Carl Sagan's Wanderers VO w/MUSIC



Carl Sagan's speeches are legendary. I thought I would try my own take, music included, on how it inspired me.

Vocal Characteristics



Voice Age

Young Adult (18-35)


North American (General)


Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
We were wanderers. From the beginning we were bounded Onley by the earth, the oceans and the sky. The frontier was everywhere when the drought was prolonged, or when an unsettling chill lingered in the summer air, our group moved on. We sought a better place. We could always begin again. Way were hunters and foragers, wanderers on the savannahs and the steps. We knew every stand of tree for 100 miles. When the fruits or nuts were ripe, we were there. We depended on one another, making it on our own with ludicrous to imagine, as was settling down this zest to explore and exploit as clear survival value. It is an endowment that all members of the human species hold in common. It is not restricted to any one nation or ethnic group. Long before Columbus, Indonesian Argonauts in outrigger canoes explored the Western Pacific, Egyptians and Libyans circumnavigated Africa and a great fleet of ocean going junks from Ming Dynasty. China crisscrossed the Indian Ocean, established a base in Zanzibar, rounded the Cape of Good Hope and entered the Atlantic Ocean. We invest for off places with a certain romance. Open road still softly calls the appeal, I suspect, has been meticulously crafted by natural selection as an essential element in our survival. Long summers, mild winters, rich harvests, plentiful game, none of them last forever. Catastrophic events have a way of sneaking up on us of catching us, unaware your own life or your bands might be owed to a restless few. Drawn by a craving they can hardly articulate or understand from undiscovered lands to new worlds. Herman Melville in Moby **** spoke for wanderers. In all epochs and meridians, he said, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden scenes.