Audio

Audio Libraries
Description
 
 
A database of 16,000 Sound Effects made available by the BBC for download and use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
 
The Freedom Archives contains over 12,000 hours of audio and video recordings which date from the late-1960s to the mid-90s and chronicle the progressive history of the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States of American more broadly, and also international movements. Their collection includes weekly news, poetry, music programs; in-depth interviews and reports on social and cultural issues; numerous voices from behind prison walls; diverse activists; and pamphlets, journals and other materials from many radical organizations and movements.
 
GDC Vault is a collection of in-depth design, technical and inspirational video talks, and slides from the influencers of the game development industry, taken from over 20 years of the worldwide Game Developers Conferences -- that's 12,000 videos, audio files, and synced presentations from speakers and panels.
 
The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public -- in this case, to over 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts).
 
 
A huge collection of free and public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers from around the world in dozens of different languages.
 
 
An all-volunteer, non-profit public library of mostly public domain material relating to Marx or Marxist thought -- in this case, audiobooks in English and Portugese of Marxist works, and audio recordings of historical Marxists.
 
Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your listening device or computer. The collection includes works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Tolstoy, Twain, Austen, and Asimov.
 
 
Podcasts
Description
 
A podcast exploration of thriller cinema through the lens of two different selected works every fortnight -- themes include systems, intoxication, navigation, and work.
 
Every other week is an episode about everything else -- from internet culture, to manga, to rap music.
 
A film podcast that discusses classical Hollywood stories and themes, focusing on the women who designed, acted, directed, and wrote during this era. Figures include Anita Loos, Barbara Stanwyck, and Joan Bennett.
 
A podcast about the ongoing struggle to survive as an independent art or cultural worker (primarily in the United States, but with occassional reference to European situations).
 
It spans a wide array -- from art history, to activism, to media criticism.
 
Artsy's team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the art world in this podcast, talking everything from art history to the latest market news.
 
Artsy also hosts a growing database of 1,000,000 works of art, architecture, and design by 100,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works.
 
Consisiting of episodic interviews about new media, digital art and culture, Beyond the Filter attempts to highlight the changing nature of interactivity and creation in online spaces, and where this artistic activity intersects with the class, race, and gender dynamics of the people involved.
 
A podcast from UCD's National Folklore Collection, it explores Irish and European folk traditions across an array of subject areas and topics. Drawing from primary sources in the collection itself, these topics include the material culture of folk objects and the relationship of a people to their environment more generally.
 
A media criticism podcast about power, PR, and the history of bullshit. It combines interviews with original research to substantively layout the origins, motivations, and results of a given media trope or portrayal.
 
An interview-format podcast between game designers, about their personal and creative relationships to the games they both play and make.
 
A Twin Peaks rewatch podcast which holds a lens up to the symbolic grammar and magical logics of Mark Frost and David Lynch's mystery horror drama, regularly dipping into other media and concepts related to the show.
 
A podcast about the ephemeral objects that tell the hidden stories of our culture and our lives. Topics include early cable television and the kinescope, New York City hoarders, and the early-20th century immigrant musical experience.
 
A podcast about architecture and the real world. By opening up new perspectives on the built environment, the podcast seeks to explore the meaning of architecture in contemporary society, challenge dominant spatial fashions, and explore alternative realities beyond the architectural community. 
 
From discussions of modern video games, to Dungeons & Dragons, to tic-tac-toe, the hosts of this podcast attempt to make the academic study of games more accessible, text-by-text -- topics range from the literary limits of interactivity to the ethnomusicology of the African-American playground.
 
The mess: culture, art, and the internet in the 21st century.
 
The museum: canons, categories, and other old stuff.​
 
A longform, fortnightly podcast dedicated to the work of often overlooked and underrated film directors. Past subjects include Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days), Tony Scott (The Hunger, Enemy of the State), and John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious).
 
noun 1. a manual control used to adjust the relative responses of an amplifier to high, low, and intermediate audio frequencies.
 
Also an interview podcast between video game developers about their careers and creative processes, and the tricky work of establishing and maintaining a cohesive tone in their games.
 
A podcast about utopias, real and imaginary. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Topics include the works of Philip K. Dick, the intersection of architecture and utopianism, and the Black Panther Party.
 
A film podcast, primarily concerned with thriller and horror genres, but which also veers into interviews and broader cultural topics. Of note is its Hundreds of Dead Bodies series, which discusses a single horror film every day for the month of October in an increasingly-worn manner.
 
An encounter with the spectres of the 20th century via cult film, fringe literature, strange sounds, and haunted landscapes. -- all heavily influenced by Christian theology, the work of Mark Fisher, and the theoretical framework of the Situationist International.