Awards Finalists! Plus award worthy speakers, a first-time-ever focus group, and more!

Team PM17 trusts that you & your family enjoyed Memorial Day Weekend (if you are in the US). Podcast Movement greatly appreciates the sacrifices made by all members of the Armed Forces and our Allies.

The Freedom to Podcast is certainly something that every PM17 family member can celebrate! We also want to celebrate the Academy of Podcasters Awards finalists, this week’s PM17 speakers announcement and a compelling Focus Group Session at this year’s event!

Announcing your 2017 Academy of Podcasters Awards Finalists

The Academy of Podcasters was founded in 2015 to honor some of the best podcasters in the world, each and every year. We’ve spent the last few months compiling data, along with votes from members of the Academy, and are honored to announce this year’s finalists! Check out the all new AofP website for the full list.

Check out the finalists, and don’t forget to join us this August 23 at the AofP Awards Show!

Award-Worthy Speaker Announcements

While this week’s newsletter was lead off with our 2017 award nominated podcasters, this week we’re also honored to announce some amazing speakers being added to the PM17 lineup that are award-worthy in their own right!

Addy Saucedo

The Podcast Planner

Ahmed Ali Ackbar

See Something Say Something

Andrew Warner


Cate Stillman


Daniel J. Lewis

The Audacity to Podcast

Dave Jackson

School of Podcasting

Dirk Primbs


Ed Begley Jr


Jodi Flynn

Women Taking the Lead

Jonathan Oakes

Trivial Warfare

Judithe Registre

Get InPowered Podcast

Julian Burrell


We want you to not only be able to join us at the awards show and for the award-worthy sessions, but we want you to do it at a low price too!

Register today for the lowest price possible!

Kara Lamerato

Wedding Planning Podcast

Kate Erickson

Kate’s Take: The EOFire Audio Blog

Kathy Tu


Paul Colligan

The Podcast Report

Rachel Carson-Begley


Ray Ortega

Podcasters’ Roundtable

Rebecca Lehrer

The Mash-Up Americans
Co-Founder & Host

Rob Greenlee

Head of Content

Ryan Guth

Choir Ninja Podcast

Taz Ahmed

Good Muslim Bad Muslim

Todd Cochrane

Blubrry & RawVoice
CEO & Founder

Vanessa Merten

The Pregnancy Podcast

Get Focused with this first of its kind session at Podcast Movement

Amplifi Media and Nuvoodoo Media will join forces at Podcast Movement to present something special. Steve Goldstein (Founder/CEO Amplifi Media) and Carolyn Gilbert are putting together a focus group that will tackle how real listeners really consume podcasts.

How Consumers Really Listen to Podcasts

A first of its kind video study. Podcast listeners in their own words. Real podcast listeners talk about how they discover, choose and listen.
– Apps they use
– Where and how they listen
– How many they listen to
– Emerging listening habits
– Exclusive podcast user insights on length, turn-offs and ads, and a lot more!

Keep your eye out for this eye-opening session taking place this August.

Whether you are starting your podcast soon, or are an existing member of the Podcast Hall of Fame… we appreciate your passion and devotion to podcasting. Podcast Movement is committed to helping you share your voice in the most impactful way possible, while remaining wise with your creativity and resources. We are excited to hang out with you in Anaheim!

Would you like to help us spread the word about this summer’s big event by booking a member of the PM17 team to discuss PM on your podcast? If it is a good fit and you want to talk – please consider filling out this form!

Next week will discuss a few new session types coming to PM: Table for 3, the Interactive Stage, and extended mastermind sessions (we are adding these by popular demand, and they’re included with your registration), as well a reminder for the Ignite talks!

Until next week,
Team PM17

P.S. We strongly encourage you to consider checking out the latest episode of the Sessions podcast produced by Joel Sharpton, and featuring PM17 Keynote Speaker and host of Lore – Aaron Mahnke!

Important dates:
May 30 – 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)

AIR quotes, and new speakers announced for PM17

The NBA Playoffs are in full stride, and they always promise a lot of “air”. Whether it’s Lebron taking to the “air “for a slam dunk, an “air” ball missed shot by the San Antonio Spurs or the hot “air” trash talk from Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors.

