The Power and Pleasure of Podcasting

Friday, February 1, 2019

This is a past event.

Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), Forum
3630 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Performances and Reception
Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Wallis Annenberg Hall Forum

Friday, February 1, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wallis Annenberg Hall, Sheindlin Forum, Room 106

Admission is free. Reservations required. 

Thursday, January 31
Performances and Reception, 7 p.m.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

Friday, February 1
Workshops, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

Podcasters are reinventing the personal essay, the talk-radio show, investigative journalism, and the historical documentary, and revitalizing the long-latent art of radio drama and comedy. Every week, dozens of new podcasts are launched in a grassroots and democratic revival of the art of storytelling, made possible by new technology. A two-day event explores this rapidly evolving format, which especially resonates with audiences underserved by traditional media. Evening performances with a diverse group of influential podcast producers will be followed by a series of hands-on workshops offering practical tips and tools on the production and business of podcasting.

Thursday, January 31
7 to 8:30 p.m.: Performances by Chenjerai Kumanyika (Uncivil), Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva (The Kitchen Sisters), Melinna Bobadilla and Brenda Gonzalez (Tamarindo), Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh (#GoodMuslimBadMuslim)
8:30 to 9 p.m.: Post-performances reception

Friday, February 1
9 a.m.: Check-in and coffee
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Workshop 1—The Podcasting Landscape with Kerri Hoffman (PRX)
10:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Workshop 2—The Production Basics with George Lavender (Wondery) and Taz Ahmed (#GoodMuslimBadMuslim)
12:30 p.m to 1 p.m.: Lunch is provided
1 to 2:30 p.m.: Workshop 3—The Business of Podcasting with Arielle Nissenblatt (EarBuds Podcast Collective)

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Co-sponsored by the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

Photo: John Davis

Event Type

Arts, Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Student Life


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


employees, workshop, workshops, Visions and Voices, visionsandvoices



Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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