The Voiceover Social podcast

The Voiceover Social

VO Social North

A British Podcast Award nominated show that's consistently described as "not boring"... Leah Marks (voice actor and radio person) and Nic Redman (voiceover and voice coach) mash together interviews, investigations and problem solving in this cheerful show for voiceover types. There's a new episode on the first of every month and you can find out more at www.thevosocial.com. See you there, VO chums!

70 Episodes

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    49. Accent Discrimination

    45:08

    Regional accents are every commercial producer’s new best friend lately, so in this episode - recorded live at the One Voice Conference - we look at why showing off your native accent could be the most powerful, career boosting choice you ever make! Also, get your ticket to our Negotiating For Voiceovers masterclass here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/negotiation-masterclass-tickets-170306745059 This episode features the superb talents that are: Ally Murphy - https://www.allymurphy.co.uk/ Shelly Atton - https://www.shellyeah.co.uk/ Michelle O'Callaghan - https://www.voicegirl.co.uk/ Ian Brannan - https://www.ianbrannan.com/ Dan Pye - https://www.danpye.com/ Thanks to Martin at Sonic Pond for providing scripts for Show Offs’ Corner - http://www.sonicpond.co.uk/ This episode is supported by Source Elements and Rayvox, the makers of the SOVT Straw Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    48. The Voice Exercises

    33:46

    Nic goes on and on and ON about lip trills, so in this episode we explain how they fit into the world of SOVT exercises, when to use them, why they work, and why adding a straw into the mix might be just the thing! Enter our competition to win an SOVT Straw all of your own by retweeting this tweet: https://twitter.com/theVOsocial/status/1437552041853915139 or if you can’t wait till the 14th Oct to see if you’ve won, make sure you get your 15% discount by using the code VOSOCIAL at www.rayvox.co.uk This episode is supported by Rayvox Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    47. The One Voice Conference 2021

    1:06:26

    As the official podcasters at the One Voice Conference we are delighted to bring you this jam packed hour of highlights, quite a lot of swearing, and all these wonderful people: Keynotes - Rory Bremner and Jess Robinson Continuity - Pete Nottage and Danny Cowan Africa’s VO Industry - Emeka Onunkwo Agents Panel – Natalie Hill (Excellent Talent) Katie Berkes (VO Gallery) Radio Imaging – David Wartnaby and Juliette Nicholls (Pineapple Audio) Radio Rates – Annette Rizzo (Equity) TTS/AI – Sophie Hind (Voiceworks.ai), Rolf Veldman (Voice 123) Character Work – Stephane Cornicard Pay To Play Panel – Marcus Hutton (Equity), Abigail Longstaffe (Mandy Voices) Equality and Diversity Panel - Ally Murphy, Roly Botha, David Monteith Outtake Nominee – Alex Pitcher Also, thank you to Ore Apampa, CP Engelbrecht, Tim Odofin, Natalie Miller, Nick Fleetwood and Andre Refig for your impeccable contributions! Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    46. The Five Books Every Voiceover Should Own

    30:01

    We've done it! We've chosen our top five (with just a few extra ones surreptitiously sneaked in at the end)...  The link to buy them through Blackwells (if you're based in the UK) is https://www.blackwells.co.uk?a_aid=TheVOSocial. Also, huge thanks to our in-house Boltonian Dave, more of him here: www.davejonesVO.com. Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoric, by Giles Taylor and Philip Wilson. This Is A Voice, by Jeremy Fisher and Gillyanne Keyes. Actions - The Actors Thesaurus, by Marina Caldarone and Maggie Lloyd-Williams. How To Do Accents, by Edda Sharpe and Jan Haydn Rowles. Finding Your Voice, by Barbara Houseman. Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    45. Geordie

