This is not a late April Fool’s joke (seriously, it’s not). (And that was not a ploy to get you to believe that this is not a late April Fool’s joke even though it actually is.) (Trust us, it’s not.) (For real.)
We’re excited to announce that Funny or Die is presenting Comedy Month on SoundCloud for all of April. Each week, they’ll create a new playlist of some of their favorite comedy tracks available on SoundCloud. Other partners like Comedy Central, Kevin Smith’s SModCo, and Earwolf will also be uploading new stand up and comedy podcasts on a regular basis.
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.
You may or may not know that SoundCloud’s head office is based in Berlin. With staff moving from all over the world to Berlin there is always the topic of learning German. Luckily we can all learn a little easier now that Deutsche Welle’s Learn German podcasts are on SoundCloud! So if you ever wanted to get to grips with basic vocabulary, listen to the news in German at a slower pace, or get your ‘word of the week’, then this podcast is your route to German fluency! Or at least a step in the right direction!
Firstly, Wort der Woche, or ‘Word of the Week’. Up your vocab game here!
Want to listen to the news in German, but can’t keep up with the standard speed of a news reporter? Then Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten might help. It’s Deutsche Welle’s news read in German, but at slower.
Another of the Deutsche Welle’s podcast modules is Alltagsdeutsch – audio features on every day topics out of Germany. For example, why your Opa and Oma (Grandpa and Grandma) would start using Facebook.
There’s plenty of other content on the account so start following Deutsche Welle – Learn German and get a regular stream of the audio good stuff.
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.
Earlier this year, we introduced our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks‘, where we take an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, and the users behind them. Today, we’re happy to present our fourth installment.
In this episode, we went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the largest Arts & Culture festival in the world) and spoke to artists, comedians, performers and sound lovers who use sound to express and promote themselves. For more information about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival please check out edfringe.com.
You can also check out some great audio from the festival and our wrap post via our blog.
‘SoundCloud Speaks‘ is your show, so let us know what you’d like to hear. If you have a story you’d like to tell, a question you’d like answered, or want to recommend a friend’s sounds for us to share, get in touch by either leaving a comment.