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The Loudcast

I Am Loud Productions Ltd, I Am Loud
36 episodes
This podcast may contain explicit content.
Dive in to the wonderful world of Spoken Word with The Loudcast! We'll be showcasing some of the best poets the UK has to offer, different styles, unique voices, and chat with the poets themselves. Our host Kevin Mclean is ready to bring you right into this Spoken Word Revolution.

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The Loudcast Episode 4 Trailer (w/ Courtney Stoddart)

In our next episode of The Loudcast we feature one of the Scottish poetry scene’s brightest new voices, Courtney Stoddart! Courtney’s had a meteoric rise through the spoken word scene, and it was a delight to chat with her about her experiences and current projects. The full episode will be release…

Univocal - NaPoWriMo 2021

It’s our final NaPodcast of NaPoWriMo 2021! In this final episode we allow Kevin Mclean back into the hosting chair as we share our univocal poems and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of this National Poetry Writing Month. Want to try your hand at a univocal poem? Check out our resources b…

Telling Stories through Spoken Word (w/Cat Hepburn) - The Loudcast

We’re delighted to feature the multi-talented Cat Hepburn on this episode of The Loudcast! Cat is a Glasgow-based spoken word artist, scriptwriter, actor, and educator, and half of the team producing the event series Sonnet Youth. In this episode, Kevin and Cat chat about how a theatre background i…

Sestina - NaPoWriMo 2021

It’s our penultimate NaPodcast of NaPoWriMo 2021, and this week we’re featuring sestinas! In this episode, we share our new sestinas and chat through the process of writing them. Plus, we look ahead to our final challenge: univocal poetry... Fancy joining in with your own sestina? Check out our r…

The Loudcast - Episode 3 Trailer (w/Cat Hepburn)

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming episode of the Loudcast featuring the amazing Cat Hepburn! The full episode will be available next Sunday or get early access by joining our Patreon  This season of the Loudcast was made possible by the support of the National Lottery through Creative Scotland

Sonnet - NaPoWriMo 2021

We’re halfway through #NaPoWriMo2021 and this week we are focusing on Sonnets. To help you get writing, be sure to check out our Return to Form videos about Shakespearean Sonnets. We have amazing Sonnets by Hannah Lavery & Callum O’Dwyer: https://youtu.be/TTvVB2_620E and then join us here for o…

A Fresh Perspective on Spoken Word (w/Robert Florence) - The Loudcast

Joined by Robert Florence, Kev and Rab discuss the differences between comedy and poetry scenes, reading in live performance, and 'Poetry voice'.  This season of The Loudcast was made possible through the support of the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Golden Shovel - NaPoWriMo 2021

Week two of #NaPoWriMo2021 and we’re writing a golden shovel! If you’d like to get involved then we have good news! Not only do we have great golden shovels from Rachel Amey & Tawona Sithole but we also have a comprehensive workshop led by Dr. Katie Ailes to help you write your own!   You can find …

Concrete Poetry - NaPoWriMo 2021

One down, four poems to go! We hope you enjoyed our discussion on writing concrete poetry. Feel free to share your work with us over on social media, we would love to see your Concrete Poems from last week and can’t wait to share our Golden Shovels!

Playing with Form in Spoken Word Poetry (w/ Imogen Stirling) - The Loudcast

Kev is joined by special guest Imogen Stirling to discuss writing in form, spoken word theatre, and cross-artform collaboration. Plus Imogen shares an incredible excerpt from her upcoming show ‘Love The Sinner’. This season of The Loudcast was made possible through the support of the National Lot…

Kicking off NaPoWriMo 2021

We'd love you all to take part in #NaPoWriMo​ with us so please send us your work throughout April! This week we are focusing on writing concrete poetry. Be sure to join us on twitter.com/IAmLoudPro to see our tips and advice for writing in form and share your writing with us! How to Write a Concr…

What motivates Spoken Word (w/ Kevin Mclean) - The Loudcast

For this season finale of the Loudcast, we’ve turned the tables: Kevin Mclean is the guest, with Katie Ailes in the host chair! They discuss Kevin’s approach to being a Creative Director, his evolving writing practices, and what motivates his creativity. As always, we also feature three poems at th…

We Come From The Sun (w/ Cerys Matthews and Adam Horovitz) - The Loudcast

Hello, hello, hello! On this episode of The Loudcast Kevin is joined by two amazing guests, Cerys Matthews and Adam Horovitz, to discuss the amazing new album ‘We Come From The Sun.’ The album features 10 incredible UK-based poets, including Adam, and musical scoring by Hidden Orchestra! We also ha…

Restrictions and freedoms in Spoken Word (w/ Harry Baker) - The Loudcast

Hello, Hello, Hello and welcome back to the Loudcast! This episode Kevin is joined by the one and only Harry Baker and between the two of them they cover a wide range of poetry and performance related topics. Some of these topics include but are not limited to; The benefits of other artform's influ…

