The Story of the Voice

Aired on ABC Radio – Monday 7th February 2022

John Colapinto is a staff writer for The New Yorker and an amateur rock vocalist, but a vocal cord injury left him with a gravelly voice. 

His injury set him on a path to investigate the miracle of the human voice, to discover how it is that humans are able to push air up through our lungs and through the larynx to speak and communicate. 

After interviewing surgeons and linguists, John discovered that when it comes to speech, what we say is a kind of song. 

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This Is the Voice is published by Simon and Schuster

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