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Jami SoundCloud Speaks #3 – Steven Leckart

Earlier this year, we introduced our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks‘, where we take an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, and the users behind them. Today, we’re happy to present our third installment.

In this episode, Evan spoke to Steven Leckart, writer for Wired and Pop-Up Magazine, about how he uses audio recording (and SoundCloud) as part of both his work, and his personal life. For Steven, capturing sound isn’t just about recording words to transcribe, but saving a moment in time.

For more from Steven, head to his site, or Twitter.

SoundCloud Speaks‘ is your show, so let us know what you’d like to hear. If you have a story you’d like to tell, a question you’d like answered, or want to recommend a friend’s sounds for us to share, get in touch by either leaving a comment.

You can hear all previous episodes here.

Thanks again for listening, hope you enjoy!

(For more spoken word, check out our blog series ‘SoundCloud Voices’)

SoundCloud 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 week takes a look at how news organisation Al Jazeera have been using SoundCloud this week to cover the Russian Elections.  Taking place on March 4th, Al Jazeera reporter Christopher True has been in Moscow leading up to the date covering the build up, getting a sense of the thoughts and feelings of the public.  Some of this coverage has been done using SoundCloud’s iPhone app which has been used to interview the Russian public on their thoughts on Putin and generally on the presidential election.   Some of these recordings took place earlier this week at a demonstration against Putin and for free and fair elections.  Protesters joined hands and formed, approximately, a 16km long chain along the Garden Ring in central Moscow.  Chris was able to interview some of the protesters simply by recording with the SoundCloud app  and said “I  found the application very easy to use, I think also it’s less intrusive than a dictaphone so people are more relaxed in talking.”.  You can read the full report by Chris True on the Al Jazeera web site.

Take a listen to this interview with Alexander and Ilyia who took part in the human chain on Sunday.

Or Ekaterina who also was part of the protests.

Al Jazeera have also been making use of the ability to plot location within the SoundCloud iPhone app.  We have the ability to plot audio to maps so over the next week you should follow Al Jazeera’s Russian Elections map which will be showcasing all the audio that Chris has recorded on location.

Go over to the Al Jazeera site to take a deeper look, but to give you an idea, it looks a little like this:

Since the protests on Sunday, Chris has continued to interview the Moscow public.  Here’s a couple more interviews for you to listen to!  It’s great to hear a wide demographic of people of different ages and professions giving their opinions!

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.

SoundCloud SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a new 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’ve got two brilliant interview podcasts for you this week, both of which have a great pedigree in the podcast world and have just started using SoundCloud in the last couple of months!  Take a listen and follow them!

First up is Public Radio International’s Bullseye which in their own words “is your guide to the good stuff in culture”.   Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture recommendations and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ to name a few and was formerly know as The Sound of Young America which he started in 1999 and has featured the likes of Simon Pegg, Judd Apatow, Flying Lotus, Werner Herzog, Phil Collins and Bootsy Collins to name a few.  It’s also part of the Maximum Fun podcast network which also features comedy podcast Jordan Jesse Go and Judge John Hodgman.  It’s a great podcast, featuring great guests and great cultural recommendations.  Take a listen below to his interview with Chris Lilley, writer of Summer Heights High and Angry Boys.

Next up is the slightly more adult but equally brilliant is The Gentleman’s Club with Caleb Bacon.  The Gentlemen’s Club with Caleb Bacon is a weekly interview show featuring goofy conversations with comedians, television and radio personalities, and live nude pornstars. This weekly show comes to you from Los Angeles free in MP3 each Monday. For Gentlemen, since 2009.  An by pure coincidence Caleb interviewed Mr Jesse Thorn from Bullseye in his latest episode which conveniently allows to save our blushes and not post an interview with a porn star!  Take a listen below.

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.