Get lei’d, pitch your podcast, and welcome ESPN 30 for 30!

Podcast Movement is only 1 week away, and we cannot wait. If you are pumped, please let us know by taking a selfie and posting in the Podcast Movement Facebook group or on the PM17 app!

Today we will cover the New Attendee Orientation, ESPN’s session, Pitch a Sponsor and the Thursday Evening Luau! Let’s get this party started.

New Attendee Orientation (and alumni refresher)

Podcast Movement continues to evolve each year, and one of the many great opportunities that developed organically from previous events was the desire for attendees to connect with each other before the event begins (yes that means you too introverts!). They also wanted an overview of the best strategies to get the full PM experience, including

  • Using of the event mobile app
  • Deciding and scheduling what sessions to attend
  • Finding out about networking opportunities, meetups and parties
  • How to find someone to eat with even if you’re alone
  • Understanding the best way to connect with the exhibitors, speakers and fellow attendees

Therefore, we’re excited to bring you the inaugural New and Returning Attendees Orientation with Joe Saul Sehy, Jennifer Briney and Rich Jones. This will take place on Tuesday afternoon, August 22 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Platinum 7 ballroom. Thanks to Simplecast, who is partnering with us to make this event possible!

Inside ESPN’s 30 for 30

One of the top podcasts this summer is ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcast, and it has been praised by sports fans, and non-sports fans alike! We are honored to have the masterminds behind this popular show discuss some of the lessons learned from Season 1.

The session will be a conversation about the creation, story selection, execution, and business approach behind the launch of the podcast, as well as discussion of the future of the series and ESPN’s plans for future storytelling initiatives. This session features Adam Neuhaus (Producer), Rose Eveleth(Producer) and Tom Ricks (VP of ESPN Audio).

Looking for your first podcast sponsor?
Freshbooks wants to hear from you at PM17!

You asked for it and PM17 is hooking it up! We have heard from many previous PM attendees that they have everything rocking and rolling on their podcast, but still lack sponsors. At the same time, we’ve heard testimonials from various podcasts that have picked up sponsors that originally started with conversations in the hallways during the conference.

Well this year, with the help of Freshbooks, we put two and two together, as they have agreed to sponsor the podcast of at least one Podcast Movement attendee.

At PM17, you’ll have the opportunity to make a pitch to Freshbooks on why your show would be a great fit. You will not find this type of opportunity anywhere else, and we urge you to take this seriously, and show up prepared!


Get Lei’d at Hostgator’s SoCal Luau Thursday Night

Who doesn’t love a Luau? Podcast Movement & Hostgator are bringing the Aloha spirit and fun to Anaheim for our annual Thursday Night Party! The party will be on the Lanai (or plaza) steps from the Anaheim Marriott, and all attendees are invited. Plus, if you’re traveling with non-attendees, they can join the fun too, with a small cover charge at the door.

We will have live island music, games, polynesian dancers, drinks and networking!

Remember to pack your Aloha shirt or Luau dress. The Thursday evening party promises to be one that even Don Ho would envy!

We are excited to see you next week! Any questions, reply to this email…we’re here to help!

Ready to rock (and hula),
Team PM17

Heather McDonald of Juicy Scoop named host of the AofP Awards, event reminders and more!

The Academy of Podcasters Awards is pleased to welcome Heather McDonald as the host of this year’s Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony. Heather is a popular touring stand-up comic as well as an Actress and NYT Best Selling Author, as well as a writer for seven seasons on Chelsea Lately. Heather is also the host of the Juicy Scoop podcast where she discusses controversial topics with fellow actors, comics and reality stars. The show averages over 1 million downloads a month, and is a featured podcast on the Wondery podcast network.

We’re thrilled to welcome Heather as the host of this year’s awards, and know that you will be laughing when Heather takes the stage to lead the Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony this year!

