The fourth annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival (PPF) wants to entertain and educate using the digital medium of podcasting. The 2016 festival will showcase over 30 of Philadelphia’s premier, locally produced, podcasts recording live at Tattooed Mom, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, and other venues in the Philadelphia area.
Wait, what's a podcast??
Oh, right. Good question. So the short version is: a podcast is a bit like a radio show that you download from the internet. A lot of podcasters use them purely to entertain people but any business, organization or individual can use a podcast to share information. This keeps their fans, customers, members or friends updated on what they’re up to. You can use it to broadcast any message you want into the world.
Audio is recorded, posted online and retrieved on demand by listeners. Some listen to podcasts at their computers, others put them on an mp3 player and listen to them while doing other things (jogging, driving, etc.). If you listen to someone's podcast regularly and become a fan, sometimes it's fun to go meet them in person and see their show live. Hence, PPF. Come on out, it's fun.
Who's responsible for all this?
The Philadelphia Podcasting Society hopes to build community among podcasters in the greater Philadelphia area through socialization, information sharing, resource exchange, and events, including PPF. The Society was founded and is run by Nathan and Teagan Kuruna. You can join in the fun on Facebook.