This Keynote Announcement is Criminal… and PM22 Prices Increase Tonight!

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Welcome back!

This week is an exciting one! We're proud to announce the first keynote for PM22 this August in Dallas, TX. We'll also be sharing some last-minute meetup reminders and an update on PM22 speakers.

DON'T FORGET: Prices are going up tonight at midnight. Be sure to register before then to attend PM22 at the lowest possible cost. See below for more!

Let's get started.


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PM22 Keynote Announcement

In 2015, Phoebe Judge first took the Podcast Movement stage to discuss the one-year-old podcast she hosted called Criminal. Since then, the show has become one of the most popular podcasts in the world, and has been featured in “Best of” lists in Time, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, and Wired.

Seven years later, we're thrilled to welcome Phoebe back to Podcast Movement as a keynote speaker. She'll be joined by Nishat Kurwa, Executive Producer & VP of Audio at Vox Media Podcast Network, to discuss the evolution of Criminal, how it has evolved along with the industry, and what they see for its future and podcasting as a whole.

PM22 Speaker Update

Each year, hundreds of podcasters and professionals worldwide submit to speak at Podcast Movement. For 2022, we received over 600 submissions. With so many outstanding sessions, the selection process was extremely competitive.

In our next weekly update (June 15), we'll announce the first round of speakers for Dallas. We're excited to start revealing new panels and talks from leading podcasters, networks, organizations, and industry professionals.

Be sure to keep an eye out for round one!

Join Us for PM 2022 This Summer

Prices for PM22 increase TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT

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 before midnight 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!


The Texas Meetup Tour is NEXT WEEK!

The PM team is traveling around the Lone Star State next week for our Texas Meetup Tour. If we'll be anywhere near your neck of the woods, please make plans to join us for drinks, networking, and good ol' fashioned Texas fun!

Houston, TX

Tuesday, June 7 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm CDT

Heights Bier Garten

1433 North Shepherd Drive, Houston TX, 77008


Austin, TX

Wednesday, June 8 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm CDT

St. Elmo Brewing Company

440 East Saint Elmo Road #G-2, Austin, TX 78745


Dallas, TX

Thursday, June 9 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm CDT

Hard Eight BBQ

5300 Texas 121, The Colony, TX 75056

Unable to meet us in the Lone Star State? Check out our PM community Facebook group. Over 60,000 podcasters, enthusiasts, and industry professionals are right at your fingertips, literally. Join here and say hello!


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Thanks for joining us this week! If you're in Texas, we hope you can join us for one of our meetups next week. A quick heads up: This newsletter will be back on a weekly basis after June 15.

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The Podcast Movement Team

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