Librivox Community Podcast

LibriVox Ninth Anniversary Podcast No. 137

Posted on August 10, 2014 by | Posted in Blog, For Volunteers, Librivox Community Podcast, News, Podcast | Comments: Comments Off on LibriVox Ninth Anniversary Podcast No. 137

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #137 celebrating LibriVox’s ninth birthday,  hosted by Ruth Golding (RuthieG).

Duration: 33:08

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Featuring MaryAnnSpiegel,  DACsoft, bookangel7, mhhbook, Hobbit, lubee930, Piotrek81, commonsparrow3 and a host of others.

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00:00 Introduction
00:49 RuthieG and MaryAnnSpiegel have a good old natter about the last year at LibriVox.
03:34 Don Cummings (DACsoft) talks about his activities at Distributed Proofreaders and LibriVox.
05:48 Bookangel7 tells us how she finds books to record.
07:40 Mary in Arkansas (mhhbook) shares her thoughts on book selection.
10:08 Lucretia (lubee930) appeals to any non-LibriVoxers listening to come on in, the water’s lovely!
12:37 Eden Rea-Hedrick (Hobbit) sings Oh, LibriVox! words by Jason Mills (Vandermast), music  a traditional Irish air, arranged by Fred. E. Weatherly.
14:53 Piotrek81 talks about recording in Polish and English, and how he finds suitable texts.
17:50 Ruth and MaryAnn finally get around to talking about text sources for recording.
24:38 Maria Kasper (commonsparrow3) tells us of her enthusiasm for original sources.
27:21 Ruth has a word about an unfortunate experience during her time at LibriVox, in the hope that it may prove helpful to anyone else who has a ‘dental disaster’.
29:21 Pin back yer lugholes (or put in your earplugs, actually). The LibriVox choristers have been at it again, and poor old Luigi Denza will be spinning in his grave.

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Sources for reading ideas mentioned in the podcast:

http://www.gutenberg.org/
https://archive.org/details/texts
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
http://www.hathitrust.org/
http://www.unz.org/
Book suggestions forum: viewforum.php?f=1
Abandoned projects thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22757
Books on the Ambleside home schooling lists: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recommended_Listening_List
Nobel literature laureates thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=51945
Polish texts: http://wolnelektury.pl/

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We are interested in whatever feedback – positive or constructively critical – anyone has about our podcasts. Add a comment below or pop over to this forum thread. Any member of the community who has contributed readings to the LibriVox catalog can host a podcast and is most welcome to do so. Visit this thread on the forum to express an interest and float your ideas.

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Recent past LibriVox Community Podcast files can be found at our spot on: Archive.org and archived shows for previous years can be found at: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Archived shownotes for the Community Podcast can be found at: http://librivox.org/category/librivox-community-podcast/ And the rss feed for those shownotes is: http://librivox.org/category/librivox-community-podcast/feed

 

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First World War Centenary Community Podcast 136

Posted on July 28, 2014 by | Posted in about LibriVox, Blog, Librivox Community Podcast, News, Podcast | Comments: 1 Comment on First World War Centenary Community Podcast 136

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #136 commemorating the outbreak of the First World War on 28th July 1914  hosted by Ruth Golding [RuthieG].

Duration: 40:15

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Featuring ExEmGe, MaryAnnSpiegel, J_N, Sebey, mhhbook, commonsparrow3, Tlaloc, lynnet, Sue Anderson, WordyCause, ShiNeko, MartinGeeson, k5hsj.

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00:00 Oh, It’s a Lovely War by J.P. Long and M. Scott, a soldiers’ favourite, sung by Courtland and Jeffries, 1918.

00:22 Introduction by Ruth Golding.

03:25 Andy Minter [ExEmGe] reads an extract from No Man’s Land: A Point of Detail, by Sapper.

05:07 MaryAnn [MaryAnnSpiegel] talks about her recordings, including her solo recording of An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army.

7:21 Julia Niedermaier [J_N] tells us a little about her solo recording of Menschen im Krieg. An English translation of this book is available at Project Gutenberg: Men in War by Andreas Latzko.

09:07 Sebastian Stephenson [Sebey] tells us about his reading, Neutral Nations and the War by Viscount Bryce.

11:29 Mary in Arkansas [mhhbook] explains why she chose her contributions.

13:08 Maria Kasper [commonsparrow3] tells us of her interest in the experience of non-combatant journalists covering the war.

15:32 What soldiers liked to read: Herman Roskams’ [Tlaloc] recording of Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke by Rilke, a favourite book of German soldiers at the Front; the British War Library (Ruth).

18:28 The effect of the war on all areas of life:

19:12 Lynne Thompson [lynnet] reads from her recording of The Children of our Dead by Thomas Tiplady.

21:33 War as a catalyst in advances in surgery; MaryAnn reads an excerpt from Early Care of Gunshot Wounds of the Jaws and Surrounding Soft Parts.

22:35 The experiences of nursing staff, featuring excerpts of recordings by Sue Anderson (The Last Ride from Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp) and MaryAnn (Eighteen Months in the War Zone, Chapter 1 by Kate Finzi).

23:40 The logistics of war, with an excerpt from Feeding an Army by Albert Kinross.

24:08 Advances in technology, including communications.

25:08 Frank Lennon [WordyCause] talks about his reading of a selection of letters home from a young American airman (The American Spirit by Briggs Kilburn Adams).

26:35 Herman talks about his other recordings for the collection: Avec une batterie de 75: Ma pièce, souvenirs d’un canonnier 1914 and Alphabet de la grande guerre, 1914-1916 pour les enfants de nos soldats. Herman refers also to a website about André Hellé, the author and illustrator of that alphabet. It can be seen at http://amisdhelle.blogspot.fr/.

