PM22 Scholarship Application NOW OPEN… and a new keynote announcement

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We've got a packed newsletter this week, with information on the PM22 Scholarship Program, a new keynote, and the second round of speakers and sessions.

We also have an exciting project coming up, and your voice is key. Consider this: If you could ask thousands of podcast listeners, what would you want to know?

Let's dive into what's new.


PM22 Scholarship Applications are now OPEN!

Podcast Movement was created in 2014 so that the entire community could gather each year in a place to call their own. Of course, many new and/or aspiring podcasters want to join us, but not all are in a financial position to make it happen.

Every year, we try our best to help those who are willing, able, and serious about attending Podcast Movement by working with them to make the event financially accessible. We will always attempt to do for some, what we wish we could do for everyone.

What is the scholarship and what does it include?
It's important to note that this scholarship only applies to a Standard Plus Pass or Virtual Ticket for PM22 this August 23-26. The Standard Plus Pass does not include hotel or airfare, and the ticket is not transferable.

Who is eligible?
As a brand new or yet-to-launch podcaster who LOVES podcasting, you may be eligible for our scholarship. Having an active track record of being part of the Podcast Movement Facebook Community or one of our Meetup Groups helps!

Who is not eligible?
The scholarships are reserved for those who have never before attended a Podcast Movement event, have not yet signed up for PM22, and are not in a position to attend the conference without financial assistance.

How can I apply?
Learn more and submit your application by Friday, July 1 at midnight. We will announce the recipients in our weekly newsletter on July 6, as well as in our Facebook group.

Edison Research Returns to the Keynote Stage

Edison Research has delivered essential listening insights at Podcast Movement from the very beginning. From the first estimate of how many people listen to podcasts, to a ranker of the most listened-to shows, Edison's resources and key findings continue to help podcasting grow.

Gabriel Soto, Senior Director of Research, will continue that trend by presenting the opportunities that Edison Research sees for podcasters in 2022. Data-driven and diversity-focused, these insights will provide an overview of what may be on podcasting's horizon.

Soto will also share never-before-seen data from many Edison Research studies, including The Infinite DialThe Black Podcast Listener ReportThe Latino Listener Report, and Edison Podcast Metrics (formerly known as the Podcast Consumer Tracking Report).

PM22 Sessions and Speakers

We're excited to share the second round of amazing speakers and sessions you'll see on the Dallas stage.


Podcast Growth Dos and Don'ts presented by Aaron Mahnke of Grim & Mild Entertainment

What You Need to Know as a Podcast CFO (or Podcast Business Owner) presented by Eric Rosenberg of

Understanding Microphones for Better Field Audio presented by Patrick McNameeKing of StoryCorps

Navigating Trauma and Honoring Stories With Our Guests presented by Randy Kim of The Bánh Mì Chronicles

Teaching Students to Produce Compelling and Award-Winning Narrative Audio Stories presented by Kim Fox of PodFest Cairo / Ehky Ya Masr

Nailing the First Scene of Your Audio Drama presented by Tonia Ransom of NIGHTLIGHT

Podcasting in Latin America: The Latest & Greatest presented by Oscar Sermeno of Triton Digital

State of Podcast Law 2022 presented by Gordon Firemark of Firemark Entertainment Law

The ‘Fresh Prince Intro' Blueprint presented by Mary Lee Vance of Pods In Excellence

Creating Your Own Tools for Success When They're Missing in the Marketplace presented by Rob Winters and Brittany Brown of Digitiv


Stay tuned next week for round three, and check out our growing list of announced speakers!

If you could ask thousands of podcast listeners, what would you want to know?

Now's your chance!

We’re working with a marketing and research team to conduct a national study of podcast listeners. First, we need to know what’s important to YOU – the podcast creators. In just a few questions, please share your input on the topics and issues that matter most.

With this short survey, your answers will be the key to stronger insights. Stay tuned: All-new findings will be presented at PM22 on August 25.

Join Us for PM 2022 This Summer

Prices for PM22 increase NEXT WEEK!

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? Register soon for the best deal!

Podcast Movement 2022 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!

Book your PM22 Hotel Now!

Podcast Movement has negotiated a special discounted rate at our host hotel (which is also where the event takes place), but the number of rooms available is limited.

Each year our rooms sell out, and attendees have to book off-site. Don't miss out on your chance to stay where all the action is at PM22!


Shoutout to Drep and Stone for practicing what we always preach! In each episode about fancy whiskey, there's a drop or two of community magic.

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YouTube’s Discovery Tips for Podcast Creators – Events this week, plus: “How to Tell Visual Stories in Sound” from 99% Invisible, June 26; “The Future of Audio Monetization” on June 28

In Movies and TV, What *Should* Podcasting Look Like? – Podcast pitch workshop and contest June 29

Podcasting’s Missing Middle Class – Dramafy calls for audio dramas; Even top podcasters confuse their parents

This week = wrapped up. Be sure to grab your PM22 pass(es) before next Wednesday to snag the lowest possible rate.

Talk soon,
The Podcast Movement Team

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