Noise pollution is something we’ve all experienced. Road construction, motorcycles, passing aircraft - the list goes on and on. Other than being just plain annoying, what effect does noise pollution have on our lives? In this episode, we take a look at the physical and psychological effects of noise pollution on humans, as well as the wider and equally devastating environmental repercussions. Featuring Les Blomberg, executive director of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse, and Rachel Buxton, acoustic ecologist, conservation biologist, and postdoctoral researcher at Colorado State University. MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE Gliding Through - Steven Gutheinz Charge Into 2017 - Dexter Britain Wanderer - Steven Gutheinz Sierra - Steven Gutheinz Thought in a Thought - Steven Gutheinz Safely Home - AJ Hochhalter Sleepless - One Hundred Years Mimic - One Hundred Years Balboa - Steven Gutheinz Somebody’s Everything - Volunteer Washedway - evolv Join me at the Film & Music Conference on September 29th & 30th in Fort Worth, Texas. Register here. Defacto Sound is a sound team dedicated to making the world sound better. Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Our website is 20k.org. Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org. Check out Dallas’ “Starting and Growing a Podcast” Workshop at Together Workshops. Sign up with promo code “20K” for 20% off. Sign up for Squarespace and use the promo code “20k”.