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on: June 24, 2009, 09:39:26 AM
Morning all:)

   Just to let you know, we're actively recruiting for female narrators who can do serious, dramatic work and have good microphones.  There's a note up on my Twitter account to that effect, but if you are or indeed know of, anyone who might be a good fit, get them to send a message to al@escapeartists.net and we'll get them narrator guidelines and an audition piece.  There is of course no pay but our respect is undying.



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Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 02:45:56 PM
Wouldn't that be, "Our respect is undead"?



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Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 03:30:01 PM
Ba ZING!



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Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 03:06:47 PM
I love it when you guys talk dirty.   :D

I've got a pretty good mic (my Bitter Half is a muso), but the serious part in "serious, dramatic work" throws me right out of contention.

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Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 04:39:20 PM
I love it when you guys talk dirty.   :D

I've got a pretty good mic (my Bitter Half is a muso), but the serious part in "serious, dramatic work" throws me right out of contention.

Give it a shot!  You never know until you try. 



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Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 04:56:30 PM
I love it when you guys talk dirty.   :D

I've got a pretty good mic (my Bitter Half is a muso), but the serious part in "serious, dramatic work" throws me right out of contention.

Shoot me your email address and I'll send you the narrator guidelines.  The worst thing that can happen is we'll say no but even then we'll do so in a constructive, positive way.  Give it a shot, you might be surprised:)



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Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 03:22:51 AM
Do chase down Kimberly Steele, author and reader of Forever Fifteen. Send some guys over in black unmarked windowless vans if you have to.

I was mesmerized by her reading, particularly of the dialogue by the protagonist, Lucy. She sounded melancholy, innocent, and worldly-wise all at once.

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Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 08:46:11 PM
Are you still looking, or do you have everyone you need?

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Reply #8 on: September 30, 2009, 08:57:00 PM
Still looking, I'll send the details to you:)



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Reply #9 on: September 30, 2009, 10:34:01 PM
The Word Whore!

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #10 on: September 30, 2009, 11:37:25 PM
The Word Whore!

Love her to death, but the last time I tried to email her it bounced. :(



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Reply #11 on: September 30, 2009, 11:42:26 PM
try again, it bounced once for me too

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #12 on: September 30, 2009, 11:46:44 PM
Trying to think of female podcasters who would be good at Pseudopod, and the best one is too busy.  Mur.

 I don't think Christiana Ellis would be as good for Pseudopod, she just sounds too happy all the time.  Would be like this one radio newscaster in detroit back in the 80's don't remember her name but she always sounded happy, no matter the news.  My family jokingly referred to her as "The Dead Baby Lady" because we thought she would sound happy reporting about that too.

I don't know if Dawn from Dawn and Drew is still around, as I stopped listening to their podcast close to two years ago now.  I know they did stuff with Sigler, so not opposed to horror or that sort of thing. 

Soccergirl?

What about some of the female voice talents from Decoder Ring Theater?  They may be too busy themselves with their own show, but...

Can't think of too many others right now.  Will keep thinking/going through my podcatcher.


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Reply #13 on: October 01, 2009, 09:04:06 PM
Okay- what qualifies as a "good mic"? I've been meaning to try my hand at reading for a cast (was going to try out for SSS), and I don't have anything approaching a good mic yet (headset and one on the webcam but neither is good) but an excuse to get one would be good.. if it's not disgustingly expensive

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Reply #14 on: October 02, 2009, 01:26:58 AM
Oh Al...I sound much better than any of the Teen Girl Squad...

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Reply #15 on: October 02, 2009, 08:53:21 AM
Okay- what qualifies as a "good mic"? I've been meaning to try my hand at reading for a cast (was going to try out for SSS), and I don't have anything approaching a good mic yet (headset and one on the webcam but neither is good) but an excuse to get one would be good.. if it's not disgustingly expensive

You're sure to start a heated argument -- or passionate discussion -- with that question :-)

I don't have one myself but I'm seriously considering a Blue Snowball Mic. I've heard great things about it and it's a USB mic which apparently is much better.


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Reply #16 on: October 02, 2009, 10:08:55 AM
Oh Al...I sound much better than any of the Teen Girl Squad...

Okay THAT made my day:)



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Reply #17 on: October 02, 2009, 01:32:50 PM
where would I go to get a sample script etc to try reading aloud to? I'd really like to try this...

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Reply #18 on: October 02, 2009, 03:20:59 PM
I'll send one out over the weekend:)



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Reply #19 on: October 22, 2009, 10:10:08 PM
Whatever happened to Deborah Green who used to read a lot for EP?  She had a great voice.

Another person I thought of was Summer Brooks from the Farpoint Media podcasts.  I know she is busy, but would love to hear her read stories.  She hosted one ep of PC, but then vanished.

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Reply #20 on: October 23, 2009, 01:01:15 AM
http://www.contentious.com/2004/12/22/women-in-podcasting-the-list/

The list doesn't appear to have been updated since February of 2006 but it might give people starting point....


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Reply #21 on: October 23, 2009, 02:23:25 AM
Lene Taylor might be a good choice  She has two podcasts currently I read comics and look at his butt (a star trek/sci-fi podcast/blog with another female co-host)


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Reply #22 on: July 03, 2010, 06:44:58 PM
The Word Whore!

Love her to death, but the last time I tried to email her it bounced. :(

I'd be honored.  Anytime! 
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Reply #23 on: July 03, 2010, 06:49:35 PM
I'd be honored.  Anytime! 
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