The Voice Acting Guide: Act 2 | Episode 113

Helloooooo! We were lucky enough to speak to the superbly talented James Oliva and Zach Valenti about their Voice Acting experiences to date, and we delve into some more of our findings as working voice actors, talk about auditions, yearning for direction keeping files, what to do to further your acting career with websites, spotlight, voice reels / demos and how SHOCKING prices are in America for this….we encourage you to share videos on our FACEBOOK forum of you doing a performance of the same script to showcase how it can be done >>>script below >>> showcasing your ways into a script and your kit – we also take a look at questions like should script writers signpost scripts some more to help emphasis? What to do if primarily working on an iPad and you want to mark up your script? Just who is our first amazing Patreon trailer from? We say wolf 3,5,9 Zach says Wolf 3, 59. What’s it to ya?

Special guests of joy are:

James Oliva

Zach Valenti




Do let us know if this podcast has been useful….ahhh gwan….

We’d LOVE to hear from you….see you for a pint soon eh? Let us know when you’ve booked your flights….

AND THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL PATREONS! This weeks’ Trailer is from Aural Sound Studios. Thanks v much to Steve Cardinal….find out more and have a listen to allllll their shows at @AuralTradition1 or

Happy Creating!

Fiona and Sarah

Sound Effects from :

creaky_wooden_door_and_handle-low by TerryHancock

Footsteps on wooden flooring by Rickmk2

Voice acting audition sites

And use your search engine to find lots of FB groups for voice actors to find auditions….

For reels:




Any TBH. They’re not choosy. Much.









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Send us pics of your ADPP tattoo….!

SCRIPT SHARING OF YOR VOCAL EXPERTISE – Feel free to record the following in an array of fabulous styles and share a link from YouTube to our Facebook page…..ahhhh gwan….Here’s the script section to use…its from A Scottish Podcast by Matthew McLean and Robert Cudmore.

Lee​ “Dougie, I fully appreciate your technical expertise, but you needn’t concern yourself with the presentation side of things. Besides, the podcast needs to be raw, authentic, and in the moment. It’s all about capturing the magic. We want the listener to be walking with us, not tagging along behind us.”

The Voice Acting Guide: Act 1 | Episode 112

Hello! Interested in voice acting and wanting to know more, or already doing it but looking to take it up a level or more? What training opportunities are there? Where do you find jobs? How do you prepare a script, warm up, work well with your colleagues and director? What other fields do voice actors work in? We bombard this week’s guests with such questions and, resilient folk that they are, they come back with some great insights and invaluable advice.

The world of voice acting for audio drama is such a varied one, we have divided it into two acts. Here, in Act 1, we had the great pleasure of talking to three professional actors:

David Ault has been quite prolific in audio drama over the last decade. He is currently working in The No Sleep Podcast

Erika Sanderson was an established stage actor before coming to audio drama. She now features in The No Sleep Podcast

Beth Eyre is a voice actor probably best known for her role as Antigone Funn in Wooden Overcoats, as well as working for The Wireless Theatre Company. She also has a range of experience, from BBC productions to theatre acting too.

Some of the many places to find voice acting roles:
Casting Call Pro
Voices Pro
Audio Drama Auditions Facebook Group

An excellent guide to setting your recording levels and positioning your microphone by Steven Jay Cohen

How to create a silent home studio by ThePodcastHost

Libsyn Vs Blubrry: Where should I host my Podcast? by

Directing Voice Actors | Episode 111

Hello! We have fabulous contributions from a number of wonderful audio creatives who spend hours of fun time directing Voice Actors. What does a director of audio work actually do? We find out with varying degrees of success, hints and tips with help from:

Ed Champion, creator and producer of The Gray Area.

Eli McIlveen writer, creator and Sean Howard producer and co-creator of Alba Salix, Royal Physician.

Hari Rai Khalsa, Producer and Director of Radiation World.

Pete Lutz – Writer, Producer, Director Actor, Publicist, Sound designer, maker of t-shirts for Narada Radio Company.

So what are the kind of things you can expect a Director of an Audio Drama Or Comedy to do? Provide snacks? A back massage now ‘n then? Promise no violence? Yes to all of these. Definitely more snacks. Mmmmm Chocolate Digestives..

