wet-slop-plop.wav (Among Other Sounds)


There are about 10,000 files in the Here Be Monsters sound library.   HBM producer Jeff Emtman has been recording, synthesizing and downloading them since way back before this show started.  And of these thousands of sounds, there’s a tiny subset of them that just keep winding up on podcast episodes.

On this interstitial episode, Jeff plays back some of these heavily-used sounds and asks whether they occur because of an inherent goodness, a force of habit, or some kind of weird nostalgia he feels for the early days of the podcast. 

The site Jeff often downloads sound from is FreeSound.org (see Jeff’s download history).  A big thank you to the many recordists there who volunteer their work to the public domain, especially Felix Blume, a sound artist and sound engineer who is responsible for many of the site’s best recordings.

Your Last Memory Of Being Free

This is a preview of our 60th episode and season 4 finale, which will be about a man who's lived his last two decades on an island in the Puget Sound of Washington against his will, and the trial that sought to free him.  In this preview, one of his defense lawyers, Andrew Morrison, asks him to recall the last time he remembers being free. 

For more information on the subject matter of this episode, please reference Chapter 71.09: Sexually Violent Predators in the Revised Code of Washington. 

Track Image is of McNeil Island, off the shores of Steilacoom, Washington. 

Music: The Black Spot

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