I found the introduction to the podcast rather interesting and odd, the whole thing with the snake at first made no sense, but I did figure it out. The snake was acting “dead” just like people are taught when they face dangerous animals. I thought the transition was also weird, but it kept me wondering and wanting to listen. I was like why start with a snake story and then suddenly be in an airport. The ideas of facial features explaining people’s feelings and emotion is something I knew, but I didn’t realize looking at specific things like lips and eyebrows could be telling points. I have always found lying to be something that is innate in human beings. I have always been terrible at lying. I am a pretty honest person, I used to never be able to lie to anybody about anything. There was one time that I was wayyy to honest about something and it came back to bite me. From then on, I began telling little, white lies. Nothing too over the top, nothing that would be obvious and nothing that would cause harm. From the on, I realized deception isn’t as hard as I thought, and it could be helpful to get me out of certain situations.
Anyway, getting back to the podcast and the actual audio recording. I thought the things that made audio interesting and wanting me to continue to listen was the sound effects and the interesting questions. Mr. Eckman was a pretty monotone, dull sounding interviewee, so they did a good job tying in several other sounds to keep my ears perked. The story about “Hope” was great. The way they used different people’s voices and sides of the story tied together was awesome.