Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.

Another edition of SoundCloud Voices this week, and another selection of fantastic spoken word audio for you to dive into.  This week we take a look at two fantastic podcasts distributed by radio stations – we have The State We’re In from Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Love & Radio from Chicago station WBEZ.

First up is The State We’re In.  This weekly program focuses on how we treat each other, dealing with people’s first hand stories.  It’s been given the ‘seal of approval’ by This American Life’s Ira Glass who has praised host Jonathan Groubert as one of the best interviewers he has heard.  Take a listen to the latest episode below which has had some heart warming praise from listeners – take a read of a letter sent to the TSWI office which the team posted on their Facebook wall.

Next up is the brilliant Love + Radio – the only public radio show to be tagged with the ‘explicit’ tag. Presented by Nick van der Kolk the show features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it’s like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You’ve never heard anything like it before.  Take a listen to the latest episode, the first of the new season, and also a curious episode with Joanna Newsom.

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.