Speaking of the awards, don’t forget to be there to honor all of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, and best podcast nominees. We invite you to arrive early, and stay late, by participating in all festivities August 23:

iHeartRadio Red Carpet Party
6:00PM – 7:30PM

Come early for music and drinks, both courtesy of our friends from iHeart. Plus get your picture made on the red carpet as we prepare for the AofP Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony!

AofP Awards & Hall of Fame Ceremony
7:30PM – 9:30PM

Wondery brings us a night to honor those who have contributed in the past year, in addition to lifetime contributors to podcasting. Heather McDonald hosts the evening, filled with laughs, fun, and a few surprise appearances!

Patreon AofP After Party
9:30PM – ???

After the awards show wraps up, head around the corner to The Fifth, where our friends from Patreon are hosting the official AofP After Party. Food, drinks, and great friends await to close out the first night of Podcast Movement!

Getting to PM Early?
Join in the fun!

If you are planning to get in early on Tuesday, August 22, then you will not need to worry about finding something to do! Here is a list of the top options included with your PM17 registration:

  • PMx Competition, presented by DGital
    9:00AM – 3:00PM
    Spend the day listening to some of the most entertaining podcast talks, all in short TED-style bits. Plus, let your voice be heard as we crown the first ever PMx Champion!
  • New Attendee Orientation, presented by Simplecast
    3:00PM – 5:00PM
    Whether you’re a first-time PM attendee, or just looking for a refresher or to meet new people, join us for this fun and informative afternoon where you can “learn to Podcast Movement”!
  • Early Check-In
    5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Beat the lines, and be the first to get your Podcast Movement credentials.
  • Ignite Podcast Movement
    7:00PM – 9:00PM
    If you’ve never been to an Ignite event, you’re in for a treat! Often called the most fun evening of any event, we’re excited to debut it at this year’s PM.
  • The Messengers documentary screening
    7:00PM – 9:00PM
    This brand new documentary is all about us: podcasters. Be one of the first to see this documentary, at its west coast debut, plus participate in a Q&A with the producers after!
  • TuneIn Welcome Reception
    9:00PM – ???
    Stay tuned to find out how you can participate in this limited-space event!

or upgrade your experience with a workshop

  • Monetize Your Podcast Using Self-Sponsorship
    10:00AM – 3:00PM
    In this half-day workshop, Tyrone Jackson, aka The Wealthy Investor, will teach you step by step:

    • How to inform and entertain your listening audience
    • How to format your show for monetization
    • How to distribute each episode of your podcast to a worldwide-targeted audience within 48 hours
    • How to use a home study course or back-end subscription based product to financially benefit as a podcaster
    • How to use a 30-day action plan to help increase long-term success


We are excited to see you in 2 weeks. Next week we will tell you about a few last-minute surprises we have in store for you in Anaheim.

Until next week,
Team PM17

The Virtual Ticket, PRX Stage and Jacobs Media Stage, and more!

Greetings PM Family,

August is here! Did you know that August 1 is…National Raspberry Cream Pie Day? We don’t have any pie for you in this newsletter, but the PM17 Virtual Ticket promises to be pretty sweet! If that slice of good news wasn’t enough… this week we also celebrate two partner stages that feature some of the top minds and talent in all of podcasting.

The Virtual Ticket is Live
Activate yours, or add it on, today!

Podcast Movement has always made the effort to allow PM community members from around the world to experience the event if they couldn’t be there in person. The Virtual Ticket has also served as a source of relief for attendees who choose to spend certain sessions networking in Podcast Movement Central, or of course because it’s impossible to attend every session.

Simply put: the Virtual Ticket is on-demand video and audio recordings of nearly every breakout, panel and keynote that takes place at PM. We’ve partnered with Revizzit again to bring you the ticket, which means you can access the VT from your desktop or mobile device anywhere, anytime!

The Virtual Ticket is an upgrade to registration this year, as opposed to coming with all passes, after many previous attendees requested we give an option to leave it off in exchange for more affordable registration rates.

