Saturday, September 19th - Afternoon
Three professional comedians with varying levels of science acumen take you through this week in science news. Incompetently. Featuring internationally touring comedian Matt Kirshen, Jesse vs. Cancer host Jesse Case, LA PodFest organizer Andy Wood and a rotating cast of special guests that run the gamut from entertainers including Todd Glass, Karen Gillan and Tim Minchin to rocket scientists, theoretical physicists and experts on the mating habits of bonobos.
Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary—that's Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a disc jockey, and now hosts a live radio show aired on more than 100 stations, not to mention his much-loved podcast.
“Shameless confessions about our obsessions will make us laugh and smile,” in Jackie Kashian’s very own Dork Forest. Everyone has at least one dorkdom—a topic of study or practice about which one is embarrassingly enthusiastic. Jackie and her guests speak to their love of books, TV, movies, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in the friendly and fascinating Dork Forest.
The AV Club says that I Seem Fun is great because of Jen Kirkman's "inherent knack for cultivating conflict even talking into a microphone in a room by herself. Whether she’s dissecting a negative iTunes review from an angry Christian or seriously considering a class action suit against Robin Thicke for being gross, Kirkman is eternally embattled but she tempers her cynicism with sweetness and, more often than not, she’s right."
Twice a week, you can count on seasoned comedian, award-winning writer and host of television and radio, Greg Fitzsimmons, to bring laughs, intensity and some of the best guests around straight into your ears via his hugely popular podcast, FitzDog Radio. Listen in for insightful and laughter-inducing interviews with guests from Margaret Cho to Dave Navarro to Sarah Silverman, and everyone in between.
Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen's contribution to the self-indulgent podcast market, TOFOP (an acronym of Thirty Odd Foot Of Podcast) is a weekly comedy podcast honored as the number one most popular podcast in Australia, TOFOP episodes feature casual conversations between the hosts on a variety of themes including film, popular culture, and sport, along with humorous personal anecdotes, and detailed discussions on bizarre hypothetical situations.
Enjoy a meal with comedians and old friends Karen Anderson (The Late Late Show with James Corden) and Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies). Each episode features a different chef showing off their creations, and the conversation between Doug and Karen that goes with it.
The Indoor Kids isn't just about video games, but it isn't not about video games. It’s all about the kind of lifestyle you have to lead in order to be a proper Gamer—capital G. Join hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon as they take on a journey from childhood Shinobi obsessions, through the best and worst video game adaptations of movies.
My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For roughly five-sixths of an hour each week, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent their way, each fielding questions falling into their respective areas of expertise. They operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It’s both terrifying and humbling to behold.
How do landfills work? How do mosquitoes work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. The topic for the live epsiode from LA PodFest will be The Rodney Dangerfield Story.
There are many ways to crowdfund, but which way would work best for you and your podcast? If you are successful, how do you keep the momentum going? Our panel of crowdfunding experts will show you the way.
The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Supah Ninjas, Supernatural, among others) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. Covering TV, film, comic books, music, novels, and any other kind of writing about which you’d care to hear. Proceeds from the live panels benefit 826LA, the national non-profit tutoring program.
From booking guests to showing you how PR firms really work, this panel will answer all your questions about getting guests and even how to be one.
The Squarespace Podcast Lab is a safe space where podcasters of any experience level can go to record their own podcasts straight from the heart of LA PodFest. It's a meeting place and hang out room for podcasting — festival-goers can grab a comedian or fellow podcaster walking down the hall for a quick interview while enjoying refreshments and giveaways courtesy of Squarespace. Admission to the lab is included with your LA PodFest ticket purchase. Note that podcasters must bring their own recording gear. We’ll provide power. Literally and figuratively.