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2015 NYC Podfest line-up & schedule: Kevin Allison, Yo La Tengo, Todd Barry, ‘The Daily Show,’ Gilbert Gottfried & more

by Arielle Gordon

NYC Podfest

Now in its third year, the NYC Podfest brings the best of, you guessed it, podcasts from across the country to New York for a fun-filled audio-based weekend (January 9 – 11). This year festival founder Jeremy Wein is bringing bigger names than ever to The Bell House (Friday, January 9) and Fontana’s (Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11). Tickets are on sale now. Things kick off at The Bell House with Kevin Allison‘s (The State) RISK! podcast. This show has become hugely successful online and in LA, where its monthly live show consistently packs the Nerdist Theater at The Meltdown. The show, which has featured Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, and more, asks its guests to reveal personal, often embarrassing stories about themselves that they thought they would never tell. This show’s theme is “Butts” and features Sasheer Zamata (SNL), stand up Matt Braunger, and more TBA.

Other interesting shows include a podcast panel on 1/10 at Fontana’s (tickets) hosted by Jason Zinoman of The New YorkTimes featuring podcast experts Dave Hill (WFMU’s The Goddamn Dave Hill Show), Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?, and Matt Braunger (Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger); later that same evening at Fontana’s, it’s “The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart” (featuring Hasan Minhaj and Executive Producer Adam Lowitt); and Fontana’s on Sunday 1/11 at 8PM it’s The Todd Barry Podcast with special guests Yo La Tengo.

There’s lots more. View the full lineup below.


NYC Podfest

NYC PODFEST 2015 SCHEDULE
(All shows are 21+ Unless Otherwise Stated)

Friday, January 9, at The Bell House
8:00 RISK! with Kevin Allison, Sasheer Zamata, Matt Braunger, and more TBA, show theme is BUTTS (Tickets)
10:00 The Flop House – Dan, Elliott and Stuart shred the 2014 version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to splinters! (SOLD OUT; no standby)

Saturday, January 10, at Fontana’s
1:00-2:00 Dale Radio with guests Max Silvestri, Akilah Hughes, Joel Kim Booster, Jo Firestone with music by Steve O’Reilly (Tickets)
2:00-3:00 Laughspin podcast (Tickets)
3:00-4:00 Podcast Panel with Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, with guests Matt Braunger, Dave Hill and Julie Klausner (Tickets)
5:00-6:00 Writers Bloc, with guest Jessi Klein (Tickets)
6:00- 7:00 Cheap Date hosted by Sharron Paul and Calvin Cole with Matt Braunger and more guests TBA (Tickets)
7:00- 8:20 NYC Crime Report With Pat Dixon / Tuesdays with Stories (Tickets)
8:30 – 9:30 The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart, with Hasan Minhaj & Executive Producer Adam Lowitt (Tickets)
9:45-11:30 The Dork Forest / Ding Donger with Matt Braunger (Tickets)

Sunday, January 11, at Fontana’s
1:00-2:00 Pretty Much It! (Tickets – 16+ Show)
2:00-3:00 Does This Hold Up (with guests Micah Sherman & Myq Kaplan)/ Thatman On Fatman with guest Scott Schiaffo, Chris Laudando, Robert Bruce, Ernie O’Donnell & Mike Belicose (Tickets)
3:00-4:00 I Sell Comics (Tickets)
4:15-5:15 The Andrew/Andrew Show (Tickets)
5:30-6:30 Theater People with guest Laura Osnes & Ellyn Marie Marsh (Tickets – 16+ Show)
6:45 – 7:45 GILBERT GOTTFRIED’S AMAZING COLOSSAL PODCAST! with guest Susie Essman (Tickets)
8:00 -9:00 The Todd Barry Podcast with guests YO LA TENGO (Tickets)
9:15 – 10:30 Tell Your Friends! (Tickets)
10:30-12:30 – Closing party with DJ set from Andrew/Andrew

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