What word would you like to bin and why?
Welcome to the podcast: The Word Bin
‘I love the gentle humour and also the intelligence of it. Also the guitar work is fantastic! It’s just a real salve for the soul.’
Jonathan Edwards, award winning poet
Hi there. I’m Nadia.
I run a small publishing house: Fair Acre Press.
I recently published These Are The Hands NHS poetry anthology – by NHS staff, about the NHS, and FOR the NHS (all profits go to the NHS Covid-19 Emergency Fund). I have run 5 Arts Council England-funded projects which have included recording podcasts involving poets and naturalists.
For a few years now I have wanted to set up a podcast called THE WORD BIN. The idea is simple – what word would you bin (get rid of) and why?
The first series of the Word Bin podcasts began on June 15th 2020 – 15 episodes, all about five minuteish released at 8am GMT every weekday – but you can listen any time :).
Here is the podcast on Podbean but it is also available on itunes, and your favourite podcast channel (hopefully!)
I want to run a episode every weekday as an ongoing podcast. Each podcast will have 3 pieces of audio from YOU and others, with music inbetween. No commentary. Nothing else. I want the podcasts to be short in length but stick in a person’s brain for the day – either making them chuckle or think more deeply about a word, or wonder why anyone in their right mind would want to bin THAT word! a whole mixture!
It does mean I need a lot of people to take part :). so please help me out and also please share this with anyone and everyone!
I am looking for people of all ages, all backgrounds, all jobs or no job, from every part of the UK and the english-speaking world… is that YOU?!
If you have a word please can you record on your phone (download free app called Smart Recorder if android phone; use Voice Memo if iphone. If you are on facebook messenger – make sure you are a friend of Nadia Kingsley and you can record it there)
Say your name, where you live, and your job or hobby. Then say “the word I would like to bin is…because….”
Take 30 seconds to 5 minutes to do this
Send it to me at thewordbin@gmail. com
This is an unfunded project.
The details of how it will be used/ what you are agreeing to are below –
Thanks in advance. I hope together we can continue to create a really interesting fun thought-provoking entertaining lively fascinating podcast!!
Please send your recording to thewordbin@gmail. com (without the gap)
WHAT SHOULD YOU RECORD?
You can live anywhere in the world but the word and the audio needs to be in English
Please state your first name, whereabouts you live, something about you – your job, your hobby – all just in a sentence.
Then say…. the word I would like to bin is.. and say the word and then explain why you want to bin it.
… the first that pops in your head is often the best.
It can be a very personal word to you, a silly or a serious one, it can be political or inconsequential, a niche word, a swear word, whatever.
I will listen to every one before I upload it as it must not be offensive and I reserve the right not to use a recording for whatever reason I choose and will not explain my reasons (mainly because of time limitations). At this point I imagine the main reason will be the quality of the recording, but also if the word has been coming up too many times, plus if offensive or breaks copyright rules. I hope at this stage to be able to email you and let you know what episode you will be on, but that might not end up being practical. There will be a lag between submitting and airing. I hope you find the concept appealing and the technology involved not too daunting… I have found by trial and error that I need to restrict the apps to Smart Recorder is using an android phone (it is free to download and very easy to use) and Voice Memo if using an iPhone.
HOW SHOULD I RECORD IT?
If you have an android phone download the free app Smart Recorder.
If you have an iphone use Voice Memo
If you are a facebook friend of Nadia Kingsley and have a smartphone you can record it on fb messenger (start a message, press the arrow to the left, press the microphone and hold it down as you speak)
WHAT SHOULD I READ BEFORE SENDING THE RECORDING? – by sending the recording you will have agreed to the following. This will also be sent to you in an autoreply when you send the email (check your spam if you dont see it) This confirms it has arrived with me, aswell as reminding you about the permissions you have agreed to.
If you are under 16 – I would be delighted to hear your word but please get a parent or guardian to record their name, your name, and saying they are happy to give their permission for your audio to be aired on the podcast and they agree to the terms and conditions of the word bin project
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE WORD BIN PROJECT:
In sending in your recording you are agreeing to Nadia Kingsley of Fair Acre Press including this recording of your voice within a podcast in the future. This audio show which will be freely available on itunes and other places on the internet, and will remain available for people to hear long term.
Other possible uses of the recording in the future include:
using part or whole recordings on social media and on websites
transcribing what you say so it makes the podcast experience fully accessible; plus possibly within books, leaflets or other promotional material
Please introduce yourself at the start of the recording and this information is what will be used, and only this – in describing you within the podcast, in print etc
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THE RECORDING?
please email it to me, Nadia, at –
(without the gap)
if the email says it is too large to send please “we transfer” it to the same email address – it is free.
I look forward to hearing the word you would like to bin!