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Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a new weekly Community feature focusing on 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.

This week we are passing by the radio world and the land of producers. There are some great radio producers using SoundCloud, some of whom make their own podcasts. The following three are some of the best out there and deserve their recognition in this week’s SoundCloud Voices.

1. Roman Mars and 99% Invisible – Roman Mars is a radio producer and reporter and works for everybody. Having worked for the likes of KALW and PRX, 99% Invisible is a absolutely brilliant podcast about design, architecture and the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. Take a listen to the latest episode on the sound of sport.

2. Benjamen Walker and Too Much Information – maker of the Big Ideas podcast for the Guardian and a regular on WFMU Too Much Information is Ben’s podcast where in a world where everyone overshares the truth 140 characters at a time, telling tales might be the most honest thing you can do. Here’s his latest episode:

3. Erin Gleeson and Let’s Be Self Sufficient – works at WYPR in Baltimore Erin’s podcast Lets Be Self Sufficient looks at people leaping bravely (or blindly) into a new project or idea. In other words looking at people taking matters into their own hands. Take a listen to her latest, and utterly brilliant, episode focussing on musician Dan Deacon who was forced to complete one of his tours using the Greyhound Bus.

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

Ben Calling All Podcasters!

Are you a budding podcaster, or already have a podcast, and are interested in using SoundCloud as your podcasting service?  Well we want to hear from you!

We’ll soon be able to offer RSS feed capability for your tracks and will be rolling this out slowly with selected users. If you’d like to apply to be included in this program and possibly have the chance to become a featured podcaster, just fill in the form below. Whether you have a podcast you want to move to SoundCloud or have one in mind and have been waiting for the opportunity to get it out there, then sign up! The best and most interesting applications will get a special beta account too so you can really test drive SoundCloud.

So how do you get involved in this programs?  Well follow the link below and fill out the form. We’ll take a look at the application and get in touch!

SIGN UP FOR BETA ACCOUNT!

Check out our SoundCloud for Podcasts 101 and Podcasting 101 for further details on the features and technical side of podcasting.

AND if you like listening to podcasts, why don’t you check out some of these to start!

Sports

Playback Media – a network of dedicated football team podcasts each with great hosts and guests. http://soundcloud.com/playbackmedia

A Football Report – these guys have a great blog on football and have recently started a podcast. http://soundcloud.com/afootballreport

Hand of Pod – in their own words “literally the only English language Argentine football podcast on the web”. http://soundcloud.com/hand-of-pod

Unnamed Sports Podcast – a nice little sports podcast by a chap named Mark. http://soundcloud.com/mark-dorey

Air Blais – Ryan Blais is a member of the Canadian aerial freestyle ski team and is using SoundCloud to keep up to date on his progress, interviews with his colleagues, injuries etc! http://soundcloud.com/airblais


Tech

Tech Zing – all about entrepreneurship and hacking. They do two shows a week, one informal chat, one interview. http://soundcloud.com/techzing

The Next Web – I think we all know about this one by now. The next web guys have been using SoundCloud for a fair old while and are always up to speed on the latest in the tech world. http://soundcloud.com/thenextweb

Business of Tech – a show put together by a chap named Kyle about, yep, business and tech. http://soundcloud.com/kwegner

Student/University

Edge Hill Students Union – based in Lancashire this is the Student Union’s monthly pod on student related news and other chit chat. http://soundcloud.com/edgehill-students-union

Leeds Metropolitan – using SoundCloud to keep everyone up to date on their sport’s teams. http://soundcloud.com/leedsmet

Lincoln University Student Newspaper – a summary of the top stories from the last seven days in news, culture, lifestyle and style. http://soundcloud.com/thelinc

Film

Critical Mass – A podcast running along side the development of a documentary on population growth. http://soundcloud.com/criticalmasspodcasts

Picture House Cinema – a collection of film podcasts by an independent cinema operator from the UK. http://soundcloud.com/picturehouses

Culture

Culture Northern Ireland – site all about culture in Northern Ireland. Great use of the player on their site and a really varied collection of audio, from audio essays to interviews. http://soundcloud.com/cultureni

Thrilling Adventure Hour – a monthly staged production performed at the Largo in Hollywood, in the style of old time radio, very entertaining! http://soundcloud.com/thrillingadventure

Museums Association – membership organisation for people working in museums, galleries and heritages. http://soundcloud.com/museumsassociation

King’s Place Podcast – Music and visual arts venue who do podcasts based around their events. http://soundcloud.com/kings-place

Sherman Theatre – a collection of short plays by the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales. http://soundcloud.com/shermancymru

Music Discussion

Digital Music Trends – a weekly podcast geared at providing you with the hottest news and the trendiest startups in the business. http://soundcloud.com/digitalmusictrends

Create Digital Music – a fantastic blog on the tech, kit, hardware, software etc of the music world and have now started a podcast. http://soundcloud.com/cdm

Pro Tone Pedals – Pro Tone Pedals is a guitar pedal company. Their podcast is used to demo their pedals but also talk to guitarists and what kit they use among other things. http://soundcloud.com/protonepedals

Hate Your Answering Machine – Every Tuesday this chap leaves a “message” on SoundCloud , responding to the latest in pop music, marginal or otherwise. He has also just set up a answer machine so you can do the same using our hack chatter.fm – check out our tumblr post from last week for more http://soundcloud.com/hateyouransweringmachine

Language

Weekly Korean – Learn Korean with Suna and Joop! Joop wants to learn and Suna is helping. They are on hiatus at the moment but are planning a new season – there’s plenty of lessons to get started with! http://soundcloud.com/weeklykorean

Debate/Discussion

Intelligence Squared – very good site which deals with very topical issues from North Korea to Harry Potter. Also host big lectures and interviews in London. http://soundcloud.com/intelligence2

Between the Sheets – a podcast for a social network only for women, often dealing with some serious issues. http://soundcloud.com/anil-srivatsa

Wannabe Hacks – a discussion platform for aspiring journalists. http://soundcloud.com/wannabe-hacks.

Charity

Medecins Sans Frontieres – incredible, brilliant charity using SoundCloud to simply and easily get the latest news on their findings, discoveries, issues when providing emergency medical aid! http://soundcloud.com/accesscampaign

Royal Society of Literature – The Royal Society of Literature is a cultural charity based in London. The aim of the RSL is to nurture, celebrate and defend Britain’s outstanding tradition of writing. http://soundcloud.com/rsl

Comedy

Low Budget FM – great little comedy chat podcast. They just implemented the drop box to receive jokes and various weird audio from listeners so get using the record button via the site, iphone or android app and help them out! http://soundcloud.com/lowbudgetfm

Have I missed something? Do you do a spoken word podcast? Let us know in the comments!