SpokenWord http://www.spokenword.org/ SpokenWord.org is a free non-profit service that helps you find, manage and share audio and video spoken-word recordings.
All of the recordings are found elsewhere on the Web and submitted to our database by members like you.
SpokenWord.org isn't a place to upload videos or podcasts. It's a directory and a search engine where you can find the best audio and video spoken-word recordings regardless of where they are published.
Prototype Online: Inventive Voices https://invention.si.edu/ Prototype Online: Inventive Voices
A twice-monthly podcast from the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Listen to interviews and lectures of renowned
inventors and innovators.
Conversations with History https://conversations.berkeley.edu/ Conversations with History
In these lively and unedited video interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists.
The interviews span the globe and include discussion of political, economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. At the heart of each interview is a focus on individuals and ideas that make a difference.
Wired for Books (audio interviews) https://wiredforbooks.org/ For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two-minute radio show. Wired for Books is proud to make these important oral documents publicly available for the first time in their entirety. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
Wired for Books brings the literary festival to you. Listen to readings and lectures of noted writers
Audio online | English | Poetry | Sound | Poems | interviews | authors | author |
Listening Booth at Poets.Org https://poets.org/ Listening Booth at Poets.Org
The poets.org Listening Booth includes audio clips of poems featured in our Poetry Exhibits and samples from the Academy's Poetry Audio Archive.
Audio clips of over one hundred poems read by their authors or other poets.
British Library : National Sound Archives https://www.bl.uk/subjects/sound British Library : National Sound Archives
Welcome to the British Library Sound Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the world. Opened in 1955 as the British Institute of Recorded Sound, it became part of the British Library in 1983.
Sound Archives : Covers some three and a half million recordings in all genres, from pop, jazz, classical and world music to wildlife sounds, oral history, drama, literature, language and dialect.
The Internet Archive https://archive.org/index.php The Internet Archive
Links to audio online .... e.g.
Live Music Archive | Netlabels | Open Source Audio | Presidential Recordings | Democracy Now | Other Minds Archive | Conference Proceedings | Naropa Audio Archives | GenderTalk | Berkeley Groks Science Radio | Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures | Childhood Matters |
Great American Speeches https://www.pbs.org/search/?q=speeches Great American Speeches
You have discovered one of the most comprehensive on-line collections of speech texts of contemporary American History. Here you can read the speeches and backgrounds of many of the most influential and poignant speakers of the recorded age. To help put each speaker in historical context, we have also provided a brief timeline of historical events.
To listen to an audio sample, click on the audio link, and to watch a short video excerpt, click on the video link.
Speeches at the History Channel https://www.history.com/speeches Speeches at the History Channel
Hear the words that changed the world. Our vast collection of speeches is drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the twentieth century.
Historical Voices http://www.historicalvoices.org/ Historical Voices
The purpose of Historical Voices is to create a significant, fully searchable online database of spoken word collections spanning the 20th century - the first large-scale repository of its kind.
The primary goals of Historical Voices are to develop both a rich set of exhibits and educational curricula that fully incorporate sound files.
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