Talon Talks Podcast: ASMR

Maya McCall '20, Editor-In-Chief

Welcome to the Talon Talks, Episcopal’s student-led podcast! This specific podcast was led by four of our staff members, seniors Jonah Hodo, Anna Mayo, Nolan Nicholson and sophomore JP Coll. During this installment, we tried our hand at one of YouTube’s biggest sensations,  Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or ASMR. 

Dictionary.com describes ASMR as, “a calming, pleasurable feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation. This tingle is said to originate in a person’s head and spread to the spine (and sometimes the limbs) in response to stimulation. The stimuli that trigger ASMR vary from person to person. Some of the most common ones include whispers, white noise, lip smacking, having a person’s complete attention (as in having one’s hair cut by a hairdresser), as well as brushing, chewing, tapping, scratching, and crinkling.” 

ASMR videos receive up to 15 million views and even help put some people to sleep. Therefore, the sounds don’t have to be loud tapping or scratching, it could be rain sounds or white noise for example. All of those sounds have the potential to evoke that same sensation.

If this isn’t for you, don’t worry, there isn’t anything wrong; all of our bodies and brains are wired differently.

We decided to put our own spin on this booming trend by creating sounds that our staff believes to be stimulating. While listening, you will hear bag crinkling, teeth chattering, stapling, typing and so much more! 

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Link to podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-talon-times/episodes/ASMR-eagb9d

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