NYC PodFest Announces Lineup For Its 2018 Festival

NYC PodFest Announces Lineup For Its 2018 Festival

ThisMyShow Industries and Existence Media present NYC PodFest, a celebration of live podcasting from around the world, with 3 days of programming on two stages at the Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side from April 6th-8th, 2018. This year's festival features shows from Earwolf, Forever Dog, Cadence13, Headgum, Westwood One, Smodcast, and UCB Comedy Podcast Network featuring talent from The State, Kids In The Hall, CNN, AMC, Showtime, Comedy Central, Improv Everywhere, CollegeHumor and more!

Tickets for ALL shows are available at NYCPodFest.Com

Highlights Include:

-The 2018 festival opens with the NYC live debut of Crooked Media's Pod Save The People. Hosted by organizer and activist Deray McKesson, the podcast takes you inside conversations about culture, social justice, and politics by exploring the history, language, and people who are shaping the struggle for progress?-?and talking about the steps that each of us can take to make a difference. This live edition will also feature the show's news crew consisting of Samuel Sinyangwe, Brittany Packnett, and Clint Smith.

-Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine will take over NYCPodfest (Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater), with a live conversation with John Slattery. Proceeds from the special event will benefit the Trevor Project. Levine makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her critically acclaimed show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, "Podcast Vérité," is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. Her twitter account @ilanalevine was named one of the " 100 Twitter accounts to follow in 2018 .

-If I Were You. CollegeHumor's Jake & Amir bring their advice podcast to NYC PodFest for the first time. They will be joined by a special guest soon to be announced!

-What Really Happened? With Andrew Jenks. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? chronicles documentarian Andrew Jenks as he examines and contextualizes famous figures and historical events, while discovering untold stories and unraveling newfound narratives. After topping the iTunes podcast charts, Jenks brings his documentary podcast to NYC PodFest as he does the show live for the first time! What Really Happened? is executive produced by Seven Bucks Productions' Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Brian Gewirtz, Andrew Jenks and Cadence13. (Live Debut)

-Origins. Created and hosted by James Andrew Miller -- the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of books on Saturday Night Live, ESPN, and CAA, the Creative Artist Agency -- will explore the brave beginnings of the worlds of television, movies, sports, music, business, or even human relationships to explain how greatness starts and how critical happenings come to be. (Live Debut)

-Risk! Kevin Allison's (The State, High Maintenance) true storytelling podcast returns to the festival for its sixth year. This year's live show will take listeners through the process of putting together a Risk! live show from initial pitch to final performance. Featuring special guest Marc Summers (host of Double Dare and Unwrapped)

-The PodCast For Laundry w/ Brett Davis. A man who loves laundry starts an abrasive and sad niche podcast. Andy Kaufman Award Winner Brett Davis brings us this aggressive, frustrating, brilliant audio project. Joining Brett with be comedy legend and Kids In The Hall member Kevin McDonald. (Live Debut)

-Employee of The Month. A talk show hosted by Catie Lazarus. She interviews phenomenal folks about their careers, be it comedian Jon Stewart or activist Gloria Steinem or the Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most Guinness Book of World Records. These candid conversations may inspire you to finish your novel or start one or simply self-medicate. This month's show will feature Masha Gessen (columnist for The New Yorker) and more special guests TBA (2018 Kevin Allison Excellence In Podcasting Award)

-Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show. Kids In The Hall's Kevin McDonald hosts this live variety show podcast featuring sketches, music, and special guests. Joining Kevin will be special guests Michael Ian Black (The State), Jordan Klepper (The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper) and musical guest WHEATUS.

-Kill Me Now with Judy Gold. Kill Me Now is a weekly podcast hosted by award winning comedian and writer, Judy Gold (Search Party, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

-Twinnovation. A podcast for the schemers and dreamers. Identical twins Dave and Jeff Rosenberg, along with host Mike Karnell come up with true hustles and make billions so you don't have to. (NYC Live Debut)

-ViewPoint. Hosted by regular CNN contributor Bakari Sellers, "ViewPoint" adds to the national conversation by introducing listeners to emerging voices of the day on a number of hot button topics ranging from the future of Democratic politics in the South to the role of #blacklivesmatter in the Age of Trump. Past guests have ranged from Paul Finebaum and Johnetta Elzie to Charlamagne the God and Secretary Hillary Clinton. (Live Debut)

-The Moment. Interviews about the pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. Hosted by Brian Koppelman, co-creator of Showtime's Billions. (Live Debut)

-Applying It Liberally. Interracial married couple Keisha Zollar (writer for The Opposition) and Andrew Kimler share a fiery liberal bias. But that doesn't stop them from going toe-to-toe as they debate the news of the week. Complete with original sketches, top-notch guests, and a candid autopsy of a modern American marriage.

-Touche PodCast. Hosted by Jenn Harris (Silence! The Musical) and Jeff Hiller (POP TV's Nightcap, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns) This is a podcast for the working actor/artist who wants to work more, the person still asking for that raise, and anyone who feels like they are endlessly in the middle. You think you could say it better? Touche'! You probably could! (Live Debut)

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