47 episodes

A highly reviewed and intermittently hilarious show that's consistently described as "not boring"...

Leah (voice actor and radio person) and Nic (voiceover and voice coach) mash together interviews, investigations and problem solving in this cheerful magazine 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!

The Voiceover Social VO Social North

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

A highly reviewed and intermittently hilarious show that's consistently described as "not boring"...

Leah (voice actor and radio person) and Nic (voiceover and voice coach) mash together interviews, investigations and problem solving in this cheerful magazine 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!

    BONUS - What The Voice Coach is REALLY Thinking

    BONUS - What The Voice Coach is REALLY Thinking

    Our Nic doesn't hold back in this handy bonus episode... find out what her most challenging job has been to date, whether she's ever turned down a client, and what "do your research" ACTUALLY means. 


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    • 28 min
    34. The Character Voice

    34. The Character Voice

    If you’re from the North West of England or thereabouts you’ll probably already know about Buzz Hawkins; his series, The Bradshaws, is a cultural beacon for Northerners wherever they live in the world. 

    He's got some highly useful things to say about finding and developing characters that can be sustained over three decades and 700+ episodes – and about not letting them get too big for their boots, too. Then, in the Panic Room, Nic deals with the issue of keeping your character voices consistent once you've nailed them.

    Get your VO Social Live/Manchester Animation Festival tickets here

    Join our snazzy new Facebook group here


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    • 53 min
    33. How To Get More Work In Gaming

    33. How To Get More Work In Gaming

    Expert gaming voice director Kirsty Gillmore explains How To Get More Work In Gaming in front of a live zoom audience! Includes:


    What to put on your demo
    Where to find work 
    How to submit an audition that gets you the job
    A couple of highly revealing anecdotes from Nic and Leah that possibly should have been edited out.

    Also featuring tiptop contributions by Sara Starling, Philip McGuinness, Cherise Silvestri, Bryan Boston and Chris Tester.


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    • 54 min
    (BONUS) AI - The Good News

    (BONUS) AI - The Good News

    Things are much less gloom and significantly less doom than we thought! Listen to this episode and be filled with the golden glow of optimism.  

    Huge thanks to Natalie Winter, Dave Jones, Sara Starling, Mark Ryes, Marcus Hutton, Katy Maw & Hugh Edwards for your contributions. To everyone else - we really appreciate you getting in touch, and and we're sorry we couldn't include every response.  

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    • 16 min
    32. The AI Voice

    32. The AI Voice

    They say “But AI sounds so robotic!”

    Then they say “There’s no expression! No emotion!”

    And then they conclude “It will never take over from a real human.”

    But they are wrong.

    In the latest episode of the Voiceover Social, we hear from the company that created "Faith, The First AI That Can Cry" and the actor whose voice was used to make it. Then we ask the actors’ trade union, Equity, what practical steps we can take to stop voiceovers’ livelihoods being completely annihilated.

    Get the treaty ratified! CLICK HERE: https://becs.org.uk/help-us-make-your-voices-heard-beijing-treaty/

    Send us your thoughts and feelings! Email listen@thevosocial.com

    This episode is sponsored by B Double E and Source Elements. Huge thanks to Chris Cantrill for the artwork.


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    • 58 min
    BONUS - So, You're Thinking Of Starting A Podcast

    BONUS - So, You're Thinking Of Starting A Podcast

    Voiceovers of the world who are thinking of starting a podcast! Here’s a very brief overview of some of the things that have worked for us, pitfalls to avoid, and recommendations for a couple of creative shows already being made by our fellow VOs.

    Note: There are two separate incidences of the word "w*nker" in this episode, and zero apologies for either of them.

    Podcasts we recommend: Tales From The Tannoy + The Offcuts Drawer + Tiredness Kills

    WIN tickets to our live show all about how to get more work in gaming: www.thevosocial.com


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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

sophiedean ,

Very informative and entertaining

Nic and Leah are the perfect duo, they bounce off each other really well and what one doesn’t know the other can answer 😀. I have learnt loads about voiceover and picked up some handy tips along the way. They have been especially uplifting during the pandemic making me feel less alone in the booth!

MrsHelenBee ,

A must for all voiceovers

I absolutely love this podcast. Nic & Leah are funny & full of energy. Each episode is lam packed full of interesting & informative stuff - I’ve learnt loads. It’s a great listen for anyone in the Industry including those of us who support VO artists. I honestly feel like I’ve been sat with them both at the end. Thanks guys!

nnagle51 ,

The Vo Social Live

It was so interesting watching Nic and Leah smoothly introduce different elements of the podcast
This podcast is always entertaining but pertinent to professional voice overs - the insights into gaming and character voicing is well worth listening to again and against

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