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Ben SoundCloud Voices

The Earwolf podcast network has been at the forefront of podcasting and comedy for over three years, so it’s with great pleasure that we can now welcome them to SoundCloud! Over the next months we’ll be showcasing their 20+ shows on Voices, but here are a few to get you started.

The Earwolf network was founded by Jeff Ullrich and Scott Aukerman (creator of “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifinakis) with the main focus as making original comedy content. Their shows range from the improv to the nerdy to the general conversational, with hosts such as Tig Notaro, Paul Scheer, Jeff Garlin, Matt Besser from Upright Citizens Brigade, Jake Fogelnest, Seth Godin and even Har Mar Superstar. Scott also has his own podcast, the network’s flagship show, Comedy Bang Bang, a podcast which features top comedians as guests each week, like Aziz Ansari, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera and many more. If you’re new to the show, check out this episode featuring the wonderful Sarah Silverman. Please excuse the title!

Two more shows to welcome you into the world of Earwolf are “By the Way, In conversation with Jeff Garlin” and “Improv for Humans“. Many people know Jeff Garlin from his years in the comedy biz, but most will recognise him for his role as Jeff in Curb Your Enthusiasm. His relatively new podcast is a straight up conversation with some of the best people in the entertainment industry, who he is friends with. Take a listen to the first show with Larry David below.

Improv4Humans is, on the other hand, as the name suggests, a fully improvised weekly show hosted by Matt Besser from the brilliant Upright Citizens Brigade. The UCB is an improvisational comedy and sketch group with a school and theatre based in both NYC and LA, founded by Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh and podcast host Matt Besser. Hear the latest episode below.

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.

Ben SoundCloud Voices – PRX and SoundCloud

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.

Ben SoundCloud Voices

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.