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Serial: the world’s worst-kept secret?

By on Nov 27, 2014 in #Trending, Current Affairs | 0 comments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ll know about Serial – the hit podcast taking the world by storm. Following a real life investigation into a 1999 Baltimore murder, Serial follows the story of Hae Min Lee, and her boyfriend Adnan, who is currently serving time for her murder. But did he do it? People are hooked on it. Proving to be one of the most popular podcasts ever, it’s just been confirmed for a second season – fuelling speculation of which case it’ll be based on. Oh – and every episode is available on audioBoom.   People can’t stop talking about it. Look….   We’ve got to start with the obvious Cereal/Serial joke: listen to ‘Introducing ‘Serial’ and ‘Cereal’’ on audioBoom   It’s got everyone questioning guilt and innocence:   listen to...

Phillip Hughes 1988-2014

By on Nov 27, 2014 in Current Affairs, News | 0 comments

Tributes have poured in for Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25. Team doctor Peter Brukner announced that the international batsman never regained consciousness following an incident two days ago when he was struck on the side of neck by a delivery from bowler Sean Abbott.   listen to ‘Phil Hughes Tribute’ on audioBoom Phillip has been described by the BBC as ‘a breed who believed in graft being just as important as craft’. 4BC Sports examined the news as it broke this morning and reflected on the cricketer’s career.   listen to ‘Phillip Hughes passes away with Kieran Marsh’ on audioBoom Former Lancashire player Steven Moore describes the player you need to be to stand in front of a 90mph ball.   listen to ‘Audio -Stephen Moore pays tribute to Phil Hughes and says cricket may look to improve protective equipment.. ’ on audioBoom...

Riots and racism in #Ferguson

By on Nov 26, 2014 in Current Affairs | 0 comments

America woke up to social turmoil today after a night of rioting and protests in a dozen US cities. The unrest was prompted by the decision of a grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed the black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th 2014. The long awaited decision came under the cover of darkness at 20:23 local time. The announcement, tucked away in a long press conference, led to confusion outside the St. Louis police station. As you can hear in this clip (00:16). “Q: What is the message that’s been sent out? A: That its ok to kill people on the streets and you’ll get away with it” listen to ‘The night Ferguson boiled over’ on audioBoom   Local Ferguson residents criticised how the announcement was made. Twitter was ablaze with debate on whether releasing the verdict in the morning could have...

Band Aid 30 – Smug or saintly?

By on Nov 25, 2014 in Current Affairs, Music | 0 comments

Bob Geldof’s classic Christmas charity single is 30 years old today. But the release of Band Aid 30 last weekend caused quite a bit of controversy. Whilst some have complained it’s a smug and even lazy rehash of the original, the single still has already managed to sell more than 312,000 copies making it the year’s fastest-selling single. Geldof has reworked the Christmas classic, changing the words to raise awareness and money for the Ebola crisis. It’s divided critics, but what do you think?   Claire Hanna has taken issue with Irish Independent columnist Ian O’Doherty over his criticism of Band Aid 30. Is this idea of Western guilt becoming out-dated, and instead Band Aid is one of the best ways to raise money?   listen to ‘Band Aid 30’ on audioBoom Sales have gone BONKERS. After premiering on the X Factor, five minutes later Band Aid had...

Sports Weekend Review

By on Nov 24, 2014 in Sport | 0 comments

Will Lewis Hamilton be the next great British driver? Well, he’s certainly en route (sorry!) after winning his second F1 world title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. It was a tense race with Hamilton in direct competition with Nico Rosburg, his fellow team-mate at Mercedes, who could have stolen the title for himself had he polled in 1st position. The National, the English daily newspaper in the United Arab Emirates, discusses this weekend’s action:   listen to ‘Ep 50: Recap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’ on audioBoom   The English women’s football team played their first stand-alone game at Wembley this weekend. They may have lost 3-0 to Germany but a 45,000 strong crowd, despite transport problems, shows the growing popularity for women’s football: #EnglandWomen     Crystal Palace thrashed Liverpool on Saturday, leaving Liverpool...

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....