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.
Another week another SoundCloud Voices. In fact it’s almost been a year since this series started! This week we take a look at some radio producers working on some interesting side projects and just generally leveraging SoundCloud to distribute their work to the web. Please meet Scott Bliss, Jody Avirgan and Gerry Hadden.
Firstly European correspondent for The World (also on SoundCloud here) Gerry Hadden has just released a new book entitled Never the Hope Itself: Love and Ghosts in Latin America and Haiti. It is a critically acclaimed memoir of his years covering Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean for National Public Radio, from 2000 to 2004. He’s been using SoundCloud to post audio excerpts of the audio CD that comes with a signed copy of the book as a premium gift when you pledge to your local public radio station this spring. So take a listen and also get donating to your local public radio! Take a listen to the following excerpt:
Next up is Scott Bliss an independent radio producer from Pittsburgh, who likes to tell stories about people. Whether you are a violin maker, a blogger, or a Londoner with a particularly intriguing story, Scott wants to tell it. Using his SoundCloud account to archive his work, there’s plenty of stories and interviews here that are well worth a listen. Take a listen to the incredibly interesting story of the Londoner Joyce Vincent who was found dead in her flat. She had been discovered approximately 2 years after her death. Who was she?
And finally we have Jody Avirgan, a producer on WNYC in New York. He has been using SoundCloud for a really interesting new side project called “Ask Roulette”. Ask Roulette is a live conversation series which Jody hosts where strangers ask each other questions on stage. You show up with a question you want to ask a stranger, then you get randomly called on stage to answer a question and then ask yours. Essentially it’s a story telling game show! Sounds fun, check out www.askroulette.net and take a listen to one of the excerpts from a recent show, which starts with the question “Who is the last person you kissed?”.
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