Did you register for a PM17 Standard Pass?
We don’t want you to miss any of the sessions that you cannot make it to. You have the option to add the virtual pass to your existing registration now, for the exact same cost as if you’d registered for a Standard Plus originally. After the conference, the only option is to buy the VT as a standalone option. Click here to add the Virtual Ticket on now for the lowest cost.

Did you register for a PM17 Standard Plus or Pro Pass? Click here to activate yours now.

Not going to make it in person to PM17, but still want to enjoy all the action? Click here to buy the standalone Virtual Ticket!

This year the VT also includes bonus sessions that are only available digitally on the pass. And these are available immediately.


We’re excited to once again be partnering with our friends from PRX to bring you a day of sessions curated and presented by their team on August 23.

Some of the topics their sessions this year will focus on include audiosearch and discovery, how to pitch a brand on your show, podcast consistency, and more.

Featured speakers and panelists include Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist, Lea Thau of Strangers , Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters, and Radiotopia EP Julie Shapiro…plus nearly a dozen more.

For the first time, we’ve joined forces with the team at Jacobs Media to help bridge the gap between broadcasters and podcasters, as they present a full day of sessions August 24th.

The track, Broadcasters Meet Podcasters, will combine the energy and electricity of the podcasting space with the expertise, talent, and reach of the broadcasting world.

Don’t miss sessions that will appeal to attendees, no matter which side of the equation you fall, including discussions on why public radio excels at podcasting, how broadcasters can make money on podcasts, and the return of the podcast makeover!

This track is brought to you thanks in part to our partnership with Triton Digital and Omny Studio!

Whether you’re looking forward to the PRX track, the Jacobs track, or something entirely different, don’t forget to plan out your schedule on our website, or on our new mobile app!


Every year we receive inquiries about podcasting at the event, and this year with the help of TalkShoe and Shure, we’re giving you a way!

The Podcast Pavilion gives you the perfect spot and setup, however slots are first come first serve, and are almost completely full. Today is the last day to reserve your spot!

Reserve Your Spot Today

The team at Podcast Movement has worked diligently over the last year to create even more opportunities for attendees. We want to ensure that your challenges and specific podcast questions will not only be answered, but if needed a specific plan of action can be put in place after PM concludes.

If you aren’t sure if Podcast Movement will address your podcast pain points… please send us an email. We will help you to determine which sessions, tracks and or small groups will put you in the best position for success. Email [email protected] and let us help you!

Next week we will share a new and exciting session from the sports category, let you know how you can pitch a sponsor for your show live and in person at PM17, and more tips for can’t miss PM activities.

Until Next Week,
Team PM17

Hosts of Missing Richard Simmons and Up and Vanished announced as PM17 Speakers

Greetings PM17 family,

We’re getting to the end of July, and can officially say we’re less than a month away from Podcast Movement! We promised you the surprises and additions were not over, and we’ve got some really cool announcements for you this week.

From Missing and Vanished…
to Podcast Movement

There have been a number of breakout hits in podcasting this year, but few of them have reached the success of Missing Richard Simmons and Up and Vanished. We’re so excited to announce the hosts of each as speakers at this summer’s Podcast Movement.

Dan Taberski
Missing Richard Simmons

Prior to gaining notoriety as the host of the podcast Missing Richard Simmons, he directed a documentary short, created a kids show for Cartoon Network, and co-created a digital comedy series. He’s also a former producer for The Daily Show, and worked on economic policy in the White House.

Payne Lindsey
Up and Vanished

Payne Lindsey is a director, award winning filmmaker, and the host of Up and Vanished, a podcast series following the investigation into the unsolved disappearance of Tara Grinstead. Since its release in August 2016, it’s garnered over 5 million downloads and climbed as high as the #2 spot overall on iTunes.

Patreon awards show After Party

When the Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony ends on night one of Podcast Movement, the celebration is not over.

Join our friends from Patreon at The Fifth to celebrate the hard work of content creators like you!

