85 episodes

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!

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    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

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!

    62. Scripts Out Loud

    62. Scripts Out Loud

    This is one for people who love working in animation AND for people who want an update on the very exciting collaborative episode we’re making with Spotlight in 2023!

    Book your ticket for our planning party: https://www.gravyforthebrain.com/event/youre-invited-to-a-planning-palooza/

    Get your copy of the VO Career Planner: https://www.thevosocial.com/the-voiceover-career-planner

    Find out more about Scripts Out Loud: https://scriptsoutloud.com/

    Many thanks to organisers Julie Ann Dean and Sarah Jane Rose, (plus co-founder Rhian Marston) director Barry Purves, writers Fintan O’Higgins and Hannah Rose Smith, actors David Holt, Nic Redman, Amina Koroma and Julie Ann Dean and Elena Wurlitzer from Jellyfish Pictures.

    Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license, with violin by Alice Gilmour


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    61. A lot of news. Like, a LOT.

    61. A lot of news. Like, a LOT.

    Find out about the six big things that Equity needs you to know, Leah's mad news, Nic's thrilling new project, and some VERY dramatic gossip about the future of the podcast...

    Also, here are some links:

    PLANNER: Get 10% off your Voiceover Career Planner with the code XMAS10 here: https://www.thevosocial.com/the-voiceover-career-planner

    VO SOCIAL NORTH: Here's the event page https://fb.me/e/3H4j3WtfJ but you'll have to join the VO Social North group here first: https://www.facebook.com/groups/409394646729749

    SIGN UP TO NIC’S MAILING LIST: https://nicolaredman.com/newsletter/



    Everything Annette mentioned:

    https://www.equity.org.uk/news/2022/october/shape-equity-s-audio-action-plan/

    The survey

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Equity-Audio-Action-Plan

    Sign up to the Mailing List

    https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-up-to-equitys-audio-mailing-list

    The updated Audio Guide:

    https://www.equity.org.uk/media/6272/equity-audio-guide-170622.pdf

    Stop AI Stealing the Show

    https://www.equity.org.uk/getting-involved/campaigns/stop-ai-stealing-the-show/

    Write to your MP

    https://equity.eaction.org.uk/StopAIStealingtheShow



    Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license, with violin by Alice Gilmour


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    • 26 min
    60. General American

    60. General American

    Well howdy pardner! For this episode we’ve got the world’s leading expert on the General American accent to describe its features, talk us through common mistakes people make when learning it and help us figure out how to adjust for age, gender and ethnicity. We also hear from a bunch of fantastic, real-life American voiceovers about their experiences with using it, and even a little bit about the psychological impact of conforming to a geographically non-specific standard.

    Find out more about Rebecca Gausnell here, including a page where you can buy her book, Mastering The American Accent: https://www.gausnell.com

    Here’s the American dialect website Rebecca mentions: https://aschmann.net/AmEng/

    Thank you so much to our lovely contributors:

    Anna Klein https://www.annakleinactor.com/

    Robynne Orr https://www.vororr.com/

    Thomas Wynn https://www.thethomaswynn.com/voice-acting

    Zara Hannaford https://zarahannaford.com/

    GET YOUR VO CAREER PLANNER: https://www.thevosocial.com/the-voiceover-career-planner

    Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license, with violin by Alice Gilmour


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    • 54 min
    59. New York New York

    59. New York New York

    Come with us on the trip of a lifetime as we hunt down the New Yorkiest New York accent AND the best pizza in the whole of NYC!

    We also popped into VOcation to run a workshop and talk on a panel while we were there, so we recorded a bunch of lovely VOs talking about what the most interesting and useful things were that they learned at the conference. Also featuring an appearance from the accent expert's accent expert Mr Erik Singer! Who's walking where? We're walking here!

    GET YOUR VO CAREER PLANNER: https://www.thevosocial.com/the-voiceover-career-planner

    Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license, with violin by Alice Gilmour


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    • 34 min
    58. Who Are You And What Do You Want!?

    58. Who Are You And What Do You Want!?

    It's the clash of the branding titans! Committed anti-branding cynic Leah goes head to head with branding evangelist Clare... who will win? Will referee Nic Redman's blatant bias sway the match either way? Find out in our first episode back after a summer away... oh how we've missed you! 

    Also in this episode, a brilliant chat with our partners Spotlight about everything they’re doing to help voiceovers with their careers! 


    GET YOUR PLANNER: https://www.thevosocial.com/the-voiceover-career-planner 
    WORK WITH CLARE: https://clarereevesvoiceovers.com/ 
    LISTEN TO TUN UP: https://soundcloud.com/3beat/jus-now-ft-bunji-garlin (Note from Leah: I've just watched the official video for this song for the first time. It's quite, erm, twerky. Just so you know.) 

    This episode is sponsored by Spotlight, the Home of Casting. 

    Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license, with violin by Alice Gilmour


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    • 57 min
    ...one quick last thing!

    ...one quick last thing!

    In this very quick last hurrah before we disappear for the summer, find out what sort of antics we're planning for later this year, including stuff in AMERICA, another big accent investigation, and a return to an old favourite but with a brand new live element just to keep things spicy...

    Get your Voiceover Career Planner here! https://www.thevosocial.com/the-voiceover-career-planner

    BIG THANKS to Natalia Schwartz, Tony Francis, Natalie Silverman, Jordan Moore and Barry Ring.

    Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license, with violin by Alice Gilmour


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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Orbihen ,

What’s not to love..

About a podcast that is informative and funny with two fab ‘gals’ both with amazing voices and clearly great affection for each other and their craft. If you ever thought what the voiceover world was like, subscribe to The VO Social and get informed and entertained.

Mr Yumyum1 ,

Only VO podcast you need

Comprehensive, entertaining and current. Chock full of necessary advice for any new or established voiceover. Thank you. Keep em coming!

+30 seconds ,

Great listen!!!

If you work/are interested in any part of the VO world, you NEED to listen to this podcast. Nic and Leah, whilst being witty and knowledgable in their own right, also manage to find the best guests! The nuggets of information I’ve gleaned from even just a few episodes has been invaluable. Thanks guys and keep up the phenomenal work.

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