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The Origin Theatre
The Origin Theatre will host a series of world-class content ranging from major industry keynotes, thought leadership and 'In Conversations' with the game's biggest names.
    • Industry Pro
    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Giovanna Fletcher in conversation with YMU Entertainment on how she has built, developed, and continues to engage a loyal and engaged community with her Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast - and wider brand portfolio - which opens up vital conversations around honest experiences of parenthood.
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    • New Creator
    The Origin Theatre
    Wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, broadcaster and investigative reporter Raphael Rowe uses his podcast to give a voice and space to those that mainstream media often won’t. Exploring human behaviour and humanity in its rawest form, Raphael discusses the key themes he has taken away from ‘Second Chance’.
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    • Industry Pro
    The Origin Theatre
    Cel Spellman, host of the WWF ‘Call of the Wild’ podcast and Siobhan Bailey-Turner Senior Artists and Influencers Manager discuss the impact of specialist talent and charity collaborations, and the power of using different voices to advocate to different audiences.
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    Gain insight into the inner workings and next big innovations from Spotify as Emma Vaughn, Global Head of Advertising Business Development & Partnerships at Spotify, takes to the stage to share her unique views of our industry and how we can shape it for the future.
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  3. The Origin Theatre
    History podcasts are having a moment. From the hottest TV shows to blockbuster movies, historical stories have engaged audiences for decades across entertainment and are now quickly taking over the global podcast charts. In this session, join our panelists as they explore why today’s audiences seem to love the past and how history is shaping the future (of podcasting).
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  4. The Origin Theatre
    Have you ever wondered how your favourite duos in the podcast game stay as strong as they do? How do they keep a healthy, professional relationship on the mic at all times, even when their other half is driving them insane? In this session, Roman Kemp interviews two of the hottest duos in the podcasting world at the moment, Sam Thompson & Pete Wicks (Staying Relevant) and Adeola Patronne & Mariam Musa (Pressed). Roman will be sitting down with these duos to find out their relationship secrets on how they manage to not get professionally divorced on a weekly basis.
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  5. The Origin Theatre
    With more and more people turning towards long form, in-depth audio conversations to understand the ever more confusing and divisive world, we explore how podcasts are becoming the platform that leads and sets the news agenda.
    TPS
The Studio Stage
Presented by Headline Partner, Acast, The Studio Stage features a top quality programme of sessions for anyone and everyone in the business of podcasting, for industry pros and creators alike.
  1. The Studio Stage
    Kids running in and out, breastfeeding babies, partners interrupting - that’s the reality of making The Sam and Billie Show! In this hit podcast, the sisters juggle everyday life whilst recording from home each week to give the listeners an insight into their world. It's just like you're sitting catching up with friends. Former Editor in Chief of Glamour Magazine - Jo Elvin chats to Sam and Billie - about that everyday juggle, making the podcast sound effortless and creating a fun escapism for listeners.
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  2. The Studio Stage
    Russell Tovey, actor and co-host of Talk Art, along with Robert Diament, joins Acast CEO Ross Adams to discuss how podcasting opens up the art world and other creative pursuits to new audiences. They’ll also examine how it’s affording new opportunities for advertisers to immerse their brand in the creative world. Plus jokes - there’ll be jokes.
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  3. The Studio Stage
    What can a comedy podcast expect from its audiences and potential brand partners?  Dan Schreiber has just started a new podcast with Global: We Can Be Weirdos. He joins Global’s podcasting royalty Paul Chowdhry with his hilarious PudCast; and Luisa Zissman, who consistently reaches comedy heights with LuAnna – the podcast that’s regularly landing in the top 10 every week. It's clear that comedy podcasts can win the hearts of listeners. So how can a comedy podcast tap into its commercial potential with a sense of authenticity that draws in audiences?   In this panel discussion, Global’s Head of Comedy Podcasts Chris Lander dives into brand new research into audience attitudes to comedy podcasts (and advertisers). Together, we’ll explore the stats behind the listening phenomenon, the tools at a podcaster’s disposal to maximise their impact – and of course, sage advice from Paul, Dan and Lu along the way.  Discover:  Comedy podcast audience insights for podcasters and advertisers  Experience with the media amplification from Global  Making exclusive content with brands that feels authentic to listeners  Unlocking the full value of a media partner 
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  4. The Studio Stage
    She’s glamorous, hilarious, unpredictable - and never boring! Katie Price is one of the most talked about women in Britain - and she’s now launching her first ever podcast with Crowd Network. “The Katie Price Show” will tell the truth and nothing but the truth about Katie’s life, past and present. Co-hosting alongside her is someone who knows Katie best, her little sister Sophie! They may be total opposites, but Sophie will be asking the questions and telling the stories we want to hear! Experienced lifestyle producer Kristina Hrywnak will attempt to moderate the chat with Katie and Sophie but be prepared for gossip and volume from the word go.
    Crowd Network
  5. The Studio Stage
    Join actor Ben Bailey Smith and psychotherapist Sasha Bates, hosts of “Shrink The Box” for a live edition of the hit show that puts our favourite fictional TV characters into therapy. This time Ben and Sasha will be joined by Kiell Smith-Bynoe who plays Mike in one of the most successful BBC comedies in recent years 'Ghosts'. They will ask what it's like playing a character who has a rather unusual marital issue - his wife can see spirits in their home and he can't. Previously they've explored why Tony Soprano’s therapist stuck with him, why Fleabag is obsessed with sex and why Tanya from the White Lotus can't escape her fantasy world.
    Sony Music
  6. The Studio Stage
    Podcasts have become a huge cultural phenomenon in recent years, with millions of listeners tuning in to their favourite shows on a regular basis. Pop culture podcasts, in particular, have gained a significant following, with hosts discussing everything from the latest music releases to the hottest celebrity gossip. In this panel discussion, we’ll be talking with presenters Kate Thorton and Chanté Joseph who have started their own podcasts about why they decided to delve into this medium and why they think it’s such a great way to share cultural moments with their audience.
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  7. The Studio Stage
    Katherine Ryan, comedian and host of 'Telling Everybody Everything' and Brittany Clevenger Senior Director of Growth Marketing for BetterHelp will explore podcasting’s ability to create a safe space for open and honest conversation. Hosted by Acast’s Lizzy Pollott, between some laughs - and some serious real talk - they’ll share how podcasting can help to destigmatize conversations around life’s ups and downs.
    BetterHelp
  8. The Studio Stage
    Powered by Sennheiser, Adam Buxton joins broadcasting legend and fellow podcaster John Kennedy for a slice of waffle, delving into John's illustrious career as a DJ on XFM/Radio X and as host of his popular podcast all about making music, Tape Notes. Please note this session has a limited capacity of 100 attendees.