Mingle with Patreon Creators who are making a living by turning listeners into paying members like Stories Podcast, Drunks & Dragons, Trivial Warfare, The Minimalists, Casefile Podcast, Ivy Envy, Mental Illness Happy Hour, Fantasy Footballers, Risk and Congressional Dish.

Walk Like a Podcaster

What can you do to stay active during a three day conference like Podcast Movement? Join us for one (or all) of our morning networking walks!

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will have 6 a.m. networking walks lead by Podcast HOF’er Gary Leland. This is a great way to get in some exercise, and connect with a lot of other attendees in a low-stress environment. The walks will leave from the hotel lobby each morning at 6am.

Check out all the unofficial events taking place around PM17, and submit your own!

A reminder that the PM17 mobile app is now LIVE!

The conversations have already started on the activity stream, plus you can plan your schedule, mark your “can’t miss” speakers and exhibitors, and more!

Download the PM17 App

Next week, we let you know all about the virtual ticket, remind you of some can’t-miss activities (including a Tuesday Night Welcome Mixer that you should mark your calendars for now), and introduce you to Podcast Movement Central.

Until Next Week,
Team PM17

There’s an app for that… plus get behind the mic at PM17!

Greetings PM17 family,

Summertime is heating up, but this week we are bringing you some cool updates. We are proud to announce the release of the PM17 mobile app, as well as the Podcast Pavilion, plus the opportunity to test drive top rated mics for podcasters! Let’s get started.

The PM17 Mobile App is LIVE

The app is ready to download in the Apple and Android store!

We received a ton of great feedback regarding the event apps from previous years’ events, and carefully selected Attendify as this year’s platform based on a number of features. You’ll have the opportunity to not only explore the sessions and exhibiting sponsors, but also connect with fellow attendees before, during and after the conference.

We are confident that you will enjoy the PM17 app experience, and invite you to download the app so you can start connecting and planning your schedule now!

Download the PM17 App

The Podcast Pavilion is a new feature at Podcast Movement, and we’re excited to partner with our friends at TalkShoe to bring it to you. This year will feature 2 dedicated podcasting stations with four Shure microphones at each, allowing you to sign up for timeslots to record your next episode, or capture interviews with Podcast Movement sponsors and speakers!

Thanks to Shure for providing their signature SM7Bs for the pavilion stations, and stop by the pavilion to find out how you can win one of them while at PM!

And a special thank you to PM family member Steve Stewart for manning the helm for the Podcast Pavilion all week long. You’ll be in good hands with the team of TalkShoe, Shure and Steve!


Test-Drive Top Rated Podcasting Microphones at PM

So many podcasters are eager to find out which microphone sounds best on their particular voice, and we’re excited to announce that for the first time ever at Podcast Movement, you’ll have the opportunity to try all the best mics side by side. Plus, you’ll even get a recording to help you decide which mic you like best!

Stop by the booth to test drive some of the best microphones around, including:

  • Shure SM7B
  • Blue Yeti Pro
  • Samson Q2U
  • Sennheiser e835
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • Electro-Voice RE320
  • Heil PR40
  • Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB
  • Behringer Ultravoice Xm1800s
  • Rode Procaster
    and more!

This is a free service provided by Chris Curran from the Podcast Engineering School, and you can find out more here.

The good news does not end here. We have more exciting updates that will be announced each week until the event! Make sure to read the PM17 newsletter so that you can make the most out of your time at Podcast Movement.

Until Next Week,
Team PM17

PRIME activities planned for PM, Ignite speakers announced and more!

Greetings PM17 family,

We trust that our friends in the United States enjoyed their 4th of July festivities and that our Canadian friends enjoyed Canada day as well.

Today, we celebrate Prime Day by putting the focus on the Tuesday, August 22 premium workshops, and celebrate our first of what we hope to become annual Ignite Podcast Movement speakers!

Premium Activites on Tuesday, Aug 22!

Last week we shared the Tuesday activities that are included with the regular registration. However, many of you have asked for more options, and we have listened. Some attendees want to go farther and faster, and these premium workshops are uniquely tailored for just that.

