Day One
Friday
March 2

10:00 - 10:45

Conversations With People Who Hate Me

Main Hall

What happens when you get to know your internet trolls? Brittany Luse (Co-host, Gimlet's The Nod) breaks it down with Dylan Marron, the creator and host of the podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me.

10:45 - 11:30

Knowing yourself to Tell Your Story

Main Hall

Who do I think I am? Catherine Burns (Artistic Director, The Moth) and Gretchen Rubin (Host, Happier) talk about why knowing yourself is the first step in your creative revolution.

11:30 - 12:00

Radio Ambulante: Dispatches from Puerto Rico

Main Hall

A live performance and discussion from Radio Ambulante's Luis Trelles and Carolina Guerrero on reporting from the island during and after Hurricane Maria.

12:00 - 12:45

My Dad Wrote A Porno

Main Hall

When Jamie Morton found an unexpected book penned by his own father... He turned it into a podcast. Join Jamie and his crew, James Cooper and Alice Levine for a candid chat with Acast's Oskar Serrander and hear how this podcast grew from idea to an international sensation and touring show.

02:00 - 02:45

Radiolab's More Perfect

Main Hall

More Perfect producers Julia Longoria, Kelly Prime and Sarah Qari share tape and swap anecdotes about how they produce a podcast about the highest court in the land.

02:45 - 03:30

Art of The Podcast

Main Hall

Writers and podcast critics Sarah Larson (The New Yorker) and Nicholas Quah (Vulture/New York Magazine) discuss the creative merit of the medium and why some podcasts can truly be called art.

03:30 - 04:00

Paper Monday

Main Hall

The creative duo behind Paper Monday, Bee Walker and Rog Walker, present audio-visual portraits exploring identity and the creative experience.

04:00 - 04:45

On Air Fest Profiles: Kai Wright

Main Hall

A conversation with Kai Wright, editor and host of WNYC's Narrative Unit and columnist for The Nation, and Planet Money's Stacey Vanek Smith, with highlights from his work on United States of Anxiety and There Goes The Neighborhood, plus a look at projects on the horizon.

04:45 - 05:45

ESPN's 30 for 30 Podcasts

Main Hall

The producers behind ESPN's 30 for 30 Podcasts Jody Avirgan, Julia Lowrie Henderson, and Andrew Mambo together with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Lisa Pollak discuss how they use audio to create emotionally resonant sports stories like you've never heard before. Plus: A special announcement about 30 for 30 Podcasts' third season

05:45 - 06:15

Tape: Unedited

Main Hall

Join host Mooj Zadie for a live recording of his podcast Tape, the radio show about the people who make radio, featuring journalist Gregory Warner, host of NPR's Rough Translation.

All Day

Acast Audio Lounge

Lobby

Live streaming conversations, performances and music located in the public lobby of Wythe Hotel including writer and podcast host, 112BK Ashley C. Ford; Panoply's Kristen Meinzer and Julia Barton; restaurateur Andrew Tarlow (Reynard, Marlow & Sons, Diner) with Epicurious' Matt Duckor; Melissa Kirsch and Alice Bradley of The Upgrade with guest Jill Abramson and more.

Download Schedule ⟩

All Day

Sennheiser: Future of Audio Suite

Sennheiser Suite

Designed to inspire the next generation of content creators through a myriad of education and installations around 3D audio technology.

01:00 - 02:00

YOUR VOICE, YOUR SOUND, YOUR MICROPHONE:

Your story -- your storytelling – can only be heard when you’ve got the right microphone for the job and used it with finesse. Alex Case will show you how to capture a character, convey your message, flatter your guests, and respect your listeners by knowing the most important features, qualities of the microphones you need, in studio or in the field, for voice, music, and soundscapes.



03:15 - 04:15

TELLING YOUR STORY WITH SOUND:

A podcast can take you places. Sound design can set the scene, illustrate a concept, or enliven a journalistic endeavor. Join Jim Anderson, multi-Grammy Award winning engineer and producer, as he takes you on an international aural journey through sound from the 'hollars’ of Kentucky to the streets of Grenada.

Day Two
Saturday
March 3

10:00 - 10:45

Surface Magazine: The Art of Album Art

Main Hall

The graphic designers behind Rihanna, Radiohead, Beck, Flying Lotus, Mario Hugo, Jimmy Turrell and Winston Hacking discuss the creation of iconic album cover imagery with Surface Magazine's senior designer Simonetta Nieto.

10:45 - 11:30

Talkhouse Podcast Live

Main Hall

A live taping of the influential Talkhouse Podcast hosted by Meredith Graves with special guests from The Players Tribune.

