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Columbus Hosts First Annual Podcast Festival April 26 & 27

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In the wake of podcasts titillating audiences across the globe on a wide range of topics from crime stories to money management, Columbus is set host its first annual two-day Podcast Festival on April 26 and 27 at Short North Stage.

The eclectic festival aims to provide the opportunity for podcasters and the community to connect and share ideas.

“I think that’s all podcasters really want, to connect with people and to tell them something, whether that’s a joke, or about an artist or something personal,” explained Brian Doney, Columbus podcaster and a founder of the festival.

In the festival’s diverse bill of national and local podcasters, each podcaster will have thirty minutes to perform their episode live for an audience.

In doing so, the festival aims to connect podcasters with a new audience, increase reach and provide a unique networking opportunity for podcasters, enthusiasts and businesses across the city.

Audiences of the two-day festival have the choice between purchasing a two-day or single day event pass and can expect podcasts on a wide range of topics including pop culture, local artist interviews, politics and more.

Pre-festival events will begin each night at 6:30 p.m. and can be accessed by purchasing Early Bird passes or tickets at the door.

Pre-festival activities include a podcast workshop on the first evening and a DIY contest on the second. Purchasers of the DIY pass/early bird pass are able to submit an open podcast pitch with the potential premier of said podcast via an exclusive live show on the second evening of the festival. The podcast workshop will offer a crash course on podcasting for those new to the craft or anyone interested in learning more about the art. Following the workshop will be a half-hour presentation by podcast experts and panel for Q&A’s.

Doors to the festival open April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., with performances beginning at 8 p.m. and ending shortly after midnight at Short North Stage.

Tickets are $20 for two day passes or $15 for single day passes while supplies last. A large portion of the festival profits will be donated to Women Have Options – Ohio. http://www.womenhaveoptions.org/

The first annual 2017 Columbus Podcast Festival Lineup:

April 26:
The Green Room
Amanda’s Picture Show A Go Go
Fart Cast
Confluence Cast
Guitar Knobs
Oddfellow Oddities
What’s the Deal with Creativity?
FYI Podcast

April 27:
Still Buffering
The Sounds of Bustown
Court Appointed
It’s All Been Done Radio Hour
The Comedy Underground
Babes to Know

For tickets and more information regarding The Columbus Podcast Festival visit columbuspodcastfestival.com.

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