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Join professional voice actor, audiobook narrator, and author Mike Lenz as he shares stories from some of the most amazing and inspiring people from all areas of the voice-over industry to help you achieve your dream of becoming a professional voice actor.

Mike Lenz Voice - A Journey Into Voice Acting Mike Lenz interviews Bob Souer, Harlan Hogan and other amazing voice-over p

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 55 Ratings

Join professional voice actor, audiobook narrator, and author Mike Lenz as he shares stories from some of the most amazing and inspiring people from all areas of the voice-over industry to help you achieve your dream of becoming a professional voice actor.

    113 - Kabir Singh Interview

    113 - Kabir Singh Interview

    Kabir Singh is a professional voice actor and street poet for hire. His voice is perfect for connecting with young, urban audiences as well as the African-American community. Kabir is available to provide outstanding voice over services for commercials in the sports, electronics and motivation advertising sectors and much more. Clients include Nike, Pandora, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Nintendo, and the NBA.

    • 37 min
    112 - Cindy Kay Interview

    112 - Cindy Kay Interview

    Cindy Kay moved 11 times before the age of 5, grew up in a multilingual/bicultural family, and came to audiobooks from teaching. A narrator with a home studio in Salt Lake City, Cindy Kay is Chinese-Thai-American and has titles with The Audio Flow, Bee, Blackstone, Highbridge, PRH, Recorded Books, Simon & Schuster, and Tantor. She's most recently been working in Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Erotica, and Thriller.

    • 39 min
    111 - Tom Mailey Interview

    111 - Tom Mailey Interview

    Join Mike Lenz as he spends time with his good friend and VO colleague Tom Mailey.  Tom is no stranger to the entertainment and communication world, having started in theater at a young age and then moving into radio, television, and a career in public relations.  Tom is relatively new to the VO industry, having started about 2 years ago.  Tom discussed the challenges and successes he's had in the early stages of his VO career. 

    • 40 min
    110 - Mike Lenz Update

    110 - Mike Lenz Update

    Do you know your "why?" 
    On this episode I update you on my journey in the VO world and cover some topics that are critically important to focus on in your journey:
    1.  Understanding your "why."
    2.  Having perseverance.
    3.  Not falling into the comparison trap.
    4.  Defining what success means for you.
    Enjoy!

    • 24 min
    109 - Jocqueline Protho Interview

    109 - Jocqueline Protho Interview

    Jocqueline Protho is the Founder of The Audio Flow and Three One Six Audio - an audiobook production and publishing company serving indie authors. She has always loved audiobooks and with over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition, it was only a matter of time before she combined both of her passions. Jocqueline prides herself in helping indie authors bring their stories to life with a new way to do audio that is making its mark in the industry.

    • 39 min
    108 - Shannon Parks Interview

    108 - Shannon Parks Interview

    Marguerite Gavin (Shannon Parks) has been a professional audiobook narrator for over twenty years with over 500+ titles, numerous Audie nominations and Earphones awards, and a devoted fan following. She has been described as a “genre-defining narrator” by Audible.com; having a “sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion”and as having the “coveted ability to disappear as the narrator, letting the story take the limelight it deserves”in Audiofile Magazine. 
    Her narration spans nearly every genre from mystery, science fiction and fantasy; romance; and children’s fiction to a huge variety of nonfiction and documentary work. She is also a seasoned theater veteran, acting and directing in hundreds of productions.
    As a highly respected acting teacher, she was on the graduate acting faculty at Catholic University of America; directed children of all ages in Shakespeare for many years; and now coaches narrators in the art of acting the audiobook. 
    She is the lucky mom of two (almost grown -up!) children. Marguerite is blessed to live at the Delaware seashore where she can usually be found in her recording studio; at the theater or frolicking in the ocean. 
    Proud member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

ksteppat ,

My favorite VO Podcast!

Mike is a fantastic interviewer. He invites a wide array of voiceover professionals and just let's them talk. They get to tell us newbies (me) how they got started, their ups and downs, as well as the challenges of the voiceover industry. I have really started to burn through his catalogue and find them extremely helpful! I'm binge-listening! I already know I made the mistake of doing a 6 week group VO class that ended with cutting a demo. As Val Kelley stated, "it just sat on the shelf collecting dust." To hear someone that successful talk about certain mistakes and how they overcame them is nice to hear. Thank you Mike! Keep doing what you are doing! I love your interview style.

DanRyanVO ,

Great Podcast!

I’m just starting out in my own journey and the things that I have learned by listening to Mike and his guests have help prepare me in so many ways, not just in technical knowledges, but what to expect from the industry and the culture of the VO community. If you are interested in voice overs, this is a great resource!

JodiKrangle ,

A really great show!

I always find Mike’s interviews to be insightful, honest and interesting. He has a wonderful way with words and a great way of getting the most out of his guests (and I’m not just saying that because I’ve BEEN one of his guests!). I try not to miss an episode!

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