We promised you some fresh air in this edition of the Podcast Movement newsletter… and true to our word: we’re excited to tell you about a different kind of AIR that is relevant to the podcast industry. This week’s newsletter we will discuss AIR (The Association of Independents in Radio), a special partnership, and announce a few of the members of AIR that are speaking this summer in Anaheim!

AIR is a vibrant international network of 1,200 makers powering public media and podcasting. The Boston-based organization identifies, cultivates and deploys storymakers who create innovative work and find resources in digital, broadcasting, and podcasting — challenging and inspiring other media makers to join in at

Does this interest you? If so, the good people of AIR are not only supporting Podcast Movement, but they are also providing a generous discount for their annual membership to PM17 family members.

Use the discount code PODMOV17 for 20% off and AIR one-year individual membership at

Featured AIR Speakers at PM17

Eric Nuzum

Audible – SVP of Original Content

Lauren Ober

The Big Listen – Host

Samara Freemark

In The Dark – Senior Producer

Now is the perfect chance for you to get in the game and register for PM17 before prices increase!

Plus these amazing speakers

In addition to the “air” up there, we are fortunate to be able to announce that the following speakers will also be at PM17!

Cathy Heller
Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Chuck Bryant
Stuff You Should Know

Corey Coates
Podfly Productions

Dan Klass
The Bitterest Pill

David Raphael
Public Media Marketing

Elle Martinez
Couple Money Podcast

Helen Zaltzman
The Allusionist

Jesse Thorn
Bullseye & MaxFun
Host & Founder

Joe Saul-Sehy
Stacking Benjamins

Josh Lindgren
Billions Corporation
Touring Agent

Madeleine Baran
In The Dark

Mark Asquith
Podcast Websites

Michelle Jackson
Girl Gone Frugal

Nick Loper
The Side Hustle Show

Rae Livingston
Another Planet
Producer & Talent Buyer

Rockie Thomas
VP of Business Development

Ryan Gray
Meded Media Network

Tim Street
VP Influence & Production

We still have a lot of speakers, sponsors, participants and great announcements for PM17!

We will share additional speaker announcements next week.

Until Next Week,
Team PM17

Important dates:
May 23 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT… 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 (mark your calendars)

Are you ready for Round 2? Podcast Movement speaker announcements that will have you answering the 10 count!

The Second Round is super important in various sports such as Golf, Boxing and MMA. This week’s newsletter is no different, as we announce our 2nd round of speakers to the star-studded PM17 lineup!

We encourage you to click on the images to learn more about each of our experts, including an Answer Man, a Peabody Award winner and even a PodVader!

Amanda Kingsmith

The World Wanderers, Host

Chris Tarry

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, Host

Cliff Ravenscraft

Cliff Ravenscraft Show / Podcast Answer Man

Fred Dews

Brookings Cafeteria, Host

Jennifer Briney

Congressional Dish, Host

Chris Hill

Motley Fool & Market Foolery, Host

Christy Gressman

Night Vale Presents, Director of Development and Production

Elizabeth DiAlto

Untame the Wild Soul, Host

Jay “PodVader” Soderberg

BlogtalkRadio, Head of Content

Joel Sharpton

Always Listening Podcast, Host

If you’re down for the count, it’s not too late to get up and book your discounted hotel to PM17!

Jonathan Messinger

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, Executive Producer

Mark McCrery

Podtrac & Authentic, Founder & CEO

Rob Walch

Libsyn, VP of Podcaster Relations

Sanden Totten

Brains On, Co-Creator

Stephen A. Hart

The Trailblazers Podcast, Host

Kitty Felde

Book Club for Kids Podcast, Host

Polly Hall

Ear Snacks, Host

Ryan Ferguson

The World Wanderers, Host

Shahara Wright

The CEO Effect, Host

Tammy Terwelp

KRCC, General Manager

Next week we have a new announcement that promises to be a breath of fresh AIR! Do you care to guess what it might be? Please send us a tweet to @podcastmovement and use #PM17.

