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BrumPod, the podcast for small businesses, by small businesses; discussing the topics that matter to you; including marketing, networking, generating business awareness, as well as covering various business tools & technology. Find us on Twitter, @brumpod. The zoom backgrounds link Iwan mentions in this episode: https://www.mmhmm.app Brought to you by Brummies Networking, the home of free, stripped-back business networking (Twitter: @brummiesnet). Produced by Happy Content Co. https://brummi ...
 
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!
 
Hi there guys! Welcome to our brand new podcast!Here on Nothing Personal we are going to be talking about all kinds of things that interest us and hopfully intrest you guys just as much, Video games, Films, Comics, Spooky stories, Current events and basically all kinds of topics so there should be something for everyone here! The Podcast consists of Bod, Dan and Andy and will post a new Podcast every month for you guys!
 
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On this issue of the Geeky Brummie It's all about YouTube - We chat about why YouTube is the most popular streaming platform. Leigh tells us about how he became a YouTube and what lessons he's learnt, we pick some of our fave channels, plus Daniel Ibbotson aka Slope's Game Room pops in for our first Youtuber Profile. Also we review Marvel's latest …
 
So you probably think the Geordie accent has something to do with the Vikings, right? Well wor lass, you think wrong! Nic’s had a poke around in some serious historical research and has made some very surprising discoveries. Also in this episode – four voiceovers at Newcastle’s recent VO Social chat about how their accents have shaped their careers…
 
In this episode, Richard and Iwan give a run down of some of their top productivity tools that they simply can’t live without. (What they did before then, who knows…) We cover various business tools, apps, software and platforms that simply make life easier in 2021 and beyond - tools that will often save you lots of time and effort, in turn making …
 
Hello & welcome to Birmingham food podcast Breaking Bread. This week's episode is an interview with Adam Bateman. Executive chef of the brand new Grand Hotel Birmingham. An awesome chat with a super-focused and mega-talented chef about a career that has taken him to the management team of Brum's new 5-star hotel. The idea of creating something spec…
 
A new (to us) technology has been stumbled upon - the digital business card. An NFC-enabled plastic credit card sized business card that can be scanned on the recipient’s phone, loading up a browser page with all your relevant contact details and web links - with a big shiny button front and centre to allow that person to immediately save your deta…
 
Recorded live at the British Podcast Awards; how actors and voiceovers can deal with the dreaded brain lurgy #begreatnotperfect Listen to our friend Nat's podcast at https://www.thefertilitypodcast.com/ Get 15% off your Studiobricks booth with the secret password "VO SOCIAL POD CATS" at https://www.acousticabins.com/vocal-booths-studiobricks-vo-edi…
 
Hello & welcome to Birmingham food podcast Breaking Bread. This week's episode is an interview with Harm & Eamon from the Covered Wagon in Moseley. Once a thriving neighborhood boozer, the Covered Wagon went downhill & was a depressing place. Luckily ex regular & local lad Harm decided to buy his one time local & breath new life into it, making it …
 
On this issue of the Geeky Brummie Podcast Leigh Interviews Tom Keane from Godolphin Games about their future release Unknown Number. We look at Black Widow's Cinema / Home release and postulate on if it will work for an MCU movie. And as a fast blue hedgehog reaches his 30th birthday we look back at his gaming history and the highs (and lows) of t…
 
Less than a year after our enormous investigation into the AI invasion, we are back to report on its first big battleground. A VO in Canada is suing social media giant TikTok over the alleged theft of her voice, and as she womans the barricades, we take a second look at how the UK government is getting on with the boringly-named-but-actually-terrib…
 
A phrase we’ve all heard before - ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ - certainly some truth to it - albeit with some negative connotations. In this episode we’re discussing generalists versus specialists - which is more preferable? Maybe there’s no right or wrong answer, as there are a multitude of advantages and disadvantages to both. Whether yo…
 
Hello & welcome to Birmingham food podcast Breaking Bread. This week's episode is an interview with Becky & Frankie from the awesome Ba-Ha humane food company. Ba-Ha does delicious vegan food at pop-ups & festivals around Brum. BA-HA SocialWEB- https://baha-vegan.co.uk/INSTA- https://www.instagram.com/bahaveganuk/?hl=enFACEBOOK- https://www.faceboo…
 
