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Sound Women

Welcome to the monthly Sound Women podcast, featuring news and reports about the UK radio industry, plus interviews with some of the finest Sound Women (and Men) in the land.Each episode will focus on different key topics and be presented by prominent and inspiring figures in UK radio.The Sound Women network is committed to raising the profile of the women who work in the radio and audio industry, and celebrating their achievements.Join the conversation @soundwomen #SWPodcast

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The Sound Women Podcast: BBC Local Radio Mentoring Scheme Special

This special one off episode focuses on the 2014 Sound Women BBC Local Radio Mentoring Scheme. We catch up with a few of the mentees who took part. Broadcaster Fi Glover discusses the ins and outs of being a mentor. Plus Sue Ahern, Creative Director of Creative People, offers tips on how to get the best out of a potential mentor, and how women working in audio can equip themselves for the ever-changing workplace. This episode was presented and produced by Shola Aleje Join the new Sound Women Network facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/soundwomennetwork Thanks for listening!

34mins

2 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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The Sound Women Podcast: A Celebration of The Sound Women Organisation

After 5 glorious years, the legendary Sound Women organisation has come to an end. In this finale episode presented by patron Angie Greaves, we hear from some of the women that have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it all happen. Tune in to find out how Sound Women chair Chris Burns (Head of Group Operations for Audio & Music at BBC) got her start; why Jane Garvey (BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour) believes it is vital to have diversity across all areas of radio; and why Sue Bowerman (Blanket) and Nicky Birch (Rosina Sound), are excited about the future for women in audio. You can also expect a heartfelt interview with founder, Maria Williams, as she recounts the challenges that led her to taking action, and why she feels positive about the legacy Sound Women is leaving behind. This episode was produced by Cassandra Denton & Nicki Bannerman@cass_denton @NickiHBC Find out more about Angie and her guests:Angie Greaves: www.angiegreaves.comJane Garvey: bbc.co.uk/womanshourNicky Birch: www.rosina.ioSue Bowerman: www.blanket.org.ukMaria Williams: mariawilliams.org And if you want to stay connected to awesome women in audio, join the Sound Women Network over on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/soundwomennetwork/

49mins

12 Feb 2017

Rank #2

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The Sound Women Podcast: Be A Good Sport

In this month’s edition of the Sound Women podcast Chelsea TV and BBC 5 Live presenter Gigi Salmon introduces ‘Be A Good Sport’ with some of the leading female figures in sports broadcasting. We hear from the first female commentator on ‘Match of the Day’ as Jacqui Oatley MBE explains that it’s never too late to follow your dream career. We also pinned down BBC World Service’s Caroline Barker in-between her world travels with sports stories from Rio, Kenya, the United States and even from Essex. Finally, Nicki Bannerman catches up with producer and talent agent , Jo Tongue, who gives the inside scoop on life behind the scenes of sport broadcasting. This episode was produced by Nicki Bannerman and edited by sports Producer Abi Paterson. A huge thanks to hosts Chelsea TV, ITV and Tongue Tied Management for helping support Sound Women with their amazing facilities. Find out more about Sound Women at www.soundwomen.co.uk and join the conversation on twitter @soundwomen.@NickiHBC@AbiPaterson@JacquiOatley@carolinebarker@tonguetweets

41mins

5 Dec 2016

Rank #3

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Sound Women Podcast: Women In Tech

In the latest edition of the Sound Women Podcast we shine a light on the technical roles within sound & audio. Whether you work in this field or not, we’re here to break down the barriers and reinforce the message that tech is not as scary as it seems! Presenter Ann Charles is joined by Ioana Barbu, an engineer from Bauer Media and Aradhna Tayal, a producer and organiser of RadTechCon. We hear from Terri Winston, the founder of the Women’s Audio Mission in California. Plus, we'll be discussing the opportunities out there for you to get yourself fully tech-trained up. This episode was produced by Hayley Clarke and engineered by Candela Palencia. Thanks to Sound Women supporters Somethin Else for hosting the recording of this episode and also to all our contributors for volunteering their time. Find out more about Sound Women at www.soundwomen.co.uk and join the 
conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen or using the hashtag #SWPodcast. Find out more about the amazing Sound Women featured in this episode:Ann Charles - http://anncharles.tv/Aradhna Tayal - www.clockhousemedia.comTerri Winston, Women's Audio Mission - womensaudiomission.org ContributorsPresenter Ann Charles @sparkyanncProducer: Hayley Clarke @iamhayleyclarke Aradhna Tayal - @AradhnaTayal Ioana Barbu - @Jeanne_Barbu Women's Audio Mission - @womensaudio Thanks to @SomethinElse for the studio #WomenInTech #RadTechCon Further Infowww.radiotechcon.com https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/ http://www.womenintechnology.co.uk/ https://www.everywoman.com/ http://www.wes.org.uk/ http://www.aes-uk.org/

34mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #4

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The Sound Women Podcast: Breakfast of Champions

In this edition of the podcast, Sound Women's Nicki Bannerman chairs the Breakfast Radio panel special. She is joined by Edith Bowman (Virgin Radio), A.Dot (BBC 1Xtra) and Charlie Hedges (Kiss FM). They discuss their roles in breakfast radio, side projects, how to get ahead, top tips for breaking into the industry and much more. We’ll also be talking to Heidi Secker from regional breakfast show Heart East Anglia - she discusses her background in radio, how to keep going in the face of rejection and tips on how to approach broadcasters for advice. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen or using the hashtag #SWPODCAST. This episode was produced by Shola Aleje Thanks to Sound Women supporters Virgin Radio for letting us use their amazing new studios to record this episode and also to The Angel hotel in Bury St Edmunds for hosting Heidi Secker interview.Edith Bowman (@edibow)A.Dot (@AmplifyDot)Charlie Hedges (@CharlieHedges)Heidi Secker (@heidisecker)Shola Aleje (@beefheartzappa)Nicki Bannerman (@NickiHBC)

