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Think, Listen, Debate

By on Nov 23, 2014 in Current Affairs, Weekly Round Up | 0 comments

Winter weekends have drawn in so it’s time to make a brew, sit by the fire and relax up with a good piece of audio. We’ve picked out a thinker, a listen and a debate for you.   Think: Are we suffering a narcism epidemic? Radio National’s ‘All In The Mind‘ podcast explores whether new generations are becoming increasingly vain. Queue singing Carly Simon very loudly #YOURESOVAIN   listen to ‘The narcissism epidemic’ on audioBoom   Listen: Are you counting down the days until the next series of Game of Thrones? Do we have a treat for you! The never-before-told history of Westeros and the lands beyond. With all-new material from George R.R. Martin, the first chapter of the prologue to #GameOfThrones   listen to ‘The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones’ on audioBoom   Debate: Do MPs deserve a...

Welcoming XFM to audioBoom!

By on Nov 22, 2014 in Music | 0 comments

Our week at audioBoom HQ just got even better – we’ve just been joined by XFM! With a host of high profile DJs like Jon Holmes, Josh Kennedy, Danielle Perry & Josh Widdicombe now on our books, there’s a lot to get excited about this weekend. Here’s some of favourites so far. Idlewild are back! And boy are we excited. Roddy Woomble talks to XFM’s Danielle Perry about the band’s first album in five years. It’s been way too long.   listen to ‘Idlewild on Everything Ever Written’ on audioBoom Talking of reunions, will Oasis reform for Glastonbury 2015? Noel Gallagher talks to Jon Holmes about the likelihood, but it could all come down to Dave Grohl…   listen to ‘Noel Gallagher – would Oasis reform for Glastonbury 2015?’ on audioBoom Need a new band to love? Try Mercury Prize 2014 winners Young Fathers:   listen to...

Digital News And Content Producer (London)

By on Nov 21, 2014 in Jobs | 0 comments

audioBoom is an audio social media platform and app for listeners, broadcasters, publishers, educators and podcasters. We believe that voice communicates so much more than text and is more mobile than video. Listeners and audio creators make up our 12 million users from around the world. We offer the best in global audio news, current affairs, sports, music and entertainment from our worldwide channel partners. BBC, Sky, Reuters, CNBC, Time, NPR, talkSPORT, LBC, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Premier League and Universal are among our the 900 professional content partners. audioBoom is at an exciting period of growth. We are now looking to continue our expansion with the formation of a digital news team, based in London.   RESPONSIBILITIES The Digital News and Content Producer will work directly to the Digital News Editor and with the Digital Broadcast Assistants....

Laugh Out Loud

By on Nov 21, 2014 in Staff Picks, Weekly Round Up | 0 comments

Its Friday! It is ok to snigger out loud on public transport or even in the office. Here are a few ‘booms’ to get you going.   When Poppers, Wellies and Rope is the answer. What on earth could be the question?   listen to ‘”Poppers”, “Wellies” and “Rope” were the answers…But what did @SarahMillican75 ask?’ on audioBoom   Kim Kardashian already broke the internet once. This time round she managed to combine lube, latex and Christmas all in under 8 minutes #BreakTheInternet   listen to ‘Kim Kardashian Talks Latex, Lube & Xmas Cards’ on audioBoom   Introducing Mr and Mrs Pumpkin Pie, the penguins that live in a shopping mall. Wonder which one is #MontyThePenguin   listen to ‘Penguins!’ on audioBoom   We love RTÉ. We love when radio goes wrong. This is all of that rolled into one beautiful clip...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

By on Nov 20, 2014 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TDOR)  is held annually to observe those who have been lost to acts of violence fuelled by transphobia. The event was established by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) to commemorate the brutal murder in 1998 of Rita Hester, an American transgender activist, whose murder remains unsolved. In recent years, the day has become an opportunity to confront the pervasive problem of violence against transgender people. Transgender or trans people are more likely to suffer from mental health problems. Nearly half of trans people in the US have attempted suicide because of discrimination that they encounter. TDOR is not just about the past though, it is about looking forward. Paris Lees, a prominent trans activist and number two on the Independent’s #RainbowList2014, told an audience at Student Pride last year “when you give trans people...

Staff Picks from audioBoom – Claire

By on Nov 20, 2014 in Staff Picks | 0 comments

We’re whizzing through the audioBoom Staff Picks now. Next up is Claire Powell, our Head of News, Current Affairs and Culture :  I’ve chosen just a few channels from our fantastic current affairs and culture content on audioBoom. Downing Street Latest brings news from the heart of British politics. In their latest clip, David Cameron talks to Indian Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi, from the #G20 Summit in Australia last weekend.   listen to ‘David Cameron meets Prime Minister Modi of India’ on audioBoom   The Nolan Show asks plenty of thought-provoking questions. – such as ‘Sick days are on the up – but  just how many sickies are ‘acceptable’? and ‘Would YOU be willing to pay an extra £12 a year, to help those struggling with fuel poverty’? It is , one of my favourite BBC channels out of the many on audioBoom, providing a daily...

20 Years of the National Lottery

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

Happy 20th birthday to the National Lottery!  Since Noel Edmonds first drew the those six magic numbers in 1994, the ‘Lotto’ has given away over £53 billion in prizes and created more than 3,700 millionaires. None of whom are in audioBoom offices *sigh* All prizes are tax free (sorry Mr Osborne!) but 28% of the income goes to the Big Lottery Fund, a public body that awards money to charities. That is £33 million per week shared out by the likes of the Arts Council, Sports England and UK Film, to name a few. So what if you’re the next one-in-14-million jackpot winner? Well maybe don’t repeat the mistakes of these lottery winners…   1. Frank Skinner lists several things not to promise to your mates on national television #DontDoIt listen to ‘Frank Skinner: Frank, Emily and Alun discuss the recent lottery winners’ on audioBoom   2. Ben Woods life...

#TrendingTuesday

By on Nov 18, 2014 in #Trending | 0 comments

Find out what’s been #Trending this week. It’s been pretty busy, so catch up with all the latest here. ITV2 cancelled ‘Dapper Laughs : On the Pull‘ after shocking footage of the Vine comedian Daniel O’Reilly emerged making light of rape. After a week of public outcry, the comedian has retired his ‘alter ego’ #DapperLaughs. With his sexist brand of humour, good riddance.   listen to ‘Harriet Harman on Dapper Laughs show controversy on @iainDale on @LBC’ on audioBoom You must have seen Kim Kardashian’s bootay (you can’t miss it)! Paper magazine has been on a mission to #BreakTheInternet, and they may have succeeded. Here’s something from the audioBoom archives from Fox FM’s Fifi and Dave chatting to the lady herself.   listen to ‘Kim Kardashian’ on audioBoom #BandAid30 charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ was released this week...