Pre-Conference Workshops & Orientation, TryPod and more!

Greetings PM Family,

In this newsletter we’ll discuss the Pre-Conference Workshops, the #TryPod Campaign and the upcoming PM meetup in Vancouver, British Columbia. Let’s get started!


Two Awesome Tuesday Workshops

Podcast Movement has offered various workshops over the last few years the day before PM officially begins, in order to provide additional value on topics that may not be covered in full detail during the event. These add-on workshops have proven to be awesome experiences for all who’ve been involved!.

We are excited to announce two of the four workshops that will be available this year on Tuesday, March 22, as well as an awesome new feature for all attendees!

So you’ve decided you want to start a podcast – awesome! Now comes the tough part: putting a plan together to help you pull off a successful launch. Starting a podcast comes with many moving pieces: equipment, software, format, frequency, scheduling, publishing, promoting – it can be overwhelming. Not to mention the fact that launching your podcast is only the beginning.

This full day workshop will be a progressive, step-by-step deep dive that any brand new (or just getting started) podcaster will get a ton out of!

This workshop is hosted by Podcasters Paradise, and is being lead by John Lee Dumas and Kate Erickson of EOFire.


Discover how Spanish language podcasting is growing in the US, Spain, México, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Argentina and many other countries. Find out the current trends in formats and available opportunities. Learn how to do a successful Spanish language podcast in this unique workshop.

This workshop, which will be in Spanish, is hosted by PM family members Melvin Rivera Velazquez, Harry Duran and Felix Montelera.


New Attendee Networking Orientation (and Alumni Refresher)

It’s no secret that Podcast Movement has continued to grow every year. This year we’re hosting something new, specifically for new attendees who want to get the most out of PM (and meet some awesome people)! It’s also open to past attendees who are looking to connect with new faces, and get a refresher on what Podcast Movement is all about.

This event will be hosted by PM family member Joe Saul Sehy from the Stacking Benjamins Podcast, and requires no additional RSVP or registration.

Mark your calendars for 3pm on Tuesday, August 22!
More details to come.

Have you told anyone to #TryPod lately?

This month the hosts of hundreds of shows including Stuff You Should Know, Planet Money, Missing Richard Simmons, Crimetown and many more are encouraging listeners to introduce a friend, relative or coworker to a new podcast, and, show them how to listen if they don’t know how. Listeners are being asked to share stories of why they listen and what their favorite podcasts are using the hashtag #trypod.

We are encouraging the PM family to join in this worthy endeavour to help grow the visibility and understanding of podcasting amongst friends, family and colleagues.

Learn more here.

Podcast Movement Meetup in Vancouver, British Columbia

Podcast Movement is having a meetup in Vancouver, British Columbia on Friday, March 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, hosted by PM family member Josie Ong (Affirmation Pod). Please consider inviting your podcast friends that at are in the Vancouver area to attend this free meetup! You can RSVP and get more information here.

Are you interested in hosting a Podcast Movement meetup in your area?
If so, EMAIL US to let us know!

Next Week: We will announce another exciting Keynote speaker for this year’s event in Anaheim!

Until Next Time!
Team PM17

Undisclosed Podcast announced as headline speakers! Plus, your questions answered!

Happy Tuesday PM Family,

We’re excited to have two big PM17 announcements, with the first being the revealing of our next Podcast Movement keynote speakers.

Rabia, Colin and Susan from Undisclosed Podcast

Once best known as the person who brought the Adnan Syed case to PM alumni Sarah Koenig for the hit podcast Serial, Rabia Chaudry has since become a bona fide podcast powerhouse. Along with cohosts Colin Miller and Susan Simpson, the Undisclosed Podcast investigates wrongful convictions, and the U.S. criminal justice system, by taking a closer look at the perpetration of a crime, its investigation, the trial, and ultimate verdict…and finding new evidence that never made it to court.

The podcast made headlines in 2016 when Simpson’s work for the show uncovered evidence that ultimately got the conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of Undisclosed’s season one, thrown out.

Now in their third season, these three have an amazing story of going from no podcast experience but tons of passion, to one of the most popular shows in the world with millions of downloads. We’re excited to welcome the team from Undisclosed to the stage for the first time this summer in Anaheim!

