The NTS Golden Record

24.08.22 words by Will Dickson

In 1977, the Voyager spacecraft launched with two golden phonograph records, containing a variety of sounds and images selected to best represent life on earth, in the hopes that they might be found by extraterrestrial intelligence.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Voyager records' launch into the cosmos. But if we were to do it all again today, what would we do differently?

We're asking NTS listeners to let us know which sounds they think best represent humanity. Whether these are their favourite songs, clips from archival recordings, or fragments of spoken word, we want to know. Let us know what you'd like included on a hypothetical NTS Golden Record by dropping us a line at

You might just hear it on NTS sometime soon... submit before midnight on August 30th.

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