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.
We’re getting local this week on SoundCloud Voices. Having just opened up an office out in San Francisco we thought it was high time to highlight some of the great spoken word creators out there!
First up is a new breed of public radio called Sonic SF. Coining the term “reality news” Sonic SF attempts to tell stories by way of capturing events as they unfold rather than editing and shaping stories around a script. In their own words ” we want to capture the sound and feel of life in San Francisco, and share its stories with the world in an entirely new way.” It sounds like a great project and they are currently running a Kickstarter campaign in order to develop more shows. Go over to their Kickstarter to find out more and help! Take a listen below to an example of the of the kind of shows they are going to create.
Next up is local radio station KALW! As a rather innovative station KALW cover key news stories in depth and highlight arts, culture and communities. They get inside government and institutions, and promote people and ideas whose voices aren’t otherwise heard in Bay Area media. They have been using SoundCloud for their #OccupyBayArea coverage, asking the public what they they. They have even plotted this audio to a cool little map which you can check out on their site, and they want your help. So if you are in the bay area, record you thoughts using the SoundCloud iPhone or Android app, and make sure to set the location and put #OccupyBayArea in the title and you’ll see your thoughts on the map on their site!
Take a listen to a piece below and find out more about the station here.
And last but by no means least is the brilliant San Francisco based GameSpot which brings gamers the latest and greatest game reviews, previews, videos, images, and news out there! Take a listen to the final ‘The Hotspot’ of the year where Kurtis Seid, Brendan Sinclair, and Tom Magrino talk to Star Wars: The Old Republic lead writer Daniel Erickson. Check out more on their site.
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.