The Voice for Voice

Geraint john

Geraint John, founder of Move Digital, discusses all things related to Voice Technology. So, whether you are interested in Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Siri, Cortana, or Chatbots, then this is the show for you!

Instagram: @geraintjohn

All Episodes

Geraint and Will are back! In this episode they discuss the biggest trends to emerge in Voice over the last 6 months and analyse predictions for the future of Alexa and Google.  Grab a coffee and enjoy!   

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Nov 2019

26 min 32 sec

Howdy! In the latest episode of the Voice for Voice, Geraint and Will are joined by the incredible Chris Sheldrick from What3Words! What 3 Words is a new global address system that segments the entire earth's surface into 3m x 3m squares, each assigned a memorable 3-word name.  This has huge implications for logistics, emergency services and much much more.  Chris talks about the crucial role Voice plays in What3Words, the challenges they've faced, and what the future holds.     

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Jun 2019

25 min 25 sec

In this summer special of the Voice for Voice podcast, Geraint and Will catch up with the latest news on Voice, including:  - Skill of the week: Deal or No Deal - Alexa's new privacy concerns (sigh) - UK finally able to monetise skills - Debate: why are brands slow to adopt alexa?  Finally, of course, we'll have our head-to-head, asking alexa about a very special visitor...   

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Jun 2019

26 min 48 sec

Welcome to the show! The Voice for Voice is recorded in Brixton London and listened to by 1000's of Voice nuts around the world. In today's podcast Geraint & Will discuss: The Google Dev Conference and how Duplex for the Web is going to completely revolutionise the way we hire cars, book holidays etc. Spotify's Voice enabled adverts and the huge impact Voice adverts will have on the advertising industry  Call Joy Answers and the huge impact this will have on small businesses. Thanks for listening 

May 2019

26 min 57 sec

Howdy Voice folk.  In episode 9 of series 2 Geraint and Will test perhaps the worst Skill/Action of the week on record.  They also look at the amazing new interactive audio ads being trialled, and discuss the BBC's move to block their podcasts appearing on Google Assistant. Don't miss out. 

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Apr 2019

26 min 5 sec

Oi oi. We're back with ANOTHER episode of Voice-related goodness.  On the bill this week... - Our latest Skill of the Week; Ocado's online shopping skill.  - Analysis of Alexa's suspected 'Fortnite' ad - Will Apple's new Siri pods change the game? - New survey claims 45% of millenials use a Voice Assistant when shopping (can this be true?) - Bing now delivers results in audio form (big for Alexa) Finally we'll pit Siri and Alexa in a battle to the death to see which device can find a local dog walker. 

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Mar 2019

27 min 29 sec

Greetings fellow Voice enthusiasts.  Jake Dubbins - owner of Media Bounty, a social media agency with a conscience - speaks with Geraint and Will about the exciting potential for Voice for Good (as well as the terrifying potential of big tech exploiting our trust in Voice Assistants).  We test three amazing Skills and ask Jake to give a rating out of ten, including a game-changing Breast Cancer Diagnosis tool.  Grab some headphones, pour yourself a coffee, and enjoy.         

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Mar 2019

35 min 54 sec

Hello, welcome back.  This week we are joined by the Voice for Voice's FIRST EVER GUEST!!! Mark McCulloch,  brand-focused creative marketer with more than fifteen years' heavyweight experience, talks about the amazing potential for Voice Technology to disrupt Food and Drink Marketing.  This isn't one to miss.   

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Mar 2019

38 min 3 sec

The sun is shining in South London! And Geraint and Will are talking about Voice again. Coming up: - Skill of the Week "Paloma's Bedtime" - Voice Assistants and Audio Content - Siri Acquires Pull String - New Forecasts about Voice Commerce - Stats About 3rd Party Google Actions (or lack thereof) ...and of course our weekly Head-to-Head.  Don't miss out. 

Feb 2019

27 min 2 sec

Welcome back to the Voice for Voice. On the bill today: - Audible's fantastic interactive storytelling wins Skill of the Week - Voice Tech's potential to revolutionise local government - Voice enabled content vs morning radio ...and of course our weekly Head-to-Head. Sit back and enjoy. 

