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Ben SoundCloud Voices

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.

This week on SoundCloud Voices we take a look at two interactive news programs that might take your fancy up on the cloud.  Al Jazeera’s The Stream and BBC’s World Have Your Say are two interesting news programs in that they both interact with their audiences via social media and even involve them during the broadcasts.

Firstly Al Jazeera’s The Stream, which is a social media community with its own daily TV show on Al Jazeera. Yes, yes we did say TV show, but you can now listen to the audio via SoundCloud.  Topics of late have included euthanasia, pandemics, internet addiction and even the political and social implications of K Pop,which you can listen to below. You can get involved in the show by sending your comments on Facebook or Twitter using #AJStream. Why not try recording something with the SoundCloud app and sending it to them?

Here’s their piece on internet addiction:

BBC’s World Have Your Say is the BBC News programme where you set the agenda. If you follow their Facebook or Twitter you’ll get a better idea of the daily topics that you are encouraged to get involved with – either by phoning in and partcipating live on the air, or by simply tweeting, emailing or commenting on the Facebook wall. To get a better idea of what the show is about, the topics and the style take a listen to Elena Panaritis, Greek MP and Daniel Gros from the Centre for European Policy Studies debate whether Greece should get more time to make the spending cuts needed to meet its Eurozone bailout.

And a Word Have Your Say caller from China discussing the anti Japanese protests that happened recently.

Or this set of “London Sound Drops” recorded during the Olympics, these are a compilation of field recordings round London, capturing the essence of the Capital City during London 2012 Games.

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

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.

With last week’s SoundCloud Inaugural Hack day 5 days us behind we thought the theme of SoundCloud Voices this week should be on hacking, tech and startups.  There are a number of podcasts that focus on these worlds for your listeners pleasure on SoundCloud, take a listen to the following and start following them!

Firstly we have the guys at Lifehacker, the site that curates tips, tricks and technology for better living in the digital age. Here’s their lastest podcast where they discuss reviving your old laptop, migrating Google data, using tablets as communal devices, and making grocery shopping suck a bit less.

Next up are the guys from Ars Technica who by happy coincidence talk about a certain form of hacking this week. Recently a hacker infiltrated Mat Honan’s (Senior Writer at Wired)) life, stole and deleted his data. This hack required a few steps in succession that exploited authentication methods used in popular services like Amazon, Google, Twitter and Apple’s iCloud service. Mat wrote about this act of vandalism against him, and he is still dealing with the effects of losing his information.  Mat Honan visits the Ars Technicast in this episode to talk in detail about the fallout after the theft and wiping (yes, they wiped his devices), and what should you do to protect your data.

Moving over to the start up world, take a listen to the hefty amount of podcasts coming from TWIStartups. Hosted by serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts, TWIStartups bring you a bi-weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting startups and stories from the Web world. For example, take a listen to our very own CEO Alex was interviewed on the show.

And finally back to some good old fashioned, wholesome hacking. If you don’t know already, we recently had a hack weekend, aptly named WE Hack (Weekend Hack), this was an opportunity for members of the company to come together and spend Friday and Saturday hacking APIs, making new websites and apps and even hover crafts. Take a read of this previous blog post for more. One hack created was the Never Ending Story – basically start a story, record it with the SoundCloud mobile app and then pass it on for someone to continue the story. Here’s the result of some 30 odd SoundClouder employees ad libbing a tale.

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

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.

SoundCloud Voices this week takes a look at the wide variety of radio shows that CBC have been uploading to their Radio One account. As the public station for Canada, with Radio One being the news and information channel, you can count on their being some interesting spoken word content. Here’s a break down of some of the main shows they have been sharing.

Firstly we have Ideas, hosted by Paul Kennedy. As a show that describes it itself as a radio program on contemporary thought, you know you can expect some interesting topics, such as philosophy, science, music, religion and history. Here’s a recent show about Bees.

Next up is Q. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, it’s the national arts magazine show for CBC and is also syndicated all over the U.S by the guys at Public Radio International. You can expect celebrities and figures in the entertainment industry, yet they still encourage topics and conversations on broader topics such as politics, business, sports and music. Take a listen to this show featuring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe.

If you like technology and Culture then Spark should be your show de choix. Hosted by Nora Young, it’s quite a unique show as the team encourages the audience to send in suggestions for the show, write on the blog, and even record interviews which they use on the show. You could even use SoundCloud for that!

CBC’s also have a magazine show called Day 6 which looks into an eclectic mix of the week’s stories. Host Brent Bambury brings the audience, opinionated columnists, provocative guests and humorous takes on the stories people are talking about. Take a listen to Saturday’s show which deals with the following intriguing topics – Hate Music, Olympic Mascot Creator, Food on Mars and Kidnapping Celebrities on Egyptian Reality TV to name a few.

There are so many more shows to listen to on the CBC account, such as Writers & Company, As It Happens, Babel and The Current. So start following the CBC Radio One account for your regular spoken word goodness!

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.