Vancouver Podcast Festival

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A new festival dedicated to highlighting the power of podcasting as a non-fiction medium will present an array of public and industry events from November 8-10, 2018. Vancouver Podcast Festival, presented by DOXA features three days of panels, hands-on workshops, and live podcast presentations and tapings to celebrate one of the world’s fastest-growing mediums.

Vancouver Podcast Festival

When: November 8-10, 2018
Tickets: Available now online
Where: Rio Theatre, CBC Vancouver, The Post @ 750, Secret Location, and the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.

Vancouver Podcast Festival

The theme of the festival is “True Crime and Justice,” and will feature internationally acclaimed shows, including You Must Remember This, hailed as “addictive” by The Guardian and “essential” by Vanity Fair. Other exciting talents include the award-winning Someone Knows Something and Peabody winner In The Dark, shows that take justice into their own hands and cause real change, overturning cases, uncovering killers and exposing flaws in our legal systems. At the Vancouver Podcast Festival, these journalists will reveal how they make and share their groundbreaking work.

Free Events

There will be over a dozen free festival events at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch.

Evening Events

Evening events, including live episodes, on-stage interviews, and more at The Rio Theatre, will feature hosts and producers from popular podcasts such as:

Someone Knows Something: This original true crime podcast from CBC with an international following, focuses on a single Canadian cold case each season in hopes of uncovering new information.

You Must Remember This: A storytelling podcast about the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century, and the brainchild of Karina Longworth, who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode in her home. Since launching as a passion project in April 2014, You Must Remember This has become one of the top film podcasts around, and is usually in the Top 100 of all podcasts on iTunes.

In The Dark: From American Public Media, Madeleine Baran uncovers injustice and truth in America’s penal system and has won a Peabody Award for her work.

Uncover: Escaping NXIVM: A new CBC investigative podcast launching in September which explores the alleged cult, its leader Keith Raniere, and one woman’s attempt to escape from its clutches.

This Sounds Serious: A gripping and hilarious take on the crime genre, The Case of Daniel Bronstadt (A Castbox Original) has garnered more than 1 million listens to date.

This is That: Now in its ninth season, the CBC satirical news program is heard by millions of listeners each week and members of the show will perform at VanPodFest as the only Vancouver appearance leading up to their upcoming Canadian tour.

Other People’s Problems: A chart-topping podcast from CBC that takes listeners inside a real therapist’s office, bringing mental health into the open.

On Drugs: An ongoing investigation from Geoff Turner about our complicated relationship with drugs, from Ibuprofen to ayahuasca.

View the full schedule online here »

Follow the Vancouver Podcast Festival on Twitter and Facebook #VanPodFest.

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