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers (times two)

Last year we were excited to debut a new featured stage at Podcast Movement that we called the Q&A Stage. During each breakout session, we featured a different expert in a variety of podcasting topics, and invited you to bring any and all questions. Some of the experts were:

This year, we’re even more excited, as we will not only have the return of the Q&A stage, but also the interactive Solutions Stage. This stage will feature interactive demos and sessions that invite you to be a part of the action.

Think of these as mini-workshops throughout the three days. Attend one, or attend them all! But whatever you do, keep an eye out for Q&A Stage and Solutions Stage expert announcements as we get closer to PM17!

Register to be a part of all the big keynote sessions, 20+ Q&A and Solutions sessions, and everything else taking place this August!


What topics should we cover?

As mentioned above, we’ve got two stages with amazingly interactive content taking place all week at PM17. But we need your help! LET US KNOW WHAT TOPICS YOU WANT TO SEE COVERED IN THESE SESSIONS!

Please send an e-mail to [email protected], or just reply to this one, giving us your thoughts!

Next week, we will be discussing all the awesome things we’ve got planned for you starting Tuesday, August 22, the day before Podcast Movement. Plan on getting to Anaheim early to take part in all the action!

Until Next Week,

Team PM17

Calling all Hall of Fame and PM17 speaker submissions!

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Greetings PM Family,

This week we are excited to be discussing the 2017 Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame nominations, and the PM17 Speaker Submissions deadline next week.

Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Nominations

The honor of being inducted into the Academy Of Podcasters Hall Of Fame has quickly become one of the biggest honors a podcaster can receive. It shows that they went above and beyond the norm for an extended period of time, and have contributed to the podcast industry as a whole.

Many inductees were present at the inception of podcasting, while others helped podcasting grow to what it is today.

The foundational requirements for being considered for induction into the Academy Of Podcasters Hall Of Fame are the following:

  1. Involvement in podcasting for at least 10 years, either as a podcaster or an active member of the podcast industry
  2. Promoted the art of podcasting over those 10 years
  3. Podcasting is better off because of their contributions and involvement
  4. Thought of highly by their podcasting peers

Being nominated for induction into the Academy Of Podcasters Hall Of Fame is the first step. All nominees go through the voting process where existing Hall Of Famers, and members of the Academy of Podcasters, will vote.

The top six nominees will have the honor of joining the elite group of members in the Academy of Podcasters Hall Of Fame.

You are invited to nominate yourself, or other podcasters using the nomination form below:

Hall of Fame Nominations Form

PM17 Speaker Submissions

The deadline for Podcast Movement 2017 speaker submissions is Tuesday, February 28 (one more week!). We encourage you to get your presentation ideas submitted as soon as possible.

We have received hundreds of submissions already, with many of them on marketing and monetization topics. We encourage more session submissions on content creation, technical and industry topics. You can submit your presentation ideas here:


Register for PM17 to see all our amazing sessions, PLUS take part in the Academy of Podcasters awards show!



We welcome your feedback and ideas on how we can continue to make Podcast Movement the best conference for aspiring and veteran podcasters, as well as podcast industry professionals.

If you have suggestions that you feel would bring a ton of value to this year’s event., we want to hear from you! Please send an e-mail to [email protected] .

Until Next Week,

Team PM17

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February 15 – Happy Valentine’s Day from Podcast Movement

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Greetings Podcast Movement family,

We trust that you enjoyed Valentine’s Day with your significant other and/or loved ones! The Podcast Movement team spent ours on the Podcast Cruise in Cozumel, Mexico, and wish you could have all joined us!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we asked some #PodcastCruise attendees share with us some podcast related resources that they LOVE! And we’d LOVE to share ten of them with you this week!
“We use Postplanner to schedule social media posts for new episodes.”
Anthony Tran
Marketing Access Pass

“We use Grammarly to make sure that our show notes are mistake free.”
Christina Kelly
The Sales Evangelist podcast

Smart Podcast Player
“Smart Podcast Player is a beautiful embeddable player that presents each episode in a great way!”
Rick Coplin
Success to Significance

“Canva helps me to create beautiful episode artwork and quote cards for social media.”
Laura Peterson
Copy That Pops

