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An ear-splitting encounter in the New York City subway system sets writer and reporter GEORGE MICHELSEN FOY on a grail-like quest for total and absolute silence. Along the way he learned that absolute silence is a very subjective and elusive thing. His relentless search took him to sensory deprivation tanks, to conversations with astronauts and deaf scientists, and ultimately to the Orfield Labs anechoic chamber, declared the quietest place on earth by Guiness Records. Along the way, Foy learns about the many societal and metaphysical meanings of silence and how we live in a destructively noisy world. Tune in tonight for a very lively conversation about looking for the ultimate quiet and what that can mean in our lives. Foy’s book is titled: ZERO DECIBELS: THE QUEST FOR ABSOLUTE SILENCE.