PM Virtual Keynote Speaker Announcement

Happy Wednesday, PM Family,

This week we're very excited to announce several of the keynote speakers who will help kick off each morning at PM Virtual next month. We're also sharing with you the third round of our speaker announcements for the event!

Podcast Movement Virtual Keynote Speakers

Julián Castro is the former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and a former U.S. presidential candidate. He is also the host of the all-new Our America podcast. Julián reimagines America in conversation with real people all over the country who are struggling, aspiring, and trying to reach their dreams. Each week he works toward solutions with community leaders, big thinkers, and cultural icons, exploring how issues like poverty, race, gender, and immigration status intersect to shape our America and its possibilities.

He will be joined on stage by host of Pod Save the People and producer of The Untold Story: Policing DeRay Mckesson, former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and host of In the Bubble Andy Slavitt, and Lemonada Media founders Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs. This roundtable discussion will focus on the topic of fast-tracked podcast production in the era of fast news cycles, social-media conversations, and on-the-scene activism.

Lilian Garcia is a multitalented Spanish-American singer/songwriter, television personality, and producer. She first captured the hearts of millions as a WWE announcer and singer, best known for hosting the #1 rated television show, Monday Night Raw – and making history as the first woman ever to announce WrestleMania. Since 2017 she has been the host of the Chasing Glory podcast, which provides an all-access pass to human interest stories with famous athletes and entertainers. 

Lilian will speak about how the podcast medium is not biased to who you are; it is still more of a level playing field than any other mainstream form of media. Influence may open doors, but it's still up to the host and producers of the show to set the tone and create the best show they can. 

Pat Flynn is no stranger to the Podcast Movement keynote stage. Pat was our opening keynote speaker at PM15 and PM18, and we are proud to have him return this year. Pat has several podcasts, including the chart-topping Smart Passive Income, and lately, he's been doing daily video live streams for almost 200 days in a row!

We are excited to hear what he has to share with the PM community, as it's going to be about something that podcasters of all sizes and experience levels want to do more of: grow their show! 

We're so thrilled to feature these three excellent keynote talks and can't wait to announce even more keynote speakers in the coming weeks.

Podcast Movement Virtual Speakers Announcement Round 3

Amanda McLoughlin and Mike Schubert with Multitude Productions – How to Record Remotely and Have Your Show Sound (Nearly) Exactly the Same

Bob Frymire with APM Music – A Solution to Music in Your Podcast

Bree Hill from NASA – The Space Between Your Ears: How NASA Uses Podcasts to Educate and Inform

Christian Swain with Pantheon Media – Licensing Music for Podcasts: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Opportunities 

Dan Misener from Pacific Content – Podcast Neighborhoods: How to Find Niches You Didn’t Even Know Existed

David Cohn with Megaphone – Podcast For Good: Creating Social Change at Scale

Eleanor Hyde from Audacious Machine Creative – The Limitations of Truth

Erica Dickerson with Good Moms Bad Choices – We're All Niche: How to Advocate for Your Personal Identity Through Podcasting (from Two Single, Black Moms Who Do So)

Lindsay Piper Shaw and Fred Hadra from Right Side Up – A Realist's Guide: Pricing and Selling Ads for Independent Podcasts

Ilana Millner with Pinna – A Behind the Scenes Look at Producing Award-Winning Podcasts for Kids!

Jen Grogono with uStudio – Signs Your Business is Ready for Podcasting

Jenny Kaplan with Wonder Media Network – Gender Equity – Will We Ever Achieve It (and if So, How Will We Know)?

Josh Miely with National Association of Broadcasters – Engaging Interviews Made Easy

Julie Broad with Book Launchers – Grow Your Audience and Your Income with a Bestselling Book

Kellie Riordan is a Podcast Strategist at Deadset Studios – Getting Granular: How to Pitch, Structure, and Plot a Hit Narrative Series

Laura Benson with Patreon – Mastering Membership : A Deep-Dive into Best Practices on Patreon

Lauren Tharp with Megaphone – Measuring and Monetizing the Podcast Network-from Indie to Enterprise

Maribel Quezada Smith from Diferente and Tangia Estrada with That's What She Did – How To Get Your Groove Back: Reviving Your Podcast & Building Momentum

Michael Raphael with Final Final v2 – Unlocking Pro Tools for Podcasts

Michelle Levitt with Heil Sound – Microphone Technology: Understanding Your Sound

Sam Akhmedov with Fiesta App – Grow Your Show Audience Through Micro Content

Shane Sams with The Flipped Lifestyle Podcast – How to Earn a Full-Time Living as a Podcaster (Without Selling Ads or Building a Huge Audience)

Steve Stewart with Steve Stewart Podcast Productions – Editing Tips: Ways to Cut Your Editing Time in HALF

Tiffany Ashitey with Essence Podcast Network – Beyond Downloads: Effective Strategies for Getting Your Podcast Noticed

Uzma Jafri with Mommying While Muslim – Breaking Stereotypes and Accidental Audiences

Thank you for supporting this great community. We are looking forward to sharing more updates about PM Virtual with you next week. In the meantime, please feel free to share your podcast in the comments of this celebratory Facebook Group post. The PM Facebook group recently surpassed 45,000 members! Note: You must be a member of the group to access this link. 

We appreciate you,
Team PM

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