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Podcast Movement 2017 Announces One More Speaker

Podcast Movement 2017 has a tendency to slowly reveal who will be speaking at the event. Previously, they announced a group of podcasters who will be speakers. Now, they are announcing one more.

Aaron Mahnke will be a speaker at Podcast Movement 2017. He is the creator, writer, and producer of the hit podcast LORE.  The podcast was one of iTunes’ Best Podcasts in 2015, an AofP Best Podcast winner in 2016, and it is now headed to television.

Lore is a critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Aaron Mahnke uses historically accurate information to bind together stories by a common theme. He spends over twenty hours a week on research. LORE started in March of 2015 as a hobby and a last ditch effort to market Mahnke’s fiction.

LORE is becoming an hour-long anthology television series from the producers of The Walking Dead. The TV series will debut on Amazon Video. In 2018, Del Rey Books (Penguin Random House) will debut the first installment of The World of Lore book series.

This brings the list of Keynote Speakers at Podcast Movement 2017 to:

  • Aaron Mahnke – LORE
  • Rabia Chaudry, Colin Miller, and Susan Simpson – Undisclosed
  • Shannon Cason – Homemade Stories
  • Dan Carlin – Hardcore History and Common Sense

Podcast Movement 2017 Announced More Speakers

Podcast Movement 2017 will take place in Anaheim, California, on August 23-25. The event has a habit of slowly announcing who the keynote speakers will be.

Earlier this year, Podcast Movement 2017 announced that Dan Carlin, host of the Hardcore History and Common Sense podcasts, would be a speaker. Recently, Podcast Movement 2017 announced more keynote speakers.

Rabia Chaudry, Colin Miller, and Susan Simpson are the hosts of Undisclosed.  All three hosts will be keynote speakers for Podcast Movement 2017.

The Undisclosed Podcast investigates wrongful convictions, and the U.S. Criminal justice system, by taking a closer look at the perpetration of a crime, its investigation, the trial, and the ultimate verdict… and finding new evidence that never made it to court. Undisclosed is now in its third season. The hosts went from having no podcast experience to having one of the most popular shows in the world with millions of downloads.

Shannon Cason, who preformed at SXSW in Austin in March of this year, will be a keynote speaker at Podcast Movement 2017. He is the host of Homemade Storieswhich partnered with WBEZ Chicago for the 2014-2015 season. Shannon Cason is a storyteller and writer, and is originally from Detroit.

Podcast Movement 2017 Announces Speaker

Podcast Movement 2017 will take place in Anaheim, California, on August 23-25, 2017. Last year, they slowly revealed who their speakers would be, one by one. This year, Podcast Movement 2017 is following that same pattern. They have announced who one of the Keynote Speaker of Podcast Movement 2017 will be. You can expect to see additional speakers revealed as we get closer to the event.

Podcast Movement 2017 announced that Dan Carlin will be the speaker who will headline Podcast Movement 2017. In the announcement, Podcast Movement 2017 stated that they have tried for three years to bring Dan Carlin to the Podcast Movement stage with no success. This year, they were successful.

Dan Carlin is the host of two popular independent podcasts: Hardcore History, and Common Sense. Dan Carlin is an American political commentator and podcaster who was once a full-time radio host. Podcast Movement describes Dan Carlin this way:

Part storyteller, part analyst, Carlin has mastered the art of looking at subjects from multiple angles and dissecting and thinking about them in original ways. He isn’t afraid to go deep or to inject historical context into modern debates. Whether it’s history or current events he’s discussing, his passion is contagious, his approach is refreshing and his ideas tickle your brain in all the right places.

Podcast Movement points out that it is rare for Dan Carlin to take the stage at live events.

Podcast Movement 2017 has Released a Schedule

Podcast Movement 2017 will take place at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California. It is for anyone who is currently involved with, or looking to get into, podcasting and the podcasting industry. Podcast Movement 2017 has released its schedule.

Podcast Movement officially begins at 10:00 in the morning on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. They invite you to check out everything that is going on Tuesday, and to get an early jump on registration.

Tuesday, August 22
9 am: Pmx Competition
9 am: PodHack Hackathon (more info to come)
9 am: Partner Workshops (more info to come)
3 pm: First Timers Orientation
5 pm – 7 pm: Early Check-In

Wednesday, August 23
9 am – 10 am: Check-In
10 am – 3 pm: Breakout sessions and panel discussions
12 pm – 5 pm: Expo Hall Open
12 pm – 3 pm: Solutions Stage Sessions
3 pm – 5 pm: Opening Keynotes
5 pm – 7pm: Red Carpet Welcome Party
7 pm – 9 pm: Academy of Podcasters Awards

