A 700-Foot Mountain of Whipped Cream

October 6, 2018 Jeff 1 comment

So, this title might get your attention. It got my attention. I call this “a chance to listen to one’s history of radio.” This particular story is about sound and advertising and how radio changed the lives of those in the 1930s to the early 1960s before television took over. Especially about how the audio effects can do so much with our imagination.

Clive Desmond covers the golden age of radio ads, including Frank Zappa, Ken Nordine, Linda Ronstadt, and Randy Newman.

99% Invisible is one of my commute time friends. The 20-40 minute interludes where I can find stories of interest to me. The idea of “99% Invisible” relates to the idea that good design is – that much invisible. You don’t think of things when they work well.

A 700-Foot Mountain of Whipped Cream


1 Comment on “A 700-Foot Mountain of Whipped Cream

  1. This is a classic radio ad by the same guy who brought you the good Alka Seltzer ads and a bunch of others. I have a collection of his best stuff including his history of the United States of America

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