Arkansas Podcast Festival Announces Podcast Pitch Contest

Do you have an idea for a podcast? We’d love to hear it! ARKAST, the annual podcast festival in Arkansas, is announcing a podcast pitch competition. ARKAST is now in its second year and has grown from a one-day event to a week-long festival.

To kick off the week, a podcast pitch competition will be held on Sept. 1 at Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock from 6-9 p.m. This Shark Tank style competition gives Arkansans an opportunity to have help creating their podcast. The winning pitch will receive a podcast launch package with podcasting equipment and help with getting the podcast set up on all major platforms.

Contestants will take the stage to present their ideas to a panel of judges made up of industry professionals. The judges will provide valuable feedback on all pitches. Entering the contest is free but those wanting to enter must fill out a pitch form and be approved. The form can be found at 

Tickets to be in the audience are free and also available at The website has the lineup of all ARKAST events taking place from Sept. 1 – 7.

ARKAST is organized by the Arkansas Podcast Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to growing and diversifying Arkansas’s podcasting community.

Festival sponsors include Power of Pod, American Business Engine, the Central Arkansas Library System, and the North Little Rock Library System.