    36:44

    So you probably think the Geordie accent has something to do with the Vikings, right? Well wor lass, you think wrong! Nic’s had a poke around in some serious historical research and has made some very surprising discoveries. Also in this episode –  four voiceovers at Newcastle’s recent VO Social chat about how their accents have shaped their careers. Massive thanks to Leah's slightly confused but enthusiastic mum who picked up a guitar for the first time in years to record old Geordie ballad "The Water of Tyne" for this month's Source Elements ad, and extra thanks to these wonderful voices: Dan Pye https://www.danpye.com/ Rachel Kershaw https://rachelkershaw.com/ Jack Oddie https://jackoddie.com/  Zoë Hakin https://www.spotlight.com/2611-3425-5215  Get involved with a free straw phonation workshop here: https://www.rayvox.co.uk/pages/sovt-workshop Come to the social on Saturday: https://www.thevosocial.com/summer-social-2021 Get 15% off your Studiobricks booth here with the secret password, VO SOCIAL PODCATS here: https://www.acousticabins.com/vocal-booths-studiobricks-vo-edition/ Nic’s sources: https://englandsnortheast.co.uk/geordie-origins/ https://www.bl.uk/british-accents-and-dialects/articles/geordie-a-regional-dialect-of-english Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    44. Imposter Syndrome

    18:00

    Recorded live at the British Podcast Awards; how actors and voiceovers can deal with the dreaded brain lurgy #begreatnotperfect Listen to our friend Nat's podcast at https://www.thefertilitypodcast.com/ Get 15% off your Studiobricks booth with the secret password "VO SOCIAL POD CATS" at https://www.acousticabins.com/vocal-booths-studiobricks-vo-edition/ Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    43. AI - The Worst Has Happened

    36:14

    Less than a year after our enormous investigation into the AI invasion, we are back to report on its first big battleground. A VO in Canada is suing social media giant TikTok over the alleged theft of her voice, and as she womans the barricades, we take a second look at how the UK government is getting on with the boringly-named-but-actually-terribly-important Beijing Treaty… Here are a couple of fun things to do: Find out about straw phonation! All the cool kids are doing it, so join our friend Oren for a free Zoom workshop to find out what it is and how it can help strengthen your voice. https://www.rayvox.co.uk/pages/sovt-workshop Come to the real, in person, free social we’re running in Manchester on the 7th August! It’s outdoors behind a brewery near the train station and it’s going to be an absolutely blimming lovely time: https://www.thevosocial.com/summer-social-2021 Get 15% off your Studiobricks booth at Black Cat Music by using the secret password; VO Social Pod Cats Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    How To Get Nominated For A Major Podcast Award

    27:34

    At the risk of turning all Pop Will Eat Itself, we've decided to share the award entry that got us nominated for Best Business Podcast in the British Podcast Awards 2021! (And if you’re wondering where the AI update is that we promised you, it’s coming on the 1st July).  Big thanks to VO Socialites Natalie Winter, Dave Jones, Andrew Dennis, Amina Koroma, Millie Jones and Alice King for your wonderful contributions.  Get 15% off your Studiobricks booth at Black Cat Music by using the Secret Password, VO Social Pod Cats  Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    42. Imaging (And How On Earth To Quote For Podcast Work)

    57:08

    Podcasts are a relatively new avenue of work for voiceovers, which sounds exciting but can also be a bit infuriating - in this episode we take a look at what sort of jobs are available, as well as the HUGE inconsistencies in rates. Also, find out what happens when we challenge a podcast branding specialist to create an ident for the VO Social that can get past Leah's anti-branding defences...  - Missed the AI episodes last year? Get up to speed before our update on the 14th June by listening to both parts here: https://www.thevosocial.com/the-vo-social-podcast/episode/1baf6691/32-the-ai-voice  - Niche voices! Email Izabela at help@musicradiocreative.com  - Let's all support Equity's new super-woman Shannon Sailing as much as we can - She's at @equityshannon on Twitter and her email is ssailing@equity.org.uk This episode is sponsored by Black Cat Music and Source Elements - Huge thanks to Rob Bee for his work on our Source Elements Ad! Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message
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    Shine Online! Part 3: Social Media For Voiceovers

    39:37

    Get ready to go into battle with the algorithm! Join us for a big chat about how to conquer social media without being annoying. This episode is the third and final instalment in the Shine Online With the VO Social series, and it's sponsored by Black Cat Music - get 15% off your Studiobricks booth by calling them up and using the secret password: VO Social Pod Cats Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message

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