The official International Podcast Day streaming schedule is presented below. New speakers and presentation details are added over the next few months, so check back frequently for updates. Please note that all displayed times are PDT (GMT -7). The official International Podcast Day event will be streamed live on Firetalk and Facebook. Be sure to register on Eventbrite so you are notified of event updates and when festivities kickoff!
Many events are also taking place across the globe on International Podcast Day. Last year there were local podcaster meetups, listener pub crawls, standup comedy shows from podcasters, and so much more. You can locate an event in your area and join the celebration. If you plan to schedule an event to celebrate International Podcast Day, please submit your event so we all can share the word.
International Podcast Day will began with a kickoff session covering the history of the event, the event schedule, Podcast Day Gratitude award, and highlights of what to expect over the next 30+ hours of live video streaming.
It can take an enormous amount of time, money and commitment to produce a podcast. Yet despite all of your efforts you can still struggle to secure a return on your investment. Annemarie shares the lessons she has learned over the last nine years, as well the key steps she now uses with her own podcasts (and her clients) to ensure they are able to monetise their message and become known as an influential voice in their industry from their very first podcast.
Join Timbo as he takes you behind-the-scenes of how he’s made podcasting a full-time profession. Time left his full time day job to become a full time podcaster. He’s the founder and host of The Small Business Big Marketing Show and shares his journey.
While the record-and-release style of podcasting can be a lot of fun, it’s not all that scaleable and leaves a lot to chance. In this session, podcast veteran Evo Terra will show you the actual “on paper” processes he’s developed over 13 years to help plan, produce, and promote podcast episodes for himself and his clients. Organization and easy access, FTW!
This is a presentation of podcasting as 1) a phenomena that has proven to posses no shut down switch, 2) a media with no end in sight under different IF-circumstances, and 3) a tool for many other professionals who, more often than not, never thought of podcasting as their plan B. Also, discussion about why history, and my mixing history and a novel-type approach in a podcast is having so much success in a market that sounded so tough and competitive.
Podcasters are passionate people. So passionate they went to the effort to create a podcast about their passion. But how do you keep that passion and creativity alive when faced with all the technical aspects of podcasting and the reality of putting out a show every month, week, or day? Join modern day monk and meditation teacher Lila B as she discusses how to tune in to your inner genius and creative flow to keep your podcast alive, authentic and connecting with your audience.
Podcasting had been on my radar for years before I took the plunge, and now I wish I’d done it much sooner. This presentation will cover some of the both planned and unplanned benefits of running a podcast, and give some strategies for helping both potential and existing podcasters experience the same joys.
The African woman is redefining what it means to break free from financial, cultural and social limitations of the society she belongs in. This session will speak on the benefits of letting podcasts tell stories of African women; Undoing stereotypical notions and breaking glass ceilings.
With very little knowledge of how to start her own podcast, Issa had a phone, 3rd world internet connection, lots of passion, and Facebook’s newest LIVE feature. Issa will talk about how she was able to make her way into the podcast scene from Facebook to different podcast platforms, the struggles of recording live (in a third world country!!), introducing podcasts to an unfamiliar audience, and how she was slowly able to build her own private studio.
In this presentation, Segun Akiode will share on how he transited from studying Chemical Engineering in a Nigerian University to practising Human Resources Management and his journey to starting a career focused podcast channel called “Career & Employability Talk” in Nigeria. You’ll get to learn how he went from writing to sharing his knowledge and insights to starting a podcast that has literally put him on the spotlight across the nations and made him a thought leader in the field of Career Development.
How without a real podcast culture in Zimbabwe did I decided to get going. How to start with pretty much just a laptop. The tools I learned along the way in self-production. The wins and losses. How I commercialised sections of it. Inspiring a new generation of podcasters in Africa. And what next?
Do you want to start a podcast this year, but don’t know how? Podcasts can be anything from an integral part of the overall digital marketing strategy to a personal journey that shares your wisdom and experiences through the spoken word. It is the best way known to establish rapport with your audience and show off the real you. In this session, Ray will walk you through the tried and tested podcast launch framework – step by step – so you’re ready to launch your own podcast. We will explore the 6 P’s of Podcasting.
Cormac Moore, a veteran radio broadcaster and presenter, shares a brief overview of what radio can teach podcasters about everything from production, to editing, to promotion, and more.
