more likely to donate money to a hurricane disaster relief fund if they share their that name with that hurricane. When 8th grader Katrina Petrillo was asked why she was compelled to sell $1000 worth of lemonade for the 2005 hurricane Katrina relief fund, she explained, “I knew my name was going to be remembered as the biggest disaster ever.” Good thing her parents didn’t name her Corona… 
    Join us for our third episode on the theme of personal monikers, handles and Names.

  • Names! (part 2) Aired: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    Whether you happen to be a girl named “Michelle” like the Beatles song, or a bad guy named “Leroy Brown,” a captain named “Jack” or a street walker named “Roxanne,” a baby’s mama named Billy Jean, “a star” named Daniel, or god forbid a “boy named Sue,” or worse, a girl named “Lola,”or any other name immortalized in verse, there’s something exciting about hearing your name in a song. Join us for another episode on the popular theme of “Names”—

  • Groundhog Day! Aired: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Ever feel like you’re stuck in a time loop? Ever feel like you’re stuck in a time loop? Ever feel like you’re… It’s Groundhog’s Day! An ancient midwinter tradition that prognosticates the coming of Spring. Since the release of the 1993 Harold Ramis film, “Groundhog Day” has become a euphemism for the feeling that one is stuck in a time loop—a 24 hour “déjà vu”—a day that seems to replay itself over and over.