40mins

15 Sep 2016

Rank #5

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The Sound Women Podcast: Getting In the Door

This month's edition of the Sound Women podcast is jam-packed full of advice and insight for 'getting your foot in the door’, whether you are a budding presenter or keen to work behind the scenes. Hosted by Radio X’s Jo Good, this episode hears from DJ and radio presenter (The Selector, Capital Radio) Goldierocks and producer (Radio 1, 6 Music) Becky Grisedale-Sherry as the trio talk about their own experiences on getting in the industry. We also get some top tips from presenter, mentor and music manager Marsha Shandur on how to get noticed, make an impression and to become unforgettable. Find out more about Sound Women at www.soundwomen.co.uk and join the 
conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen or using the hashtag #SWPODCAST. You can also find out more about the amazing Sound Women featured in this episode:Jo Good: http://www.radiox.co.uk/radio/jo-good/Goldierocks (aka Sam Hall): http://www.goldierocks.co.uk/Becky Grisedale-Sherry: http://sistersofmirthy.tumblr.com/Marsha Shandur: www.yesyesmarsha.com Thanks to Sound Women supporters Somethin' Else for letting us record this episode in their studios.

41mins

16 Aug 2016

Rank #6

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The Sound Women Podcast: Comedy Special

This month's edition of the Sound Women podcast is a celebration of comedy, written and presented by comedian and actress Penelope Solomon. In this episode, Penelope talks about the BBC's upcoming sitcom revival, catches up with the founder of Funny Women, Lynne Parker and discusses the do's and don'ts of comedy with comedian Samantha Baines and journalist Karen Glaser. If you're an Ab Fab fan, you'll love Nicki Bannerman's chat with the legendary Helen Lederer. And be sure to have a tissue at the ready for Penelope's very moving tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood. Find out more about Sound Women at www.soundwomen.co.uk and join the 
conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen or using the hashtag #SWPODCAST. You can also find out more about Penelope and her guests via their websites: Penelope Solomon: www.penelopesolomon.com/ Lynne Parker: funnywomen.com Samantha Baines: www.samanthabaines.com Karen Glaser: karen-glaser.com Helen Lederer: www.helenlederer.co.uk This podcast was recorded at Somethin' Else, who have been a huge support to Sound Women by letting us use their fantastic studios! Find out more about the wonderful work they do via their website: www.somethinelse.com

30mins

7 Jul 2016

Rank #7

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The Sound Women Podcast: Getting Up the Ladder

Have you landed a job in your dream industry, but find yourself unsure of how to take the next step up in your career? If so, this month’s instalment of the Sound Women podcast is not to be missed. Join Stephanie Hirst as she presents an episode dedicated to climbing the ladder, with interviews from Talk Radio’s Julia Hartley-Brewer, BBC Radio 6’s Lauren Laverne and Kiss FM’s Renee Alleyne. Find out why showing passion for your chosen field is essential when it comes to career progression, and why taking no for an answer should never be an option! Lead Producer: Cassandra Denton Co-Producer and interviewer: Nicki Bannerman Find out more about Sound Women at www.soundwomen.co.uk and join the conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen or using the hashtag #SWPodcast

26mins

9 Jun 2016

Rank #8

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The Sound Women Podcast: Branded Content

Gemma Cairney hosts this month’s episode all about Branded Content. We hear from Lauren Laverne who tells us about how her content site 'The Pool' works with brands. We also hear from Head of Entertainment Talia Lapidus and Head of Current Affairs and Business Tasha Proctor from Audioboom about how brands are using podcasts to build audiences. Shona Ghosh who is the Editor of the recently launched Marketing Mind Podcast shares her thoughts on what makes good and bad branded content.  Lead Producer: Hayley Clarke Co-Producer and interviewer: Nicki Bannerman Guests: Presenter Lauren Laverne               Head of Entertainment: Talia Lapidus               Head of Current Affairs and Business: Tasha Proctor Find out more about Sound Women at www.soundwomen.co.uk http://www.soundwomen.co.uk/ and join the conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen or using the hashtag #SWPodcast

26mins

11 Apr 2016

Rank #9

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The Sound Women Podcast: Voices

Curious about what it takes to be a voiceover artist? Join Liz Kershaw for the latest edition of the Sound Women podcast, dedicated to the voice industry. In this episode we hear from actress and comedienne Laura Shavin, international voice coach and author Yvonne Morley, and the voice of Absolute Radio’s Classic Rock Party, Claire Sturgess. Tune in to find out what makes a great demo, the difference between a ‘chocolatey’ tone and a ‘corporate’ one, and for an outstanding Jennifer Saunders impression! Lead Producer: Cassandra DentonCo-Producer and interviewer: Nicki Bannerman Find out more about Sound Women at www.soundwomen.co.uk and join the conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen and using the hashtag #SWPodcast Thank you to BBC & Dean Chalkley for the photograph, Somethin' Else for the studio and to inRadio for sharing this episode.

31mins

7 Mar 2016

Rank #10