11:30 - 12:30

Special Edition: Esopus Magazine

Main Hall

Tod Lippy, Founding Editor of Esopus, is joined by musicians Katie von Schleicher, Peter Silberman (The Antlers) and Joseph Keckler for a unique musical performances of jokes.

01:45 - 02:30

The Power of Women of Color in the Music Industry

Main Hall

Radio presenter Miss Info leads a conversation with Julie Rene Tran (All The Best Media), Lakin Starling (formerly The Fader) and Nikisha Bailey (Def Jam Records) about personal stories and the shifting role of women in the music business.

02:30 - 03:15

Musical Artist Meshell Ndegeocello special event

Main Hall

An intimate session with the exceptional singer-songwriter, bassist and vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello.

03:30 - 03:45

Audio Residency Performance

Main Hall

Join us for the exclusive debut of new work "Drill Meditations" from Nola Hanson and Nicky Smith, On Air Fest's 2018 Acast audio artists-in-residence.

03:45 - 04:30

Select vinyl and personal stories with DJ Stretch Armstrong and J-Zone

Main Hall

A listening session and conversation between the legendary DJ Stretch Armstrong (also co-host of NPR's What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito) and producer and drummer J-Zone, exploring musical influences and sharing little known stories.

04:30 - 05:30

The Sounds of New York: Bruce Easley with The Juan MacLean and Justin Strauss

Main Hall

New York DJ and night life person, Bruce Easley, sits down for a chat with DFA’s Juan Maclean and New York’s favorite DJ, Justin Strauss. Focusing on their lives outside of the club, contemporary dance culture, and their diverse and influential careers. And of course: New York.

06:00 - 07:00

Kid Blast Sound System Musical Performance with visuals by Susan Mathieu

Cinema

Electronic musician Kid Blast creates a unique blend of deep bass and other-worldly soundscapes that transport audiences to unknown spaces. Live visuals by artist Susan Mathieu creates a hypnotic multimedia experience.

All Day

Acast Audio Lounge

Lobby

Live streaming conversations, performances and music located in the public lobby of Wythe Hotel including Loyal Nana's Amanda Saviñón with Coss Marte; Bushwick's Very Own Johnny Huynh in conversation with Sahra Nguyen; A conversation on Chicanx Catharsis and Reclaiming Cultura in Nueva York with Rigoberto Lara Guzmán, Angel Garcia, Tony Dominguez, Roy Baizan, Daisy Ruiz; and Sahra V. Nguyen with Jamila Brown and Akil Gibbons; Tom Tom Magazine's Mindy Abovitz Monk with Dani Mari (Female Frequency), Reem Abdou (BAE) and Leah King (female:pressure).

Download Schedule ⟩

All Day

Sennheiser: Future of Audio Suite

Sennheiser Suite

Designed to inspire the next generation of content creators through a myriad of education and installations around 3D audio technology.


01:00 - 02:00

LIVE RECORDING IN AMBEO 3D:

The production and engineering team of Anderson Audio New York, Ulrike Schwarz and Jim Anderson, will share how to achieve immersive audio experiences by utilizing AMBEO 3D audio. As part of this presentation, they will share recordings of live performances and you'll hear Gershwin, Ravel and Beethoven like you never have before.


03:15 - 04:15

BINAURAL SOUND AND THE FUTURE OF EXPERIMENTAL AUDIO:

Sennheiser's own Ricky Miranda leads a discussion about binaural audio, from the history of the medium to the most recent innovations in Sennheiser AMBEO technology engineered to create immersive audio experiences.

Day Three
Sunday
March 4

09:45 - 10:45

Design Matters Live: Debbie Millman In conversation with artist Laurie Anderson

Main Hall

An in-depth look at the life and work of Laurie Anderson through the lens of the artist herself. This intimate conversation is part of Debbie Millman's Design Matters podcast, an inspiring series of wide-ranging conversations that explore design and the broader world of creative culture through designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.

10:45 - 11:45

New York Times Podcast Club

Main Hall

Podcast obsessives, take a break from your earbuds to attend a live meetup of The New York Times Podcast Club, a weekly geek-out over the best in on-demand audio making a special stop at On Air Fest.

11:45 - 12:30

The Art of the Interview

Main Hall

Longform Podcast co-founder Max Linksy with editors Evan Ratliff and Aaron Lammer take on the role of interviewee to break down their approach and share how to get the best interview. They will be joined by guest interviewer, Jenna Weiss-Berman.

