The Detroit Podcast Festival Returns for its Sophomore Year. Pod casters, storytellers, broadcast studios and media mavericks convene for a weekend of live, Detroit-based podcasting and storytelling events across the city.
DETROIT – Co-producers Joy Mohammed and Erin Allen are proud to announce the return of the annual Detroit Podcast Festival, a weekend of live, Detroit-based podcasting and storytelling events across the city. The festival is Thursday June 27 – Sunday June 30. They’ve built upon the richness of the 2018 inaugural festival with more eclectic acts, local and corporate sponsors and live shows for Detroit-based pod casters and storytellers.
According to Edison Research, more than half of Americans over the age of 12 are podcast listeners, up from 30% as recently as 2014. This affirms the format as a popular media source, coinciding with an overall increase in digital media consumption, specifically on mobile devices.
Detroit Podcast Festival is a showcase of the most compelling Detroit voices in this rapidly expanding medium, leaping from our cell phones and tablets onto a live stage for audiences to engage.
The festival starts Thursday, June 27 with a kickoff mixer. The event will open with prolific storyteller and host of The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, Satori Shakoor and feature a live story from NPR’s acclaimed Snap Judgement host and native Michigander Glynn Washington. From there, this extended weekend will continue with yoga, workshops, Sunday brunch, a pitch competitions, podcasting for youth and of course, live podcasting and storytelling on stage with some of Detroit’s most dynamic voices.
All events are ticketed and many are free, thanks to our gracious sponsors: Graham Media, Musictown Detroit, WDET, and podcast studios such as Motor City Woman and the Audio-wave Network. Here is an overview of the weekend.
THURSDAY JUNE 27
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
FRIDAY JUNE 28
Noon – 4pm
Detroit Public Library Main Branch
4 – 6PM
Framed by WDET Gallery
6:30 – 7:30PM
8 – 9:30PM
SATURDAY JUNE 29
10AM – 12:30PM
The Elevator Building
Noon – 4PM
2:30 – 3:30PM
4 – 6PM
6 – 9PM
11AM – 3PM
Le Petit DeJeuner