“I use Mosaico to upload/set reminders for new episode posts on Instagram”
Alyssa Ruiz
Finding Creative Success

FB Live
“I love to use FB live to promote new episodes, and encourage interaction with our community.”
Teri Murphy
Connect Podcast

Podcast Movement FB Group!
“It’s amazing to get advice on all sorts of topics from thousands of other podcasters from around the world.”
Bill Nowicki
Marietta Stories

Conspiracy Bot
Hysteria 51

Adobe Audition
“I love using Adobe Audition for editing my podcast episodes.”
Guthrie Chamberlain III
Wisdom Trek

Meet Edgar
“We love it because it helps to target & grow our audience on Twitter.”
Allison Melody
Food Heals Nation

Register for PM17 to you’ll LOVE going to all the sessions at the lowest possible price!


What is your favorite podcast resource? What must-have resources were left out of this list? Please post them in the Podcast Movement Facebook Group!


We will be back next week with new announcements for Podcast Movement 2017 in Anaheim. We LOVE you & hope your Valentine’s Day was awesome!

Until Next Week,
Team PM17

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February 7 – Podcast Movement celebrates Black History Month

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Greetings PM family!

Podcast Movement has received high praise for our focus on diversity, and we always keep it as a core focus of the event. We pride ourselves on highlighting and welcoming to our platform members of every race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

We were honored to have one of our top sponsors at our 2016 event in Chicago, Dropbox, participating based on this priority and initiative.

February is Black History Month, and Podcast Movement is excited to celebrate this month by acknowledging a few outstanding and well deserving members of our community who are not only African American, but also create content that inspires and serves society in a meaningful way.

We put together just a small list of ten shows that we appreciate and respect, featuring hosts that are PM family. Please consider checking them out, as they are some of the best podcast going today…period.

10) Summer Martin

Summer is the host of the Unconventional Woman podcast. A recent 5 star review had the following to say about Summer and her show: “I love how Summer highlights real women from all walks of life. These women are smart, confident, and making moves…She’s every girls best girlfriend.”


9) Kingsley Grant

Kingsley is the host of the Smooth Career Change podcast. This podcast is for midlife professionals 40 years old and over. Kingsley has been a Podcast Movement supporter from its very inception. He is also an career coach, accomplished speaker & was featured on our PMx stage in 2016.


8) Stephen Hart

Stephen is the host of the Trailblazers.FM podcast where he explores stories of successful black professionals. Stephen recently celebrated the one year anniversary of his show. Stephen attended Podcast Movement 2016 in Chicago. We are looking forward to having him featured on the PM stage in the future!


7) Ijeoma Eleazu

Ijeoma is the host of the popular Etsy Conversations Podcast which features interviews with new and favorite Etsy shop owners. Ijeoma has been leading this show for several years, and was a featured speaker at Podcast Movement 2014 in Dallas. Ijeoma will also be speaking this March at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego.


6) Nina Babel

Nina is newer to podcasting, but you wouldn’t know that from listening to her well crafted episodes. She has created a show with raving fans and a thriving community with Keep It 100 Girl!, empowering women who are too shy, nervous or embarrassed to ask about any and all things that women think about. Nina has attended Podcast Movement, and will surely take the stage at a future Podcast Movement.


5) Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett

Paychecks and Balances is hosted by Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett. They were featured this month on the “Black Experience” in the “Business & Startups” and “Society and Culture” categories of iTunes. Rich and Marcus are are a lot of fun, but they are also serious about personal finance and career advice for Millennials. We’re honored to have them as a part of the Podcast Movement family!


4) Maurice Cherry

Maurice Cherry has been podcasting for over 10 years and is a prominent member of the podcasting community in Atlanta, as well as a #PM16 attendee. Maurice hosts Revision Path, a weekly podcast showcasing some of the best black graphic designers, web designers, and web developers from around the world.


3) Dr Shante Bishop

Dr. Shante is the host of the Believing Bigger podcast. She equips leaders with the tools to take bigger actions! Dr Shante has been a supporter and PM family member for a few years now. We were fortunate to have her speak at PM16 in Chicago, and hope to be able to have her as a part of the community for years to come.


