The part that really stood out to me in regards to sound design from the Radio hour was the use of sound alongside the lack of sound. Background noise and music can heavily skew the mood of a story. It can provide a background, it can set tones, and depending on how silence is used the story can shift in mood completely. Certain sound effects continuously playing in the background can set the time of day, the place, and tell a story all on it’s own. Sounds and silence are also well utilized in horror, with tense buildups leading to silence, continuing the tension and keeping the audience on their toes. These sorts of ideas and techniques are so easy to overlook when simply listening to a story.