Until Next Week!
-Team PM17

Important dates:
May 16 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT… 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 (mark your calendars)

Podcast Movement speaker announcements – featuring Jacobs Media Track and more!

This week, we are excited to FINALLY be able to begin announcing some of the session leaders and panelists at this year’s Podcast Movement. We’ve got ten participants from the previously announced Broadcasters Meet Podcasters track from Jacobs Media, as well as ten other participants leading various breakout sessions and panels. Let’s dive in!

Broadcasters Meet Podcasters

There are, of course, the obvious similarities between radio and podcasting, but we all know there are a lot of differences too! That said, we think there is nothing like meetings (and sometimes clashes) of the minds to generate all new ideas! That’s why we’re excited to partner with Jacobs Media to present a full day featuring five sessions! Participants include:

Chris Peterson

iHeartRadio, SVP of Podcasting

Jennifer Ferro

KCRW Los Angeles, President

Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Girl Podcast, Host

Steven Goldstein

Amplifi Media, Founder/CEO

Tim Murphy

Entercom, Digital Strategy

Dean Capello

WNYC, Chief Content Officer

Kelli Hurley

Westwood One, VP of Digital Sales

Seth Resler

Jacobs, Digital Dot Connector

Tamar Charney

NPR One, Managing Editor

Tom Leykis

The Tom Leykis Show, Host

Whether you’re a broadcaster, a podcaster or something in-between, make sure you reserve your hotel room at the host hotel!

For Podcasters

But of course the heart and soul of Podcast Movement are the podcasters and people in the podcast industry. We’re excited to announce the following speakers and panelists who will be joining us this summer in Anaheim:

Cristina Haro

Wondery, Director of Brand Partnership

Hernan Lopez

Wondery, Founder & CEO

Kris Smith

Palegroove / Knit, Founder

Rich Jones

Paychecks & Balances, Host

Tracy Pattin

Hollywood & Crime, Host

Glenn Rubenstein

Adopter Media, Founder

Jenni Skaug

Cast Plus, VP of Business Dev.

Marcus Garrett

Paychecks & Balances, Host

Roddy Swearngin

Art19, EVP of Content

Winnie Sun

Renegade Millionaire, Host

We’re so excited to continue with the speaker announcements next week. We’ve got over 150 speakers and panelists in total, and we think you’ll love them all!

Until then,
Team PM17

Important dates:
May 9 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT… 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 (mark your calendars)

Announcing the 2017 Hall of Fame Class – plus the parties!

Each year since 2015, Podcast Movement has been proud to partner with the Academy of Podcasters to induct a new class to the AofP Hall of Fame. After an open nomination process, all current members of the HOF voted on the finalists, and we’re pleased to announce the 2017 Class.

These five podcast industry veterans will be inducted on Wednesday, August 23 at the Academy of Podcasters Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony, taking place in conjunction with Podcast Movement 2017 in Anaheim.

Brian Ibbott

Brian Ibbott is best known for his podcast Coverville. Coverville is a podcast that started in 2004, produced every Wednesday, that focuses on cover songs – a new rendition of a previously recorded song. Coverville is one of the longest running podcasts in the iTunes Store, and also is in the top rankings for overall episode numbers. The show has won multiple awards over the years, and has been nominated as an AofP Awards finalist for Best Music Podcast.

Dan Klass

Dan Klass has been releasing the award-winning The Bitterest Pill since 2004. Dan also co-wrote Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide to Audio/Video Podcasting. Dan has produced and consulted for companies like Speedo, Grey Advertising and Big Brothers/Sisters under his company Jacket Media, since 2005. He is a proud member of the Academy of Podcasters, and is a podcast instructor at UCLA university.

Elsie Escobar

Elsie Escobar a die hard podcast junkie who lives and breathes podcasting, and has worked in the medium for over ten years. She, like many of us, started as someone who barely knew what a digital recorder was, and has since grown into the co-host of the popular She Podcasts, and The Feed: The Official Libsyn podcast. Elsie is currently the Community Manager at Libsyn, and is the founder of Podcasting School for Women.