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Feb 2019

27 min 19 sec

Get out the snow, pour yourself a hot coffee, and get ready for the latest in all things VOICE. On the agenda: - Patron's Cocktail Skill - Alexa Dev speaker preview - Voice in hearing aids - Harrison Ford - A Black Mirror-esq breakthrough in thought based computing.  And of course, our weekly HEAD-TO-HEAD.     

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Feb 2019

31 min 19 sec

It's cold, dark, and miserable outside in Brixton BUT - there's plenty of Voice news... In episode 2 series 2, Geraint and Will test Autoglass' new Skill, before discussing:  - Alexa's news reader voice update (v cool) - Apple Homepod's release in China (will Alexa and Google follow?) - Has smart home integration gone too far? BLOOM's new smart umbrella suggests we may have...and  - Google's new Voice donation feature.  We'll then pit Alexa and Google Home against each other in a battle to see which offers the best Voice Commerce Experience.  You'd be foolish to miss this one... 

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Jan 2019

28 min 26 sec

The Voice for Voice is back with a brand new series to banish those mid-January blues.  Geraint and Will discuss the deluge of Voice news following the latest CES conference, including: - Google Home's live translation feature - Alexa's new integrations (including a bike..!) - Voice Assistants in cars, and  - Google's bombshell data release... Eurostar win our Skill of the Week with a truly brilliant Voice experience.  We also have our first Head-to-Head, where we ask Google and Alexa to speak an obscure language... 

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Jan 2019

32 min 49 sec

In the final episode of Season 1 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint and Will reflect on an incredible year for Voice Technology. With Christmas holidays around the corner, they'll be asking: - What's the biggest Voice news 2018? - What did Amazon, Google and Apple do well (and what could they do better)?  - What's going to happen next year and beyond?  The Skill of the Week is appropriately Christmas-themed, as is the FINAL head-to-head (until the second week of Jan...)

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Dec 2018

30 min 28 sec

Welcome back! This week Geraint and Will dicsuss: - Voice and the music industry  - How to market Alexa Skills and  - How long until we see ads on Alexa?  We then test our Skill of the Week before putting the Amazon Show head-to-head with Google Home. Don't miss out!

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Dec 2018

29 min 17 sec

Welcome back! In episode 22 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint and Will discuss fascinating insights gleaned from the Alexa Dev MeetUp, including: -Alexa and Charities (What are the opportunities and challenges?) -Is the future of Alexa content rather than Skills? -Alexa's data project (is Voice the key to making data accessible for all?)   SKILL OF THE WEEK = British Heart Foundation  HEAD TO HEAD = Siri vs Google Home 

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Dec 2018

32 min 52 sec

In Episode 21 of the Voice for Voice, Geraint and Will discuss the weekly roundup of Voice Tech news, including topics such as: -Amazon's plan to get brands to promote Voice shopping -The London Alexa Dev Meetup (on Tuesday, see you there) and  -Alexa and WeWork's partnership fail. Our Skill of the Week is Big Sky (congrats Philosophical Creations).  Our Head-to-Head pits our brand new Amazon Show against the Google Home. 

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Nov 2018

33 min 5 sec

Download Episode! It's episode 20 of the Voice for Voice! Themes of the day: -Is it goodbye for Cortana? It certainly seems so (who cares?). -Alexa has been called to the stand! As a witness to a gruesome double murder...does this raise more privacy issues? -Alexa Blueprints lands in the UK! Get out there and create. Our Skill of the Week goes to XAPP media for their innovative 'We Study Billionaires' podcast skill. In our (slightly below par) head-to-head, we'll ask Google Home and Alexa if there'll be any snow coming up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkJvBoL5ces&t=7s

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Nov 2018

33 min

Download Episode! Welcome! In episode 19 of the Voice for Voice, we'll be saying happy birthday to Alexa (4 years old!!), we'll talk about Google's announcement that Google Assistant will be a feature in Chrome, the voice revolution going on in charity and Alexa's scary potential to assist domestic abuse. Our Skill of the Week is Vocabulary Builder, congratulations Magoosh!! Our head-to-head will test whether we can book a flight via Alexa and Google Home.

