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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.

Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices this week takes a look at the world of sport. Firstly have you seen our new Explore pages? Take the sports category for example, full of sports news and podcasts for your listening pleasure. Within the sports category we take a look at two podcasts in particular, both created by SBS in Australia, a semi public funded radio and TV broadcaster.

Let’s start with The World Game. As Australia’s flagship football (or soccer) podcast, the show covers the vast topics of world football, champions league and also Australia’s own A League. Start following them now to keep up to date with what’s what in Football! Here’s the lastest podcast, check out their use of the timed comments so you know what topics they cover and where.

Cycling Central is a weekly podcast all about the world of cycling and bikes, or as they call it “Everything Cycling”. So that’s road, track, MTB, BMW and events, like the Tour de France. Take a listen to their last podcast for 2012 here.

SoundCloud Voices is a Community feature posted every Thursday, showcasing audio creators who make podcasts, radio shows, audio books, interviews, audio messages, poems…anything! If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up 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 weeks welcomes an institution of U.S public radio, an award winning weekday radio show that interviews some of the most interesting people in contemporary culture. Please welcome from, Philadelphia radio station WHYY, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The Peabody Award winning show has over 4.5 million listeners these days who all tune in to hear interesting interviews with the likes of comedians, musicians, film makers, authors, politicians and more. Host Terry Gross has been hosting the show since 1975 when it was only broadcast in Philadelphia, so it’s great to see the show on the cloud along side the 500 NPR stations it’s now broadcasted to! Take a listen below to interviews with Stephen Colbert, Neil Young, film maker Paul Thomas Anderson and comedian Mindy Kaling!




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.