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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.

Ben SoundCloud Voices

The Guardian newspaper have recently started using SoundCloud for their Guardian Audio Edition. We’re now proud to announce that you can find all of the Guardian podcasts on SoundCloud! Over the next months we will showcase their fine selection of podcasts for your listening pleasure. But now, with the Champions League in full swing, why not start with Football Weekly?

Football Weekly is the biweekly and flagship podcast of the Guardian Newspaper. Hosted by James Richardson, the team of Guardian Football journalists gather together to talk all things Premiership, La Liga, Bundesliga, African Cup of Nations and many other leagues and tournaments. As the most popular football podcast out there it’s well worth a listen! And if you fancy harking back to Euro 2012, well why not listen to this set too.

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

It’s a well known fact, comedians like to talk; so much so, that a lot of them make podcasts and capture their funniest diatribes and conversations in audio form! Film maker Kevin Smith, founder and host of Smodcast is one of these funny people and we’d like to welcome him and his podcast network Smodcast to SoundCloud!

Smodcast is a collection of funny conversational podcasts with a variety of hosts, while a number are hosted by Kevin Smith himself. Famous for Dogma, Clerks, Mallrats Jay and Silent Bob and Chasing Amy to name a few, the shows are dive into the latest current affairs, comic books, movies, and the occasional comment on the slighter cruder elements of life, but of course funny! There are 17 shows on the network, some are hosted by friends and family of Kevin, and are all worth a listen!  Here’s a handful to get you started. If you want to listen to more you should follow them on SoundCloud!

First up is Hollywood Babble-On, presented by Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman, who you may know for his voices on Family Guy.  It’s their take on the latest news in Hollywood, and it’s very, very funny. Where better to start than with episode one.

 

Next up is Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. Another show with Kevin Smith but this time with Jason Mewes, his ‘Jay’ to Kevin’s ‘Silent Bob’ in movies such as Dogma and Mallrats. This show often goes into the amusing nitty gritty of their personal lives, particularly Jason, an ex drug addict. Also too funny to miss!

One of the many shows without the great Mr Smith is Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave. It’s a weekly podcast released every Friday. It’s hosted by View Askew Productions (Kevin’s production company) regulars and close friends of Kevin Smith, “Steve-Dave” Bryan Johnson, “Fanboy” Walt Flanagan, as well as the “dubious tech guy” Brian Quinn. They are also joined regularly by Ming Chen, who works on the many View Askew websites.[1] On occasion, the group has also been joined by Sunday Jeff, who works the Sunday shift at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Jeff was also a host on the podcast Puck Nuts. Johnson played Steve-Dave and Flanagan played Fanboy who yelled “Tell ‘em, Steve-Dave!” in Mallrats. Enjoy!

There are so many more to talk about, we’ll have to do another post to cover some of the other shows, but to cap it off, you should also listen to Smodcast, the one and only original show of the Smocast Network. This show is hosted by Kevin with his long time producing partner Scott Mosier. Here’s the first episode for you to dive into. Happy listening!

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.