Thanks to each of our International Podcast Day Speakers! Find the entire hour-by-hour speaker lineup on our Schedule page, or click to download the 2020 schedule. Join our Live Page on September 29-30 to hear our speakers share their knowledge and expertise!
Adam Curry – United States
New Media pioneer Adam Curry has been bringing his special brand of social commentary, music, humor, and geek wizardry to your earbuds since August 13, 2004. The first to put together syndication and scripting technology with a daily audio show, Adam ushered in a new era of independent media at a time when the
Adelle Onyango is a Kenyan media personality, podcaster and founder of the Adelle Onyango Initiative. She has been celebrated as one of Facebook’s 2019 Icons of Change; 100 Most Influential Young Africans for 2019; OkayAfrica’s 100 extraordinary African women for 2018; and BBC’s 100 inspirational and innovative women in the
Adrian Brady-Cesana has been starting, building and scaling companies and internal customer facing teams his entire career. He has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to succeed in growth phase businesses as well as the importance of understanding the power of building a cohesive team focused on people, process and product to
As a Events and Communication Coordinator, Anesa is helping in spreading European Policy Center’s (CEP) key messages to all target groups. Her obligations include direct and indirect communication with the media, event organisation, preparation of press releases, media invitations, and all communication related to the event organisaiton. Her duties
Anisa is a writer, podcaster and culture critic. She co-hosts and co-produces the Dramas Over Flowers podcast and is planning to launch a second podcast soon. She speaks five languages and has been a nomad her whole life. Anisa is fascinated by the intersections of culture, media, identity, and the stories we tell about ourselves and each
Arielle is super listener. She started EarBuds because she wanted to find a way to listen to more podcasts and because she wanted to advocate for smaller, indie pods. Arielle is the Community Manager at Squadcast, a podcast recording software for remote interviews. She also is the co-creator of the Outlier Podcast Festival series, a traveling podcast festival.
Aykut Balci has been continuing his career as a radio programmer and voice actor for about 19 years. As a producer and radio host, has worked in Turkey’s most listened to radio companies. It has continued to produce content in podcasts since 2019. Aykut is the host and producer of the Dünya Trendleri Podcast (World Trends Podcast), where
Azren, aka Azren the Language Nerd, is a polyglot and language learning enthusiast and the owner of the Calgary Language Nerds, a school that teaches foreign languages both in-person and online. He currently speaks 5 languages and is striving to learn at least 3 more during his lifetime. Azren shares language learning advice
Beverly Kirk is a fellow and director for outreach in the CSIS International Security Program and director of the CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative. Beverly also hosts the Smart Women, Smart Power podcast, which features powerful conversations with women leaders from around the globe who are experts in foreign
Blubrry is a full service podcasting company providing podcast hosting, podcast statistics, and podcast advertising opportunities. Blubrry is the home of the PowerPress Podcasting plugin for WordPress. Today Blubrry offers Free WordPress Hosting and Pro Podcast Statistics with every podcast hosting account – a turnkey solution that will allow
Bruce Wawrzyniak is the host of two weekly podcasts, “Catholic Sports Radio” and “Now Hear This Entertainment.” He also has been a speaker at events in the podcasting industry across the United States. Plus, from August 2017 to February 2019 he hosted the bi-weekly podcast, “TASCAM Talkback,” which was a podcast for podcasters and streamers.