Life comes with it’s ups and downs, and we often have to find ways to keep our lives balanced. Podcasting can be one of the most wonderful experiences in life, but when things change, demands increase, poor habits return, or even challenging events appear, our podcast can suddenly turn from enjoyment into stress. Alexander will explore this more deeply and share some tools that can help keep your equilibrium during your podcasting journey.
From networks to MeetUp groups and with hundreds of podcasters cracking the mic, Florida has one of the strongest podcasting scenes in the US, and it’s only getting stronger. Florida is the base for industry personalities such as Chris Krimitsos and Danny Pena. Podcaster and Florida Podcast Network founder, Jaime (“Jemmy”) Legagneur, will examine the growth of the Florida podcasting scene and where the future will take it, inviting key figureheads in the space.
Hear from two avid podcast listeners who each have their own listener-centered projects (Podcast Brunch Club and Audible Feast) on how they have created engaged listener communities and how you, as podcast creators, can leverage those communities. You’ll also learn why you should stop thinking of your listeners as your “audience” and start thinking of them as your “community.” Adela Mizrachi (PBC) and Sara DaSilva (AF) will share their experience as listeners and give you some takeaways on ways to turn your audience into your community!
During this session, you’ll learn about way and resources you can use to get to better know your podcast audience so that you can create content – products and services – people want.
With the help of other podcasters on the Permanent RCRD network, Mike will discuss the challenges of building a sound-treated podcast studio, with tips on keeping costs low but sound quality high, and best practices for creating a shared space dedicated to producing great-sounding podcasts.
Blubrry (Platinum Sponsor of International Podcast Day) will share everything you need to know regarding all things podcasting. Blubrry will cover branding, audio tips and tricks, promotion, social media strategies, and so much more!
John Lee Dumas and Gary Leland have been monetizing their podcasts for years! In this session, they will talk about monetizing your podcast and answer questions from International Podcast Day viewers.
Podcasting is unlike any other media. This is why its year-over-year growth has been more gradual than anything else. We may never see a “hockey-stick” spike, but this session will empower you, as a fan or a creator, to be the most powerful influence to bring more people to podcasts.
Podcasting in a country (South Africa) where the population are only just waking up to the possibilities of podcast as a medium presents interesting challenges. Amateur’s trying to stay true to the spirit of podcasting have to compete with large media organisations. However these big players are also, in the long run, working to everybody’s benefit by building up the audience that we all need – even if there doesn’t seem to be space for the smaller podcaster, there soon will be!
Dave and the crew will share their 8-year podcasting journey and spotlight the Studio 21 Podcast Café – a working café serving the finest espresso drinks, coffee pour overs, French Press coffees along with Cold Brew Coffees and Nitro Cold Brews. Within the coffee shop is two working podcast and VODcasting studios where podcasters will be scheduling their time to do their podcast in front of our studio audience.
Ileane shares the top strategies to help your master the art of content creation – whether that may be as a podcaster, blogger, YouTuber, or on social media. More details coming soon!
The 12th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards will be live streamed on International Podcast Day! Tune in to celebrate with the nominees and winners. The People’s Choice Podcast Awards is the longest running premier podcast awards event in the podcasting space open to shows worldwide.
Blubrry’s Todd Cochrane shares the state of podcasting in 2017 and provides insights into what really matters to you as a podcaster and content creator. Be ready to take away some actionable items to improve and strengthen your podcast.
Devon and Sarah of Hellbent Podcast discuss podcasting, running a business with your bestie, and how this community has changed their lives. They also talk some light politics. They can’t help themselves! Tune in for some laughs and fun.
Paychecks & Balances is a fun and informative show covering work and money for millennials. This presentation will cover – 1) Origin Story: How Rich and Marcus worked together online for five years before finally meeting in person 2) The inspiration that led to the founding of Paychecks and Balances 3) How Paychecks and Balances grew to become a Top5 Career & Personal Finance podcast
How can we possibly find the podcasts that are worth our time? And then, how do we find people to discuss them with? Enter listening communities. In the past few years, podcast listening communities have sprung up all over the world, both virtually and in person. This presentation will highlight podcast listening communities, how you can join, and how to take the content that you hear from podcasts and put it into action.
Wrap up the 2017 International Podcast Day event with a reflection on the last 30+ hours of amazing content. Join the final session as we conclude 2017 with some laughs and getting planning on the 2018 event!