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.
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!
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
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
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!