There’s a lot of sounds, besides the obvious one of people talking, that gets picked up by microphones and I get to hear while I’m editing podcasts.

One that triggers an instant “Ooh I want that!” is the sound of someone drinking something with ice. It could be iced coffee, pop, alcoholic beverage, soda water, juice - I have no idea what’s actually in the glass. But that clinking sound of ice in a cup as it’s being tilted up to someone’s mouth and then back down triggers an almost pavlovian response in my brain to want to go get myself some sort of drink with ice in it.

Here’s a clip of the sound I mean from a recent edit with all identifying sounds removed other than the ice. (You may have to click a few “x"s to let Dropbox just play the video in your browser)

How about you - want a drink?