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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. 

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.

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.

Another edition of SoundCloud Voices this week, and another selection of fantastic spoken word audio for you to dive into.  This week we take a look at two fantastic podcasts distributed by radio stations – we have The State We’re In from Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Love & Radio from Chicago station WBEZ.

First up is The State We’re In.  This weekly program focuses on how we treat each other, dealing with people’s first hand stories.  It’s been given the ‘seal of approval’ by This American Life’s Ira Glass who has praised host Jonathan Groubert as one of the best interviewers he has heard.  Take a listen to the latest episode below which has had some heart warming praise from listeners – take a read of a letter sent to the TSWI office which the team posted on their Facebook wall.

Next up is the brilliant Love + Radio – the only public radio show to be tagged with the ‘explicit’ tag. Presented by Nick van der Kolk the show features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it’s like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You’ve never heard anything like it before.  Take a listen to the latest episode, the first of the new season, and also a curious episode with Joanna Newsom.

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.

Jami SoundCloud Speaks – #2 – Roman Mars

Today we’re happy to present another installment of our new audio series ‘SoundCloud Speaks’. The series gives us a chance to take an in-depth look into stories from the ‘cloud, whether they’re interesting users, fun projects or shiny-new features we’ve introduced.

In this episode we’ll hear from SoundCloud power-user and radio-producer extraordinaire, Roman Mars. Roman lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, producing the popular podcast and micro-radio show 99% Invisible. He is also the host, program director, and creative mind behind PRX’s fantastic 24-hour story stream, Public Radio Remix. Listen in, as we talk with Roman about his projects, how he got started in radio, and his on-going love affair with the human voice on tape.

For a list of the music featured, head to this show’s page on SoundCloud.v

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 here, or sending us a voice message at our dropbox. We’re also looking for some more voices for our intro jingles, if you fancy being included, just send us a recording of you saying ‘SoundCloud Speaks’, and we’ll throw it in the mix.

Thanks again for listening, hope you enjoy!

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