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Everything You Need To Know About Toronto’s First Podcast Festival


photo credit: hot docs

Video may have killed the radio star, but podcasts are alive and thriving. With this year being dubbed the year of podcast (just like last year, and the one before that), it’s about time Toronto got its own festival dedicated to the popular craft,.

Canadian international documentary festival Hot Docs is hosting the first ever podcast festival in the city. Combining live shows, listening parties and panels, whether you’re a podcast listener or podcast host yourself, this festival is not to be missed.


Live Shows

The multiple live shows make up the main events of the Hot Docs’ podcast festival.  Some of the best programs on air right now, including Criminal, Reply All, Song Exploder, Science Vs. and Mystery Show, will be premiering new episodes, with some even making their Canadian debut.




In addition to live shows, the festival will host two panels focused on hosting and marketing original podcasts for anyone looking to be the next Ira Glass. Learn everything you need to know about producing, recording and marketing the next great podcast with guidance from JP Davidson (Risk Takers), Dan Misener (Grownups Read Things They Wrote as KidsPacific Content), Katie Jensen (The Imposter) and Hannah Sung (Colour Code).

Starlee Kine (centre right) speaks on an Advertising Week 2015 panel in New York. (photo credit: getty images)

Starlee Kine (centre right) speaks on an Advertising Week 2015 panel in New York. (photo credit: getty images)


Meet and Greet

Hosts and producers will come together at an informal (and free!) networking event at the Markham House. Mingle with Criminal’s Phoebe Judge, Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway and other members of the Radiotopia collective. You can RSVP here.


Phoebe Judge, Hrishikesh Hirway and Julie Shapiro. (photo credit: durham magazine, phoenix times,


Everything You Need To Know To Go

What: A series of live shows, listening parties and panels for podcast lovers.

Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto (directions here).

When: November 18-20, 2016

How much: All-access passes are sold out, but single tickets go for $16-$29

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