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Ben SoundCloud Voices – Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

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.

It’s that time of year again; starting tomorrow Edinburgh opens it’s doors for the Fringe Festival. Three weeks of performers of all shapes, sizes, genres and budgets will be flocking to Scotland to show case their performances. It you like comedy, theatre, poetry, music, cabaret, dance and more then this is the festival for you! This year we are proud to announce we have partnered up directly with Fringe enabling any performer to add sound to their performer profile. The idea behind the partnership was to empower all performers to show off what their show will be about – that can be in the shape of a short audio description, and snippet of a past show, an interview, podcast – anything audio! Take a listen below to some performers sounds and visit their Fringe profiles on EdFringe.com to see the integration in full effect!

First up take a listen to Helen Arney – a comedian, musician and scientist! A regular contributor to the BBC radio show Infinite Monkey Cage, Helen’s show is comedy stand-up, science, songs and silliness. No need for me to explain, just take a listen to below and please visit her Fringe Performer Profile for more audio!

Dracula: Sex, Sucking and Stardom was too good a title not to take a quick listen to. Last Chance Saloon, celebrated purveyors of Guilty Pleasure Theatre, revamp Bram Stoker’s Dracula with their own brand of the ridiculous to create a slick show of absurd, deft theatre comedy. Follow Jonathan Harker to Transylvania where he discovers the Count’s evil plans and love of all things showbiz. Take a listen to some samples of the show on their performer profile.

Next up, ‘imagine if Derren Brown was funny’. Well that’s what you get with comedy mind reader Doug Segal, with his show “How to read minds and influence people”. Take a listen to an interview below with Doug on a radio show where he does a little bit of mind reading, and check out his performer profile.

As part of the festival, there is also a “Free Fringe”. Dodgers Comedy are one of these shows, offering up a jam-packed hour of stand-up from the cream of Norwich’s up-and-coming comedy crop, all for free! Take a listen below and check out the rest of the audio from all the stars of the show on their profile!

Finally, amongst all the comedy, theatre and cabaret, there is also a lot of musicians performing at the festival. Death Boogie caught our attention which is a multimedia hip hop poetry musical and features the group The Might Third Rail from New York.

Join us for a Meetup at the Pear Tree on Sunday at 7pm in Edinburgh! We want to see you there, for more information RSVP via our Meetup.com event here.

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.

This week on SoundCloud Voices we are showcasing some fantastic radio shows/podcasts from Australia, namely from ABC Australia, Australia’s national public broadcaster. If you ever wanted to be further enlightened about the human body and science or religion, politics and all things ethnic then you have come to the right place!

First up is Dr Karl, a weekly science talkback show on Triple J. Hosted by Karl Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl is a scientist holding degrees in mathematics, biomedical engineering, medicine and surgery. He has also studied astrophysics, computer science, and philosophy and has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, film-maker, hospital scientific officer, biomedical engineer, TV weatherman, taxi driver, and medical doctor! So if you want to know more about the effects of swallowing gum, the Coriolis effect, “furry male allergies” or Higgs Boson, Karl is your man. Take a listen to a couple of shows below and follow him on SoundCloud!

Our other ABC Australia focussed show this week is Sunday Night, “a babble about religion, politics and all things ethnic”. Hosted by John Safran and Father Bob, the two take a look at topics ranging from conspiracy theories, atheism,…. often inviting guests such as authors, directors, artists etc to discuss the broad range of topics. Take a listen to one podcast featuring author Neil Gaiman and another featuring conspiracy theorist debunker Karl Mamer below! And follow the show on SoundCloud here!

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. 

It’s football fever in Europe at the moment with the quarter finals of the Euro 2012 Football Championships starting today. For football fans it means 3 and a bit weeks of glorious football over the summer, for football haters, frustratingly even more of the same rubbish that is running all year! With so much to talk about during the tournament, we’ve seen plenty of radio stations, podcasts and even Adidas Football using SoundCloud to keep you up to speed with the latest views, news, theories and interviews. Take a listen to this selection of SoundClouders talking football.

First up Deutsche Welle in English, the Bonn based radio station. Have you ever thought about the statistics behind penalty shoot outs? Listen hear to find out more about binomial probability, taken from their show Spectrum.

Even Adidas Football have been using SoundCloud to podcast their latest interviews and coverage of the Euros, which they have then been sharing on their fancy looking Tumblr page. Take a listen to their interview with the legendary Pierluigi Collina, now the head of referees for UEFA.

Aside from the Olympics this is the other major sporting event of the summer, and this hasn’t gone amiss by American radio show Only a Game from NPR station WBUR out in Boston. Only a Game is an award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Take a listen to some of their recent coverage.

Same for goes for American radio show The World from Public Radio International.  They’ve take a more intellectual approach to their coverage by associating the games with the Euro Zone Crisis.  For example the quarter final between Germany and Greece on Friday is a theme of fiscal discussion, and of course they chat about who will the game too!

There are some fantastic football podcasters on SoundCloud, who have been discussing, dissecting and deliberating throughout the tournament so far. Take a listen to Never Write of the Germans from the football podcast network Playback Media if you want a further insight into the tournament.

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.