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SoundCloud Partners with PRX for ‘Generation Putin’ Documentary Launch

We’re proud to be partnering with Public Radio pioneers, PRX, with the launch of their new show, Generation Putin. Here is PRX’s John Barth with more about the project.

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One of PRX’s strategic goals is to massively increase listening to public radio works of all kinds, no matter the platform or channel. (We do pretty well!)

So, we’re taking one of our most successful recent specials — Generation Putin — and making it available or free streaming, embedding and sharing through SoundCloud.

Generation Putin is an hour-long show, that you can listen to in segments, about the Millennial generation in the former Soviet Union: you’ll find radicals, feminists, 20-and-30-somethings full of ennui and vodka, greedheads, unrepentant fascists and even rowdy punkers…in Kazakhstan, of all places.

Brooke Gladstone from On the Media is the host and two brave women from the Seattle Globalist – Sarah Stuteville and Jessica Partnow – did all the reporting on the scene. The generous people at the Open Society Foundations make it possible and PRX pulled the project together.

So far, 35 individual stations including WNYC, WGBH, KUOW (Seattle), KUT (Austin), and Minnesota Public Radio have aired it.

Now you can listen on SoundCloud and present it yourself on your blog, site, Facebook post or Twitter feed with your own context and comments.

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As promised we mentioned showcasing some of the Guardian podcast network over the course of a few months. Having mentioned the Guardian Audio Edition and Guardian Football Weekly, we thought it high time to get to the technology side of things. This week why not giving Guardian Tech Weekly a listen?

Presented by Dr Aleks Krotoski, Guardian Tech Weekly covers all things technology covering everything from web companies, new gadgets to the latest in digital law. SoundCloud even gets featured in this interview with investor Fred Wilson.

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. 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.

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This American Life has been at the forefront of great American public radio broadcasting since its debut in 1995, and this week we’re celebrating its debut on SoundCloud.

Presented by Ira Glass, the show’s free weekly podcast tells real-life stories — they call their genre ‘journalistic non-fiction’. Each week This American Life chooses a theme, and presents several stories on that theme: over nearly 500 episodes, they’ve covered everything from the challenges of babysitting to the challenges of living in a warzone; from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the aftermath of a bad romance; from the joys of attending summer camp to the joys of winning a national election.

If you’re new to This American Life, there’s no better place to start than with this two-part episode on the effects of gun violence in one American high school. Harper High School Part One & Part Two showcase This American Life’s reporting at its most remarkable.

Follow soundcloud.com/this-american-life for more stories from This American Life!

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. 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.