Luria Petrucci (aka. Cali Lewis)

Luria Petrucci is a pioneer in the podcasting and live streaming world, known for her shows GeekBeat.TV and GeekBrief.TV, amongst others. Since 2005, she’s grown an audience of 2 million social followers, and has produced and hosted video & live streams for her own communities, Samsung, Panasonic, AT&T, OnStar, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS, Bausch + Lomb, BBC Click. and more. You can find the majority of her work now on Geeks Life.

Rob Greenlee

Rob Greenlee is the Head of Podcast Content at Spreaker and Adore Podcast Network. Rob was formerly with PodcastOne as EVP/CTO, and for six years was the Business Manager and Content Manager for podcasts at Microsoft Zune, Xbox and Windows Phone. Rob currently hosts the Spreaker Live Show podcast, and co-hosts the New Media Show. He is also former lead host of WebTalk World Radio Show; recognized as the first nationally syndicated radio program in the world to begin podcasting, on Sept 15th, 2004.

Please join us in congratulating the members of the 2017 Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Class, and join them for the induction ceremony THIS AUGUST!

Did someone say party?

Podcast Movement is excited to partner with the Academy to present the awards on August 23, but some of our favorite things each year are the parties before and after!

iHeartRadio Red Carpet Party

The Red Carpet Welcome Party has taken on a life of it’s own over the last few years. It always features premium networking opportunities, photos & selfies on the red carpet, impromptu interviews and podcast celebrity sightings (including the Podcast Pickle).

This year, the party is sponsored by iHeartRadio, and they’ll be supplying the refreshments!

Please remember to mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 23 at 6:00 pm.

Patreon’s Awards Afterparty

The first night of the conference is always one of the best evenings of the entire event. Catch up with fellow members of the PM17 family, congratulate the award winners and hall of fame inductees, meet new friends from all over the world and have a choice beverage.

The party takes place after the AofP ceremony, and is presented by Patreon!

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 23 at 9:30 pm, and don’t confuse Patreon with Patron!

Prepare yourself, as next week we begin to announce our speaking lineup for 2017. We have over 100 amazing speakers and panelists, and next week we’ll announce the speakers participating on our Jacobs Media Track, plus a whole lot more!
Until then,
Team PM17

Important dates:
April 25 – Early Bird Registration ends AT MIDNIGHT

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 (mark your calendars)

Ignite Podcast Movement, Podcast Pavilion and Podcast Pickup Lines!

This week we are announcing Ignite Podcast Movement, the PM17 Podcast Pavilion, and sharing some of the best Podcast Pickup Lines from the Podcast Movement Community Facebook Group.

It Starts with a Spark
Five Minute Talks

PM alum John Lee Dumas from EOFire always starts out his podcast by asking his guests if they are prepared to Ignite. Podcast Movement can honestly say that this summer we are prepared to Ignite, but not quite the way that you might be expecting.

We are excited to bring the popular Ignite event to
Podcast Movement on 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 on the way!

Each Spark is designed to educate and entertain. You, the attendees of Podcast Movement, vote and choose who gets on stage! Each speaker learns the rules, submits a topic, and then you vote for your favorites. The top voted speakers make it on the main Podcast Movement stage for Ignite! But the real winners are those who show up, enjoy the Sparks – and maybe a drink ticket – at Podcast Movement.

Example Ignite Talk –

Do you want a chance to speak on the main stage at PM17? If so, please fill out the speaker submission form here.

PM gets its own
Podcast Pavilion!

Podcast Movement has always been a great place to talk about and learn about podcasting, but we’ve always lacked in opportunities to actually podcast…until now!

While we received a great response from the podcast booth at our previous events, this year with the help of TalkShoe, we’re introducing the PM17 Podcast Pavilion! You’ll have the opportunity to sign up to record your podcast live, from the middle of the action, and stream it live via the TalkShoe platform. PM alumni Steve Stewart will be at the helm, and it will be a blast.

We’re also excited to announce that the stations will feature microphones from our friends at Shure, and you’ll be able to enter to win these same microphones free in the coming weeks!

Stay tuned to future newsletters to learn how you can sign up to do your podcast live from PM this summer.

