Why might some restaurants sound lively or bustling, while others sound absolutely cacophonous? Jake Morrison, a Madison sound designer, has answers to that question.

Lindsay is on vacation, so we're bringing you some of our favorite episodes from the past year. This week: a conversation with Morrison, who's responsible for the acoustics of major Madison restaurants like Sujeo and Estrellón. In this interview, he discusses about his work on those projects, and the ways that sound can define the vibe of a restaurant or bar.

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Other Cap Times podcasts include Jessie Opoien's new election podcast Wedge Issues, a new local government podcast Madsplainers, Katelyn Ferral's The Cost of Opportunity and ongoing Cap Times Talks.

Since 2008, Lindsay Christians has been writing about fine arts and food for The Capital Times. She loves eating at the bar, going to the theater, fine wine and good stories. She lives on the east side with her husband, two cats and too many cookbooks.