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The Amplify Theatre
Amazon Music and Wondery present The Amplify Theatre in association with IAB UK. The main forum for brands, advertisers & agencies, where these critical components of the podcast sector will sit front and centre.
  1. The Amplify Theatre
    James Cridland, the Editor of Podnews, puts the last year of podcasting in context by looking at the news stories, trends and data over the previous twelve months - and looks forward to what we can expect in the years to come.
    PodNews
  2. The Amplify Theatre
    Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts, shares his thoughts on the state of the fastest growing new mass medium and debunks 10 myths about the industry along the way.
    iHeart
  3. The Amplify Theatre
    Wondery invites listeners to “feel the story”; putting the audience right in the middle of the action. But what does it mean to put story first? What are the rules of successful storytelling, where are the opportunities to innovate – and what are the limitations? For this Podcast Show panel, Wondery brings together great storytellers to discuss their approach to narrative.
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  4. The Amplify Theatre
    As podcasts continue to fight for listeners and build loyal audiences, companies are leveraging the popularity of video to bring in new audiences across platforms. Join some of the top leaders and creators from across the audio industry to hear about how video is impacting their development and marketing strategies: from content discovery and audience development to finding big talent and monetizing shows.
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  5. The Amplify Theatre
    Discover the ins-and-outs of growing your podcast from four of the top media buying experts in the industry. Hear how these podcasters grow their shows and attract loyal listeners using trades, in-app ads, social media and podcast commercials. Understand the key metrics to measure campaign performance and how to implement proper tracking. And learn how to retain your audience once you acquire them! Media buying avenues Using social media to grow your audience Tracking and key metrics to understand How to retain your audience
    TPS
  6. The Amplify Theatre
    Wondery’s Chief Content Officer, Marshall Lewy, sits down with podcast creator and storyteller, John Allen—better known to fans globally as MrBallen—the host and founder of Ballen Studios and the MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories. In this session the pair will dive deep into the inspiration for the podcast that takes listeners on a journey exploring Strange, Dark and Mysterious incidents in each episode, discuss how MrBallen built the brand around his unique storytelling style, and reveal what’s next for Ballen Studios.
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  7. The Amplify Theatre
    Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala from the RedHanded podcast sit down with two creators at the top of their game: Ashley Flowers and MrBallen. This must-see headline session will feature a deep-dive into the rise of both of storytellers’ brands in the space of true crime. We’ll hear first-hand what makes this massive genre a must-listen for audiences, and how two of its biggest stars create and transition their content across multiple audio and video channels, to passionate and loyal communities around the world.
    iHEART
  8. The Amplify Theatre
    A 101 on the wonderful world of podcasting from leading industry experts: from who actually listens to podcasts to the opportunities for marketers, this session will take you on a journey from podcasting’s humble beginnings to showcasing the most exciting developments in the space.
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  9. The Amplify Theatre
    In this punchy session from the IAB UK, you will be taken on a whistle-stop tour of what makes podcasting audiences so uniquely engaged, how podcasting can fit into your wider content strategy, plus case studies showing how podcasting has delivered for marketers.
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The Origin Theatre
The Origin Theatre will host a series of world-class content ranging from major industry keynotes, thought leadership and 'In Conversations' with the game's biggest names.
  1. The Origin Theatre
    The Happy Place and High Performance teams share their stories as to how they created, crafted and executed both award-winning podcasts. How do you shape and edit such personal stories to ensure you are bringing out the best of each guest.
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  2. The Origin Theatre
    YMU Global MD of Entertainment, Holly Bott will be in conversation with film and documentary maker, Earthrise Studio Co-Founder and Forbes 30under30 for Social Impact alumni, Jack Harries to discuss his new podcast ‘Brother’,
