The only podcasting festival by and for Berlin’s diverse podcasting community
The festival announced its first round of live podcasts

WHERE: : Noisy Rooms at the House of Music – Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin
WHEN: Saturday 16. July 11AM to Sunday 17. July 10PM

First round announcement of participating podcasts:

It’s Mental! Podcast, Qablannawm, Lifting Yer Spirits, Talking Bodies, Common Ground Berlin, Ms Informed, The Dead Ladies Show Podcast, Babbel Podcasts, Corner Späti, An den Decks, Unmatch Me Now, FEMME CRAFT, Popculturellas, Berlin de Toi, Balance ton FLE, Are We There Yet?, Radio Spaetkauf, Guten Tag Alemania, Dark Mind Schamlos, Matilde und Georg produzieren Unterhaltung, Flicks ’n‘ Scoops, Between The Stacks, Berlin’de bir İstanbullu, Frauenquote, The Cold Cast Podcast, Adults Only, Mixtape Menage, and La bottega di Babbel … more participants tba !

PodFest Berlin opens its doors to Berlin’s podcast hosts, producers and fans July 16th and 17th. The festival features dozens of podcasts recording in front of live audiences in English, German and other languages. There are seminars offered on topics ranging from introductory lessons to advanced sound design, plus opportunities for listeners to meet the people behind the voices in their headphones. …. Seminar & workshop programme announced soon!

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A Growing Medium and an Expanding Community
Podcasting has gone from fringe media to part of our worldwide conversation. Its growth around the world, and especially in Germany and Berlin has been prodigious. Lockdowns and quarantines didn’t deter podcasters and the global audience expanded significantly throughout the pandemic. PodFest Berlin was able to tap into local enthusiasm as well as find support from partners and sponsors like:
Shure, SAE Berlin, Costa Coffee and Focusrite.

PodFest Berlin is the city’s first homegrown podcasting festival. Founder Daniel Stern says that “Berlin is home to more podcasts than ever, but the people making them seldom cross paths. Podcasting is often done in relative isolation; I wanted to gather everyone under one roof and celebrate all that we have achieved.”

Live and In Person
Podcasting is a medium made and consumed in isolation, yet creates a sense of intimacy between loyal listeners and dedicated creators. PodFest Berlin’s live recordings change that ironic dynamic. It is an exciting opportunity for Berlin audiences and podcasters to connect in person.
“We’re a community who wants to connect, amplify each other and find ways to collaborate.” Says Daniel Stern, “I also started PodFest Berlin in order for podcast fans and creators to be in the same place at the same time. It’s wonderful and rare for most podcast hosts to see the appreciation of their audiences in person”

PodFest Berlin was founded in 2021. The three day event was a resounding success and the decision to continue into 2022 was made before the weekend’s final curtains. The first PodFest Berlin set a table for Berlin’s diverse podcast community and in its second year is adding more seats around that table. The festival expects to grow in size from 500 to 2000 attendees and triple the represented languages from four in 2021 to twelve in 2022.