To make it work: business models and strategies for audio – a conversation with Jenna Weis-Berman (Pineapple Street Media), Jen Sargent (Wondery), “Veronika Taylor (Acast) and others about the podcasting business and some strategies for monetization.
"Did I just hear that?" – a conversation with Lisa Hagen (no compromise / NPR), Joshua Bloch (Escape from NXIVM / CBC), Josh Dean (The Clearing / Gimlet and Pineapple Street Media), Laura Beil (Dr. Death / Wondery) and Henry Molofsky (Wind of Change / Pineapple Street) about the sometimes unbelievable things they heard and got on tape.
"Realtime Podcasting" – Juliet Litman (The Ringer), Neal Carruth (NPR), Sean Rameswaram (Today, Explained / Vox), Megan Marcus (CNN) and others will discuss in real time how they make editorial decisions about what to cover and how to face it to cover a global pandemic and social unrest in the United States.
"Production flow: demystified" – Becca Tobin (Act Like A Lady / PRH), Vann R. Newkirk II (Floodlines / The Atlantic), Mia Lobel (Revisionist History / Puschkin), Ashley Lusk (CNN) and others reveal the unexpected (and sometimes chaotic) ways how ideas develop into fully formed audio projects.
"Imagined Futures: Data & Data Protection" – Dave Zorhob (Chartable), Blake Eskin (The New School) and others will share imaginary futures for metrics and privacy in the Podcasting section.
Throughout the program, attendees will have access to leading decision makers and thought leaders in the industry through the IFP Direct Access series of events. Attendees can sign up for hands-on workshops and confidential Q&A with veterans like Lance Fitzgerald & Catherine Bucaria at Penguin Random House. Audible Originals editor-in-chief Dave Blum alongside theater jammer Kate Navin; And CNN's podcast & audio design strategist, including Lindsay Abrams. This year's public program was created in collaboration between Executive Director Jeff Sharp and the IFP team, led by Audio Hub Project Manager Alexandra Blair.