Thursday, August 24
9 am – 3 pm: Breakout sessions and panel discussions
9 am – 5 pm: Expo Hall Open
12 pm – 3 pm: Solutions Stage Sessions
3 pm – 4:30 pm: Keynote Talks
5:30 pm – 7 pm: Speaker & Sponsor Party
7 pm – 12 am: TBA SPECIAL PARTY

Friday, August 25
9am – 11 am: Breakout sessions and panel discussions
11 am – 12:30 pm: Closing Keynotes

Pobcast Is a Stress-Free iTunes Review Exchange Service

Pobcast LogoHere at Podcaster News, we do our best to provide the facts on items that we think would be of interest to the podcasting community, and allow our readers to form their own opinions on the topics we cover. Personally, I don’t like the idea of “review exchanges” for directories like the iTunes Store. But I can see how this type of thing might appeal to others. Keep in mind that, while iTunes reviews can be helpful, it’s been proven that they have no impact on your ranking in the iTunes Store. That being stated, here’s some information on Pobcast, a new review exchange service that is currently seeking beta testers.

According to a Pobcast Reddit thread, Pobcast is a “real review” system that doesn’t rely on bots or paid services to get reviews for your show. In order to join the Pobcast beta, users must register at the developer’s website and add their iTunes username and podcast to the review system. (The iTunes username is needed in order to track and verify reviews users have committed to in the Pobcast system.) Users can then find shows that are looking for reviews. Once they’ve placed their reviews, and those reviews have been confirmed by the recipient accounts, those users will now be eligible to receive reviews on their own shows.

Pobcast states the service is different from other review swaps for these reasons:

No one can cheat the review process, if you spam reviewed. It won’t work unless the user has confirmed it. If your review has not been confirmed, you don’t get reviewed back

It’s NOT a direct exchange, everyone is in the pot. Meaning if you review someone, they don’t have to review you back. As long as it’s confirmed anyone can review you. Which works better in the long term. *Example: Podcast A reviews Podcast B & Podcast B review A. iTunes can see that you both exchanged direct reviews and could discard it. My method is that if you are podcast A and you review B. Podcast C/D/E/F… will review you. *

The podcast links are fixed to the system, so you cannot duplicate or cheat the system. Once it is in the system, there is no way to remove it. If you try to cheat, your podcast will be permanently disabled for future reviews.

You can track all the reviews from any user from all over the world. With direct links to each reviewer and it’s so easy to manage.

If you don’t think a podcast deserves 4 or 5 stars, you can skip it and go to the next. You will NOT get penalized for skipping podcasts.

As stated above, Pobcast reviews must be either four or five stars in order for them to be accepted by the system. If users feel a show doesn’t deserve at least four stars, they’re encouraged to skip reviewing that show and move on to another. This creates a baseline level of integrity for the actual reviews. But if podcasters are using Pobcast mainly to get reviews on their own shows, then they’ll be more likely to leave four or five-star reviews in order to get more reviews back. That doesn’t automatically mean that those reviews aren’t honest. But it does open Pobcast up to at least a little gaming of the system. After all, reviews on directories like the iTunes Store are meant to be honest commentaries of people who’ve actually listened to those shows. But it’s assured that some Pobcast users will be there strictly to get more reviews for their own shows, and that could lead them to leave generic reviews for the other shows involved, just to get more reviews for their own shows.

If you’d like to sign up for the Pobcast beta or learn more about the service, check out the links at the top of this post.

Podcast Movement 2017 Will Be in Anaheim

Podcast Movement 2017 logoPodcast Movement 2016 has come to its end. It’s time to start thinking about attending Podcast Movement 2017! It will take place at Marriott Anaheim in Anaheim, California, on August 23-25, 2017. They have opened registration for a limited time.

Podcast Movement 2017 is currently offering two different registration types that are available now, and two different registration types that have “not started” (at the time I am writing this blog).

One of the two that is available is called “PM17 registration at PM16 – STANDARD”, which is $249.00. The other is called “PM17 registration at PM16 – VIP”, which is $399.00. By popular request, they are lowering their standard registration prices in 2017. Sales of these two registration options will end soon.

The other two registration options are not yet available. One is called “PM17 Early Bird registration – STANDARD”, which cost $319.00. The other is called “PM17 Early Bird registration – VIP”, which costs $469.00. It would be reasonable to assume that these two options might become available sometime after the sales end for the first two options.

Each Standard Registration includes:

* Access to all 80+ keynote and breakout sessions and all-star panels

* Entry to the exhibition hall with 50+ industry exhibitors

* Entry to Wednesday night’s AofP Award Show and red carpet party

* Entry to Thursday night’s special event

Each VIP Registration includes:

* Everything included with the Standard registration, plus

* The Virtual Ticket featuring on-demand recordings of every talk, panel & session

* VIP seating up-close at all keynote and featured speaker talks

* Access to the VIP Lounge with snacks and drinks both days