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Inaugural Brooklyn Podcast Festival Coming This November: Gothamist

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The first-ever Brooklyn Podcast Festival is coming to the borough in November, bringing four days of live shows and panels related to everyone’s favorite subway time-killer. Almost all events will take place at the Bell House and Union Hall.

Highlights among the lineup’s professional and amateur talkers include Chapo Trap House, Kids in the Hall’s Kevin McDonald and the editors of the Reductress. There’s also a Slate Money live taping focused on food, and a show called Pulitzer Surprises that “takes advantage of the horrible idea” that anyone can be nominated for a Pulitzer. And definitely don’t skip out on Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber’s Who? Weekly show, about all the celebrities whose names you never bothered to learn.

City Farms — the promoting team behind the Bell House, Union Hall, and a handful of other Brooklyn bars — produces the event, which also includes a panel discussion called “Pillow Talk: The Personal in Podcasting.” Hosted by Andrea Silenzi, Lu Olkowski, Giulia Rozzi and Will Miles, that discussion takes place at BRIC House, and is free with RSVP.

Check out the preliminary lineup below, and keep an eye out for additional podcasters to be included in the coming weeks:

Slate Money Live
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.
The Bell House

Kevin McDonald’s Kevin McDonald Show
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10 p.m.
The Bell House

Reductress Presents: Mouth Time LIVE!
Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m.
Union Hall

Serious Matters
Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 p.m.
Union Hall

Chapo Trap House
Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
The Bell House

The Scientists
Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
Union Hall

Pulitzer Surprises
Friday, Nov. 17, 10 p.m.
Union Hall

Book Club: A Comedy Show
Saturday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m.
Union Hall

BRIC Media Talks: Pillow Talk – The Personal in Podcasting
Saturday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m.
BRIC House Stoop

Las Culturistas LIVE: I don’t think so, honey!
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 p.m.
The Bell House

Who? Weekly
Sunday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m.
The Bell House

Good Christian Fun
Sunday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
The Bell House



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