Getting into Spoken Word (w/ Gray Crosbie) - The Loudcast

Welcome to 2021 and our first Loudcast of the year! This time host Kevin is joined by Gray Crosbie and they dive into discussion about Poetic form, Putting on your own shows and the ever famous "Exposure". You can keep up with Gray over on Twitter (@GrayCrosbie), Instagram (@plantpowered_poet) an…

Being a one man band in Spoken Word (w/ Tyrone Lewis) - The Loudcast

The last Loudcast of 2020! Host Kevin is joined by Tyrone Lewis as they discuss humour in poetry, the risks of being put in a pigeon hole as a performer and so much more! You can keep up to date with Tyrone and Process Productions over on twitter & patreon. Twiiter: https://twitter.com/TyroneLewi…

Practice and Politics in Spoken Word (w/Jess Green) - The Loudcast

This week on the Loudcast, join host Kevin and Jess Green as they dive into the topics of practice in poetry, touring a show and much much more! You can keep up to date with Jess Green over on twitter: https://twitter.com/jessgreenpoet We also have poems from Freddie Alexander, Dagogo Hart and …

Escapism in Spoken Word (w/Stuart Kenny) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by Stuart Kenny to chat about the importance of art for art’s sake, The Space Gecko Project, making poetry accessible to new audiences and so much more! We also have poems from Toby Campion, Bex Sherwood, and Jen McGregor. You can see an extended interview …

Muddy Feet, Showcasing Spoken Word (w/Peter Hayhoe) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by Peter Hayhoe to chat about Spoken Word on YouTube, his work on Muddy Feet, the ups and downs of viral success, and so much more! We also have poems from Keith Jarrett, Edalia Day, and Mary Dickins. You can see an extended interview with Peter as part of …

Speaking Gaelic in Spoken Word (w/Robbie MacLeòid) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by Robbie MacLeòid to chat about his research in love poetry, the importance of preserving Gaelic language, audiences reacting to minority language poetry, and so much more! We also have poems from Ciarán Hodgers, Kevin Mclean, and Katie Ailes. You can see …

Controlling your narrative through Spoken Word (w/Hannah Lavery) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by poet and playwright Hannah Lavery to chat about the problems with defining poetry, audience responses, letting work speak for itself, and so much more! We also have poems from Maddie Haynes, Callum O'Dwyer, and Jim Monaghan. You can see an extended inter…

Making Spoken Word a Journey (w/Rose Condo) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by Rose Condo to chat about starting off in slam, experimenting with spoken word theatre, and putting performance poems on the page! We also have poems from Doug Garry, David Devereux, and Alycia Pirmohamed. You can see an extended interview with Rose as pa…

Spoken Word at StAnza (w/Eleanor Livingstone) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by the Director of StAnza chat about International Poetry festivals, the importance of multilingual poetry, adapting work to online and more! We also have poems from Katie Ailes, Mark Gallie, and Kevin. You can see an extended interview with Eleanor as part…

Music in Spoken Word Poetry (w/Jack Hinks) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by spectacular musician Jack Hinks to chat about collaborating with poets, the importance of being multidisciplinary, staying creative in lockdown, and more! We also have poems from Katie Ailes, Tawona Sithole, and we check out one of Jack's music videos!. …

Self-confidence in Spoken Word Poetry (w/Sarah Grant) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by writer, performer, and filmmaker Sarah Grant to chat about switching art forms, frustrations with the film industry, finding confidence through Spoken Word and more! We also have poems from Dagogo Hart, Emma Atkin, and our host Kevin!. You can see an ext…

Truth and Clarity (w/The Repeat Beat Poet) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by writer, performer, promoter, and host The Repeat Beat Poet to chat about pushing creativity, the importance of Spoken Word criticism, the need for eclectic voices, and more! We also have poems from Esme Allman, Callum O'Dwyer, and Jade Mitchell. You can …

Spoken word and Film (w/Perry Jonsson) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by, Art Director and cinematographer, Perry Jonsson to speak about film in spoken word, what different art forms can learn from each other, and his thoughts on poetry in advertising! We also have poems from Josh Overton, Jenny Lindsay, and Alex Clark. You c…

Comedy in Spoken Word (w/Bex Sherwood) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by fellow Loud Poet Bex Sherwood to speak about comedy in spoken word, what it's like to be a woman in comedy and, of course, cows! We also have poems from Harry Baker, Angie Strachan, and Andrew Blair. You can see an extended interview with Bex as part of …

The Weird and Wonderful of Spoken Word (w/Mark Gallie) - The Loudcast

This week on The Loudcast Kevin is joined by fellow Loud Poet Mark Gallie to dive into the weird and wonderful of spoken word. They'll be chatting about pushing creativity, bending genre, and bizzare commissions. We also have poems from Dan Simpson, Leo Glaister, and Ben Rogers. You can see an exte…

Criticising Spoken Word (w/Katie Ailes) - The Loudcast

We are back with our first non-NaPoWriMo Loudcast in quite some time! This week on the The Loudcast we have poems from Carly Brown, Lloyd Robinson, and Nadia Freeman. Our host Kevin is also joined by spoken word academic and performer Dr. Katie Ailes to chat about poetry critique and her PhD resear…