2) Tiffany Southerland

Tiffany is the host of How Does She Do It? which covers the successes and struggles that comes with being an adult. She was also recently featured again as one of the many well deserving shows in iTunes for Black History Month. Tiffany has attended Podcast Movement in the past, and we look forward to having her back as a possible speaker in Anaheim!


1) Donald Kelly

We have no shame! The number one spot goes to long-time Podcast Movement emcee Donald Kelly. He has been with us since the beginning. Donald is the host of the Sales Evangelist podcast, focusing on tips, strategies, process and selling systems (to name a few). Donald is one of the most likeable, talented and hard working podcasters in our industry!


Register for PM17 to enjoy Podcast Movement, all the breakout sessions and panels, and the parties…at the lowest price ever!



What other podcasters should be recognized with the group above? Please consider sharing them in the Podcast Movement facebook group, and becoming a member of the year-round Podcast Movement community.


We have a lot more Podcast Movement information coming soon. Dan, Jared (and their spouses) will enjoy Valentine’s week sipping on beverages on sandy beaches and ship decks, as hosts of the Podcast Cruise…so forgive them if next week’s newsletter has a few typos.

Until then,
Team PM17


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January 31 – PMx Competition, WrestleCon and more!

Greetings PM family! One of the highlights from PM over the past two years has been the innovative PMx event, taking place the day before Podcast Movement officially kicks off.

PMx is our TED-like talks event for the podcast community. These short form talks are bare bones, to the point, and very informative! No slideshows, but props and expertise are welcomed and encouraged!

PMx LogoGuthrie Chamberlain

How to Develop the Creator’s Mindset by Jay Wong

Announcing the PMx World Championship

This year, we’re excited to announce that we’re changing things up! On Tuesday, August 22, at the Anaheim Marriott the day before Podcast Movement kicks off, we’ll be crowning the first ever PMx World Champion!

The competition will feature podcasters from around the world speaking in front hundreds of attendees and a panel of judges to crown the first ever champion!

PMx Championship

The winner of this year’s competition will be announced, and receive the PMx World Championship Belt at the 3rd annual Academy of Podcasters Awards ceremony on August 23. The winner will also automatically receive a speaking spot at Podcast Movement 2018.

Mark your calendars for August 22, you won’t want to miss the fun competition! And if you have what it takes to become the first ever champion, come up with something entertaining and informative, and APPLY TO SPEAK HERE.

Register for PM17 to enjoy Podcast Movement, PMx and everything else…at the lowest price ever!

Podcast Movement presents the
Live Podcast Stage at Wrestlecon 2017!


Did you know that one of the most popular podcasting genres was professional wrestling? If not, that’s okay, we won’t bodyslam you…but one of the thousands of wrestlers and tens of thousands of wrestling fans joining us in Orlando this spring might!

Podcast Movement is excited to be partnering with WrestleCon, the world’s largest wrestling fan convention. It takes place annually during WWE’s WrestleMania weekend, which will be in Orlando, FL this March 31 and April 1.

Podcast Movement is the official sponsor of the Entertainment Stage, which will be filled throughout the weekend with great content including daily live Art of Wrestling Podcast with PM alumni Colt Cabana, as well as a series of classic wrestling greats/podcasters including Ric Flair, Sting, Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross and more!

Podcast Movement will also be co-hosting the podcast booth with our friends from Buzzsprout. If you’ll be attending WrestleCon and want to record an episode live, learn more and book your spot here!


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Beginnings: What Podcasting and Childbirth Have in Common – Podcast Movement Sessions

In this episode, we highlight Anna Sale, the host of Death, Sex and Money and her keynote from Podcast Movement 2016. We also bring you the beginning of a few other podcasters, Nina Babel and Judith Registre, all while continuing the story of Podcast Movement’s origins. Check it out and get ready to join us in Anaheim this August!


January 24 – Podcast Movement Weekly – Dan Carlin is Coming

Happy Tuesday, podcasters!

It’s been a historical and polarizing week in the US, however we think today’s announcement from the Podcast Movement team is something that everyone can get behind!