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  3. The Origin Theatre
    A household name, renowned broadcaster Gabby Logan discusses stepping outside of her traditional sports broadcasting audience into exploring a new territory with The Mid•Point. What are the key elements that go into creating a safe space to spotlight on necessary and sometimes considered taboo topics, from both a male and female perspective?
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  4. The Origin Theatre
    Spandau Ballet founder and songwriter Gary Kemp and legendary Pink Floyd / David Gilmour bassist Guy Pratt host the Rockonteurs podcast. They will be sitting down with their series producer Ben Jones to talk about the inception of the show during Covid, producing the series while on tour, and why it’s become a go-to destination for fellow artists, and how they have created a hugely successful podcast all about music, without actually using any. Plus, there will be questions from the audience to Guy and Gary about their careers and evolution into this exciting new medium for them.
  5. The Origin Theatre
    Learn from industry leaders on how they leverage connecting and engaging podcast listeners with Dolby Atmos. Audible Director of Production Chris Jones, Wondery Chief Creative Officer Marshall Lewy, and director of the award-winning series, The Sandman, Dirk Maggs will discuss how their creative teams are expanding into new genres with Dolby Atmos and why it’s important to create more immersive experiences for listeners. With Dolby Atmos, podcast creators and audio only storytellers can now place sounds in a multi-dimensional space that creates an audio-only experience so rich and life like it transports you into the story. Hear how you can elevate your storytelling to offer a podcast experience so true to life, the lines between the listener’s imagination and reality starts to blur.
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  6. The Origin Theatre
    Crooked Media launched Pod Save America in the shadow of President Trump’s inauguration. But now that every problem in the American political system is solved, Crooked has teamed up with Reduced Listening and London’s own Nish Kumar and Coco Khan to try to do the same for the UK. A driving factor in the creation of Pod Save the UK is a desire to disrupt the way we talk about UK politics and keep listeners informed, engaged, and inspired to take action. Find out about the new podcast, the team's view on the current political-podcast landscape and how creators can use their platforms to inspire change.
    Crooked Media
  7. The Origin Theatre
    In this panel, Treefort Media’s CEO Kelly Garner and Head of Business Oscar Guido discuss how their Audible Original series Moriarty transformed from podcast to global franchise while flipping the world of Sherlock Holmes on its head. With Season 2 in production, the first season is being translated into multiple languages, as well as expanding into scripted TV. Our panelists will talk through the inception of the audio series, the challenges faced during pandemic production, and how beloved characters from the Sherlock canon built a new brand that continues to resonate with audiences worldwide.
    Treefort
  8. The Origin Theatre
    The world is a different place from when Jon Sopel and Emily Maitlis came to The Podcast Show in 2022. Amid a backdrop of political chaos, the dynamic broadcasting duo joined forces with Lewis Goodall at Global HQ to bring listeners The News Agents: a digestible daily discussion, delighting the ears of millions, with the backing of a commercial launch partner from episode one. In this session, The News Agents turn the spyglass inwards as they investigate... themselves.
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The Studio Stage
Presented by Headline Partner, Acast, The Studio Stage features a top quality programme of sessions for anyone and everyone in the business of podcasting, for industry pros and creators alike.
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    Podcasting is growing as a channel but is it ‘growing up’ to offer the same types of execution, targeting and measurement that today’s digital buyers expect based on their ways of buying more mature digital channels? Join Acast, PWC and the LadBible group to discuss what marketers want in podcasting and how to target and measure campaigns.
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  3. The Studio Stage
    The next generation of podcast listeners will expect video as part of your offering - and the next generation of podcast talent is already delivering it. So, what’s the impact for creators and what should they be doing to level up their content? In this session, we’ll explore the rise of the visualised podcast and the lessons every podcaster can learn from visual first creators.
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  4. The Studio Stage

