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Big week coming up!

Two weeks ago we announced nearly 30 new sessions and over 30 new speakers taking the stage at PM23, but this week we decided to be twice as nice and announce over 50 new sessions and even more new speakers!

We've got two months to go until we're all together in Denver, so let's DO IT!


Announcing the next round of PM23 Sessions and Speakers!

As we mentioned last week, Podcast Movement broke another record this year with nearly 700 submissions received from awesome community members from around the world who are looking to take the stage in Denver. While only a small number of those were able to be selected for the event, we're very excited for those sessions that we CAN feature.

Below you'll find the newest speakers that we've just announced, along with the sessions they will be participating in.

$40M In Revenue & Meetups Across The Country With Only 150 Listeners! w/ Pablo Gonzalez of Not Your Average Investor Show

AI and Generative Storytelling: Shaping the Future of Podcast Content and Delivery w/ James Boggs of Spooler and Will Mayo of SpokenLayer

All About Kevin: Audience Avatars and The Pursuit of The Perfect Listener w/ Roni Gosch of Podbean

American’s habits and attitudes around podcasts: Findings from a Pew Research Center podcast study w/ Elisa Shearer of Pew Research Center

Audio & Podcasts Leading The Universe of Multilingual African Children's Content w/ Aleya Kassam of KaBrazen Children's Podcast

Audio Programmatic 101: Why now is the perfect time to get started w/ Brian Edwards of The Washington Post, Kacey Jerman of The Trade Desk, Rebecca Dalby of Spreaker from iHeart, and Stephanie Donovan of Triton Digital

Beyond the download: 7 signs of real growth that podcasters should start measuring today w/ Dan Misener of Bumper

Beyond The Mic: Building Value Outside Of The Recording Process w/ Kate Hensler of

Build a Podcast Designed for Profit w/ Traci DeForge of Produce Your Podcast

Can Kids Podcasts Pay? Solving the Monetization Issue w/ Eric O'Keeffe of What If World

Challenges Women of Color Face breaking into the podcasting space w/ Krystal Hill of Black Love Inc

Collaborating for Access: How to Work with Disabled Creatives to Make Better Podcasts w/ Yvette Menase of Libsyn

Community 201: Beyond Audience Building w/ Emily Thompson of Being Boss

Cracking Complexity in Podcasting: Tips & Tricks For Humanizing Complex Stories w/ Jenna Spinelle of Democracy Works

Create a Professional Podcast in 20 Clicks w/ Stephen Robles of

Creating an indie podcast that stretches you and serves a community w/ Laura Graham of Navigating Mental Illness: Parents Stories

Crowdfunding: Let’s Get that Money w/ Anna DeShawn of The Qube | Queer News

Disrupting Calladita Culture and the Good Girl Conditioning: How BIPOC Podcasters Can Own Their Voice w/ Pam Covarrubias of Cafe con Pam

Finding Magic: Sharing Stories for 30 years w/ Ed Hubbard of Pagan World Project

Getting Hired in Podcasting (for Marginalized Genders) w/ Elsie Escobar of Libsyn

Going There: How to Tackle a Thorny Subject No One Wants to Talk About w/ Jonathan Menjivar and Kristen Torres of Audacy's Pineapple Street Studios

Harnessing The Power of Comedy Podcasts to Make Life Suck Less w/ Jessica Cordova Kramer, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, and Steve Nelson of Lemonada Media

Higher Ed podcasts: Storytelling that builds value within the ivy walls and far beyond w/ Laura Davis of Stanford University

Holding It Down: The Challenges of Minority Podcast Start-Ups w/ Adell Coleman & Chris Colbert of DCP Entertainment, Anna DeShawn of The Qube | Queer News, and David Wasicki & Krystal Hill of Black Love Inc

How and why to user test your podcast w/ Andrea Marquez of Amazon

How to Edit a Show Together: Using Formats and Seques to make your podcast better w/ Steve Stewart of Steve Stewart Podcast Productions

How to grow a thriving podcast community in your backyard w/ Badr Milligan of The Short Box Podcast and Blythe Brumleve of Everything is Logistics Podcast

We've got more in this issue, check it out after the jump 👇

Join Us for PM 2023 This Summer

Register for PM23 this AUGUST IN DENVER, CO


If you're not yet signed up to join over 3,000 podcasters and professionals from around the world this summer, what are you waiting for? Grab your passes before prices GO UP TONIGHT!

Podcast Movement 2023 features hundreds of educational sessions spread across carefully curated tracks, amazing expo halls to discover the latest podcasting tools and technologies, and of course the best networking events and parties in podcasting!