Don’t miss out on the fun Tuesday Night events, recording live at the Podcast Pavilion, and of course Podcast Movement’s workshops, panels and sessions!


The Podcast Movement Community Facebook Group always has ongoing educational and informative conversations about all things podcasting. This past weekend was no different, as a lively discussion ensued regarding “Podcast Pickup Lines”.

Here are a few that made us laugh:

“You and my podcast have a lot in common. You can both be found in the “What’s Hot” section.” – Jeff Brown

“Did it hurt when you fell from SoundCloud?” – Gary Leland

“Baby, if you were a podcast, I’d subscribe to you on every device I own.” – Jason Velazquez

“Why don’t you back that RSS up on over here?” – Aaron Weinbaum

“I’ll show you my downloads if you show me yours” – Edie Berg

“Want to come over and eat a Blue Apron meal? I have an offer code.” – Bryan Orr

“I’ll need a two-factor authentication, because you are unreal” – Jon Harrison

“I’d share an earbud with you”. – Daniel J Lewis

“All your links are pretty links.” – Cesar Abeid

“Would you like to record in PERSON or do a DOUBLE ENDER?” – Unknown

Do you have any good podcast pickup lines? Feel free to share them or participate in other podcasting related conversations in the Podcast Movement Community Facebook Group!

We have more exciting announcements coming next week including, including a slew of new speakers, another new addition to the PM experience, and more!

Until then,
Team PM17

Important dates:
April 25 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT

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 (mark your calendars)

The truth is more exciting than fiction: Aaron Mahnke of Lore will keynote Podcast Movement

The Easter Bunny has been good to the Podcast Movement community, as we have two late arriving easter eggs that we’re excited to crack open together with you this week.

Folk-Lore No More!

PM17 is honored to welcome Aaron Mahnke of Lore as a keynote speaker this summer in Anaheim

Aaron Mahnke is the creator, writer and producer of the hit podcast Lore (one of iTunes’ Best Podcasts in 2015, an AofP Best Podcast winner in 2016, and now headed to television… more on that in a moment), where he explores the darker side of history from around the world.

Lore is a critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Mahnke uses historically accurate information to bound together these stories by a common theme, and spends over twenty hours a week on research alone!

Lore launched in March of 2015, starting as a hobby and a last ditch effort to market Mahnke’s fiction. The podcast exploded. At the five-month mark, he was able to sell enough sponsorship spots for the show to replace the income from his day job. After just two years, Lore has been downloaded more than 60 million times, and downloads now exceed 6-million per month.

But wait… there’s more! Lore is becoming an hour-long anthology television series from the producers of The Walking Dead, soon to debut on Amazon Video. And next year, Del Rey Books (Penguin Random House) will debut the first installment of The World Of Lore book series!

We are thrilled to have Aaron share his podcast journey with us this summer in Anaheim!

Meet and learn from Aaron Mahnke, plus over 100 other podcasters, at this year’s Podcast Movement!


Networking Roundtables are coming to PM17

The magic at PM17 is not only in the value packed sessions! The conference hallways have always had a great reputation for being a place to network, connect and discuss podcast related topics with fellow podcasters and industry professionals.

While that will ALWAYS be the case, we’re excited to add one more way to meet with and learn from your fellow attendees!

This year in Anaheim, we’ll have 11 Networking Round Table discussion sessions taking place alongside the other panels and sessions. Each networking session will have an expert leader who will moderate the discussions, and facilitate some amazing networking and learning.

Topics will include:

  • Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Liability
  • Community Building
  • Local Podcasting
  • Voice and Mic Technique
  • Podcasting Productivity
  • Automating Your Podcast
  • Interview Best Practices
    and more!

We are introducing the roundtable discussions after some great feedback from last year’s event. We’ll announce the times, locations and moderators for the table discussions in the coming months.

Stay tuned next week to find out about two awesome new activities coming to Podcast Movement. You won’t want to miss PM17!

Until next week,
Team Podcast Movement

Important dates:
April 18 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT
August 22 – PMx Competition, Optional Workshops & First Timers’ orientation
August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017
July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)

Don’t take our word for it…but Podcast Movement can change your life!

