Brooklyn Podcast Festival inaugural lineup! — Kevin McDonald, Chapo Trap House, Slate Money Live & more
Brooklyn's The Bell House and Union Hall have long been home to live podcast tapings, and now the programming and hospitality team behind them (City Farm) have put together the Brooklyn Podcast Festival which happens November 14 - 19. BrooklynVegan is proud to be on board as exclusive media partner.
This year's lineup (there are plans to return next year too!) includes Chapo Trap House (early and late show), Slate Money Live, Kevin McDonald (of Kids in the Hall)'s The Kevin McDonald Show, Good Christian Fun (the new podcast from Kevin T. Porter of Gilmore Guys), Reductress Presents: Mouth Time Live!, Las Culturistas LIVE: I don't think so, honey!, Who? Weekly, and more (with even more to be announced). Tickets (there is no full festival pass) for all Brooklyn Podcast Festival shows go on Friday, September 29 at 10 AM (except Slate Money Live is on sale now).
Additionally, Brooklyn Podcast Festival will host podcasting panel discussion, "Pillow Talk – The Personal in Podcasting," at BRIC on November 18 with Andrea Silenzi (Why Oh Why), Giulia Rozzi and Will Miles (Hopefully We Don't Break Up) and Lu Olkowski which is free with RSVP.
Check out the initial Brooklyn Podcast Festival lineup and schedule below (and stay tuned for more updates here at their website):
BROOKLYN PODCAST FESTIVAL: 2018 LINEUP & SCHEDULE
THE BELL HOUSE
Wed Nov 15 7:30pm Slate Money Live
Join Slate Money for a special live show all about food at the Brooklyn Podcast Festival. The show will be hosted by Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion; Anna Szymanski, emerging markets expert; and Jordan Weissmann, Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent. Sip along with the hosts who entertain podcast listeners each week with a roundup of the most important stories from business and ﬁnance as they turn their keen analysis and sharp conversation toward the food industry.
Wed Nov 15 10pm Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show
Kevin McDonald (The Kids In The Hall) performs a live old-school variety hour that features famous friends, musical acts, new sketches, and uninhibited tomfoolery!
Fri Nov 17 7:30pm Chapo Trap House
Chapo Trap House is one of the fastest growing political entertainment podcasts in the country, boasting the largest channel on Patreon with over 19,000 subscribers. The comedy collective, consisting of 6 members, have gained an extremely loyal following due to their honest and hilarious ability to dissect the current political climate. The New Yorker describes Chapo as “[fighting] for irony in the age of Trump,” while Paste magazine called its hosts “the vulgar, brilliant demigods of the new progressive left.” Mediaite profiled it as “The Funniest and Most F**ked Up New Podcast About Media and Politics.”
UPDATE: The 7:30 Chapo Trap House show sold out and a late show has been added (same night, doors 9:30 PM). Tickets are on sale.
Sat Nov 18 10pm Las Culturistas LIVE: I don't think so, honey!
Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Honey, come and get your life.
Sun Nov 19 5pm Who? Weekly
American podcast hosts Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger will be flaunting their good form and slim pins at an upcoming live show. Sources claim the show will feature special guests, fun games, and everything you need to know about the celebrities you don’t
Sun Nov 19 7:30pm Good Christian Fun
Good Christian Fun is a podcast delving into the strange upside-down world of Christian pop culture. Hosts Kevin T. Porter and Caroline Ely are your tour guides through the weird and hilarious landscape of faith-based entertainment. A show for atheists and believers alike, all are welcome to come have a little good Christian fun. (Don’t worry, they’re not gonna make you go to church)
For their inaugural live show at the beautiful Bell House, they will be discussing the hit Christian movie God’s Not Dead. Expect a riveting show full of special guests, music, sound, working lights, plugged in microphones, and a mandatory conversion at the end of the service I MEAN SHOW.
Thurs Nov 16 8pm Reductress Presents: Mouth Time Live!
Join Reductress editors Quenn and Dikoda for a dish-sesh on the latest in fashion, pop culture, lifestyle, trends, and pictures! With sassy catchphrases, non-threatening debates, huge special guests, silent hot guys, and bold life advice, Reductress will give you everything you’ve come to expect from a women’s magazine podcast in 2017.
Thurs Nov 16 10pm Serious Matters
A data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world’s issues one serious matter at a time.
Hosted by Kevin McCaffrey and featuring Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, and special guests.
Fri Nov 17 8pm The Scientists
Comedians and “scientists” Madelyn Freed (The Annoyance) and Blythe Roberson (New Yorker, The Onion) investigate a new scientific topic each month. From AI to romantic attraction to body decomposition, Madelyn and Blythe give an hour-long lecture with help from NYC’s funniest comedians. At the end of every show, they bring out an actual scientific authority to pester with questions and to tell them where they went wrong.
Fri Nov 17 10pm Pulitzer Surprises
According to the Pulitzer website, anyone can nominate anything for a Pulitzer Prize and Pulitzer Surprises takes advantage of that horrible idea. Our favorite comedians perform their submission for a Pulitzer! Then we interview a real-life Pulitzer Prize winner who has actually done something good. At the end of the show the audience will cast their vote on who deserves a Pulitzer, and then we will really submit it for a Pulitzer Prize. That winner walks away a “Pulitzer Prize Entrant.”
Sat Nov 18 8pm Book Club: A Comedy Show
Book Club is a comedy variety show where hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion), along with some of NYC’s best comedians, read the books so you don’t have to.
Sat Nov 18 Pillow Talk
Brooklyn Free Speech presents a panel of podcasting hosts and producers who will share insight into the struggles and triumphs of sharing personal details over an intimate medium.