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

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

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.
Episodes
“Why was James Corden’s performance in Netflix’s THE PROM offensive to gay people?” with Tim MurrayFebruary 17, 2021 Episode artwork “Is there such a thing as a ‘natural’ accent?” with Kevin ClayetteAugust 26, 2020 Episode artwork “How do I manipulate the volume of my voice?” with Dominick BaileyJune 10, 2020 Episode artwork “What are your thoughts on the [So-Called] African-American Vernacular of English?” with Rachel FinleyMay 27, 2020 Episode artwork “Why do we make assumptions about individual’s race based on how they sound?” with Brandon PiperMay 13, 2020 Episode artwork Mailbag: Listener Questions! —with Speech Therapist/Voice Expert, Joanna CazdenDecember 05, 2019 Episode artwork BONUS: The Breath and Voice For Actors (Ryan O'Shea on "The Modern Actor" Podcast)October 30, 2019 Episode artwork What is “The Actor’s Practice”?—with Helena WalshOctober 02, 2019 Episode artwork How can I help myself be more present when I’m feeling overwhelmed?—with Jessica Barrett DenisonSeptember 18, 2019 Episode artwork What is a "Shakespeare voice?" —with Scott FerraraAugust 28, 2019 Episode artwork How do I release my voice when I’m under stress?—with Vivi DevereauxAugust 15, 2019 Episode artwork Mailbag—Listener Questions!July 31, 2019 Episode artwork What is a "woman's voice"? with Lisa ErmelJuly 17, 2019 Episode artwork How can I express myself without using vocal fry? What sort of warm-up should I be doing before going on set? with Eddie RamosJuly 03, 2019 Episode artwork Why do I sometimes drop off of my words in performance? And how do I project my voice in a theatre without straining my voice? with Cara MyersJune 19, 2019 Episode artwork Why do I feel fine having conversations in meetings, but feel nervous giving presentations? with Cameron CramerJune 05, 2019 Episode artwork How does our posture affect our breath? with Arianne VillarealMay 22, 2019 Episode artwork What makes a voice masculine or feminine? What does it mean to have a “gay” voice? with Kevin WhitmireMay 10, 2019 Episode artwork Can the sound of someone's voice tell you whether they're a good or bad person? with Daniel JaarMay 10, 2019 Episode artwork How does our ancestors’ experience of their voice affect ours? with Ana Lorena SánchezMay 10, 2019 Episode artwork