Will podcasting live up to the Serial hype and hope? Will all those newcomers stick around? How will the big music streaming services (Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud, Beats) fare in pulling podcasts and spoken word into their fold?

In case you’ve ever wondered what the songs of early 20th century Hispanic Angelinos sounded like: https://www.popuparchive.com/collections/2088/items/13690 

https://www.popuparchive.com/embed_player/Barquillera%2C%20sung%20by%20Manuela%20Garcia/18372/13690/2088

Back in the early 1900s, Charles Lummis, founder of Los Angeles’s Southwest Museum (The Autry), decided to make an effort to record the songs of native Hispanic cultures. This project resulted in rare recordings like this one of the song Barquillera, sung by Manuela Garcia and recorded on wax cylinder in 1904.

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In case you’ve ever wondered what the songs of early 20th century Hispanic Angelinos sounded like: https://www.popuparchive.com/collections/2088/items/13690 

https://www.popuparchive.com/embed_player/Barquillera%2C%20sung%20by%20Manuela%20Garcia/18372/13690/2088

Back in the early 1900s, Charles Lummis, founder of Los Angeles’s Southwest Museum (The Autry), decided to make an effort to record the songs of native Hispanic cultures. This project resulted in rare recordings like this one of the song Barquillera, sung by Manuela Garcia and recorded on wax cylinder in 1904.

 #ShortListens

Introducing the embeddable transcript player

Embed timestamped transcripts onto your site

To find audio online, we need text. One way to help audiences — and search engines — navigate audio is through timestamped transcripts. Adding machine transcripts to audio has two benefits: it helps humans as a search aid and enables search engines to index otherwise unreadable spoken word audio.

With Pop Up Archive’s new embeddable transcript player, you can share timestamped transcripts on your own site, and reap the benefits.

Engage audiences in a new way by embedding an auto-scrolling transcript to accompany audio. You can share specific snippets to highlight a powerful quote or moment. Listeners can listen and skim text anywhere on your site, even from a mobile device — all you have to do is copy and paste an embed code (follow these instructions!).

Text + Audio = SEO magic

In addition to our standard iFrame embeddable player, we’ve designed a special oEmbed player with search engine optimization (SEO) benefits in mind.

Curious what we’re talking about? Let us explain. The way search engines include information in their results is by “crawling” an HTML web page. But to make something interactive on the web, like an audio and transcript player, you usually need to use another technology, like JavaScript. While this works fine for audience engagement, many existing interactive transcripts are still not readable to search engines. We wanted to do things differently, which is why you can now choose to add our our SEO-friendly oEmbed player to your site.

Learn more about how you can use Pop Up Archive’s embeddable transcripts. Try out the embeddable transcript player, or test it out for yourself below:

 

From the archive: Konstantinos Doxiades talks with Studs Terkel on WFMT (The WFMT Radio Network)

https://www.popuparchive.com/embed_player/Konstantinos%20Doxiades%20talks%20with%20Studs%20Terkel%20on%20WFMT%20%3B%201968%2F03%2F18/27425/22305/938

In conversation with Studs Terkel, Greek architect and urban planner Konstantinos Doxiades predicts the future of cities and their roads. Speaking with confidence in 1968, he asserts that in 30 years (by 2008) urban cities will have merged into an “ecumenopolis:”

Ecumenopolis is the universal city connecting the megalopolises together.

The uniqueness of individual regions will be in danger, he feels, not because of these unified cities, but because of technological monopolies. 

From the archive: Konstantinos Doxiades talks with Studs Terkel on WFMT (The WFMT Radio Network)

https://www.popuparchive.com/embed_player/Konstantinos%20Doxiades%20talks%20with%20Studs%20Terkel%20on%20WFMT%20%3B%201968%2F03%2F18/27425/22305/938

In conversation with Studs Terkel, Greek architect and urban planner Konstantinos Doxiades predicts the future of cities and their roads. Speaking with confidence in 1968, he asserts that in 30 years (by 2008) urban cities will have merged into an “ecumenopolis:”

Ecumenopolis is the universal city connecting the megalopolises together.

The uniqueness of individual regions will be in danger, he feels, not because of these unified cities, but because of technological monopolies. 

Highlighting the words of Maya Angelou

In Claudia Cragg’s Chatting Up a Storm, Cragg conducted one of the last interviews with Angelou before her death, as well as introducing a young woman named Maya, whom she inspired.

By adding the timestamps to the embed player (as described under usage notes in the instructions), you can highlight key moments spoken by both Mayas: