Hey, what are you up to next weekend?

If you're like us, you'll find us at On Air Fest in the Simplecast Audio Lounge! We're super excited to be a presenting sponsor of the festival this year. There's a stacked lineup from February 28th–March 3rd, but we pulled together some of our favorite events below. Grab tickets, or hang out with us in the Simplecast Audio Lounge, where events are free and open to the public! See you at The Wythe!

How the Brands You Love Started Podcasts You Love

March 1, 2019 | 3:45pm-4:30pm
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As podcasting becomes more popular, brands are using the medium to reach their audience in new ways. In this session moderated by Simplecast COO & CLO Jeanine Wright, hear from audio producer, Alexandra DiPalma and fashion editor from Barneys New York, Anna Deutsch on working with brands to tell human stories.

Listen before you go:
Anna: Barneys Podcast
Alexandra: Footnote: Castle Rock

It's Personal: The Changing Definition of a Successful Podcast

March 2, 2019 | 12:40pm-1:30pm
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Success can seem like a monolith across the podcasting industry—everyone wants to be "the next Serial." But is that really true? Hear from industry-leading experts Mitra Kaboli and James T. Green about the personal journey of podcasting success, and why there’s no better time to start a podcast than now. Moderated by Stephanie Kariuki.

Listen before you go:
Mitra: The Heart - Silent Evidence
James: The Fenom Effect - Chloe Kim
Stephanie: Wolverine - The Long Night

Worldbuilding Through Audio

March 3, 2019 | 11:00am-11:45am
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How do podcast creators craft the audio landscape of their shows? What goes into creating iconic and identifiable audio branding? Sit in while Jordan Cobb, Kevin Vibert, and Alexander Danner, a talented roster of sound designers and producers who specialize in genres spanning from audio dramas to science fiction and immersive storytelling, describe how they create evocative sonic landscapes to capture attentions and imaginations. This conversation is moderated by Chris Littler.

Listen before you go:
Jordan: Janus Descending
Kevin: The Penumbra Podcast
Alexander: Greater Boston
Chris: 36 Questions