We use a lot of sound effects in our episodes. Every month it is a challenge to find the sounds to bring the action to life. So, we decided to share the sounds we have collected with the world. The are free for your use.
More will be added to this playlist as the videos are made.
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During a violent storm on Sunday 28 December 1879, the first Tay Railway Bridge collapse killing all on board. This is the setting Dr Sage and Professor Savant find themselves in this month’s episode, Of Trainwrecks and Heartbreaks.
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This podcast is a labor of love in many aspects. For those of you who don’t know, the writer Eddie Louise and I (Chip Michael) are married and been together for a long time. We started Sage and Savant as a way to do something creatively together. Next month’s episode, Of Trainwrecks and Heartaches, is a nod to Valentine’s Day–a chance to explore romance. Again, for those who don’t know us, we are enthusiastically romantic. While we don’t need a specific day to show affection for each other, we aren’t going to pass up on a chance to be particularly mushy. Without giving away too much, the upcoming episode is a fine example of that.
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Every year we do a special episode as a live performance. This year Sage and Savant travel to the San Francisco Earthquake. While many of our episodes are science fiction with bits of history tossed in, we want to cover as much about the earthquake as possible (in a 30 minute show). So, our live show this year is filled with pieces drawn from historical accounts.
Here are the resources we used to detail the events of April 18, 1906.
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Listen to the exciting orchestral music that sets the scenes for episode 206. Composer Chip Michael uses the leitmotif’s of Dr Sage and Professor Savant to create a musical tapestry behind the gallantry of the notable highwayman Claude Duval.
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Claude Duval was a French-born, gentleman highwayman in post-Restoration Britain whose gallantry made him infamous. History suggests he is the most signiicant figure in shaping the highwayman myth. He certainly has been the role model for numerous Hollywood movies and the gallant, gentleman thief.
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As Dr Sage and Professor Savant are about to begin a new year (1895) we thought we’d look at some of the events they will be experiencing. Much was changing in the world, from the conflicts between global powers to the development of gas and diesel powered engines. These are just some of the highlights our characters have to look forward to in the coming year.
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Listen to the music of Circus of Dreams. Nearly 40 minutes of orchestral music written specifically for this special two part episode.
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Have you ever wanted to join the circus?
In episode 205a, Dr Sage and Professor Savant travel back to the 1880’s where a real circus used to perform up and down the Mississippi. They traveled the river via steamboat, Camp’s Grand Southern Circus.
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Chip Michael wrote over 40 minutes of backing music specifically for episode 205. Listen to the music without the dialog.