Happy Tuesday PM Family,

We share with you each week, in some form or fashion, how we would like for you to be a part of Podcast Movement this summer in Anaheim. Well for this week’s newsletter, we decided to change it up!

This week we share stories from past PM attendees who have had amazing experiences and results after attending Podcast Movement.

Joe Saul-Sehy

“Podcast Movement gave me the confidence to do something I knew needed to be done….I had to change our format. After guidance from pros in many sessions I had the courage and expertise to make some tough moves. I’m SO glad I took the advice I learned at Podcast Movement. Within three months we 3x’d our listeners. A year later publications in our industry were handing us “Best Podcast” awards. I credit that largely to Podcast Movement.”

Stacking Benjamins

Denise LaRosa

“Whenever I started podcasting, I was a stay at home mom who had a deep desire to connect with other mothers. Podcast Movement changed my life and podcasting journey completely! What started out as a hobby transformed into a profitable business. I formed genuine, meaningful connections with other podcasters who became guests and lifelong friends. In addition, my appearance as a PMx speaker was the catalyst to my speaking career!”

Mom Talk

Rich Jones

“I bumped into a representative from a software solution company outside of one of the evening sessions at PM16. We started a conversation about the possibility of sponsorship. Unfortunately, the Paychecks and Balances podcast was not a fit at that time. Podcast Movement encouraged me to stay focused and produce the best show possible. The podcast grew a lot during this timeframe. 8 months later we signed an agreement for this same company to be a sponsor for the show!”

Paychecks and Balances

Natalie Eckdahl

“Thank you Podcast Movement! I landed my first sponsor at #PM16 by connecting with my email marketing provider AWeber in the vendor area. It has been a fabulous partnership that was only made possible by the opportunity to meet in person. Thanks again Jared and Dan for bringing us all together.”

Biz Chix

Make Podcast Movement memories of your own! Register today to be a part of the world’s largest gathering of podcasters.



When booking your hotel for PM17, you may find other choices besides the host hotel. However, we’d love to share with you some of the benefits to booking your room at our host hotel, using our special discounted room block.

1. Maximize Networking and Social Time with other Podcasters!
One of the key reasons podcasters attend Podcast Movement is to meet other podcasters, as well as networks, sponsors and more. By staying at the Anaheim Marriott, where almost all the other attendees are staying, you will enhance your opportunities to meet new and old faces, and share experiences and ideas.

2. Stay Where the Action Is!
Not only is the Anaheim Marriott the hotel we recommend, it’s also where every single official event will take place from Tuesday through Friday. Whether it’s the keynote talks, PM Expo, or the big Thursday Night Luau, guests of the Anaheim Marriott will be steps away from it all!

3. Special Guest Status!
As a PM17 attendee booked at the Anaheim Marriott as a part of our room block, you are considered a special guest by the hotel. Guests at the hotel receive preferred service and additional concessions negotiated by PM17. This year we’ve negotiated free use of the 24/7 fitness center, and free internet for all PM17 guests no matter where in your room, or the hotel, you’re at.

4. Stay close to what makes Anaheim Great!
While Anaheim is home to this year’s Podcast Movement, it is also home to some of the most magical places on earth. You’re steps away (two blocks) from DisneyLand Resort, and just minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. We encourage you to take advantage of the Anaheim Marriott’s premier location, and enjoy your time in Southern California.


Coming next week, we reveal more speakers coming to PM17 this summer, including another keynote announcement!

Until next week,
Team PM17

Important dates:
April 11 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT
August 22 – PMx Competition, Optional Workshops & First Timers’ orientation
August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017
July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)

Spring Break, a new Sessions Podcast and a special speaker announcement!

Greetings PM family, can you believe that it is April already!?!

Spring is here (or hopefully on its way soon where you are), and a few members of the PM staff have already enjoyed some Spring-Break-style trips. The Podcast Cruise went to Mexico in February, Gary Leland spoke on an all star podcast panel this past month at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, and Dan and Jared exhibited at WrestleCon in Orlando meeting with a lot of podcasters in the wrestling niche.

