Have you ever paid to attention to the noises that occur during basketball or rugby or any sports games? I mean, have you ever really paid attention to them? I don’t mean the commentary. I mean “the crowds, the kicks, the thwacks, and the grunts,” as the radio show 99% Invisible puts them. The show calls it “the sound of sports.” One would be inclined to think that not much goes into this sound. The crew that works on televised sports games must just record the ambient noise that kicks and grunts provide and then play them back, right? It may not be quite that simple. In fact, much of these sounds of sports that we hear during televised games are enhanced, not unlike the sounds in films or video games. This podcast by 99% Invisible discusses these sounds and the unexpected amount of artistry that goes into their production.