International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


20 October 2020United Kingdom

Small Screen Science podcast

Small Screen Science is a science communication podcast which explores the science behind TV shows. Season 2 Episode 1 investigates Blue Planet II. We discuss sound in water, how we use sound to determine when a vessel is full and why we can hear the the difference between pouring hot and cold water. The episode also includes an interview with BAFTA and EMMY award winning re-recording mixer Martyn Harries about the importance of sound and foley in nature documentaries. The podcast is available at

In series 1 episode 1 (already available) we examine the science behind the Great British Bake Off. During the episode we interview food physicist Prof. Megan Povey about the importance of food acoustics and investigate the sound of snapping chocolate.

Location: Bath

Organisation Responsible: Small Screen Science

Contact: Karen Collins, at


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