2022 Festival
Schedule

Day One
Friday
February 25

10:00am - 10:15am

Opening Keynote

A special speaker to be revealed on the morning of Friday, Feb 25th.

Presentation | Main Hall

10:15am - 11:00am

'Not Past It,'
1692 Edition

In this live story host Simone Polanen takes us back to this very week in 1692. Something happened that fated week in February in Salem Massachusetts that has shaped the course of our lives today...

Performance | Main Hall

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11:00am - 11:20am

'What a Day'

Get your dose of the days' harrowing and hopeful news when Gideon Resnick and Priyanka Aribindi take the stage for a live rendition of Crooked Media's daily news show with a humorous twist.

Live Taping | Main Hall

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11:30am - 12:00pm

Growing a community
of paid subscribers with Acast+

Join Acast Director of Partnerships Tiffany Ashitey, The Bert Show's Bert Weiss and Kimberly Alexandre, and Acast+ Product Manager Lauren Tharp to shed light on using podcast subscriptions to rally your listeners.

Conversation | Main Hall

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12:00pm - 12:45pm

Find Your Creative Fingerprint with
Dustlight Productions

In this livestream conversation, CEO & Executive Producer Misha Euceph sits down with current and past apprentices to talk about how they find their distinct sound and voice.

Conversation | Virtual

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12:45pm - 1:15pm

The Best of the
'Best Advice Show'

There are weird, delightful and effective ways to make life slightly and sometimes profoundly better and 'The Best Advice Show' is a reminder to tune into them. Hear from a slew of artists, storytellers and podcasters, including Hanif Abdurraqib, Sharon Mashihi, Caveh Zahedi, and more, each sharing a piece of advice with Zak about what they do to enhance their creative work/life.

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1:15pm - 1:45pm

SPAM: How the American Dream Got Canned

From the 'The Experiment' (The Atlantic & WNYC), experience SPAM like never before. Host Julia Longoria and Kim Severson take us on a salty-sweet journey to understand how the totally divisive processed meat product is also an unlikely key to understanding the American dream.

Conversation | Virtual

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1:30pm - 2:00pm

How We Tell Hip-Hop Stories

Join NPR's Yolanda Sangweni for a sit down with NPR Music’s 'Louder Than a Riot' host Sidney Madden on the unique dynamic of hip-hop storytelling.

Conversation | Main Hall

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1:45pm - 2:15pm

The Power of Localization in Sports Podcasting

Get your head in the game in this livestream conversation with Locked On Sports. Tune in to learn about their localized monetization strategies and how leveraging audience networks supercharged their growth.

Conversation | Virtual

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2:00pm - 2:30pm

Inside the Negotiations Shaping the Podcast Industry

Join Gumball's VP of Business Development Dane Cardiel, UTA Audio Agent Shelby Schenkman, and Co-Host of 'See, the Thing Is' Mandii B to examine what it really takes to work with today's break-out audio talent.

Conversation | Main Hall

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2:40pm - 3:10pm

Power Trip: Into the Psychedelic Therapy Underground

Go behind the scenes of New York Magazine’s investigative series 'Cover Story' with Executive Producer Hanna Rosin and narrator Lily Kay Ross.

Conversation | Main Hall

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3:10pm - 3:40pm

Independent Creator Spotlight with Simplecast

Join us for an incisive and inspiring conversation between Christopher Johnson (Supervising Producer for ‘99% Invisible’) and Producer KalaLea.

Conversation | Main Hall

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3:15pm - 4:00pm

The making of
'Impact Winter'

Go behind the scenes of Audible’s new post-apocalyptic vampire series Impact Winter, a wholly original new saga with immersive 3D audio that dares you to pop in your earbuds and listen in the dark. With Rachel Ghiazza, Alexandra August, Bard Dorros, and Travis Beacham.

Presentation | Virtual

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3:50pm - 4:20pm

Building your Personal Brand through Podcasting

In this session presented by Anchor by Spotify, 'How Long Gone' hosts Chris Black and Jason Stewart are joined by Avery Friedman, Creator Relations Manager, to discuss the power of podcasting to build personal brands.

Conversation | Main Hall

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4:00pm - 4:30pm

Creators Who Innovate
WITH BALANCED BLACK GIRL
AND REDCIRCLE

Co-Founder of RedCircle Jeremy Lermitte is joined by Les Alfred, host of Balanced Black Girl, as she speaks about finding success in podcasting with the help of RedCircle.