How To Make Money Podcasting Without Ads w/ Michelle Jackson of The Brand Building Lab

How to MURDER your boring social media strategy w/ Isabella Maxey of Resonate Recordings

Immersive Audio Fiction and Non-Fiction w/ Shane Salk of Shane Salk Productions & Carcerem

Legal Stuff with The Top Lawyers in Podcasting w/ Gordon Firemark of The Podcast Lawyer

LiveRead.IO: Eliminating admin time and Inefficiencies w/ Alex Aldea and Alex Cline of The Paragon Collective

Maximizing Your Podcast's Potential: Leveraging YouTube's Latest Podcasting Features for Real Growth w/ Paul Colligan of The Podcast Partnership

MISSION CRITICAL: How To Create a Sustainable Podcast Business while Staying True to Your Values w/ Jesse Brown of Candaland

Monetize like a Pro – Tactics to Maximize the Benefits of Dynamic Insertion w/ Bryan Green & Reggie Risseeuw of Advertisecast, and Yvette Menase of Libsyn

Podcast Advertising in 2023: A Midyear Review w/ Cameron Hendrix and John Goforth of Magellan AI

Podcast Advertising in the Age of Video: Opportunities and Challenges w/ Patrick Hill of Disctopia

Podcast Marketing: How To Find Your People w/ Fatima Zaidi of Quill Inc and  Sharon Taylor of Triton Digital

Podcast SEO: Helping listeners find your episodes w/ Virginia Elder of Podcast Abundance

PodTV: Connecting a Podcast to an Already Ravenous Television Fan Base w/ Mary Payne Gilbert of Pink Shade Podcast

Producing Like a Pro w/ Casey Emmerling and Dallas Taylor of Twenty Thousand Hertz

Represent! Represent!: The Rise of Cultural Sensitivity Editing in Podcasting w/ Clare Wiley of The Audio Storyteller Newsletter

Scale, Partnerships and Revenue Diversification w/ Sim Sarna of Cloud10 Media

Taking Your Podcast to the Stage: How to Get Booked and Paid to Speak w/ Dan Irvin of The Speaker Lab

Tapping Into the $2.6 Trillion Buying Power of Black and Brown Communities w/ Brionna Simons of Think True and Theresa Gonzales of LatinasB2B

The Podcast Traction Triangle: 3 Key Elements to Getting Unstuck & Gaining Momentum With Your Marketing w/ Jeremy Enns of Podcast Marketing Academy

The Rise of AI & The Ethics of Editing w/ Quinn Greenhaus of Jam Street Media

The Show Must Go On: A Panel on Handling Podcasting Disasters w/ Keith Reynolds of Spoke Media

True Crime Podcasts That Help, Not Hurt: How to Produce True Crime Ethically w/ Anna Van Valin of Van Valin Productions, and Kara Chamberlain & Kimberly Corban of Survivor’s Guide to True Crime

Understanding Your Podcast Statistics w/ Tom Rossi of Buzzsprout

Untapped Potential: Why the Spanish-Speaking Market is the Next Frontier of Podcasting w/ Diego Rosas of Explora Producciones, Iñigo Alegria of Genuina Media, and Jeronimo Quintero of Vandi Media

Unveiling the Forbidden: Diverse and Daring Dialogues on Seductive Taboos w/ Nazinin Moali of Sexology Podcast

Who's Listening to your Podcast? Grow your Audience With Enhanced Analytics w/ Daryl Battaglia of Triton Digital and Jeff Vidler of Signal Hill Insights

We'll continue to share more participants as the event draws near, but check out the entire list of speakers announced so far!


Next week we'll be hitting the road! The PM team will be headed to the Pacific Northwest, as well as Denver, for our annual Summer Meetup Tour. Remember that our tour sponsor Mackie will be giving away prizes to attendees at all four stops. PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW VANCOUVER LOCATION.

2023 Summer Podcast Movement Meetup Tour

If you've never been to one of our meetups before, they're essentially ways to bring together local podcasters to meet each other, network, and learn from one another, when often they did not even know a local community of podcasters existed!

In other words, Podcast Movement throws the party, and everyone is invited to attend (free)! But this year, Mackie is making it even more special:

Attendees at each stop will have the opportunity to try out Mackie's

  • DLZ Creator podcast mixer
  • EM-99B broadcast microphones
  • MC-350 headphones
  • DB-200 Premium Boom Arms

PLUS one meetup attendee at each stop will go home with a pair of MC-350 Headphones… and one lucky attendee across the whole tour will win the full suite of gear listed above!

Check out these upcoming stops, and make plans to join us if you're nearby.

Portland Podcasters – Podcast Movement Meetup
Mon, Jun 26, 7:00 PM
10 Barrel Brewing Portland (Rooftop Bar) • Portland, OR

Seattle Podcasters – Podcast Movement Meetup
Tue, Jun 27, 7:00 PM
Optimism Brewing • Seattle, WA

Vancouver Podcasters – Podcast Movement Meetup
Wed, Jun 28, 7:00 PM
Six Acres – Gastown • Vancouver, BC

Denver Podcasters – Podcast Movement Meetup
Fri, Jun 30, 7:00 PM
Great Divide Brewing Co on Arapahoe St • Denver, CO

And if you're in the Dallas area, our own Dan Franks runs monthly podcaster meetups as a part of the NTX Podcasters group, so check those out as well!

Podcast Industry News from Podnews

The Week in Podcasting

As we started last week, we're going to use this section to share some of the top stories from the last week, in our eyes, from our friends at Podnews and Podcast Business Journal.

To wrap things up, we wanted to remind everyone of our Community and Event Codes of Conduct. As the online community continues to grow and evolve, and our next big in-person event gets closer, it's never a bad time to make sure that we are all respectful of one another.

With that said, we hope your week is going great, and we can't wait to be back in your inbox soon!

Chat soon,
The Podcast Movement Team

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