29:19 The multilingual character of the collections; languages represented; excerpt from Anastasiia Solokha’s [ShiNeko] recording of Мама и убитый немцами вечер (Mama and the Evening Killed by the Germans) by Mayakovsky.

30:42 Notes on poetry.

31:07 Martin Geeson reminisces about his grandfather, and reads The Chances by Wilfred Owen, in the speech of the Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire border.

35:22 Ruth remembers the effect of the war on her own grandfather.

36:36 Edmund Blunden, a poet who ‘survived’; the war poets who did not.

38:06 Winston Tharp [k5hsj] speaks of Wilfred Owen’s poetry, and reads his Preface from the Poems.

39:54 Excerpt from For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon.

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The LibriVox First World War Centenary Collections may be found here:

Poetry: http://librivox.org/ww1-poetry/

Prose: http://librivox.org/ww1-prose-vol-i/

 

Other LibriVox recordings of books of First World War interest are listed on this page of the LibriVox Wiki.

 

We are interested in whatever feedback – positive or constructively critical – anyone has about our podcasts. Add a comment below or pop over to this forum thread. Any member of the community who has contributed readings to the LibriVox catalog can host a podcast and is most welcome to do so. Visit this thread on the forum to express an interest and float your ideas.

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To Subscribe to the Librivox Community Podcast, go to: http://feeds.feedburner.com/LibrivoxCommunityPodcast Or hit this itunes link to get you to the subscribe page: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=203970211

Recent past LibriVox Community Podcast files can be found at our spot on: Archive.org and archived shows for previous years can be found at: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Archived shownotes for the Community Podcast can be found at: http://librivox.org/category/librivox-community-podcast/ And the rss feed for those shownotes is: http://librivox.org/category/librivox-community-podcast/feed

 

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LibriVox Community Podcast No. 135

Posted on December 5, 2013 by | Posted in about LibriVox, For Volunteers, Librivox Community Podcast, Podcast, recording tips | Comments: Comments Off on LibriVox Community Podcast No. 135

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #135 hosted by Piotr Nater (Piotrek81). Duration: 21:44

Before You Press Record: Tips and Tricks Part 2

Featuring  Julia Niedermaier, Bob Gonzalez, Barbara Baker, Lars Rolander, Kimberly Krause.

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00:00 – Intro
00:44 Julia_N on selecting and working with her text
05:28 bobgon55 on his text preparation routine
09:17 NinaBrown on the tricks she uses to make reading easier
11:11 Barbara2 on making hard texts more readable
12:46 Lars Rolander on preparing his texts
14:13 Peppersnoodles93 on how she adjusted her recording set-up over time
20:39 outro

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We are interested in whatever feedback – positive or constructively critical – anyone has about our podcasts. Add a comment below or pop over to this forum thread. Any member of the community who has contributed readings to the LibriVox catalog can host a podcast and is most welcome to do so. Visit this thread on the forum to express an interest and float your ideas.

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Recent past LibriVox Community Podcast files can be found at our spot on: Archive.org and archived shows for previous years can be found at: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Archived shownotes for the Community Podcast can be found at: http://librivox.org/category/librivox-community-podcast/ And the rss feed for those shownotes is: http://librivox.org/category/librivox-community-podcast/feed

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LibriVox Community Podcast No. 134

Posted on November 15, 2013 by | Posted in about LibriVox, For Volunteers, Librivox Community Podcast, Podcast, recording tips | Comments: 1 Comment on LibriVox Community Podcast No. 134

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #134 hosted by Piotr Nater (Piotrek81).

[audio:http://archive.org/download/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_134.mp3]

Duration: 22:59

Before You Press Record: Tips and Tricks Part 1

Featuring Algy Pug, MaryAnn Spiegel, Nina Brown, Julia Niedermaier, Barbara Baker, Lars Rolander, Rapunzelina, WoollyBee.

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0:00 Introduction
00:49 Algy Pug on the reader’s role and the right mindset
04:09 Algy Pug on room preparation
05:25 MaryAnnSpiegel on giving your room suitable acoustics
08:47 Nina Brown on how she minimizes background noise
09:13 J_N on controlling her surroundings for possible sources of noise
10:02 Barbara2 on preparing her surroundings
10:52 Rowland on finding the right place and on his microphone
12:00 Algy Pug on microphone selection and maintenance
13:36 MaryAnnSpiegel on her recording setup
14:24 Algy Pug on how to prepare yourself and what to avoid
16:14 J_N on preparing herself
16:37 Nina Brown on preparing herself
17:44 Rapunzelina on preparing herself
18:47 WoollyBee on how her setup evolved over time
22:37 Conclusion

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We are interested in whatever feedback – positive or constructively critical – anyone has about our podcasts. Add a comment below or pop over to this forum thread.

Any member of the community who has contributed readings to the LibriVox catalog can host a podcast and is most welcome to do so. Visit this thread on the forum to express an interest and float your ideas.

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To Subscribe to the Librivox Community Podcast, go to:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/LibrivoxCommunityPodcast

Or hit this itunes link to get you to the subscribe page:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=203970211

Recent past LibriVox Community Podcast files can be found at our spot on: Archive.org and archived shows for previous years can be found at: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and 2012.

Archived shownotes for the Community Podcast can be found at:
http://librivox.org/category/librivox-community-podcast/

And the rss feed for those shownotes is:
http://librivox.org/category/librivox-community-podcast/feed

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