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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.

SoundCloud Voices this week takes a look at the wide variety of radio shows that CBC have been uploading to their Radio One account. As the public station for Canada, with Radio One being the news and information channel, you can count on their being some interesting spoken word content. Here’s a break down of some of the main shows they have been sharing.

Firstly we have Ideas, hosted by Paul Kennedy. As a show that describes it itself as a radio program on contemporary thought, you know you can expect some interesting topics, such as philosophy, science, music, religion and history. Here’s a recent show about Bees.

Next up is Q. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, it’s the national arts magazine show for CBC and is also syndicated all over the U.S by the guys at Public Radio International. You can expect celebrities and figures in the entertainment industry, yet they still encourage topics and conversations on broader topics such as politics, business, sports and music. Take a listen to this show featuring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe.

If you like technology and Culture then Spark should be your show de choix. Hosted by Nora Young, it’s quite a unique show as the team encourages the audience to send in suggestions for the show, write on the blog, and even record interviews which they use on the show. You could even use SoundCloud for that!

CBC’s also have a magazine show called Day 6 which looks into an eclectic mix of the week’s stories. Host Brent Bambury brings the audience, opinionated columnists, provocative guests and humorous takes on the stories people are talking about. Take a listen to Saturday’s show which deals with the following intriguing topics – Hate Music, Olympic Mascot Creator, Food on Mars and Kidnapping Celebrities on Egyptian Reality TV to name a few.

There are so many more shows to listen to on the CBC account, such as Writers & Company, As It Happens, Babel and The Current. So start following the CBC Radio One account for your regular spoken word goodness!

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.