It was Common Sense to have this speaker headline
Podcast Movement 2017

One of the most popular and most downloaded podcasts of all time is a show that does not have a large catalogue of episodes. In fact, oftentimes months go by between new episodes, yet it always manages to stay at the top of the charts. Not many podcasts can get away with this, but then again, calling Hardcore History “just a podcast” would be doing a disservice to the works of art that each episode truly is.

We’ve attempted for three years to bring this podcaster to the PM stage with no success. However, now we are excited and honored to finally announce that Dan Carlin will be a headline speaker in Anaheim this August at Podcast Movement 2017!

Dan Carlin is an American political commentator and podcaster. Once a full-time radio host, Carlin eventually took his show to the Internet, and he now hosts two wildly popular independent podcasts: Hardcore History and Common Sense.

Part storyteller, part analyst, Carlin has mastered the art of looking at subjects from multiple angles and dissecting and thinking about them in original ways. He isn’t afraid to go deep or to inject historical context into modern debates. Whether it’s history or current events he’s discussing, his passion is contagious, his approach refreshing and his ideas tickle your brain in all the right places.

It is rare for Dan to take the stage at live events, and we’re honored to be welcoming Dan to the PM stage on Wednesday, August 23 in Anaheim.

Register for PM17 to be a part of this historic event at the lowest possible price!

Last year we were excited to host dozens of commercial radio hosts and executives, and let them see what the podcast movement was all about. This year, we’re excited to formally welcome them with a special full day of radio-centric podcast sessions at the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters track, presented in conjunction with Jacobs Media on Thursday, August 24.

Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs explains, “We loved Podcast Movement in Chicago last year and were struck by the breadth and energy of the space. The goal is to get radio broadcasters involved, given the industry’s ability to create compelling audio content, promote it, and generate revenue around it. It just makes sense to bring these two worlds together to help broadcasters – and podcasters – elevate their game.”

Read the full story here


We have a lot more exciting announcements coming soon! In the meantime, definitely consider checking out Podcast Movement Sessions (hosted by talented PM family member Joel Sharpton) and PM Weekly, which is the brand new audio companion to this newsletter (hosted by Dan Franks and Jared Easley).

Until next time,
Team PM17


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January 17 – Podcast Movement Weekly

Check out the first episode of Podcast Movement Weekly!

We discuss the new schedule format for PM17, let you know how to speak at Podcast Movement, and a sneak peek into next week!

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Anyone who has been with us from day one knows that Podcast Movement started as a conference for podcasters, by podcasters. And while the event has grown to have awesome representation from the industry and radio side of things, the heart and soul will always be the podcasters.

Part of making sure that the event stays true to the core is our annual “Call for Speakers”. We absolutely love inviting members of the Podcast Movement family to submit their ideas to present at PM, and giving some of those submissions the opportunity to take the stage!

We’re excited to officially open up the process of taking YOUR application to be a speaker at this year’s Podcast Movement.

As a part of the submission process, you’ll be asked to pick your desired session type, as well as session track.

Please note, if you’re selected as a speaker or panel moderator, you’ll receive one complimentary pass to PM17. If you’ve already registered, we’ll gladly refund your cost of registration.

We’re looking for breakout sessions and panels from podcasters, podcast industry professionals, and anyone else in or around the podcast industry to take part in the following tracks:

  • Content Creation
  • Technical
  • Marketing
  • Monetization
  • Industry Focus

If you’re ready to submit your PM17 speaker proposal, click the button below!


Our first speaker announcement

Next week, we’ll finally be able to reveal our first headline speaker taking the stage this summer in Anaheim. This podcaster is someone whose podcast has consistently been one of the most popular in the world, and we’ve been trying to get them to PM for 3 years. Next week, we will make it official!

Register for PM17 & submit to speak today with no risk! If you’re chosen to speak, you get a 100% refund!

Register now at the lowest possible price!


As mentioned above, we finally reveal our first headline speaker.

PLUS we’ve got two really exciting partnerships that we’re excited to share with you all, and excited to be a part of.

Until next time,

Team PM17

Important dates:

  • January 16 – Cost of registration goes up
  • February 28 – Speaker Submissions Close
  • August 22 – PMx Competition and First Timers orientation
  • August 23-35Podcast Movement 2017
14 Days 23 Hours 34 Minutes 29 Seconds until the Holiday Sale ends!