This is a weekly newsletter for Podcast Movement event and community updates.
Quick Note: PM23 Ticket Prices Go UP Tonight at Midnight. LEARN MORE
We've been waiting for this!
Okay, we admit: it's been a minute since we last talked. And that's ok, because absence makes the heart grow fonder…and we've missed the heck out of you!
We're excited to be back in your inbox, and even more excited to be back together again in just under three months in Denver!
Speaking of Denver, that's where we're beginning this week, so let's DO IT!
PM EVENT NEWS
Announcing the first round of PM23 Sessions and Speakers!
Podcast Movement broke another record this year with nearly 700 submissions received from around the world from awesome community members looking to take the stage in Denver. It's always one of the most difficult tasks for the PM team and the review committee, as there are way more great session ideas than we have room for.
That being said, we think this year's topics, speakers, and panelists will be amazing, and we're excited to share the first round of announcements this week, and will have dozens more in the weeks to come!
#PodTok! Using TikTok to grow and engage your podcast audience w/ Julie Booth of SXM Media
AI made me do it — Exploring AI's Influence on Podcasting w/ Roger Nairn of JAR Audio
Before Publishing, Remove These 18 Audio Blemishes (Why and How) w/ Chris Curran of Podcast Engineering School
Beyond the Midroll: Connecting Brands With Consumers Through Content w/ David Spiegel and Kristin Pennino of Betches Media
Can Kids Podcasts Pay? Solving the Monetization Issue w/ Jamie Salka of Story Pirates and Michon Vanderpoel of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Community 201: Beyond Audience Building w/ Isaac Watson of Kickass Conferences
Creating an indie podcast that stretches you and serves a community w/ Bill Nowicki of Nowicki Media
Deep Dive LIVE with Sounds Profitable and SoundStack w/ Rockie Thomas of SoundStack
Energize Your Guests with Their Best-Ever Show Experience w/ Max Branstetter of MaxPodcasting
From the Field to the Feed – Creating a Limited Series Investigative Podcast w/ Josh Miely of National Association of Broadcasters and Mike McVay of McVay Media Consulting
How to Create a Successful Niche Podcast – Even a Quiet Quilter and Enthusiastic Entrepreneur can Podcast w/ Guthrie Chamberlain of Wisdom-Trek.com and Paula Chamberlain of A Quilter's Life
How to Effectively Use AdTech To Build Audience & Drive Engagement w/ Stephen Master of Amaze Media Labs
How to Stay Agile in Podcast Marketing in an Evolving Medium w/ Arielle Nissenblatt of EarBuds Podcast Collective, Christina Fauth of Impact Theory, Julie Booth of SXM Media, and Stephanie Arakelian of Impact Theory
Level up your podcast quality with these underrated tools and concepts! w/ Jay Yow of The James Altucher Show
Look Before You Leap! The 5 Questions Every Podcast Needs to Answer Before Launching a Show w/ Dave Jackson of The School of Podcasting
Perfecting the Art of Storytelling w/ Mike McVay of McVay Media Consulting
Podcast Lessons Learned the Hard Way w/ Jasmin St. Claire of Krazy Train
Pods of the Busy & Famous: Strategies for High-Profile Podcast Production w/ Eric Johnson of LightningPod
Represent! Represent!: The Rise of Cultural Sensitivity Editing in Podcasting w/ Maya Chupkov of Proud Stutter
Scripted Content for Kids – A Production Guide w/ Joy Smith of Rebel Girls / Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast and Robin Lai of Boom Integrated
The 4 Keys to Holistic Campaign Measurement w/ Paul Riismandel of Signal Hill Insights
The Show Must Go On: A Panel on Handling Podcasting Disasters w/ Chris Cochran of Hacker Valley Media and Patrice Washington of Seek Wisdom Find Wealth
Unveiling the Forbidden: Diverse and Daring Dialogues on Seductive Taboos w/ Elaine Lou Cartas of Color Your Dreams Podcast, Veronica Cisneros of Empowered and Unapologetic, and Melissa Vogel of Bomb Mom Podcast
Why Your Podcast Stinks w/ Ryan Clevenger of Our Daily Bread Ministries
We'll continue to share more participants as the event draws near, but check out the entire list of speakers announced so far!
Register for PM23 this AUGUST IN DENVER, CO
PRICES GO UP TONIGHT
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 increase!
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!
Summer Meetup Tour Update
In what's already shaping up to be our biggest summer meetup tour to date, we've got some exciting updates, including introducing Mackie as our tour sponsor, and all of the prizes they're giving away to attendees at all four stops.
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
CRAFT Beer Market – False Creek • 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
We know it's tough to keep up with the ever-changing industry, whether you're a creator, an industry professional, or somewhere in between.
- The Gadgeteer reviews the new Mackie DLZ Mixer (read above to learn how to win one)
- Listen, a major podcast producer based in London, has been acquired by PodX Group
- Edison Podcast Metrics also published the top podcast genres in the US
- Veritonic released an infographic about summer audio listening
- The Gen Z Podcast Listener Report was unveiled by SXM Media
- AdsWizz has released The State of Audio Technology Report 2023
And if you're in the UK, don't miss Podnews Live, taking place in MediaCity UK, Salford. It's the first of a set of local day-long conferences that focus on sharing knowledge and networking in the business of podcasting. With speakers from Crowd Network, the BBC, MIC media and many more, Podnews Live is small enough to network, and varied enough to make sure that anyone can get the most out of the event. Book your tickets for June 13 now
Card Party – The Event for Pokemon Creators!
This Weekend in Anaheim
We wanted to remind the Pokemon fans in our audience that 2-time Podcast Movement keynote speaker Pat Flynn, known to the Pokemon world as Deep Pocket Monster, is hosting a convention called Card Party. It takes place THIS WEEKEND in Anaheim, California!
The event is created to be the only one in the world for people who create content about Pokemon and for fans of those creators! If that describes you, or someone you know, definitely check out Card Party. The Podcast Movement team will be there having some fun, and we'd love you to say “hi”!
Finally, 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!
The Podcast Movement Team