On this issue of the Geeky Brummie Podcast it's a 'low key' E3 special. Leigh gives the highlights from all the big E3 shows & Summer Games fest and we review the first episode of Loki on Disney+. Plus regular features The Geeky Brummie Pull List & Game(s) of the Week(s), and a whole lot more! Timestamps: * Intro - 00:00:00 * Summer Games Fest & E3…
 
With the recent announcement from The Government that so called ‘Freedom Day’ being set for June 21st is now being put back by 4 weeks, it means our plans have now had to change too. We are now planning on bringing back our in-person networking events, hopefully, in August. But of course, watch this space and subscribe to our newsletter and follow …
 
Hello & welcome to Birmingham food podcast Breaking Bread. This week's episode is an interview with Sam Morgan, owner of Birmingham canal-side restaurant Craft. We talk about how Sam found his way into hospitality and how one lesson changed his mindset & the fortunes of his business. Craft Social Website- https://weare-craft.co.uk/ Craft Instagram-…
 
At the risk of turning all Pop Will Eat Itself, we've decided to share the award entry that got us nominated for Best Business Podcast in the British Podcast Awards 2021! (And if you’re wondering where the AI update is that we promised you, it’s coming on the 1st July). Big thanks to VO Socialites Natalie Winter, Dave Jones, Andrew Dennis, Amina Ko…
 
On this issue of the Geeky Brummie Podcast we introduce you to the new member of the Geeky Brummie crew, Shanice. We pick some musical selections for your aural delectation and catch up on the latest gaming news. Plus regular features The Geeky Brummie Pull List & Game(s) of the Week(s), and a whole lot more! Timestamps: * **Intro** - 00:00:00 * **…
 
Hello & welcome to Breaking Bread the Birmingham food podcast presented by food-obsessed mates Liam & Carl. This week we speak about all things beer & brewing with mega-talented Chris Small. Founder & brewer at one of Brums most exciting breweries, Burning Soul Brewery in the Jewellery Quarter. A great story, and a super interesting chat all about …
 
Podcasts are a relatively new avenue of work for voiceovers, which sounds exciting but can also be a bit infuriating - in this episode we take a look at what sort of jobs are available, as well as the HUGE inconsistencies in rates. Also, find out what happens when we challenge a podcast branding specialist to create an ident for the VO Social that …
 
Business is gradually returning to some sense of normality; people are back at work, shops are open, and for the most part, we can more or less return to life as we kind of knew it. Many companies are transitioning their office buildings to accommodate hybrid working, allowing for people to continue to work from home indefinitely, and scaling down …
 
Hello & welcome to Breaking Bread the Birmingham food podcast presented by food-obsessed mates Liam & Carl. This week we speak to mega-talented and super articulate Alex Claridge, to celebrate the re-opening of hospitality after the latest Covid lockdown. We are delighted to be joined again by Alex. 2020 has been a challenging year for everybody, e…
 
On this issue of the Geeky Brummie Podcast we review Netflix's The Mitchell's vs The Machines. We look at some hot new stuff on the way with Trailer Talk and some non animated things for your eyes in Geek Reads. Plus regular features The Geeky Brummie Pull List & Game(s) of the Week(s), and a whole lot more! Timestamps: * **Intro** - 00:00:00 * **T…
 
Get ready to go into battle with the algorithm! Join us for a big chat about how to conquer social media without being annoying.This episode is the third and final instalment in the Shine Online With the VO Social series, and it's sponsored by Black Cat Music - get 15% off your Studiobricks booth by calling them up and using the secret password: VO…
 
In this episode we talk to Jenna Lawson and Georgia Beech from Seamless OS, an outsourcing company based in Birmingham. Throughout this episode, they both highlight the benefits involved in starting your outsourcing journey, the amount of money you might save if you start outsourcing compared to hiring in-house teams of people, or indeed doing vari…
 
