REGISTER HERE A series of unprecedented freedoms – on demand software, discrete audiences, portable devices, cheap production costs, the bypassing of broadcast infrastructure and with it content restrictions – liberates the podcast from mass media's customary limitations, and podcasters are now making the most of their new territory. This conference ranges wide in its exploration of what amounts to a burgeoning new art form captivating listeners worldwide: the "impact bar" has never been higher in a culture brimming with content, but podcasters and producers have latched on to ancient verities of storytelling and the new mores of disclosure to win us over – to unplug the hyperconnected soul.
Friday, April 14:
5:00-7:00pm: Keynote Discussion
Chris Lydon & Dave Winer
Saturday, April 15
10:00-11:45: In Microphones Begin Responsibilities
Hillary Frank, “Podcasts Can Change the World (At Least a Little)”
Devon Taylor, “New Ears”
Rachel Zucker, “Less and Less and Less Alone”
1:30-3:15: Disrupting Story
Jeff Emtman, “The Cult of the Story”
Bethany Jo Denton, “A Case for the Minimalist Narrator”
Jonathan Hirsch, “Storytelling vs Stenography: Truth and Narrative in the Age of Alternative Facts”
3:30-5:15: The Future of Listening
Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson, “Get Close. Now Get Closer… Creating Audio Movies for the Mind"
Benjamen Walker, “Visions Come True”