They are not a part of the regular PM17 pass, but we’re partnered with some great instructors to give you additional options for your PM experience. These value packed workshops are certainly worth the upgrade.

Fame and Profit Lab
from Josh Elledge,

From growing your audience, to monetizing your podcast, to building your personal brand, Josh Elledge has got you covered in this all day workshop. Learn more, and register HERE.

Monetize Your Podcast Workshop
from Tyrone Jackson, The Wealthy Investor

Tyrone Jackson has made a career out of podcasting, and his secret is Self Sponsoring. This workshop will show you not only how he grew his audience, but how he began generating revenue using self sponsorship! Learn more, and register HERE.

From Idea to Launch…and Beyond!
from John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson, Podcasters’ Paradise & EOFire

You want to podcast, but putting a plan together, equipment, software, format, frequency, scheduling, publishing, promoting – it can be overwhelming. This workshop will help! THIS EVENT IS ALMOST SOLD OUT! Learn more, and register HERE.

Three New Speakers Announced

We told you we were finished a few weeks ago, but we have a few more tricks up our sleeves! Check out these three awesome new speakers just announced, including Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings! They host Gimlet’s newest show, The Nod, which debuts next week! Also, best selling author, host of the popular Side Hustle School: Chris Guillebeau has just been added.

Brittany Luse
Gimlet’s The Nod

Eric Eddings
Gimlet’s The Nod

Chris Guillebeau
Side Hustle School

Ignite Speakers Announced

We’ve mentioned Ignite over the last few weeks in the newsletter. We are very excited for our first time to do this unique event at Podcast Movement. If you aren’t familiar with Ignite then we welcome you to check out the details here.

This week we announce and celebrate the speakers that were voted by you to take the stage this year!

Jaime Legagneur

Brian Earl

Damona Hoffman

Erica Mandy

Ingrid Heilke

Michael Neeley

Paul Spain

Steve Olsher

Podcast Movement is just around the corner! We couldn’t be more excited. Thanks for being a part of this great community. We look forward to sharing more with you next week, including downloading the PM17 mobile app, plus securing your spot at the Podcast Pavilion!

Until next week,

Team PM17

Important dates:
July 18 – Registration cost increases… Register Now

August 22 – PMx Competition, Optional Workshops, First Timers’ orientation, Ignite Podcast Movement, and more!

August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017

July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 in Philadelphia

Podcast Movement 2018 location announcement, plenty of PM17 event info and more!

Happy 4th of July!

We are celebrating this Independence Day edition of the newsletter with some firework announcements! We are announcing the location for Podcast Movement 2018, as well as sharing some popular events that are included with your PM17 registration in Anaheim!

Podcast Movement 2018 comes to Philadelphia

We, the Podcast Movement organizers… have been asked for some time to bring the industry leading event to the east coast. Well your requests have not fallen on deaf ears.

We figured what better way to celebrate Independence Day, than to announce that Podcast Movement 2018 is coming to the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!

Philly is known as the city of brotherly love, and in 2018 it will also be known as the host city for lovers of the podcast industry and podcast creation, when Podcast Movement 2018 comes to town.

Let freedom and podcasts ring next summer in Philadelphia!

Podcast Movement 2018
July 24-26, 2018
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Save the dates!

Don’t miss out on the PM17 Fun!

These events and more are included with your Podcast Movement registration.

Tuesday morning and afternoon – August 22

This fun and unique podcast presentation competition is sure to kick of Podcast Movement right! A panel of judges will score each 15 minute talk, and the highest scored talk will not only take home the PMx Competition award!

Tuesday evening

August 22

Ignite is a unique speaking event where a series of speakers get on stage for five minutes each to share a Spark. A Spark is a 5 minute talk that consists of 20 slides. Each slide is on a 15 second auto advance. Ready or not, the next slide is up!

Tuesday evening

August 22

The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary is an intimate, vibrant look at the world of podcasting and what compels independent podcasters to take on the challenge of a burgeoning form.

