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API Documentation

Our API connects your website or app to the worldwide conversation happening on Voice Republic.

Our API endpoints are programmed RESTful and provide programmatic access to read and write Talks, author a new Talk, read a user's profile and more. The REST API identifies applications via an authentication token, responses are available in JSON.



POST /api/sessions

Query Parameters

  • email
  • password

Example query

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json"  -H 'Accept: application/json' -d '{"email":"[email protected]","password":"you_cant_crack_me"}' -X POST


JSON representation of a user. This includes an authentication token for future API requests as well as a list of Series.


  "firstname":"Munen Alain M.",
  "email":"[email protected]",
  "about":"some about text",
  "summary":"I'm a Zen Buddhist and enjoy reading ancient texts as well as contemplating and continuously re-examining life and myself along with the universe.",
  "series":{"244":"On reproducability",
    "166282":"Pure Override joy",
    "502":"My Talks",
    HS 14/15 - Web3"

Option 1: Request Parameters

You can authenticate passing the user_email and user_token params as query params:

<ENDPOINT>[email protected]&user_token=1G8_s7P-V-4MGojaKD7a

Option 2: Request Headers

You can also use request headers:

X-User-Email [email protected]
X-User-Token 1G8_s7P-V-4MGojaKD7a

Resources (1)



GET /api/talks

Query Parameters

  • limit, used for paging
  • offset, used for paging
  • order, sort order, e.g. starts_at, processed_at
  • reverse, used to reverse the sort order
  • featured_from, if set will filter for talks which have featured_from set
  • state, if set will filter for talks which have state set to the given value
  • prelive
  • halflive
  • live
  • postlive
  • processing
  • archived


An array of talk objects:

  id: 46,
  title: "Some Talk's Title",
  venue_id: 157,
  starts_at: "2014-04-02T20:19:00.000+02:00",
  ends_at: "2014-04-02T21:49:00.000+02:00",
  ended_at: "2014-04-03T09:26:49.908+02:00",
  collect: true,
  created_at: "2014-04-02T22:21:52.009+02:00",
  updated_at: "2014-07-02T15:42:50.750+02:00",
  teaser: "I'll tease you",
  description: "Here a summary of the talk.",
  duration: 90,
  image_uid: null,
  featured_from: null,
  state: "postlive",
  started_at: "2014-04-02T22:21:57.702+02:00",
  processed_at: null,
  play_count: 0,
  starts_at_date: "2014-04-02",
  starts_at_time: "20:19",
  uri: "vr-46",
  recording_override: null,
  related_talk_id: null,
  grade: null,
  language: "en",
  slug: "some-title",
  format: null,
  speakers: null

Upload Talks


GET /api/uploads

Query Parameters

  • title
  • starts\_at\_time: Using the format /\A\d\d:\d\d\z/
  • starts\_at\_date: Using the format /\A\d{4}-\d\d-\d\d\z/
  • duration: Duration in minutes
  • tag\_list: Comma separated list of tags
  • description
  • language: Language in ISO format
  • user\_override\_uuid: Public URL to an audio file (supported formats: mp3, m4a, wav, ogg)
  • venue\_id: ID to your Series

Example query

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json"  -H 'Accept: application/json' -d '{"talk":{"title":"Some awesome title","starts_at_time":"15:57","starts_at_date":"2015-06-25","duration":60,"collect":false,"tag_list":"lorem, ipsum, dolor","description":"Some talk description","language":"en","user_override_uuid":"","venue_id":166348},"user_token":"Zy4mgMtAind_zyHCLmFf","user_email":"[email protected]"}'


JSON representation of the created talk:

  "title":"Some awesome title",
  "description":"Some talk description",
  "description_as_html":"\u003cp\u003eSome talk description\u003c/p\u003e\n"



GET /api/bookmarks

Query Parameters

  • limit
  • offset
  • order
  • reverse

Example query

curl[email protected]&user_token=Zy4mgMtAind_zyHCLmFf

Example Response

        "description_as_html": "<p>Moldovia Break Core.</p>\n",
        "duration": 30,
        "id": 3396,
        "image_url": "",
        "language": "en",
        "media_links": {
            "m4a": "/vrmedia/3396.m4a",
            "mp3": "/vrmedia/3396.mp3",
            "ogg": "/vrmedia/3396.ogg"
        "play_count": 7,
        "popularity": 9.31953284800631e-07,
        "processed_at": "2015-02-08T15:38:22.865+01:00",
        "self_url": "",
        "slides_url": null,
        "speakers": null,
        "teaser": "Moldovia Break Core",
        "title": "All is good"
        "description_as_html": "<p>pilz rock</p>\n",
        "duration": 30,
        "id": 3392,
        "image_url": "",
        "language": "en",
        "media_links": {
            "m4a": "/vrmedia/3392.m4a",
            "mp3": "/vrmedia/3392.mp3",
            "ogg": "/vrmedia/3392.ogg"
        "play_count": 17,
        "popularity": 1.99315781842522e-06,
        "processed_at": "2015-02-05T19:53:26.171+01:00",
        "self_url": "",
        "slides_url": null,
        "speakers": null,
        "teaser": "live ",
        "title": "Pilz Rock"
        "description_as_html": "<p>In The Meantime</p>\n",
        "duration": 30,
        "id": 4248,
        "image_url": "",
        "language": "en",
        "media_links": {
            "m4a": "/vrmedia/4248.m4a",
            "mp3": "/vrmedia/4248.mp3",
            "ogg": "/vrmedia/4248.ogg"
        "play_count": 1,
        "popularity": 0.0,
        "processed_at": "2015-06-25T10:19:53.913+02:00",
        "self_url": "",
        "slides_url": null,
        "speakers": null,
        "teaser": "In The Meantime",
        "title": "In The Meantime"