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Listening to music, white noise, or even podcasts before bed can be relaxing for a lot of people, giving them just what they need in order to fall asleep. But earbuds and headphones are bulky and uncomfortable, impeding the ability to fall asleep comfortably and thereby mitigating the relaxing effects of different sounds. Returning guests Wei-Shin Lai and Jason Wolfe discuss why and how they founded AcousticSheep, a company that provides people with a solution to this problem in the form of a stretch headband that contains thin, high-quality speakers.

On today’s episode, they share their newest application of this technology: a “genome” that has hundreds of thousands of potential variations on sound and layers of music, with different alleles functioning as different frequencies or tones, and different variations of sound being referred to as “sheep.” Lai and Wolf explain how these “sheep”—particularly the ones with high user ratings—can reproduce to create another sheep comprised of the “genetic” material of each parent sheep. It’s a revolutionary idea, and the first product of its kind.

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