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Nov 2018

28 min 36 sec

In Episode 18 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Alexa's future role in politics, Alexa's business takeover, the massive opportunity of flash briefings, and how Voice technology is revolutionising the lives of the visually impaired. Our Skill of the Week is Amazon's 'Storytime'. We then test Alexa and Google in a head-to-head.

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Nov 2018

32 min 26 sec

Hello! In this week's episode Geraint and Will debate; whether the Google Home Hub will eclipse the Amazon Show, whether it's already the end for Facebook's Portal, Alexa's Skill review problem, Alexa & hospitality, whether Voice is making us lazy, and if the new trading Skill is going to cause a financial crash (let's hope not). We'll then test our (slightly trashy) Skill of the Week: The Kardashian Quote game, before putting the devices head-to-head and asking about the evening's Champions League fixtures.

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Oct 2018

30 min 58 sec

In episode 16 of the Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Facebook Portal's fresh privacy concerns, children's relationship with Alexa, and the future of Voice-only devices. Our skill of the week is Bamboo Maths - an interactive learning skill. We'll then do our Alexa Dev Meetup-inspired head-to-head; can Alexa find us a local exercise class?

Oct 2018

31 min 38 sec

This week Geraint and Will spoke at the Alexa dev meetup in Cambridge! A great experience with loads of interesting insights! We test our Skill of the Week 'Puzzle Quest' from Vox LR8, a submission for the Alexa Games competition. Finally, we have our head-to-head.

Oct 2018

27 min 16 sec

Hello! We're back with episode 14! Loads of exciting Voice-related news. Facebook's new smart speaker 'portal' - will it work out? We think probably not. Alexa fund has been busy investing in pre-fab homes (I wonder why...), voice-first learning platform Bamboo, and patient-carer Skill Aiva. Our Skill of the Week goes to Stoked Skills (congrats chaps) for their Angel Investor Skill - a fun game that lets you play out your Dragon's Den fantasy. FINALLY, another head-to-head with Google Home and Amazon Alexa. We'll be testing local business knowledge.

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Oct 2018

27 min 33 sec

Download Episode! In Episode 13 of the Voice for Voice, we'll be discussing the brand new Google Home Hub (Google's answer to the Amazon Show), Amazon's new Gadget Toolkit, Task Rabbit's new Alexa skill, and Amazon's new partnership with Ghetty Images. Congratulations Red Cross! You are our Skill of The Week. We try and donate to the hurricane Florence via Alexa. Finally, we'll put Google Home and Alexa head-to-head and ask them for local restaurants.

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Sep 2018

21 min 23 sec

Welcome to episode 12 of the Voice for Voice! We're going to be taking a look at how Virgin Trains' Alexa Skill has been going (HINT: very well). Argos and Google Home have integrated! This is huge news for Voice Commerce. We'll be taking a look at what this means for the Great Voice War with Alexa, and for Argos' competition with Amazon. Congratulations to Drawerz! You have won Skill of the Week with the 'Hurricane Center' Skill, a voice-app that gives real-time updates on storms in the Carribean. Finally, our head-to-head between Google Home and Amazon Alexa...who is Roald Dahl?      

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Sep 2018

24 min 11 sec

In Episode 11 of The Voice for Voice podcast, Geraint talks about Dunkin Donuts new Skill which allows your to order via Alexa and pick up in store. There are new stats from Amazon which are mouthwatering and impressive. Geraint also discusses Samsung's Bixby, which could be a big contender in the Voice war. The new Ceebebies skill gets a review and theres the usual head to head between Google Home and Alexa. Enjoy!

Sep 2018

27 min 25 sec

In episode 10 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John talks about: -Alexa & Cortana's integration; -Bose & Alexa's new partnership; and -Alexa's €50,000 European Game Skill challenge. We'll then test our Skill of the Week: 'Trump Against Humanity'. Finally, we'll be putting Google Assistant and Alexa head-to-head, asking them how to get to Geraint's homeland.

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Aug 2018

26 min 37 sec

In episode 9 of the Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses: -Saint Louis University's integration of Amazon Echos on campus -Thryv's integration with Alexa and the opportunity for small businesses. -The brand new 'Amazon Fellowship' program. -Google's new screen display! We'll then test our Skill of the Week '7 minute workout', before our Premier League themed head-to-head.

