In a year of division and animosity, this episode of RadioLab felt like a remarkable salve, people drawn together in awe at something far bigger than themselves.
Part of this episode tells the story of the Voyager II launch, the love between Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, and the record of Earth's sounds thrown off into space for someone else to find. It has greetings in fifty-five languages, recordings of heartbeats and brainwaves, bird song, music from around the world. This record is now available to buy after a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Here is the fill playlist of music included on board:
It would be a lie to say I got to the end of this episode without shedding several buckets of tears.