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Podcast Movement 2017 Adds Two More Speakers and an App

Podcast Movement 2017 has already announced the more than 150 speakers and panelists that will be at the conference. Now, they have announced two additional speakers. Podcast Movement also wants to remind you that they have a mobile app.

One of the two newly added speakers is Dan Taberski, the host of Missing Richard Simmons. The podcast was created by Filmmaker Dan Taberski, a Slimmons regular and friend of Richard Simmons, after the fitness guru disappeared from the public eye.

In addition to the Missing Richard Simmons podcast, Dan Taberski directed a documentary short, created a kids show for Cartoon Network, and co-created a digital comedy series. He’s also a former producer for The Daily Show, and has worked on economic policy in the White House.

The other newly added speaker is Payne Lindsey, host of Up and Vanished. It is an investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of Georgia Beauty Queen and high school teacher, Tara Grinstead, an 11-year-old mystery that is the largest case file in Georgia’s History. In addition to Up and Vanished, Payne Lindsey is a director, and an award winning filmmaker.

Podcast Movement wants to remind you that it has an app. The PM17 app is available on both the App Store and on Google Play. It is the official Podcast Movement app.

Features of the PM17 app include:

  • Sleek and completely redesigned home and event screen
  • Promote your events with a new “featured events” section on the home screen
  • Include a list of featured speakers, sponsors, or exhibitors for each event in your app
  • Connect with fellow attendees before, during, and after the conference

Members of AIR will Speak at Podcast Movement 2017

Podcast Movement 2017 has announced that some of the members of The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) will be speakers at the event. There is a special discount code that people can use to get 20% off a one-year AIR membership.

AIR was founded in 1988 by ten independent radio producers at a kitchen table on Murray Street in New York City. Their international network has expanded to 1,100 makers powering public media and podcasting. AIR is based in Boston, and it identifies, cultivates, and deploys storymakers who create innovative work and find resources in digital, broadcasting, and podcasting.

Want to become a member of AIR? There is a special discount code you can use that is on the Podcast Movement 2017 website. It gives you 20% off an AIR one-year individual membership.

Featured AIR Speakers at Podcast Movement 2017:

  • Eric Nuzum – SVP of Original Content, Audible
  • Lauren Ober – host of The Big Listen
  • Samara Freemark – Senior Producer of In The Dark

Recently, Podcast Movement 2017 released a list of Speakers, Panelists, and Session Leaders.  Since then, they have announced that the following people will also be speakers at Podcast Movement 2017:

  • Cathy Heller – Host of Don’t Quit Your Day Job
  • Chuck Bryant – Host of Stuff You Should Know
  • Corey Coats – Co-Founder of PodFly Productions
  • Dan Klass – Host of The Bitterest Pill
  • David Raphael – Founder of Public Media Marketing
  • Elle Martinez – Host of Couple Money Podcast
  • Helen Zaltzman – Host of The Allusionist
  • Jesse Thorn – Host and Founder of Bullseye & MaxFun
  • Joe Saul-Sehy – Host of Stacking Benjamins
  • Josh Lindgren – Touring Agent at Billions Corporation
  • Madeleine Baran – Host of In The Dark
  • Mark Asquith – Founder of Podcast Websites
  • Michelle Jackson – Host of Girl Gone Frugal
  • Nick Loper – Host of The Side Hustle Show
  • Rae Livingston – Producer and Talent Buyer for Another Planet
  • Rockie Thomas – VP of Business Development at Adswizz
  • Ryan Grey – Founder of Meded Media Network
  • Tim Street – VP Influence & Production at Authentic

Podcast Movement 2017 Speakers, Panelists, and Session Leaders

Podcast Movement 2017 has revealed who some of their Keynote Speakers, Speakers, Panelists, or Session Leaders at the 2017 event in Anaheim, California. There will be over 150 speakers and panelists in all.

Keynote Speakers:

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

Session Leaders:

  • Amanda Kingsmith and Ryan Ferguson – The World Wanderers
  • Cliff Ravenscraft – The Cliff Ravenscraft Show at PodcastAnswerMan.com
  • Elizabeth DiAlto – Untame The Wild Soul Podcast
  • Fred Dews – The Brookings Cafeteria podcast (The Brookings Institution)
  • Hernan Lopez – Founder and CEO if Wondery, A Network of Storytellers
  • Jay ‘PodVader’ Soderberg – Head of Content at BlogTalkRadio
  • Jennifer Briney – Congressional Dish
  • Jessica Kupferman – She Podcasts
  • Joel Sharpton – Always Listening: Podcast Reviews
  • Larry Rosin – President of Edison Research
  • Marcus Garrett and Rich Jones – Paychecks & Balances
  • Rob Walch – VP of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn
  • Shahara Wright – owner and Lead Attorney of The Wright Firm, PLLC
  • Stephen A. Hart – Trailblazers.FM
  • Tammy Terwelp – General Manager of an NPR member station 91.5 KRCC
  • Tracy Pattin – Hollywood & Crime (Wondery)
  • Winnie Sun – Renegade Millionaire

Panel Moderator:

  • Elise Escobar – She Podcasts and Libsyn’s The Feed
  • Glenn Rubenstein – founder of ADOPTER Media
  • Jonathan Messinger – Executive Producer of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
  • Mark McCrery – CEO of Authentic
  • Seth Resler – 20-year broadcasting veteran
  • Steven Goldstein – CEO of audio innovation firm Amplifi Media (He will also be a Session Leader for Podcast Movement 2017)


  • Chris Hill – MarketFoolery and MotleyFoolMoney (by The Motley Fool)
  • Chris Peterson – Senior Vice President of Podcasting for iHeartRadio
  • Chris Tarry – The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel (Panoply)
  • Christy Gressman – Producer of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) podcast (Night Vale Presents)
  • Cristina Haro – Director of Brand Partnership at Wondery
  • Dean Cappello – Executive Vice President and the Chief Content Officer at WNYC/New York Public Radio
  • Jenni Skaug – VP of Business Development at Cast.Plus
  • Jennifer Ferro – President of KCRW
  • Kelli Hurley – VP Digital Sales, Westwood One
  • Kitty Felde – Book Club for Kids
  • Kris Smith – Founder of Palegroove
  • Michael Blaes – The Small Business Podcast Puzzle
  • Mignon Fogarty – Grammar Girl
  • Polly Hall – Ear Snacks
  • Roddy Swearngin – EVP of Content at ART19
  • Sanden Totten – Co-Creator of Brains On! Science podcast for kids
  • Tamar Charney – Managing Editor for NPR One
  • Tim Murphy – Vice President of Digital Strategy & Enterprise Platforms for Entercom
  • Tom Leykis – The Tom Leykis Show

Podcast Movement 2017 Includes Ignite Event

Podcast Movement 2017 will take place on August 23-25, 2017. Ticket are on sale now. As in previous years, Podcast Movement 2017 slowly reveals who the keynote speakers will be and what fun events will happen. This year, Podcast Movement 2017 is including Ignite.

Ignite Podcast Movement is an event that nearly any Podcast Movement attendee can take part in. Ignite talks are called “Sparkes”. Each Spark is five minutes long and has 20 slides… on a 15 second auto advance.

Those who are attending Podcast Movement 2017, and who want to do a Spark, can submit their topic. The Sparkes will be presented on the big stage on the evening of August 22, 2017. Each Spark is designed to educate and entertain. The attendees of Podcast Movement 2017 can vote for their favorite Spark.

A Spark does not have to be focused on podcasting. Any topic is “on limits” at Ignite. It is presented in an irreverent format, and speakers are encouraged to think outside the box and share fun, unique, and interesting stories.

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.