Chenelle Patrice Hancock is a visually impaired polyglot, podcaster, and language learner who is the host of Chenelle‘s Language Learning Journey podcast at anchor.fm who has learned seven languages to different degrees of fluency while only using audio methods in conjunction with Braille. Chenelle also uses these methods to
Cláudio Fonseca is 25 years old and holds a degree is History and a Master’s Degree in Modern and Contemporary History. In January, Claudio will have been podcasting for 4 years. Claudio has always been passionate for the radio and audio. He is very passionate about history and politics as that shows in his podcast, Podcast Conversa one
Dalan is a financial educator and private banker from the British Virgin Islands. He helps young professionals connect their career moves to their wealth goals via his blog and podcast at dalanv.com. A few years ago he moved to Panama? where he now works and speaks decent Spanish on most days. Over the past 15 years Dalan’s career
Danielle Desir is an author, speaker, podcaster, and founder of The Thought Card, an affordable travel and personal finance blog and podcast empowering financially savvy travelers to make informed financial decisions – travel more, pay off debt, and build wealth. She is also the founder of WOC (Women of Color) Podcasters, an inclusive
Dave Lee is co-founder of International Podcast Day, a true international celebration of the power of podcasts. Since 2014, Dave has organized and featured hundreds of podcasters from around the world during an annual live stream celebration and event. He works with international podcasters to help amplify their voices, messages, events, and
Dhano McNicol is a passionate, twenty-four hour creative junky, admirer of sexy typefaces, lover of words, aspiring life long learner, casual gamer, proud Chelsea fan, and Regional Creative head of one of the Caribbean’s largest retailers. If he was a crayon, he would be Mystic-Smokey-Slate Blue. As part of A Big Box of Crayons, they
Ever Gonzalez is the Founder of OutlierHQ, a media and events company. Ever hosts and produces the Outlier On Air podcast and the Outlier Podcast Festival. He is also Co-Founder of the FutureX Network. The Outlier Podcast Festival is a traveling national event held in major cities across the United States. It provides outliers in the podcasting
Faith Rugen is a podcaster and producer. With a background in film production, podcasting is a dream come true that feeds her creativity and opens doors to amazing conversations with friends on topics big and small. She started her podcast journey about three years ago and launched Enjoy the Sass two years ago this month. Faith is active her church
Fanny Cohen Moreau has been making podcasts since 2017 about various topics such as the Middle Ages, menstruation, or food! She is also in the French organization Podcastéo, which promote mutual aid in podcast. Through interviews, the goal of Passion Médiévistes is to approach current research work on the Middle Ages and also
Focusrite Audio Engineering has pioneered professional audio recording technology for nearly 30 years. Starting from the delivery of 12 sonically unrivaled music-recording consoles, Focusrite has gone on to become the leading name in audio recording products. The Focusrite brand offers audio interfaces and other solutions for audio professionals.
Francesco Rocchetti is the ISPI Secretary General. Since January 2020 he was Assistant to the Director. Prior to that, he led the team that oversaw ISPI’s communication and digital strategy, transforming the Institute’s digital identity and promoting the think tank’s activities on more than a dozen digital platforms. Before joining ISPI, Francesco
Harry Duran is the Founder of FullCast, a full-service, done-for-you podcast production and marketing consultancy. He helps brands and high-performing entrepreneurs amplify their authority and extend their reach through the power of podcasting. As Host of the popular Podcast Junkies on iTunes since 2014, Harry has had conversations with over 215
Jasmyne Roberts is a computer science student at Harvard. On campus, she’s an actress and crew member in musicals and operettas, sound engineer with Harvard Radio Broadcasting (WHRB 95.3 FM), and tutor. While she hasn’t yet created a podcast of her own, Jasmyne is an enthusiastic listener of audio dramas and audio storytelling.
Jerry Won is the host of Dear Asian Americans and the Founder of Just Like Media, a podcasting company dedicated to sharing Asian American stories, whose shows include MBAsians and The Janchi Show. He is also the Founder of the Asian Podcast Network and Beyond the Resumes. Dear Asian Americans is a podcast for and by Asian Americans
Psicóloga, escritora y podcasters. Produzco el podcast Vivir en Armonía y el podcast Entre Pareja junto a mi esposo. Comencé como podcaster en el año 2015 y desde entonces he publicado episodios de manera activa y constante. Me dedico a empoderar a las personas para que aprendan a valorarse y amarse.
