The podcast that I have chosen is called the Jenna and Julien Podcast which I regularly listen to. Because this assignment is about the use of sound, I decided to use their asmr podcast as an example. Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a euphoric experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine, precipitating relaxation. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia. The use of their beginning theme song and singing along, although off-beat, serves as a cue reference, as stated in McKee's article, that the show is beginning. I feel like we are listening to the theme song "sheerly on a musical plane" because we focus on just the pitch, and the movement and structure of the piece since it is such a simple tune. The rest of the podcast focuses on the duo making specific noises to induce ASMR such as whispering, matches, drinking, and other day to day noises. Another element from McKee's article that comes into play is silence. The sounds wouldn't be significant unless they were surrounded by absolute silence which makes each specific sound more intense, creating the relaxing effect of the noise. While the intro theme song of the podcast was being listened to on a sheerly musical plane, the sound effects and noises made for the purpose of ASMR were being listened to on a sensuous plane. This means we can focus on the medium, the quality of the sound produced, and the dynamics or intensity of the sound. Most ASMR is made through visual videos, so when put onto a strictly audio based platform, it is interesting to see how the quality of sound makes up for the loss of a visual element.