The Subtle Sounds of Nature


Here’s what I’d like you to do after you hear this podcast.


Just sit there (or stand if you must) and do nothing but listen. In fact, listen until it becomes a bit uncomfortable, like you’ve listened long enough. Then, listen some more.

Listen deliberately. Tell me what you hear.

Really. Try it.



PS – Below are links to the work of sound artist Steve Peters and radio producer Paul Ingles. But, here’s the deal. You can only click on these after you deliberately listen for several minutes, if not longer. I’m watching, and I’ll know if you follow the instructions. 🙂


  1. 3 Responses to “The Subtle Sounds of Nature”

  2. By Sound Guy on Sep 15, 2011

    Great webcast! I am very enthusiastic about the power of sound, especially the sound of nature. I believe that listening actively to the subtle sounds of nature can help you reach deep states of mind; states of relaxation, states of meditation, where unconscious healing can take place. After all, we humans have evolved to this kind of music over tens of thousands of years, so our very genes are programed to relax to these sounds. Conversely, the modern noisy environments full of sonic contamination are very negative to our psyche. Enjoy a very large library of natural sound downloadables here:

  3. By Rob Rosenthal on Sep 15, 2011

    Hey Sound Guy,

    Thanks for writing. And, I hope you’ll keep listening to the Saltcast in its new incarnation: HowSound at


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