SoundCloud Voices

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 we take a trip over to America and sample some public radio stations and shows currently using SoundCloud, namely The Dinner Party Download, KQED and Science Friday!

First up is the fantastic culture show from American Public Media The Dinner Party Download. Hosted by Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, The Dinner Party is the “culture show that gives you and edge in your weekend conversations”. They cover topics such as cocktails, etiquette, food and feature great guests such as David Cronenburg, Gary Oldman, Richard Branson, Cyndi Lauper and Angelica Hutson, who you can listen to below!

Next up is a public radio station straight out of San Francisco, KQED. In their own words – “KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.” If you want current affairs,programs on arts and issues revolving round the S.F bay area then they are the station to listen to. They’ve been using SoundCloud to post snippets of shows and forthcoming pieces. Such as these interviews with Will Ferrel and his new movie, which will be featured in a forthcoming piece on KQED Arts.

And last but not least is Science Friday! Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations as part of NPR’s ‘Talk of the Nation’ programming. Each week, Sci Fri focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Take the following audio for example – do flu vaccinations make you sick?

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.

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