Wednesday evening

August 23

The first evening of Podcast Movement kicks off in style! Our friends at iHeart will be bringing the music and provide the drinks, and we’ll all get together to get ready for the big awards show later this evening.

Wednesday evening

August 23

Join us for the third annual Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony. We present what we believe to be the most prestigious awards in podcasting, as well as induct this year’s Podcast Hall of Fame class.

Thursday evening

August 24

Join us for a night of food, drinks, dancing, and maybe even some FIRE! Featuring a live band playing island music, fire dancers, hula dancing and lessons, coconut cutting demonstrations, and more!

Everyone gets a free drink ticket, light hors d’oeuvres, and all the fun you can handle!

And next week we highlight some great workshops you can sign up to be a part of!

Regardless of whether you celebrate the 4th of July or Canada Day, etc… podcasters across the world are grateful to celebrate the freedom to podcast! We encourage you to hit record today (or this week) and keep up the great work!

Thank you for being a podcaster. Thank you for being a part of the Podcast Movement community!

Next week’s newsletter will include the announcement for the Ignite participants, paid workshops as well as a list of strategies to get the most out of Podcast Movement 2017 in Anaheim (note: the Podcast Pickle may or may not make a cameo appearance in next week’s newsletter).

Until next week,

Team PM17

Important dates:
July 5 – Registration cost increases… Register Now

August 22 – PMx Competition, Optional Workshops, First Timers’ orientation, Ignite Podcast Movement, and more!

August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017

July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 in Philadelphia!

Ignite Voting, The Messengers documentary and more!

Greeting PM17 Family, four big things to cover this week!

  • Under 25 Pro Pass Tickets Left
  • Voting for Ignite is almost over
  • Podcasting documentary is coming to PM
  • The Room and Rideshare document is now live

Let’s get it!

Under 25 Pro Pass registrations left for PM17

You read that right! Less than 25 Pro Passes are left to this August’s event! If you’re interested in getting all the bells and whistles that go along with Podcast Movement, this is the pass you want.

What does it include?

  • Access to the pro-networking lounge all three days, which includes snacks and drinks throughout the event, plus some of the best company around!
  • Preferred seating up close at all keynotes and main-stage breakout sessions. Best seats in the house!
  • Virtual ticket (on demand recordings of every keynote, breakout and panel session). You cannot attend all 100+ sessions, but you will be able to make sure you don’t miss any of them!
  • Plus some special bonuses that we can’t wait for you to see


If you have an existing ticket and wish to upgrade your pass…please reply to this email and we’ll help you get it done.

Voting for Ignite ends soon!

Ignite Podcast Movement will be a blast, and is a fun, educational and inspirational night of “sparks”! And to make things even more interesting, Ignite works like a democracy!

You have only 2 days left to vote for which speakers will take the Ignite stage and entertain you the night before PM17 kicks off!

If you haven’t voted yet, do it now!

Not yet registered? Register today to save $50!


Podcasting Documentary Screening

At PM16 we had our first podcast documentary screening, and it was a hit! This year we do it again with the west coast premier of The Messengers, Tuesday night before PM begins.

The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary is an intimate, vibrant look at the world of podcasting and what compels independent podcasters to take on the challenge of a burgeoning form. Produced by a team of award-winning filmmakers, The Messengers chronicles the nationwide growth of podcasting and uncovers some of the magic behind the medium, visiting some of the most influential podcasters to have them share about their shows, their communities and the impact podcasting has had on their lives.


Following this special screening, Executive Director Chris Krimitsos, Director/Editor Niel Guilarte, and A Few Surprise Guests will join us LIVE on stage for a discussion and audience Q&A.

Share a Ride, or a Room

Do you want to share a hotel room at the Marriott, or a ride from or to the airport? Please feel free to include your name on the list so that you can coordinate with fellow PM17 attendees:

What can you expect from next week’s 4th of July Newsletter? We have a full day of events the day before PM kicks off, in addition to Ignite and The Messengers. We’ll be giving you all the details on those, as well as giving you more information on Podcast Movement 2018, so you can mark your calendars!