    The podcast world has opened up a direct line for audiences to connect with inspiring entrepreneurs. These stories of success, struggle and determination work together to rally listeners, motivating them to take their next step on the next rung of their life ladder. Just as importantly, business podcasts have become an essential tool for businesses themselves. The stories told by guests have exposed new listeners to ideas, building their profile in the marketplace. These podcasts forge tight-knit communities and brand loyalties with the power of conversation.

    Join entrepreneurs Spencer Matthews (Big Fish) and Holly Tucker MBE (Conversations of Inspiration) for a conversation about the power of podcasting for their audiences, their businesses and beyond.

    Discover:

    • The motivational power of podcast storytelling for audiences
    • The role community plays in pushing a podcast forward
    • The route to take a podcast from the studio to the stage
    • How podcasts have become a business must-have
    Money Management
  5. The Studio Stage
    Capital FM Presenter Lauren Layfield speaks to Vogue Williams, her manager, Louisa and her My Therapist Ghosted Me Producer, Joe, about how she accidentally became a serial podcaster during lockdown and how she manages her 3 very different podcasts.
    Money Management
  6. The Studio Stage
    Why are history podcasts riding high in the charts? Tom Holland, Anita Anand and Al Murray join Goalhanger founders Tony Pastor and Jack Davenport to explore the reasons for history's podcasting renaissance.
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  7. The Studio Stage
    Brazil is leading Latin America’s surge in podcast listening. How the country of telenovelas, soccer and social media has become the hottest market for podcast creators, brands and media companies.
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  8. The Studio Stage
    Public Service Broadcasters create some of the most acclaimed and valuable audio content in the world – and increasingly, are launching their own platforms. How can they work successfully with established streaming platforms on data sharing, discovery and audience development to ensure their content reaches its intended listeners wherever they may be? Matt Deegan hosts an open conversation between industry experts from both the BBC and Spotify to explore how public service media continues to work with streamers to grow their reach as their own platform ambitions evolve, and what questions still need asking.

