TECHNICAL.LY: “'As our lineup grows, so does the diversity of podcasts we’re able to include. This year, podcasts are about a wide range of topics — everything from pop culture, movies, books, and comics to true crime, sexuality, and race.'”
GEEKADELPHIA: "The Philadelphia Podcast Festival is upon us once again, and along with a variety of funny, educational, and niche podcasts, our city is being graced with the presence of Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin of the McElroy Brothers family of products!"
THE FLAT CIRCLE #1: "'The default assumption is that podcasts are all about movies and comics, or are just a bunch of white guys talking, or are really polished like RadioLab or Serial or This American Life. We know that’s not the case, and especially not in Philly.'"
THE FLAT CIRCLE #2: "Both Philadelphia-area podcasts and broader national shows are on the docket for the festival. The fifth year of the event is a tremendous opportunity to indulge in such a diverse segment of entertainment and maybe add a few more shows to your listening rotation."
NEWSWORKS: "The Philadelphia Podcast Festival is back for a 4th year, August 19-28, showcasing more than 30 Philadelphia podcasts at four venues with live episode recordings, designed to entertain and educate through the digital medium."
BEN FM'S WOMAN OF THE WEEK PODCAST: "The Philadelphia Podcast 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 by Nathan and Teagan Kuruna. Teagan joins Marilyn on this episode of Woman of the Week to share details on both the Festival and Podcast Society."
GEEKADELPHIA: "The podcasts are coming. Can you hear it? The dulcet tones of various podcasters will be taking over a couple of Philly locations in the last two weekends of August for the 4th annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival. This year the festival has grown exponentially as more and more Philadelphians pick up a mic to share their stories and thoughts." The Philadelphia Podcast Festival is also one of this week's Geekend picks!
PHILEBRITY: "Attention nerds of the Serial/WTF variety: Philly Podcast Fest is fast approaching. Now in its fourth year, the Philadelphia Podcast Festival kicks off this weekend, shining a lot of light onto a scene that probably doesn’t get enough press — Philly’s ever-expanding podcasting scene."
PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE (Weekend # 1): "Discover your next podcast addiction at the fourth annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival. It starts Friday and runs through August 28th, with a wide variety of podcasts being recorded live at Tattooed Mom and a few other spots. Topics range from the NSFW on Sex with Timaree, to food talk from DidjaEat?, to all the books you’ve been meaning to read broken down on Overdue."
PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE (Weekend #2): "It’s the last day of the fourth annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival, featuring food tastings with Teagan Goes Vegan, celeb gossip and movie talk with Cinemosity, the Philly Geek Awards favorite Black Tribbles and more, recording live at Tattooed Mom."
TECHNICAL.LY PHILLY: "'The festival is something we do because we love it, not because we want to make money...We hope that people come away from the festival excited that they saw their favorite shows live — and maybe even had a chance to meet the hosts,' said Teagan. 'We also hope that people feel energized knowing that Philadelphia has a thriving independent media community, and that they become inspired to start creating their own content.'”
PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY: "The Philadelphia Podcast Festival celebrates its fourth year, and will be hosting more than 30 podcasts over the course of the nine-day festival. Recording live at Tattooed Mom, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Moonshine Philly, and Art Church, the podcasts focus on everything from sports to veganism and everything in between."
THE SPIRIT OF THE RIVERWARDS: "Now in its fourth year, Kuruna reports that 33 local podcasters have signed up to participate in the festival. For the annual event, podcasters take their shows out of the online oblivion and allow listeners a chance to put a face to their audio and catch them daringly unedited."
NEWSWORKS: "Learn all about podcasting at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival, back for a third year, August 28 through September 6, showcasing 27 Philadelphia podcasts over two weekends of live episode recordings."
PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE: "All weekend, Philadelphia podcasts, like Stark Raving Mad, Talking Nerdy and RUD2F, will film live at the South Street dive bar, so you can not only join in the fun (with beer!) but see what happens behind the scenes when these shows are made. Plus, you may walk away with a few new favorite downloads to accompany you on the way to work every day."
CITY PAPER: "Some of the podcasts on this year's schedule include Philly's beloved geeks the Black Tribbles and frenetic crew RU-D2F, which festival organizers say 'is comprised of five Philadelphia improvisers, each with a deep and confusing love for reality shows featuring garbage humans.' Add alcohol as a catalyst to that formula, and you can imagine how that goes."
GEEKADELPHIA: "Personally my favorite pick of the whole weekend, the Philadelphia Podcast Festival: The third annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival wants to entertain and educate you using the digital medium of podcasting...The lineup is extensive. Go to a few live tapings or marathon the whole weekend, you’re sure to learn a few things and get some laughs in!"