Hello & a massive welcome back to Breaking Bread. Our podcast all about awesome Birmingham & her food. We are delighted to finally have a new episode for you today, after so long off due to the pandemic. Our guest today is Tom Kidd, co- founder of the hugely popular Adventure Bars Group. Open-air Digbeth bar Luna Springs is the latest opening from …
 
On this issue of the Geeky Brummie Podcast we review Netflix's Love and Monsters plus looks at some Marvel & (vs) Capcom Anniversaries. Plus regular features The Geeky Brummie Pull List & Game(s) of the Week(s), and a whole lot more! Timestamps: * **Intro** - 00:00:00 * **Review: Love & Monsters** - 00:17:40 * **The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Kei…
 
We've somehow managed to make an episode about SEO that isn't boring! In the second part of our "Shine Online With The Voiceover Social" series, we wheedle recent search terms out of producers from animation, commercials, audio drama, IVR and gaming, find out from branding and web design expert Helen Bee exactly how to make SEO work for you, and as…
 
With more options to network online than ever, especially during Covid where it’s been of utmost importance, we discuss the latest iteration of platforms - Clubhouse; the audio networking platform that’s slowly taking the world by storm. Used as a platform that’s akin to Zoom, but without the cameras, people are using it in a multitude of ways; gen…
 
If a casting director was looking for your exact voice, right now, how easy are you making it for them to find you? Leah's been dabbling in a spot of casting lately and was so horrified by what she found she's turning the experience into a whole three part series. We won’t let our beloved VO Socialites put pointless obstacles in their own darn way!…
 
On this issue of the Geeky Brummie Podcast we relive our earliest PlayStation memories, review the first three episodes of Invincible, lament the loss of the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita stores, and play the first round of our new quiz. "Badly Drawn..." . Plus regular features The Geeky Brummie Pull List & Game(s) of the Week(s), and a whole lot more!…
 
In this episode we talk to Roger Wood, Director at Midlands based Venture Capital firm Midven. We discuss the obvious comparison - what does real-world small business investing look like in the real world, and is it anything remotely like what we see on Dragon’s Den? (Or Shark Tank in the USA). Roger explains all a small business would need to know…
 
This rummage around in the world of commercial demos was recorded live with an audience of pro VOs, and features: An interview with expert commercial demo producer Martin Fisher from SonicPond Sample demos by Sarah Paul and Mark Oxtoby Competitive performances by Elizabeth Price, Natalie Chisholm, Alice King, Natalie Winter, James Brown and Dave Jo…
 
On this issue of the Geeky Brummie Podcast we see if Zack Snyder's vision for Justice League is worthy of a recut. Dive into the3 world of blockchain to try and answer what is an NFT and what are they for. Plus look at Pokémon at 25 and how that little furry electric mouse and friends took over the world. Plus regular features The Geeky Brummie Pul…
 
Covid vaccines have been rolled out at an unprecedented rate. The general mood of the country is gradually improving now we have the roadmap out of lockdowns, with ‘life after lockdown’ being a firm light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. So we ask, how important is hope in business? Many businesses this last 12 months have innovated their way to …
 
Likes, comments, subscriptions, and shares are all appreciated! #UTV #AVFC This week, we're joined by Derek Chandler, Chairman of Houston, TX's supporters club, the Space City Lions (@AVSC_SpaceCity)! We're hearing all about Derek's long-time love affair with Villa, falling into Lion's Club leadership by happenstance, good days at the Minnesota pre…
 
On this issue of the Geeky Brummie Podcast we chat Space Sweepers on Netflix, Kung Pow: Enter The Fist on Disney+, look at some local geeky retailers in Birmingham, regular features The Geeky Brummie Pull List & Game(s) of the Week(s), and a whole lot more! * **Intro** 00:00:00 * **The Geeky Brummie Pull List: BRZRKR / The Dreaming: Waking Hours / …
 
Likes, comments, subscriptions, and shares are all appreciated! #UTV #AVFC This week, we're joined by Naboth Mavu (@AvfcZim), a recent but dedicated Villa convert hailing from Zimbabwe! We're hearing all about the Villa phenomenon that Marvelous Nakamba has started in the landlocked southern African nation, how the pandemic has slowed Naboth's effo…
 