Kadia Francis is a multi-discipline digital professional and the founder of the Digital Jamaica Platform, an information and education resource dedicated to the education, promotion, and overall growth of Jamaican tech and digital professionals. Her motto “the future of everything is digital” indicates her firm belief in the immense
Karin Tischler is the founder of Emily’s Path Consulting, promoting flexible working methods to create a more diverse workforce and increase gender equality. She is a speaker, researcher and podcast host of “Job Sharing And Beyond” – talking to international experts about job sharing, reduced work hour weeks, father networks
Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is known for her trail-blazing work in the Caribbean podcast community. Jamaican-born, Kerry-Ann came of age in New York, arriving here as a teenager. She is tireless in promoting the importance of having diverse voices in media, especially for immigrant communities. When Kerry-Ann isn’t recording and producing
Kerstin is a native German speaker and comes from the beautiful Moselle valley. She studied 6 languages in Germany and then packed them up and moved to England, where she has added 5 more so far including her language crush, Welsh. Kerstin has presented at universities and conferences. She’s been featured in the Guardian, the Cut, and on BBC
Khayra is a Personal Branding & Life Coach, encouraging her clients and workshop attendees to utilize what’s uniquely them to attract their dream audiences and be visible in the world. Aside from that, she’s an active leading player in regional new media, Khayra co-founded Mstdfr Podcasting Network, a premier podcasting company in Saudi Arabia
Kim Fox is a professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JRMC) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) in Cairo, Egypt. She primarily teaches Audio Production and other journalism courses. Over the last decade, her students have won more than 50 international awards for their audio and
Productora y host de podcast con experiencia en radio. Trabajó como periodista musical en Radiónica, emisora de la Radio Nacional de Colombia, creó las series de podcast El Lado B y La Sonora Bicicleta. Lideró la estrategia de podcast para la radio pública de Colombia y fundó el Café Podcastero, un encuentro local de productor@s de podcast Participó
Founder of Podcast Domination and Author of How To Get Your First 100,000 Downloads in 100 Days, Luis has launched and consulted for 50+ podcasts and helped his clients generate over 5.5 million downloads. He has helped some of the most well-known entrepreneurs and personal brands online build their podcast from NFL athletes
Marketing Services Coordinator, MacKenzie manages Blubrry’s customer relations and outreach – including the lucrative Affiliate Program – and promotes podcasting at events across the country. She is involved with the direction and implementation of Blubrry’s initiatives, which perfect the tools, breadth and substance of content creation.
Periodista. Licenciada en Ciencias de la Comunicación en la Universidad de Buenos Aires con un posgrado en Comunicación, Géneros y Sexualidades. Maestranda en Periodismo. Es la editora de Podcaster@s. Productora independiente de podcasts de no ficción. Escribe desde hace más de una década para diversos medios gráficos y
Productor de podcast desde 2009. Cofundador de Lunfa, una de las primeras productoras de podcast de Argentina especializada en formatos narrativos. Production manager en Adonde Media. Cofundador de Argentina Podcastera, un directorio de podcasts argentinos con más de 700 producciones de podcast.
After quitting his job at age 23 so that he didn’t have to work for people with whom he didn’t want to share a water cooler any longer, Mark decided to try his hand at digital product development and began working with some of the UK’s biggest organisations, including the NHS, JCB and the Ministry of Defence. But that wasn’t enough, he
Directora y Fundadora de Podcaster@s. Fundadora y CEO de Adonde Media, una productora global de podcasts. Tiene más de una década de experiencia trabajando en las radios públicas de Estados Unidos. (NPR y KALW) y es cofundadora de Radio Ambulante. Martina nació en EE.UU. y su familia es de Uruguay.
Mauricio Salazar is a Sound Engineer and Producer who graduated from UCLA. He had more than 15 years of experience in the audiovisual industry, working in the United States for Warner Music, ESPN, and Disneyland. Back in his native Costa Rica, he is the director of the audio department at Emotions Films. In 2019 he founded Emotions
Melissa is a social innovator committed to shaping the future of African urban culture through scaling up the creative economy. She brings a multidisciplinary approach to understanding problems and designing solutions given her background in technology, business, international development and the arts. She enjoys discovering new cultural
Hello! I’m Mocaasan. I am a web director in Aichi, Japan. I have a 16 year old son. Every day, I record and deliver about my work and childcare on my iPhone. It’s been a year since I started a podcast. Shinichi Sato, a podcast teacher, taught me how to get started. Podcasts are a new world for me. It is very fun and I am looking forward to presenting
Mukuma Musenge is a Software Engineer passionate about technology, building communities, and documenting the growth of these communities within Zambia as well as Africa. Cynthia Mulenga is an experienced Software Team Lead and Product manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.
