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

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