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501: ASMR, A Modern Sensation

Has someone ever whispered in your ear, and it sent chills down your back? Did you like it? This sensation is known as ASMR, the snazzy new phenomenon that has swept over contemporary media platforms. In this episode, State of the Pod explores the breadth and depth of this emerging field as well as its intersections with society, the global economy, science, and the history of the internet as we know it today.

ASMR Segment:

Produced by Adele Williams, Isa Ciocca, Tiffany Adjei-Opong

Edited by Adele Williams & Isa Ciocca

Art by Savannah Flores

Music: Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio

Special thanks to the Milstein Program and the Investigative Biology lab at Cornell for our recording equipment and software!


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