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    Spotify

  9. The Studio Stage
    Programmatic advertising is more than a buzz word. It's the future of podcasting. This session will discuss the evolving landscape of programmatic advertising, and how podcasters can supercharge their campaigns. Find out the metrics & processes involved, and what needs to change further to grow this execution method. Expect to come away with key tips to supercharge your next campaign. There will also be the opportunity for you to put forward your questions to The Trade Desk, one of the most advanced programmatic buying platforms in the world today.
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The Amplify Theatre
Amazon Music and Wondery present The Amplify Theatre in association with IAB UK. The main forum for brands, advertisers & agencies, where these critical components of the podcast sector will sit front and centre.
  1. The Amplify Theatre
    Since 2006, Edison Research has delivered podcasting insights that have powered the medium to become a global phenomenon. Join Gabriel Soto, Senior Director at Edison, as he illustrates a brief history of podcasting using Edison’s need-to-know insights into podcast listeners. A special announcement awaits those with interest in the U.K. podcast audience.
    Edison Research
  2. The Amplify Theatre
    Dish is an idea that’s made to be shared with our dinner guests, our studio audience and our followers. It’s a recipe from Waitrose, cooking tips from a Michelin star chef, drinks recommendations from one of our favourite broadcasters, food & life stories from the UK’s favourite celebrities. All shared through audio and social video. Join Nish Kumar as he discusses how to be the perfect multi-media host with Nick Grimshaw and the show’s producers.

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  3. The Amplify Theatre
    We often see audio and podcasting as a very local media for specific audiences - but being fully digital and thanks to global platforms, hyper-distribution is actually just a click away. Podcasting is, for a few international players, already global. Who are they ? How do they conceive, produce, distribute and market shows for a global audience ? How do they approach news markets and/or languages ? What countries are they looking at? We’ll look at the global approach and vision of some key producers and what their next move will be.
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  4. The Amplify Theatre
    Since launching in September 2020, Amazon Music began its journey to super-serve as the podcast partner of choice. By integrating with the Wondery and ART19 teams, and building partnerships across the Amazon ecosystem, we aspire to become the premier integrated audio service for podcast creators. Chloe Straw (Managing Director, AudioUK) sits down with leaders from Amazon Music, Wondery, and ART19 to discover how they are building teams to not only surprise and delight podcast creators - but drive the creator experience throughout the lifecycle of a project and beyond, across AM, Wondery, and the wider Amazon ecosystem and industry.
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  5. The Amplify Theatre
    What does it take to cut through the noise, to build an multi-platform brand and speak authentically to your audience, and how can podcasting play a part in this? We hear from business leaders, brand builders and some of the biggest names leading the conversation for youth culture. How do they do it?
  6. The Amplify Theatre
    Podcasts offer a huge variety of ways to build revenue, avid listeners are highly engaged fans, and reaching them in an authentic fashion can generate significant revenue. From ads, to subscriptions, to merch; there are many opportunities for creators and brands to reach listeners authentically, in the heart of their favourite show. In this session, we will dive in to the many ways that podcasters make their craft pay; highlighting how podcast ads are uniquely engaging compared to other streaming audio channels, and how creators can work with brands in order to reach their fans.
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  7. The Amplify Theatre
    How four of the BBC’s landmark narrative series each uniquely approach storytelling and their subjects to create award-winning hit podcasts. George the Poet (Have You Heard George’s Podcast?), Jon Ronson (Things Fell Apart), Josh Baker (I’m Not A Monster) and Georgia Catt (The Missing Cryptoqueen, Burn Wild) speak to BBC Sounds & Radio 5 Live commissioning editor Dylan Haskins.
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  8. The Amplify Theatre
    Join Acast and influential industry stakeholders from regions poised for growth, change, or disruption in a lively discussion on the boundless potential of podcasting worldwide. Discover how podcasting is breaking ground and creating opportunities in quickly growing markets across The Middle East, Europe and South East Asia.
    THE PODCAST SHOW
  9. The Amplify Theatre
    The last session of the day is the last word in podcasting news: a live recording of the popular weekly industry news podcast, with James Cridland and Sam Sethi. Join them, with special guests, looking at the week's news.
    PodNews

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