In the technological age we’re living in, we’re now all too used to being reachable by a multitude of communications media - email, text, social media, mobile phones, video conferencing. When email came around, people proclaimed ‘the letter is dead!’. Of course that’s not true. When texting, WhatsApp, social media etc came about - people then procl…
 
Snogging the back of your hand is one way to do it, but sound designer Eloise Whitmore from Naked Productions says if you want intense and honest intimacy in audio drama, there are a lot more things to think about... Pack your Fairy Liquid and your baking trays, VO Socialites, we're going on an adventure! IMPORTANT WARNING! READ THIS WARNING! - Thi…
 
Likes, comments, subscriptions, and shares are all appreciated! #UTV #AVFC This week, we're joined by Samuel Timms (@SamuelTimms3), a proud Brummie, season ticket holder, and the Founder & Chair of Villa & Proud (@VillaAndProud), the club's official LGBTQI+ Supporters Network! We're hearing all about Sam's motivation to found the network in coordin…
 
Join us for our 5th Anniversary Special, originally livestreamed on youtube on 20/02/2021. We talk WandaVision, Nintendo Direct, The Geeky Brummie Pull List, Game(s) of the Week(s) and a live 'Setting the Scene' challenge! Plus interviews with Adam Woodall, Graham Woods, Stacey Taylor and Steve Tanner! * **Intro** 00:00:00 * **The Geeky Brummie Pul…
 
In this episode we look at if it’s possible to run a small business using pretty much entirely free, or low-cost software, as opposed to the ‘big players’ like Microsoft 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud for instance. With the notion of ‘buying software outright’ being far less commonplace in this digital age, with subscription models being favoured far…
 
Likes, comments, subscriptions, and shares are all appreciated! #UTV #AVFC This week, we're joined by Espen Strand, fixture of the Aston Villa Twitter community (@EspenStrand) and proud Norwegian! We're hearing about how Espen followed in the footsteps of his mate in following the Villa, plans to storm Villa Park soon with the rest of the Norwegian…
 
Astonishingly, the actual King and Queen of voice teaching have been listening to the The Voiceover Social and like it so much they asked us to be guests on their podcast! What a lovely surprise! Anyway, we had such a nice time appearing on This Is A Voice that we thought we'd share a little bit of it it with you... To hear the rest, click here: ht…
 
Likes, comments, subscriptions, and shares are all appreciated! #UTV #AVFC This week, we're joined by Rick Leong of the California Lions Club (@AVFCCalifornia & http://avfccalifornia.com)! We're hearing about how Rick chose Aston Villa (or rather, how it chose him!), the origins of the multiple West Coast Lions Clubs that have popped up down the Am…
 
A new wearable technology has been launched, called Moodbeam - a smart bracelet that allows employers to track your mental health. It consists of 2 buttons, you press yellow for if you’re happy, blue if you’re sad. It allows employers to check in remotely with home-workers to see big swathes of data to see who is ok and who is demonstrating signs o…
 
Likes, comments, subscriptions, and shares are all appreciated! #UTV #AVFCThis week, we're joined by Sujan Maharjan (@footysm10) & Bidhan Bhattarai (@_bidhan) from the Himalayan Lions of Nepal (@villayans)!We're hearing about how Sujan & Bidhan came together over a mutual love of the Villa spawned from similarly serendipitous beginnings, the troubl…
 
Ryan, Keith, & Mat go all digital! In this issue we discuss the first third of WandaVision, review Star Trek: Lower Decks on its UK release and look at three local geek hotspots trading throughout Lockdown 3. Plus regulars Games of the Week(s) and The GeekyBrummie Pull List. * **Intro** 00:00:00 * **The Geeky Brummie Pull List with Keith** 00:10:05…
 
Likes, comments, subscriptions, and shares are all appreciated! #UTV #AVFC This week, we're joined by Owusu Boakye Amando (@AvfcGhana) of the famous Ghana Lions!! We're hearing about how Owusu inherited the Villa from his grandfather and how he's taken the reigns and using it as a force for good in his hometown! We’re ALSO recapping Villa's tough 2…
 
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