Episode 19 of the Sounds of Stanford Collection, titled "(Mis)conceptions," follows three podcasts that explore the theme of misconceptions.
The first, created by Nathalia Scrimshaw, is titled "Video Game Sounds as Art" and aims to shed light on the importance of game audio in video games, and to illustrate that perhaps game sounds might be more impactful than people give them credit for. By examining the worth of game sounds through technical and emotional lenses, this podcast also suggests that perhaps game audio can be labeled as something more: as art.
The second, created by David López, is titled "Are You What You Sound Like?" and explores the subject of accents. Everyone who speaks, speaks with an accent. Sometimes people forget that. Because of this, impatience and intolerance can arise between native and nonnative speakers of a language, allowing for the perpetuation of stereotypes and the deepening of xenophobia. These are judgments that many people subconsciously make and internalize, mainly because speech is such a natural thing. By knowing a little bit more about accents, we may learn to dispel our misconceptions and be a little more patient with the people we come in contact with.
The third and final podcast, created by Alicia Menendez, is titled "This Podcast is Not About a Diet" and has a name that speaks for itself; through the presentation of nutrition basics, medical and scientific evidence, and an analysis of typical eating patterns the podcast ultimately urges its listeners to lower their carbohydrate consumption and replace it with fat and protein- in a low-carb lifestyle.