Think & Drink: The Science of Sound with Joni Deutsch

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Join us May 21 at Camp North End as we kick off our Think & Drink speaker series

Whether it’s a song in your Spotify playlist, the score in the latest Avengers film, or the sounds in your podcast feed, music strikes a chord in our lives in big and small ways. But how does a certain song evoke so much emotion? Why are certain artists, songs or sounds more popular over others? What is the science of sound?


Joni Deutsch (award-winning Podcast Manager and host of the Amplifier podcast for WFAE – Charlotte’s NPR News Source) kicks off our Think & Drink series with an exclusive music listening session before tackling the big question: why do we love certain songs, hate certain sounds, and have certain audio on repeat?


The evening will also feature bites from Fresh Med and beverages from the Noda Canteen, along with hands-on science elements that you won’t want to miss.

Come early, grab a drink, add to the community playlist, play a fruit instrument (yes, you read that correctly) and mingle in the courtyard before we dive into the science of sound.

Space is limited so grab your tickets today!

Joni Deutsch is on-demand content and audience engagement manager for WFAE, overseeing WFAE’s podcasts including FAQ City, She Says, and SouthBound. Locally and nationally recognized for her podcast and public radio work, Joni also acts as host of WFAE’s Amplifier, recently honored by The Webbys (called “The Internet’s Highest Honor” by the New York Times) and named 2019’s “Best Podcast” by Charlotte Magazine.


Alex Cason

What is Think & Drink?

Think & Drink is a shared (science) experience featuring intimate talks from Charlotte’s most interesting thinkers, innovators and rule-breakers. They will explore the power of ideas while sharing their experiences and discoveries.

Can I have some details?

Our first ever event will be at Camp North End on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

What does it cost?

Think & Drink is a free event and will have food and beverages for purchase.

Can I bring a friend?

Of course! Each attendee can snag two tickets.

Getting There

The event is located at Camp North End. To Find the Boileryard: Use the driveway at 1824 Statesville Ave, and park at the parking lot. Follow the wooden staircase. There will be plenty of signs to help you find your way.

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