There’s a lot to be said for those who take the time to communicate with these wonderful strange beasts known as actors, and give them a ballpark to aim for – especially if they’re remote/satellite. How does directing folks in a room differ from directing someone through an earpiece in a different continent, or four actors in different time zones using source connect? Why is saying ‘Do Irish’ not totally acceptable? Have a listen and feel free to communicate with us how YOU work. Or let us know if this podcast has been useful….

We’d LOVE to hear from you….

Fiona and Sarah

Resources & Other Links

Source Connect Now


Google Hangouts




The Podcast Host – Fiction Podcast of the Week

The Podcast Host – Best Tools for Recording a Podcast Online

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What does a Radio Comedy Producer actually do? | Episode 110

We interview Ed Morrish – A Renowned Independent and Radio 4 Producer.

Have you ever wondered what a Comedy producer actually does? Ed Morrish has been responsible for producing a plethora of amazing shows – mostly on Radio 4 – and you’ll have heard his name on the credits of such shows as John Finnemore’s souvenir programme, The remake of the missing episodes of Hancocks Half Hour, Spats, Lemn Sissay’s Homecoming, The Now Show, The News Quiz, Newsjack, Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, Dilemma….the list goes on… and…its a very star studded list of awesomeness…isn’t it?

We find out why writing your project is akin to dealing with meconium….yes….really….and discover what fun can be had with live foley, just how many female comedy commissioners we have had recently, how Ed’s mum (MAYSHERESTINPEACE) (We’re Pratchett fans…this is respectful) realised that a producer ‘doesn’t actually DO anything’, top tips for what to edit out of your work before you submit it, how cool it was to recreate the Hancock’s Half Hour scripts for aural consumption, where to send voice reels, is using music cheating and what fun games John Finnemore uses to warm up his audience.

We can’t WAIT for you to hear this and hope it inspires you to get submitting some awesome comedy to a suitable Producer of your choice soon….

Ed can be found on

The BBC has a wealth of information about all of the programmes listed on their website

The Writers Room is a FANTASTIC resource for information and scripts and blogs and writing opportunities….I’m on it daily….

The Radio Drama Company are definitely worth a look at if you’re a budding voice actor…

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How to Make a Fiction Podcast –


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Listener Q&A, and Special Guests | Episode 108

In this episode we have focused on answering some listener questions and had a chat around how to get a larger audience for your show, how many VA’s does it take to make an AD, a potential Netflix for Audio, ‘Who are the gate keepers’ and revisit some previous topics – thanks to some feedback – literally and verbally – from you!

 We also had two very special guests to talk to – King Robert Cudmore and Sir Matthew of McLean. Are those calendars on their way yet? We try to find out….


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Women in Audio Drama | Episode 106

In this International Women’s Day Special we’re celebrating women working in all areas of audio drama production.

Thanks to our contributors. Here is where to find them:

Sarah Buchynski, sound engineer, sound designer and novelist

Polarity Audio Works

Lauren Shippen, creator, writer, director, producer and actor for
The Bright Sessions

Emma Sherr-Ziarko, AVA-winning actor in Wolf 359

Anthology: Across the Sea

Molly Beth Morossa, writer, script supervisor, production pixie and actor

Wooden Overcoats

Laura Bramblette

Kessi Rilinki

Plus look up Trilunis on Facebook and follow the beginnings of creating a new epic podcast drama.

Women In Audio resources and networking groups mentioned:

Women of Fiction Podcasting series on

Women’s Audio Mission

Sound Girls

Sound Women Network

Music by Kevin Hartnell

Sound effects from

Warfare Drums by Jobro

Ultimate Advice For Making Audio Drama | Part 2

It’s part two of the Audio Drama Production Podcast’s 100th Episode. Listen to part one.

What advice would you give yourself before you started making Audio Drama?

That’s the question that’s going to be answered by our fantastic panel of creators from some of the best shows around.

Featuring input from

We’re Alive, Radio Theatre Workshop, The Stories of Mahabharata,Contador de Historia, Hidden Harbor Mysteries, Fiona Thraille, Hadron Gospel HourWooden Overcoats, Roswell B.C, Owen McCuen, Space Casey, The Cleansed, The Sting of the Dark TowerThe Vienna Jetschko PodcastLightnighBolt Theater of the Mind, Greater Boston, The Night KeepJarnsaxa RisingAlba Salix Royal Physician, Matt LeongShadows & Daylight, Atheist Apocalypse, & Rick Coste.

And, as always, you can get in touch with the show at