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Aug 2018

28 min 21 sec

Hello there! Welcome back to The Voice for Voice! In episode 8 Geraint John kicks off by discussing Omnitrac's new Fleet Management Skill and the future of Voice devices and data. We then talk discuss Central 1's innovative new banking skill, before debating whether Voice will become a key shopping platform. We'll then talk about Alexa's newly open source Car dev kit! Our Skill of the Week this week is 'Burglar Deterrent' (congrats Stephen Brown) - listen to hear us test it out! Finally, we'll put Alexa head-to-head with Google Home.

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Aug 2018

23 min 13 sec

In episode 7 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Yext's integration with Amazon Alexa. We also discuss Amazon's positive impact skill challenge and the new report claiming Google Assistant is the most intelligent Voice assistant, before testing our first 'Voice for Voice Skill of the Week' - the Mayo Clinic First Aid Skill! Finally, we'll run our own head to head intelligence test between Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

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Aug 2018

19 min 31 sec

Download Episode! In episode 6 of the Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Lego's investment in the Alexa platform, Google Home's 'Personality Team' and new fascinating research about Smart Speaker adoption. We then test a new skill 'Wine Finder' - an Alexa Skill that helps you choose the perfect wine for your meal. We'll then have a head-to-head between Amazon Alexa and Google Home to see who has the best personality!    

Jul 2018

24 min 22 sec

In episode 5 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Foodora's new food delivery Alexa Skill, the appointment of Jack Giannandrea as head of Siri, Etiqa Insurance's new chatbot on Google Home, and smart speakers' contribution to the return of radio. We'll then test the new Alexa boardgame Skill 'When In Rome', before rounding it off with a head-to-head between Siri and Alexa.

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Jul 2018

28 min 37 sec

In episode 4 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses Storyline - a platform that allows anyone to build an Alexa Skill with no coding background. Will Google Duplex replace customer service? Find out what we think. We'll also be talking about how Collect + are changing the Returns market with their brand new Voice app. Next we'll test out the new BBC Sport Alexa Skill 'Take Me To The Tennis'  - the handy resource for all Wimbledon-related info. Finally, we'll put Google Assistant head-to-head with Siri to see which is the best voice platform for your smartphone!

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Jul 2018

32 min 10 sec

Download Episode! In episode 3 of The Voice for Voice, Geraint John discusses how the Siri Shortcuts in Apple's upcoming update could change the Voice game completely. We'll then talk about Alexa's new voice command feature in the iOS app - will this give Alexa a foothold in the smartphone market? We'll then test a new app - The Akinator - which is available both on Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Finally, we'll be asking Google Home and Amazon Alexa to book an uber, recommend a place to eat, and see if it knows the answer to a crucial world cup related question.

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Jul 2018

24 min 13 sec

Welcome to the 2nd episode of the Voice for Voice. In this episode, Geraint John will be discussing how brands and influencers can take advantage of Amazon Alexa's Flash Briefings. We'll then be trying out a new Alexa Skill called 'Guess My Name', created by Operlo. Finally, we'll be conducting our weekly head-to-head Voice device competition. This week we'll be asking Amazon Alexa and Google Home 3 questions to see who's the best.

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Jun 2018

27 min 32 sec

Download Episode! This is the very first episode of The Voice for Voice. To kick off the podcast, Geraint John discusses his views on Amazon’s $3.5 million chatbot prize and Google Duplex’s infamous ‘restaurant call’ at Google’s keynote speech. We’ll also be testing a new skill on the Amazon Alexa store called ‘The Fake News Game’. In this game, Alexa reads out a news story and the players have to guess whether it’s true, or just FAKE NEWS…a vital skill nowadays. To cap it off, we’ll be conducting our first head-to-head Voice platform test; Amazon Alexa vs Apple’s Siri. We’ll be asking both devices three questions. Whichever device gives the most satisfactory answers wins. If you want more voice content, you can follow Geraint on Instagram at @GeraintJohn. You can also check out the Move Digital website. Feel free to give the Geraint John Facebook page a like as well!

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Jun 2018

28 min 32 sec