Jacobs Media has announced the speaker and session lineup for its third “Broadcasters Meet Podcasters” program at the 2019 Podcast Movement. Expanding to three days this year, it will feature a podcast focus group, “Podcasting Speed Mentoring,” three keynoters and a series of panels featuring podcast pros.
“When we attended our first Podcast Movement four years ago, there was just a handful of broadcasters in attendance,” Jacobs Media’s President Fred Jacobs says in a news release. “Fast forward to 2019 and podcasting has become a significant opportunity for radio companies. Hundreds of radio broadcasters and savvy podcasters will join us this year.”
Keynotes for Jacobs Media’s “Broadcasters Meet Podcasters” include Conal Byrne, creator of Stuff Media and the “How Stuff Works” podcast. Byrne is now the President of the iHeart Podcast Network and will talk about the merging of a podcasting company with a broadcaster. Second is Eric Nuzum, developer of the “Invisibilia” podcast as well as other podcasts for NPR. He also headed up Audible’s audio efforts, and is author of the new book, “Make Noise: The Creator’s Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling,” coming later in 2019. And third is Steve Lickteig, Executive Producer of audio for NBC and MSNBC, and the individual behind Rachel Maddow’s “Bagman,” Chris Hayes’ “Why Is This Happening?” and Chuck Rosenberg’s “The Oath.”
“Broadcasters Meet Podcasters” will also present a first-ever live focus group of the “Stacking Benjamins” podcast; and on Friday morning, there’s the first-ever “Podcasting Speed Mentoring” event, where podcasters can speak directly with some of the industry’s leading experts in the field.
Among sessions: the Radio Leadership panel, moderated by Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty, featuring Alpha Media’s Phil Becker, Corus’ Chris Duncombe, Hubbard Radio’s Wheeler Morris, and Bonneville’s Sheryl Worsley; “What Does Public Radio Know That You Don’t Know?” moderated by podcaster and Moth Radio Hour storyteller Shannon Cason, featuring PRX’s Kerri Hoffman, WFAE’s Joni Deutsch and American Public Media’s Natalie Jablonski; and “Ted Talks,” where broadcasters will tell stories behind how they took a local news event and turned it into a podcast. This session features Michigan Radio’s Jennifer Guerra (“Believed”), WTOP Washington’s Julia Ziegler (“22 Hours: An American Nightmare”), Boston 25’s Dalton Main (“Mass. Marijuana”), and WDIV/Detroit’s Jeremy Allen and Zak Rosen (“Shattered”).
Other sessions will cover branded podcasts, developing a smart speaker strategy for podcasts, a discussion about the future of music rights for podcasts, and “Podcast Makeover,” where experts conduct a live air check session of podcasters, and more. The agenda and speaker lineup is available HERE.
In 2017, Jacobs Media created “Broadcasters Meet Podcasters” at Podcast Movement. It was a one-day event, primarily featuring speakers from podcasting. In 2019, the event covers three days, with presenters from commercial radio, public radio and podcasting. Podcast Movement gathers Aug. 13-16 in Orlando. Information and registration can be found HERE.