01:45 - 02:30

The Paris Review Podcast Performance with Live Scoring

Main Hall

Storytelling meets soundscape as The Paris Review presents a live version of their sound-rich podcast. The show will feature poetry, fiction, and archival tape drawn from the Review's legendary archives with introductions by Nicole Rudick and Brendan Francis Newnam. Featuring guest readers Michael Robbins and Sam Soule accompanied by musicians David Cieri, Mike Brown, and Sam Ospovat.

02:30 - 03:15

On Air Fest Profiles: Artist Aman Mojadidi

Main Hall

A conversation with artist Aman Mojadidi, hosted by Hrag Vartanian, co-founder of Hyperallergic and artist/curator Kimia Kline about his interactive phone booth installation at Wythe Hotel. The piece invites visitors to pick up the receiver, and listen to stories from the city’s immigrants offering an oral history of their personal journey.

03:30 - 04:30

Wolverine: The Long Night

Main Hall

What does a superhero sound like? Sean Rameswaram (Vox Media) leads a conversation with Brendan Baker (director), Chloe Prasinos (assistant director), Ben Percy (writer), and members of Wolverine: The Long Night cast including Celia Keenan-Bolger and Ato Essandoh about how they brought an iconic character to life. The upcoming 10 episode series brings Marvel's storytelling expertise into the podcasting world and translates the iconic character into the audio format for the first time. Plus attendees will enjoy an exclusive listen. Presented by Stitcher.

04:30 - 05:15

Latino USA Brings You to Tears

Main Hall

Join Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa for a performance and critical conversation with Gimlet's Chenjerai Kumanyika and Mother Jones' Jamilah King on the politics of bringing emotion to reporting.

05:15 - 06:15

The Moth: Live Story Direction

Main Hall

A rare live directing session with The Moth, during which attendees get the chance to hear people pitch their stories and receive real-time feedback from the team behind The Moth Radio Hour and Moth Podcast including Jenifer Hixon, Sarah Austin Jenness, Chloe Salmon, and Anna Martin with guest host CJ Hunt.

06:15 - 06:30

Radio Ravioli

Main Hall

A live sound collage that is at once warping, overlapping, tender and murky. Performed by WFMU radio artist, Olivia Bradley-Skill.

07:00 - 08:00

Radio Atlas: subtitled audio from around the world

Cinema

Radio Atlas is place to hear inventive documentaries, dramas and works of sound art that have been made in languages you don’t necessarily speak. Experience two pieces from the collection as a unique cinematic visual/audio experience.

All Day

Acast Audio Lounge

Lobby

Live streaming conversations, performances and music located in the public lobby of Wythe Hotel including the New York Times Podcast Club; Deep Color Podcast with Joseph Hart and Brian Chippendale; Darker Than Wax Records; Mask Magazine's Hanna Hurr, Ripley Soprano, Tyler Reinhard; Alex Hawthorn with Kate Bilinski, Ben Williams, and David Herman, and more.

Download Schedule ⟩

All Day

Sennheiser: Future of Audio Suite

Sennheiser Suite

Designed to inspire the next generation of content creators through a myriad of education and installations around 3D audio technology.


01:00 - 02:00

DAVID BOWIE IS:

A special conversation with Matthew Yokobosky, Director of Exhibition Design, Brooklyn Museum about the critically acclaimed exhibition, David Bowie is. In this session, Yakobosky shares his perspective on organizing this incarnation of the exhibition, including the ways in which sound design—powered by the show's official audio partner Sennheiser—heightens the museum-going experience.


03:15 - 04:15

ACTIVE LISTENING:

In this conversation on sound art, we will hear the point of views of an artist and curator who work on a range of large and small scale installations in this medium. Asher Remy-Toledo is the director of the art and technology organization Hyphen Hub and Richard Garet is a world renowned sound artist whose work has appeared around the world, from MoMa to Times Square's Midnight Moment Series.

Industry
Events

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Hot Pod Summit

Main Hall

Hosted by Nick Quah and work x work, this day-long gathering brings together key podcast industry decision-makers to discuss current development, trends, issues, and opportunities related to the business, technology, and conduct of the emerging podcast industry.

THURSDAY MARCH 1, 9AM-5PM
BY INVITATION ONLY

07:00 - 09:00

Adlandia: Served Over Sound

Private Dining Room

ADLANDIA podcast co-hosts Laura Correnti and Alexa Christon, with work x work, host their inaugural dinner series event that brings together media and advertising leaders ready to push the boundaries of audio storytelling.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28 6-9P
BY INVITATION ONLY