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The VO Social podcast has relaxed interviews, chats and discussions about all aspects of a voice actor's career. With guests from across the voiceover industry, we look at what it takes to make voice acting your career.

Hosted by Rob Bee (VO producer, engineer & home studio guru) and Helen Bee (VO branding, websites & self-promotion) from B Double E - together we help voiceovers to be seen and heard.

New episodes every 1st Tuesday of the month.
Info and events on our website TheVOSocial.com

The Voiceover Social Rob Bee and Helen Bee

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

The VO Social podcast has relaxed interviews, chats and discussions about all aspects of a voice actor's career. With guests from across the voiceover industry, we look at what it takes to make voice acting your career.

Hosted by Rob Bee (VO producer, engineer & home studio guru) and Helen Bee (VO branding, websites & self-promotion) from B Double E - together we help voiceovers to be seen and heard.

New episodes every 1st Tuesday of the month.
Info and events on our website TheVOSocial.com

    64. The Handover Episode

    64. The Handover Episode

    Find out what all the hoo-haa was about in the last episode.

     

    Spoiler alert: we say goodbye to Nic and Leah and welcome
    our new hosts Rob Bee and Helen Bee from B
    Double E.

     

    We get a brief introduction to Rob and Helen, and a promise
    for a fuller intro next month.

     

    If you have any questions for them for the next episode you
    can email them to listen@thevosocial.com

     

    Also revealed is the new audio branding and we get a playback
    of the full theme tune in all its glory. Many, many thank yous to everyone who
    contributed their audio for this. You’re all wonderful.

      

    Your presenters are Nic
    Redman, Leah Marks, Rob Bee and Helen Bee.

     

     

    For more information about The Voiceover Social visit:


    The Voiceover Social Website
    Email us listen@thevosocial.com
    Subscribe to our newsletter
    See which events are coming soon
    Find your closest VO Social group

     

    Find us online:


    Instagram
    Facebook Page
    Facebook Group
    LinkedIn
    Twitter

     

     

    Podcast sponsored by B
    Double E.

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

    Closing theme tune by Rob Bee.

    All audio production by Rob Bee.


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    • 29 min
    63. An update!

    63. An update!

    Find out what Leah learned on the BBC Radio Drama Company and hear all about Nic's ongoing conquering of the entire world in this quickfire catchup episode!

    Our Goal Setting Masterclass is on the 5th December 2023! Here's the link (don't forget to use the discount code PLOG5 to get £5 off) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/planet-plan-it-is-back-tickets-756140294977

    Also, join us for an announcement of GREAT MAGNITUDE on the 16th December at 3pm GMT!



    But as you've now missed it, you can read the Big Announcement HERE

    Or watch it Here complete with very patchy internet

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    • 26 min
    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://thevosocial.myshopify.com/

    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://thevosocial.myshopify.com/

    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://thevosocial.myshopify.com/

    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://thevosocial.myshopify.com/

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


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

MrChrisClarkson ,

Perfect levels of work stuff, fun

Out of all the voice over industry podcasts I listen to this is by far my favourite. The girls are so warm and homely and ridiculously easy to listen to. Although they cover a lot of industry related topics that could be quite dry they do it in such an engaging and entertaining way that each episode just flies by. Being a relative newcomer to the industry it also doesn’t rely on too heavily on technical jargon that would go over the head of those less informed listeners. Fun segments like Show-Off’s Corner are also a hit with me!

EDIT (a few years later from my first review);
I got asked to record a Trans-Atlantic accent the other day which is not something I’ve had to do before. I remembered there was an episode on it a few years back so I went and found it and listened to all the advice given. This podcast is not only a great listen BUT it’s also a valuable online resource now because of its huge back catalogue - thank you VO Social!! x

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!

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