But first, PM17 is just around the corner! We are eager and excited to see you in Anaheim, and to talk with you again next week!

Team PM17

Important dates:

July 5 – Registration cost increases… Register Now

August 22PMx Competition, Optional Workshops, First Timers’ orientation, Ignite Podcast Movement, and more!

August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017

July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)

Too Much of a Good Thing is a Good Thing! PRX, Roundtables & more!

Team PM17 would like to wish all of the Dad’s in our community an early Happy Father’s Day. We hope that each of you have an outstanding weekend with your family. You are appreciated!

We also continue to celebrate some awesome announcements for Podcast Movement in Anaheim this August. Today we will focus on the return of the PRX stage, roundtable sessions, and additional speaker announcements!

The PRX Stage Returns!

Podcast Movement is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with PRX again to present the PRX Stage this August at PM17 in Anaheim!

PRX is a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven podcasts, and this year they’ll be returning the sharpest minds and talents from the network to their very own stage.

Al Letson

Kelly McEvers

Jake Shapiro
Radio Public

Julie Shapiro

Lea Thau

Nikki Silva
Kitchen Sisters

Peter Frick-Wright
Outside Online

Additional Speaker Announcements

Country Music Artist Alan Jackson had a hit song in 2007 whose lyrics apply perfectly to this week’s speaker announcement. Alan sings:

“too much of a good thing is a good thing
Feelings like this can’t be wrong
And too much of a good thing is a good thing
And we’ve got a good thing going on.”

This week we are proud to announce even more of a good thing with the following speakers, including the team from Terrible, Thanks for Asking!

Nora McInerny
Terrible, Thanks for Asking

Hans Buetow
Terrible, Thanks for Asking


Andy Toh

Jenise Fryatt
Sustainable Living Podcast

Jim Lally
WNYC Studios

Lex Friedman
Midroll Media

Marianne West
Sustainable Living Podcast

Matt Turck

Melvin Rivera
Via Podcast

Michael Stelzner
Social Media Examiner

Mike Morrison
Membership Guys Podcast

Natalie Eckdahl
The BizChix Podcast

Whether it’s the PRX Stage, or the Roundtable Sessions, your PM Pass will get you access to EVERYTHING!

Roundtable Sessions Debut

You asked for more time with small groups discussing topics that are important to you, and we listened! Checkout out these amazing podcasters who will be leading roundtable networking sessions at this year’s event.

Edie Berg
Strong Women’s Club

Erica Blocker
Moms With Dreams Show

Hani Mourra
Simple Podcast Press

Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown
Carry On Friends

Lauren Gaggioli
College Checklist Podcast

Tracy Goodwin
Captivate the Room

Podcast Makeover Panel Request

Want to have your podcast reviewed and critiqued by broadcasting professionals? We’re looking for two podcasts to get “airchecked” live onstage at for our second annual Podcast Makeover panel. Get feedback from professional radio broadcasters and podcasters!

Click here for more info

Would you be willing to take a moment and share a post on social media that you are excited about Podcast Movement? We want to continue to spread the good word that Anaheim is the place to be this summer for all aspiring and veteran podcasters! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

What can you look forward to next week? We are releasing the schedule for Podcast Movement, the final wave of speaker announcements as well as voting for Ignite! Stay tuned.

Happy Father’s Day,
Team PM17

Important dates:
June 20 – Registration cost increases… Register Now

August 22PMx Competition, Optional Workshops, First Timers’ orientation, Ignite Podcast Movement, and more!

August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017

July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)

Two Alumni Keynoters Return… plus debuting sessions & stages, and more!

It’s graduation season! Congratulations to members of the PM17 family who have or a family member that has recently graduated! And while we could not be there in person for all the ceremonies, consider this week’s newsletter a graduation gift to you and yours!

This week we are proud to announce new speakers, a few classic/new session types coming to PM, and more!

