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Industry pro or podcasting newbie? Here's a little topic taster of what's to come...

What will you see and who will you meet at Europe's biggest festival for podcasting? Dive into our action-packed lineup below...

With over 350 world-class speakers in the line up and 150 sessions across the two days of the show; there has never been a more comprehensive and inspirational education programme presented for the podcasting industry.

Our full daily theatre timetables will be announced very soon but in the meantime here's a little taster of the themes and topics you can expect on Wednesday 25th May, whether you're an established industry pro, independent creator or podcasting newbie.

And the best bit? All this amazing content is part of your £65 Day Pass...and just £30 if you're under 30!

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Fearne Cotton, In Conversation

Fearne Cotton, In Conversation

Miranda Sawyer in Conversation with My Dad Wrote A Porno

Miranda Sawyer in Conversation with My Dad Wrote A Porno

Gangster, Livvy Haydock and the team behind the podcast

Gangster, Livvy Haydock and the team behind the podcast


Fearne Cotton In Conversation.

We are pleased to welcome Fearne Cotton to share all about her podcasting journey. The Happy Place Podcast stemmed from Fearne Cotton's Sunday Times Bestselling book Happy which delved into her personal relationship and experience with happiness. Fearne saw The Happy Place Podcast as an opportunity to continue this discussion by inviting guests to join the conversation. Over the last four years, The Happy Place Podcast has welcomed guests including Ellie Golding, Hilary Rodham Clinton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Russell Brand, Gary Barlow and Alicia Keys. To date, the podcast has over 53 million downloads and continues to top the charts. 

Gangster - Livvy Haydock Presenter (BBC), Carl Johnston BBC Editor, Paul Grant, Producer, Craig Boardman Technical Producer.

The BBC true-crime podcast Gangster follows the extraordinary story of underworld gangster Mr Big Paul Massey. Hear from the team behind the podcast about how they delivered the revelatory story and their tips on handling sensitive stories, maintaining series momentum and getting to the truth! 

Amplify Your Audience.

What does your future audience look like? High-profile creators debate where new listeners are coming from, and where the opportunities for growth truly lie. Hear from the best in the business at audience analytics.

Getting paid to podcast.

Acast's experts and successful podcasters lift the curtain on the different ways it can be done.

Presenter Masterclass

How to improve your interviewing skills and making the best of your voice.

Starting out on your podcasting journey, but feel like you need a map?

Join this essential entry-level session with successful creators, sharing advice on finding and building an audience for your podcast.
£30 for Under 30 Day Passes


Miranda Sawyer in Conversation with My Dad Wrote A Porno, about their success.

Join Miranda Sawyer in conversation with the team behind the infamous My Dad Wrote A Porno Podcast - Alice Levine, James Cooper and Jamie Morton. Hear MDWAP trio's journey from first airing in 2015 to live shows at the Sydney Opera House and Royal Albert Hall plus all the lessons they learnt along the way!  

Edith Bowman In Conversation.

Edith Bowman shares all about her award winning podcast, Soundtracking. A show that brings the world of music and film together, and every week guests are producers, directors and actors from across the industry. They are invited to discuss the music that has influenced their life and film careers. Each interview is interwoven with the guests' chosen music and clips from their films to create an immersive show!

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What is it about this medium that has people sharing some of the most intimate moments of their life?

Brands + Podcasting = Big Opportunity.

Podcasting is a booming and brands want a piece of the pie. We bring some major commercial brands and platforms together, to mull over the power of podcasting for advertisers.

How the most successful news podcasts cover the biggest stories.

We delve into how they tell the same story in their unique way.

Hear more from The Guardian at the show.

It's All In The Data.

Are you a secret data geek? Platform experts from the biggest global platforms reveal their analytics tips, for a better understanding of who's listening and smart ways to grow your audience by understanding how to use data to build your brand.

Spotify on ‘The Evolution of Podcast Advertising’.

With podcast consumption on the rise and new innovations in podcast advertising, marketers who are ahead of the game are seeing podcasts as an essential part of their media buys. It helps them reach a young and affluent audience at scale, through a medium that demands attention. As podcasting matures, marketers are asking for more accountability of their media spend, along with tools that have the same level of sophistication that advertisers have enjoyed across the rest of digital media.

Join us to hear how Spotify is reimagining what's possible for this uniquely powerful and intimate medium through innovations such as Streaming Ad Insertion (SAI): a new technology that unlocks digital planning, reporting, and measurement and the Spotify Audience Network: an audio-first advertising marketplace that makes it possible for advertisers of all sizes to connect with listeners across a broad range of content both on- and off-Spotify.

How we made … Comfort Eating with Grace Dent.

Comfort Eating series producer Leah Green and the Guardian’s Executive Editor for Advertising Richard Vine talk through how they made a hit, chart-topping branded podcast for Ocado.

Hear more from The Guardian at the show.

Talking Funny.

Why podcasts are the perfect place to have a laugh

The Joy Of Independance.

Celebrity glitz aside, podcasting is still a grassroots sport at heart. We hear some of the best independent creators debate what they think the future holds, for those who choose to go solo.

True Crime.

Cops, killers, gangsters…we can't get enough. In this session we shine a spotlight on the hottest true crime creators, find out why the genre is so huge, and learn how to be successful in this space.

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