The truth is more exciting than fiction: Aaron Mahnke of Lore will keynote Podcast Movement

The Easter Bunny has been good to the Podcast Movement community, as we have two late arriving easter eggs that we’re excited to crack open together with you this week.

Folk-Lore No More!

PM17 is honored to welcome Aaron Mahnke of Lore as a keynote speaker this summer in Anaheim

Aaron Mahnke is the creator, writer and producer of the hit podcast Lore (one of iTunes’ Best Podcasts in 2015, an AofP Best Podcast winner in 2016, and now headed to television… more on that in a moment), where he explores the darker side of history from around the world.

Lore is a critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Mahnke uses historically accurate information to bound together these stories by a common theme, and spends over twenty hours a week on research alone!

Lore launched in March of 2015, starting as a hobby and a last ditch effort to market Mahnke’s fiction. The podcast exploded. At the five-month mark, he was able to sell enough sponsorship spots for the show to replace the income from his day job. After just two years, Lore has been downloaded more than 60 million times, and downloads now exceed 6-million per month.

But wait… there’s more! Lore is becoming an hour-long anthology television series from the producers of The Walking Dead, soon to debut on Amazon Video. And next year, Del Rey Books (Penguin Random House) will debut the first installment of The World Of Lore book series!

We are thrilled to have Aaron share his podcast journey with us this summer in Anaheim!

Meet and learn from Aaron Mahnke, plus over 100 other podcasters, at this year’s Podcast Movement!


Networking Roundtables are coming to PM17

The magic at PM17 is not only in the value packed sessions! The conference hallways have always had a great reputation for being a place to network, connect and discuss podcast related topics with fellow podcasters and industry professionals.

While that will ALWAYS be the case, we’re excited to add one more way to meet with and learn from your fellow attendees!

This year in Anaheim, we’ll have 11 Networking Round Table discussion sessions taking place alongside the other panels and sessions. Each networking session will have an expert leader who will moderate the discussions, and facilitate some amazing networking and learning.

Topics will include:

  • Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Liability
  • Community Building
  • Local Podcasting
  • Voice and Mic Technique
  • Podcasting Productivity
  • Automating Your Podcast
  • Interview Best Practices
    and more!

We are introducing the roundtable discussions after some great feedback from last year’s event. We’ll announce the times, locations and moderators for the table discussions in the coming months.

Stay tuned next week to find out about two awesome new activities coming to Podcast Movement. You won’t want to miss PM17!

Until next week,
Team Podcast Movement

Important dates:
April 18 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT
August 22 – PMx Competition, Optional Workshops & First Timers’ orientation
August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017
July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)

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