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Welcome to Emma Clarke’s global soapbox – the antidote to modern living, encapsulated in a series of freewheeling rants.

“What the world needs is a podcast about radio commercials obtaining legal clearance for broadcast.”

Me and a couple of pals have created a stupid comedy podcast about the rigmarole of getting radio advertisements cleared for broadcast. Anyone who works in radio will be familiar with this arduous process (although the Radio Advertising Standards Agency is purely a figment of my fevered imagination). And if…

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A hotpot of Northern reads

  I'm a proud, passionate northerner. I was born in the north and I live in the north. Cut me, and I bleed Manchester caviar. But for my work, my natural flat vowels are oft shunned in favour of Estuary English. One customer didn't even realise I was from Manchester!…

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Portraying heartbreak

As one of the first commercials I recorded this year I was asked to voice this ad for a divorce lawyer. (January is boom-time for divorces, apparently). My brief was to sound heartbroken, scared and desperate. I was also asked to sound as 'real' as possible. This was challenging as…

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Handy political sound effects

In these febrile political times, me and funnyman colleague Rich Sweetman thought it'd be handy for producers everywhere to have a range of sound effects to use, should the need arise. So herewith, a stock of MP-type noises for your delight. Listen and enjoy/weep. Want to hear some more stupid…

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