The BBC is releasing over 16,000 sound effects for free download

Some good news (I guess :thinking:) for video and podcast editors:

The BBC have opened up their insane archive of over 16,000, which you can now download in WAV format free of charge.

Brimming with unbelievably obscure content from the 1920s onwards, the archive covers almost the entirety of the BBC’s existence.

In the archive, you’ll be able to access such samples as; “ South American parrot talking and screeching ,” “ 14 month old baby boy, drinking, saying some words ,” and “ 1966 F.A. Cup Final, half-time whistle .”

Check out the full library here