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Speaking Of... Conversations on Voice, Speech, and Identity with Ryan O'Shea

By Ryan O'Shea

Speaking Of... is a show about how we use our voices both in performance and in everyday life. Through conversations with performers, teachers, and anyone who has a voice, voice and speech coach Ryan O'Shea explores questions about how our voices and the ways we speak help shape and express our identity. Can someone's voice tell you whether or not they're a good person? Is there any way to change how you sound without feeling inauthentic? We'll examine these questions and many more in the course of the show by combining practical exercises and conceptual discussions about what it means to utilize your voice.

  1. 1.
    “Is there such a thing as a ‘natural’ accent?” with Kevin Clayette08/26/2020
    36:24
  2. 2.
    “How do I manipulate the volume of my voice?” with Dominick Bailey06/10/2020
    42:19
  3. 3.
    “What are your thoughts on the [So-Called] African-American Vernacular of English?” with Rachel Finley05/27/2020
    21:59
  4. 4.
    “Why do we make assumptions about individual’s race based on how they sound?” with Brandon Piper05/13/2020
    1:00:03
  5. 5.
    Mailbag: Listener Questions! —with Speech Therapist/Voice Expert, Joanna Cazden12/05/2019
    40:18
  6. 6.
    BONUS: The Breath and Voice For Actors (Ryan O'Shea on "The Modern Actor" Podcast)10/30/2019
    55:33
  7. 7.
    What is “The Actor’s Practice”?—with Helena Walsh10/02/2019
    47:58
  8. 8.
    How can I help myself be more present when I’m feeling overwhelmed?—with Jessica Barrett Denison09/18/2019
    41:59

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