Hosts of Missing Richard Simmons and Up and Vanished announced as PM17 Speakers

Greetings PM17 family,

We’re getting to the end of July, and can officially say we’re less than a month away from Podcast Movement! We promised you the surprises and additions were not over, and we’ve got some really cool announcements for you this week.

From Missing and Vanished…
to Podcast Movement

There have been a number of breakout hits in podcasting this year, but few of them have reached the success of Missing Richard Simmons and Up and Vanished. We’re so excited to announce the hosts of each as speakers at this summer’s Podcast Movement.

Dan Taberski
Missing Richard Simmons

Prior to gaining notoriety as the host of the podcast Missing Richard Simmons, he directed a documentary short, created a kids show for Cartoon Network, and co-created a digital comedy series. He’s also a former producer for The Daily Show, and worked on economic policy in the White House.


Payne Lindsey
Up and Vanished

Payne Lindsey is a director, award winning filmmaker, and the host of Up and Vanished, a podcast series following the investigation into the unsolved disappearance of Tara Grinstead. Since its release in August 2016, it’s garnered over 5 million downloads and climbed as high as the #2 spot overall on iTunes.


Patreon awards show After Party

When the Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony ends on night one of Podcast Movement, the celebration is not over.

Join our friends from Patreon at The Fifth to celebrate the hard work of content creators like you!

Mingle with Patreon Creators who are making a living by turning listeners into paying members like Stories Podcast, Drunks & Dragons, Trivial Warfare, The Minimalists, Casefile Podcast, Ivy Envy, Mental Illness Happy Hour, Fantasy Footballers, Risk and Congressional Dish.


Walk Like a Podcaster

What can you do to stay active during a three day conference like Podcast Movement? Join us for one (or all) of our morning networking walks!

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will have 6 a.m. networking walks lead by Podcast HOF’er Gary Leland. This is a great way to get in some exercise, and connect with a lot of other attendees in a low-stress environment. The walks will leave from the hotel lobby each morning at 6am.

Check out all the unofficial events taking place around PM17, and submit your own!


A reminder that the PM17 mobile app is now LIVE!

The conversations have already started on the activity stream, plus you can plan your schedule, mark your “can’t miss” speakers and exhibitors, and more!

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Next week, we let you know all about the virtual ticket, remind you of some can’t-miss activities (including a Tuesday Night Welcome Mixer that you should mark your calendars for now), and introduce you to Podcast Movement Central.

Until Next Week,
Team PM17

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