78 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!

The Voiceover Social VO Social North

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 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!

    56. Animal Noises

    56. Animal Noises

    MOOO! WOOF! SQUIRK! It’s time for some animal noises! Join us in the Voiceover Zoo to find out why it’s a great idea to practise your donkey impression in the shower AND how to think technically about the things your voice is doing.

    With enormous thanks to:

    The Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast: https://www.20k.org/episodes/creaturespeakers

    Eloise Whitmore from Naked Productions: http://nakedproductions.co.uk/

    Dian Perry: https://dianperry.com/showreels/

    Darren Altman for his David Attenborough impression: https://www.darrenaltman.com/voiceover-services/

    The following VOs for their contributions to the Voiceover Zoo: Drew Campbell, Jason Warner, Cromerty York, JD Gibson, Can Duthie, Caroline Ashby, Tim Uffindell, Cheryl Holling, Stephanie Cannon, Natalie Beran and CP Engelbrecht

    Jo the VO, as ever: www.jotroy.com

    Listen to all the episodes of Source Elements’ Witch and Cat series here: https://www.thevosocial.com/the-vo-social-podcast/episode/55991cfc/how-to-find-a-podcast-sponsor-without-selling-your-soul

    The person with the L in their miaow is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQgbBRKAWVo

    The person with the two noises at the same time is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htSYVnHKq_Q&list=RDCMUCy_pH0l1ENt0keocE09jYDw&index=33

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

    This podcast is sponsored by Source Elements


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message

    • 49 min
    55. Breathing

    55. Breathing

    Breathing. It's the most basic of all the necessary functions, but if it's even a little bit out of kilter it can have a catastrophic effect on your voice... In this episode we have:


    Nic chatting to breathworker Hannah Kendaru (https://inspire-breathwork.org/) about why breath awareness can be key to a successful voice career 
    A whole guided breathing exercise to help with breath control for voiceovers
    Leah telling a (somehow relevant) story about the time she was caught living in slightly reduced circumstances in Australia...

    Find out more about Jo the VO here: www.jotroy.com

    Find out more about...

    Wim Hof/cold water breathing: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/

    Free Diving: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freediving

    The Body Keeps The Score By Bessel Van Der Kolk - if you buy it (in the UK) through Blackwells they send us about 14p, at no extra cost to you! Here's the link if you're feeling fancy... https://www.blackwells.co.uk?a_aid=TheVOSocial.

    This episode is supported by Source Elements. 

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


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message

    • 1 hr 6 min
    54. Editing

    54. Editing

    Fancy sharpening up your editing game? A bit nervous of all that technical business? Well guess what! We've brought in expert Rob Bee to tell us exactly what we need to know as voiceovers to keep things tight.  

    Get your name on the list for a planner here: https://www.thevosocial.com/product-page/the-voiceover-career-planner-by-the-vo-social 

    Find out more about... 

    Nic's "Ultimate Voice Getaway" Retreat: https://nicolaredman.com/voice-coach/courses-and-retreats/ultimate-voice-getaway-retreat/ 

    Rob Bee: https://b-double-e.co.uk/ 

    Jo Troy: https://www.jotroy.com/ 

    This episode is supported by Source Elements. Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license, with violin by Alice Gilmour.


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message

    • 1 hr 5 min
    53. The Good Session

    53. The Good Session

    Right then, let’s all cheer ourselves up a bit! After last month delve into some of the worst experiences anyone can have in a booth, it’s time to turn our attention to some of the very BEST.

    This episode is produced in collaboration with the Talking Creative podcast, and features a live workshop stacked with advice for voiceovers AND producers on how to make every session as successful as it can possibly be.

    Listen to the Talking Creative version of this episode here: https://samanthaboffin.co.uk/talkingcreative/

    Put your name down for a planner here: https://www.thevosocial.com/product-page/the-voiceover-career-planner-by-the-vo-social

    Find out out more about Jo the VO here: https://www.jotroy.com/

    Find out more about Heather Loreto here: https://agencemeriemchaieb.com/heather-loreto-eng/

    Find out more about Leonie Schiesling here: https://www.spotlight.com/6538-6750-1689

    This episode is supported by Source Elements and SOVT Straw. Get 15% off your SOVT Straw by using VOSOCIAL at checkout here: https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/sovtstraw

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


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message

    • 1 hr 4 min
    BONUS - News From Equity!

    BONUS - News From Equity!

    A couple of updates from the union about AI and gaming that we couldn't fit into the big episode at the start of the month... Listen before the 20th of Jan if you can!

    Tickets for the workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-direct-and-be-directed-tickets-223282984417

    #SendItToShannon: ssailing@equity.org.uk

    Gaming Agreement: https://www.equity.org.uk/news/2021/december/uks-first-ever-agreement-for-voice-artists-engaged-on-video-game-recordings/


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message

    • 14 min
    52. The Bad Session

    52. The Bad Session

    What do you do when things go wrong? How about when they go really, really wrong? 

    Find out what YOU can do if you see or experience abuse in any of its hideous forms, plus tales of the worst directorial notes VO Socialites have ever received, and even the odd spot of singing...  

    Tickets to “How To Direct And Be Directed” with the Talking Creative Podcast - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-direct-and-be-directed-tickets-223282984417

    The CNN article https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/08/us/metoo-voice-coach-peter-rofe/index.html

    The rest of the #MeToo VO School podcast episode from 2018 - https://soundcloud.com/voschool/episode-23-metoo

    More about Jo Troy here - https://www.jotroy.com/

    More from our sponsors Source Elements about how they're supporting people that are under represented in the audio industries - https://www.source-elements.com/about-us/diversity/

    Theme tune written and performed by Martin Stirrup under this Creative Commons license


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevosocial/message

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

St72739 ,

BRILLIANT Podcast

Brilliant humour, banter, and straight forward information! I love hanging out with you both. Best VO PODCAST find so far. Thanks Katie Flamman for the recommendation! :)

nethervoice ,

A Booster Shot for my VO Career

I’m a voice actor, and every episode of this podcast is like a booster shot for my career! Even though I’ve been in this business for many years, Nic and Leah never fail to surprise and delight me with their wit and wisdom. This is actually one of the shows I listen to from beginning to end, and it always leaves me wanting for more.

Noni Voice ,

Love these episodes!

Nic and Leah shed light on the seeming mysteries of being a jobbing VO to those who are new to it whilst providing entertainment and insight for those of us who are cleaning cobwebs off our mics. Keep it up ladies!

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Roman Mars
American Public Media
Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser
Snap Judgment and PRX

You Might Also Like

Nic Redman
Marc Scott
George Whittam & Dan Lenard
Jonathan Tilley
Voodoo Sound
Voice Coaches