Entrepreneur Podcasters “Table for Three”

In a first-of-its-kind session at Podcast Movement, we debut the “Table for Three” format. Three podcasters with something in common share stories, lessons, what is working, what pitfalls to avoid, and a whole lot more in a “fireside chat” style session.

The first one of these we’re excited to feature is one for the business and entrepreneurial podcasters. Join John Lee Dumas, Amy Porterfield and Pat Flynn as they talk all things podcasting, as it relates to their online businesses!

Podcast Movement-Mania Runs Wild in 2017

Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson host the hit Something to Wrestle podcast on Court Bauer’s MLW podcast network. What is so special about them? Conrad and Bruce have turned a glorified hobby into an undeniable powerhouse in the sports podcasting genre. The framework of each episode, audience call to actions, ad-reads and polls for future episodes are unique, and something that podcasters from every niche can learn from this summer!

Whether you’re looking to learn from business podcasters, wrestling podcasters or anywhere in between, we’ve got it at Podcast Movement!

New & Unique Session Types

We are bringing the “back by popular demand” solutions stages, as well as introducing newly “requested” session types this summer in Anaheim!

Interactive Stage

The “demo stage”. This is not a standard session with a slide deck and speaker, it is an actual demonstration of the “how-to-do-it”! These speakers will send you home knowing not only what to do, but how to do it!

Ben Brock Johnson
Codebreaker & Marketplace Tech

Christina Canters
Stand Out Get Noticed

Clare Toeniskoetter

Georg Holzmann

Jody Maberry
Creating Disney Magic

Nick Dunkerley
Hindenburg Systems

Q&A Stage

You asked for a place to ask questions, and receive answers, that cut through the fluff and get straight to the point. The Q&A stage is intended for just that. Bring your questions, because our experts have answers.

Alex Ziccardi

Carey Green
Podcast Fast Track

Dana Garrison

Dot Cannon
Over Coffee

Pat Krane
Podcast LaunchPad

Paul Safier

Mastermind Sessions

The sessions will give attendees the opportunity to come together in a small group of fellow podcasters, for double-length sessions, to help each other find solutions to ongoing problems, answer questions, get additional opinions on decisions regarding your podcast, and build accountability beyond the conference.

The sessions will provide time for each member of the small group to take a turn in the “hot seat”.

Please note: The Mastermind Sessions have limited seating and will be first come/first serve for each session.

Dr. Harold Arnold Jr.
Leading You Home

James Carbary
B2B Growth

Kirsten Oliphant
Create If Writing

Smita Singh

And more:

Join Annie Rogaski, Demetra Liggins and Sara Holtz in a session exploring the unique approaches women use to produce podcasts for diverse audiences.

Ignite Speaker Submission Deadline!

We recently announced the Ignite event that will take place the day before Podcast Movement on Tuesday evening, August 22. The Speaker Submission Deadline for Ignite is June 9! Please do not hesitate to get your speaker submission in this week. Learn more HERE.

PM17 Meetup for Toronto/Buffalo Podcasters

With #PM17 only 2-months away, we are encouraging get togethers and geek-outs on all things podcasting while getting to know fellow podcasters in your area. One such meetup is happening around the Toronto, Ontario and Buffalo, NY region!

You are invited to join the party at Mustang’s Big Ol’ Grill, located conveniently off the QEW mid-way between Toronto and Buffalo. Please RSVP so we can let Mustangs know how many podcasters will be at the meetup. Special thanks to Nicole Holland for organizing this meetup! Learn more, and RSVP HERE!

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter every week. Thank you for being a supporter of Podcast Movement and podcasting in general!

We look forward to sharing news with you about the returning PRX stage, the Podcast Makeover Panel, and the all new Networking Roundtable track!

Until Next Week,
Team PM17

Important dates:
June 6 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT… Register Now

August 22PMx Competition, Optional Workshops, First Timers’ orientation, Ignite Podcast Movement, and more!

August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017

July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)