Conversation | Virtual

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4:20pm - 4:50pm

VICE Audio Presents 'Authentic: The Story of Tablo'

This is a cautionary tale. If we'd been paying attention a decade ago, this story could have predicted the future. An exclusive first look at 'Authentic: The Story of Tablo' from the team at VICE Audio.

Presentation | Main Hall

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4:30pm - 5:15pm

'Talkhouse' Live with steve albini and Max Collins

'Talkhouse' returns to On Air Fest – where they previously recorded their Webby Award-winning live episode – for another provocative pairing of artists and thinkers. Livestreaming on our virtual stage.

Live Taping | Virtual

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5:00pm - 5:45pm

MAEJOR ON MEDITATING MUSICALLY

Join powerhouse music producer Maejor as he brings us into the world of his new Audible Original podcast, 'Maejor Frequency' an innovative journey through sound that will connect us to a higher sense of well being.

Conversation | Main Hall

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5:15pm - 6:15pm

Multiple Selves,
One Story

Blending and bending between multiple realities, protagonists Afia Kaakyire 'S***hole Country' and Sharon Mashihi 'Appearances' interview one another on our livestream stage about the power of pseudonyms to approach new dimensions of emotional honesty, and how their stories have leaked out into the lives of their own creators.

Conversation | Virtual

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6:00pm - 7:00pm

Jad Abumrad Receives the 2022 Audio Vanguard Award

Join us as Anna Sale host, 'Death Sex and Money' presents this year's Audio Vanguard Award to Jad Abumrad, creator of 'Radiolab' and honors the 20 year anniversary of the Peabody-award winning show. We'll celebrate Abumrad's remarkable work with an unmissable career-spanning interview.

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7:00pm - 8:00pm

Cocktail Hour with Radiotopia Presents

Join us for drinks and an exclusive first-look at the new audio fiction show 'a hit dog will holler' including a performance and talkback with the show's creators.

Presentation | Cinema

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Day Two
Saturday
February 26

9:30am - 11:00am

Networking Breakfast
with Stitcher

Start your day with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and mingle with festival attendees. Hosted by Eric Eddings the Director of Lifestyle Podcasting at Stitcher and Jazmine Henley-Brown, Executive Producer 'More Sauce.'

Breakfast | Bar Blondeau

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11:15am - 11:45am

Today, Explained

From the Fyre Festival of vaccine rollouts to falling in love with a bot, 'Today Explained' is Vox's daily explainer podcast. And in this conversation, co-hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King dig into Noel's unique career and the future of news audio.

Live Taping | Main Hall

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11:45am - 12:15pm

How to Tell a Story
with The Moth

Join The Moth's artistic team for a live story and a behind the scenes look at their process in this exclusive preview of 'How to Tell A Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth' the new book coming April 2022. Featuring Sarah Austin Jenness, Kate Tellers, and Moth Storyteller Fonzo Lacayo.

Conversation | Main Hall

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12:00pm - 12:30pm

Dr. Jane Goodall and
Robin Wall Kimmerer
in Conversation

Listen into a taping of the Jane Goodall 'Hopecast.' featuring scientist and author of 'Braiding Sweetgrass' Robin Wall Kimmerer. Streaming live on our virtual stage.

Live Taping | Virtual

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12:30pm - 1:00pm

'Sing for Science' Live
with Kilo Kish
and Wendy Suzuki

The worlds of science and music merge in this live rendition of Sing for Science, as musician Kilo Kish and neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki sit down to discuss brain anatomy, brain plasticity, memory formation, and more.

Conversation | Main Hall

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12:30pm - 1:00pm

'Sheroes Radio' with
Special Guest, SASAMI

We're turning up the volume on women's voices with this taping of Sheroes Radio hosted by Carmel Holt and featuring special guest, SASAMI.

Live Taping | Virtual

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1:00pm - 1:30pm

Visions of Black Futurity

In this sonic essay, take a journey into the 1960s Black Art Scene in Oakland – to imagine new futures. Join Babette Thomas, podcaster-in-residence at SF MOMA as they prompt us to imagine the radio utopia of our dreams...

