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 Stories, which partnered with WBEZ Chicago for the 2014-2015 season. Shannon Cason is a storyteller and writer, and is originally from Detroit.
Undisclosed is a podcast that has been compared to Serial. The two podcasts do not have the same creators, and are not actually connected to each other. People liken the two of them because both focus on stories about people involved in complex legal matters.
Undisclosed examines possible wrongful convictions. Its first season dove into the Adnan Syed case that was first investigated by Serial. The Undisclosed podcast is produced weekly and includes supplementary “Addendum” programs following each main episode.
Rain News reported that Undisclosed has selected audioBoom to exclusively represent the podcast in an exclusive premium ad agreement. Jon Cryer (who was in the Two and a Half Men TV show) is the new cohost of Undisclosed.
AudioBoom allows podcasters to join for free. The free version comes with unlimited posts (max duration 10 mins), full social integration with media cards and easy sharing to other podcast platforms. AudioBoom also offers an upgrade that costs $10 a month, that comes with all of the above plus full iTunes integration and audioBoom distribution and syndication.
The second season of Undisclosed will launch on July 11, 2016.
Many people saw 2014 as “the year that podcasting broke,” because the medium was flung further into the mainstream spotlight more than it had ever been. And a lot of the credit for podcasting’s growing appeal is given to Serial, a show that may very well be podcasting’s first big hit.
Serial ended its first season leaving the show’s many devoted fans begging for more. And while the Serial website says the podcast will be back in 2015, it also says that the show will cover a brand new story on its next run That has left a lot of people wondering about the future of the case covered in Serial’s first season. Stepping into fill that void is a new podcast called Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed.
Some are already calling this new podcast a “sequel” to Serial. But it’s not being produced by Sarah Koenig and the Serial team. From Slate:
…a new podcast will pick up Adnan’s story where Sarah Koenig left off—one created by Rabia Chaudry, the Syed family friend who first introduced Sarah Koenig to the case. She’ll co-host the podcast… with lawyers Susan Simpson and Colin Miller.
Undisclosed will present a combination of new reporting, Chaudry has explained, and commentary on aspects of the case we are already familiar with.
The new podcast is set to debut on April 13th. Episodes are expected to be about 30 minutes each. It’s not yet known how long the series will run. As far as I know, this is the first time a new podcast has so directly piggybacked on the success of another. At least in the case of Undisclosed, the show is being produced by those who are very close to the source material.