Since 2013, The Philadelphia Podcast Festival (PPF) has sought to entertain and educate using the digital medium of podcasting. From July 14-23, 2017, more than 55 live podcast recordings will be happening at 8 venues throughout Philadelphia. PPF 2017 features 45+ local podcasts as well as Sawbones, Call Your Girlfriend, The Flop House, and Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.
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. Podcasts are an excellent example of independent media.
Audio is recorded, posted online, and retrieved on demand by listeners. Some folks 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 the fun on Facebook.