Nehal Tenany is a Content Marketing Manager at Silicon Valley tech startup Gong by day and a podcaster and blogger by night. She’s co-founder of the largest South Asian podcast, The Woke Desi – a podcast that strives to discuss South Asian social justices issues from a woke lens. And, she runs NehalTenany.com, a consumer-facing blog
Nenad Sebek is a journalist and media communications expert with over 27 years of relevant journalistic experience obtained in Southeast Europe, the EU, USA, and Russia. He has conceived and led the strategic planning and implementation of communication activities for several international organisations including the
Norman Chella is the Founder of Podlovers Asia, on a mission to map out Asia’s podcast ecosystem. Through the podcast, he interviews hosts, producers, and leaders in the Asian podcasting space. He is the Podcast Rainmaker at ThatsTheNorm Media, with plans to grow his own podcast network, and is also a SuperLearner Certified Coach on
Paroma runs a podcast editing company and moonlights as a content creator. She co-costs one podcast with friends, and is planning the launch of a second one soon. She also runs a YouTube channel and is planning to launch a second one soon. In her second channel – Build Your Own Podcast – she’ll be taking viewers through every step of her new
The People’s Choice Podcast Awards is the longest running premier podcast awards event in the podcasting space open to shows worldwide. Designed from the beginning to allow fans to show their appreciation by nominating their favorite participating shows. Culminating with a live streamed awards show during the 2020 International Podcast
Podiant focuses on serving, connecting, and empowering creators, by listening to its customers, innovating in the space and demystifying the technology. Podiant was founded in 2016, by podcaster and web developer Mark Steadman. It was created out of a need for a simple-to-use but powerful tool that would allow podcasters to upload
Sarah is the creator of The OneUp Project, a financial literacy and self-development podcast based in New Zealand. Sarah began this podcast at the start of 2020 to combat the lack of life skills taught in traditional education. Sarah believes that podcasting is just another form of education and will eventually become a main source of
Saya co-hosts and co-produces a Korean drama podcast with her friends in opposite corners of the world. She lives a double life of bookseller by day and K-drama commentator by night. During her K-drama career, she’s worked as a writer, reviewer, subtitler, translation editor, and podcaster—sometimes all at once. She applies her social science
Serdar entered in the media sector in 1995 and has taken on many different positions in various newspapers, magazines, radio, and television channels. During this time, Serdar has attempted to convey the technological trends to his readers, listeners, and viewers and continues to find opportunity in every possible way. Serdar is host of the Zihnimin
Since February 2005, I’ve been distributing the podcast “My Cup of Tea” as a personal journal. The podcast is a personal journal of things I like and am interested in. It was the first Japanese language podcast to be added to the iTunes Music Store (as it was then called) in the United States. You can also find a short version of the podcast on Anchor.
Miss Soy is a 29 year old young woman, born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She currently resides there. She has two undergraduate degrees in Mass Communications and International Political Economy and Diplomacy along with a Masters Degree in Global Development and Peace which she obtained from the University of
Spencer Tripp leads the Public Affairs department at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Previously, he worked for Greenpeace as the communications director for the Canadian office before joining the International team to set up a 24-hour news and social media desk. His past experience with intergovernmental
Stephanie Fuccio is a former Language Instructor who took to podcasting to explore topics that she never had time to discuss with her students in the language classroom. The result is the Geopats Language podcast, which is where she has so far interviewed language learners and native speakers of mostly Mandarin Chinese and Japanese
Steve Lee is the owner of Announce Solutions. After retiring from the Air Force he worked as an IT Consultant for such companies as Computer Sciences Corporation, Modern Technologies Inc., International Consultants, and IBM. Steve is the founder of International Podcast Day and of The Waves of Tech, a 13-year running podcast.
A career that has earned him a place in the Podcast Hall of Fame, perhaps Cochrane’s biggest influence on podcasting is RawVoice and its related company, Blubrry. Blubrry offers a combined 75,000 podcasters media hosting, advertising opportunities, content creation tools, and more. Todd has presented at Podcast Movement and his Blubrry team
Founder & Chief Storyteller, Tracey Nguyen Mang is a first generation Vietnamese refugee, who came to the United States at the age of three with her mom and two sisters. She has more than 20+ years of experience in business strategy and management consulting prior to starting her own podcast, Vietnamese Boat People: stories of hope and
Yann Ilunga is a podcasting consultant, systems strategist, and international speaker. The host of a few shows, he’s published 400+ podcast episodes – including interviews with NYT bestselling authors, top entrepreneurs and Grammy Award-winning artists. Dubbed ‘Podcasting Advocate’ by Forbes.com and ‘Unicorn-Level Digital Marketing Expert’