Performance | Main Hall

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1:00pm - 1:30pm

'Keep It' This Week in
Pop Culture

Listen in on a live taping of Crooked Media with hosts Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, and Aida Osman. Expect accents, trivia, and endless amounts of shade. Livestreaming from our virtual stage.

Live Taping | Virtual

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1:30pm - 2:10pm

'Oprahdemics' Live: Why Oprah Matters

In this special sneak preview of the new podcast 'Oprahdemics' we'll be taking you back to weekdays at 4pm — breaking down the most iconic episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and putting The Queen of Talk in historical and cultural context.

Live Taping | Virtual

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2:10pm - 2:40pm

‘Quarantine Tapes’ feat. Henry Rollins

In this conversation, iconic musician Henry Rollins (Black Flag) sits down with dublab co-founder Mark ‘Frosty’ McNeill, dublab Executive Director Alejandro Cohen and Onassis LA Executive Director Paul Holdengräber to speak about the necessity of preserving and supporting independent creative communities.

Conversation | Virtual

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2:30pm - 3:15pm

'Object of Sound' with
Hanif Abdurraqib and
Wesley Morris

Join us for a live taping of the critically-acclaimed Sonos Radio show that brings you in tune with the music shaping our culture today. Host Hanif Abdurraqib will sit down with Wesley Morris for an interview that will guide you to a new way of listening. In partnership with BAM's spring music series.

Live Taping | Main Hall

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3:15pm - 4:00pm

'Radiolab,' Live!

On the eve of the iconic show's 20th anniversary, join 'Radiolab' founder and co-host Jad Abumrad for a live performance merging science and wonder, followed by a conversation with Senior Producer Simon Adler, Producer/Editor Alexandria Neason and Producer Becca Bressler to share tips on how they scavenge to find new stories.

Live Taping | Main Hall

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3:40pm - 4:25pm

Brooklyn Magazine and "Uncle" Ralph McDaniels

Ralph McDaniels has forgotten more about hip hop than most people have ever known. The creator and host of the New York City public access show “Video Music Box,” which debuted in 1983, McDaniels had a decades-long run documenting the evolution of hip hop from the front row and backstage. Here, McDaniels chats with Brooklyn Magazine editor Brian Braiker about his life in hip hop history.

Live Taping | Virtual

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4:15pm - 4:45pm

'Points of View,'
Feat. L'Rain

'Points of View' podcast from Cultured Magazine bringing you intimate interviews with creative leaders reflecting on their personal journeys and their visions for the future. In this live taping, host Sienna Fekete sits down with the experimentalist and multi-instrumentalist Taja Cheek, aka L’Rain.

Live Taping | Main Hall

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4:25pm - 5:00pm

'HBO Docs Club' with
Brittany Luse and Ronald Young Jr.

This livestream debut gives you a first-listen to the upcoming podcast from HBO, that breaks down your favorite documentaries.

Presentation | Virtual

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4:45pm - 5:45pm

'Design Matters' live
with Debbie Millman and
Starlee Kine

Join us for a live taping of the show, featuring an in-depth conversation between host Debbie Millman and Starlee Kine.

Live Taping | Main Hall

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5:00pm - 5:45pm

CHUCK D ON 'SONGS THAT SHOOK THE PLANET'

In this livestream conversation, Hip-hop pioneer Chuck D, the legendary lyricist and founder of Public Enemy, discusses the innovative creation of his new Audible Original 'Words + Music' production, 'Songs that Shook the Planet.'

Conversation | Virtual

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5:45pm - 6:30pm

'Talkhouse' Live with Ben Gibbard and Meg Remy

'Talkhouse' returns to On Air Fest – where they previously recorded their Webby Award-winning live episode – for another provocative pairing of artists and thinkers. Livestreaming on our virtual stage.

Live Taping | Virtual

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6:00pm - 6:20pm

'Everything is Alive'
Live!

A conversation with an everyday thing from the interview show in which all subjects are inanimate objects.

On Air Fest 2022 Main Hall programming concludes with this live epsisode from one of our favorites.

Performance | Main Hall

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Thursday
February 24

9:00am - 5:00pm

Hot Pod Summit

THUR FEB 24 | 9:00a-5p

On Air Fest opens with an exclusive day-long gathering of key industry decision makers discussing current developments, issues and opportunities related to the podcast industry. This is a separately ticketed event and by invitation only.

Networking | Main Hall

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