PM also had a recent community meetup in Vancouver, WA. If that weren’t enough going on – we are seeing more and more of the orange PM t-shirts surfacing as the weather is getting warmer!

Here are a few photos from these experiences:

What podcast experiences are you enjoying this month? Please send us your spring podcast photos to [email protected] so that we can feature you in the newsletter this month!


We announced recently that PM17 will feature Shannon Cason from Homemade Stories as one of our keynote speakers! Shannon’s session at PM16 in Chicago was one of the best from the entire event. This episode breaks down that session!

You can check it out here

Thank you to PM Sessions host Joel Sharpton for producing this great episode!


We have many cool speaker announcements coming up over the next few weeks and months. One speaker announcement that we wanted to celebrate right away is a first for our event! We are honored to have Michael and Teresa Blaes speak this year in Anaheim.

What is this a first for?

Michael and Teresa are our first ever blind speakers at Podcast Movement.

Their session is titled What does your website sound like? It will educate on the importance and simplicity of making podcast websites accessible to nearly 6 million blind users. They will also demonstrate what a website looks like to a blind person using a screen reader. They have provided website consulting for over ten years, and are active podcasters themselves, so they have great value to provide on this topic.

Would you be willing to consider sending them a short message and congratulating them? You can message them through the contact link on their website or connect with Michael and Teresa on Twitter!

Book your hotel room now at the host hotel for PM17!


We are grateful that you take the time to read this newsletter each week. How can we make it better? What would you like to hear about in upcoming editions? We welcome your perspective!

We appreciate you!
Team PM17

Important dates:

  • April 4 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT
  • August 22 – PMx Competition, Optional Workshops & First Timers’ orientation
  • August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017
  • July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)

Welcome to our partners, plus hang out with us in Orlando!

Podcast Movement exists because of you, the awesome members of the PM Community! As you probably know, high quality events are impossible to produce without an incredible community, and significant support from partners. We need both, and are grateful to have both!

This week we will focus on our three main supportings partners for this year’s event!

AudioBoom is a leading podcasting platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.

AudioBoom also allows the monetization of audio via the dynamic insertion of pre, post, and mid-roll advertising into content as a user is listening, allowing contemporary advertising selection, depending on content genre and geographic location of the user.

We’re excited to have AudioBoom as our Platinum Partner for #PM17!

Blue Microphones aren’t your average studio mics–they’re bold, creative instruments that offer custom sonic signatures, giving you unique character and tone unlike anything else in the studio. Some of the world’s biggest podcasters have used their mics to define their sound.

Welcome Blue Microphones as Gold Partners for #PM17, and keep an eye out for exciting microphone giveaways in the coming weeks & months!

Public Media Marketing was created to unite programming, both broadcast and web, with national sponsorship. PMM strives to serve both podcast creators and sponsors with brand building solutions. PMM is proud to exclusively represent a few smaller podcasts called Serial and the Joe Rogan Experience, plus some larger ones as well.

Welcome Public Media Markting as Gold Partners for #PM17.


Register now for PM17 to get access to all 80+ sessions, plus the PM Expo, featuring over 50 exhibitors from all around podcasting!


Podcast Movement Meetup – ORLANDO

We told you a few months back that Podcast Movement is the title sponsor of the Live Podcast Stage this weekend at Wrestlecon in Orlando Florida. However we’re also excited to be hosting a fun and informal podcaster meetup this Saturday afternoon!

If you’re in Orlando on Saturday, April 1st, join us from 12pm-2pm at the Hyatt Regency for good food, good drinks and good company.


PM17 Sticker Contest!

Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but we’re making stickers to give out this summer leading up to and at Podcast Movement…and we’d like to see what YOU want them to be!

If you have a design that you think would be perfect, send it to [email protected], and winners will have their art credited and featured all year long!

We’ll make the first wave of speaker announcements in next week’s newsletter! We have some of the best speaker submissions that we have ever received, and are excited to share some of the awesome sessions with you.

Until Next Week,

Team PM17

Important dates:

  • March 14 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT
  • August 22 – PMx Competition, Optional Workshops & First Timers’ orientation
  • August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017
  • July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)