Welcome to Storytelling Podcast Week! We believe in the power of stories to inspire, entertain, educate, empower, inform and bring us all together.
We’ll be celebrating stories from across our world and our imaginations as we live stream Wednesday, July 21st through Sunday, July 25th and you’re invited to join us!
Storytelling Podcast Week features podcasters and shows from audio dramas such as Cryptids, Wooden Overcoats, Welcome to Night Vale and The Hidden People to non-fiction podcasts including BBC’s The Comb, Last Day, Why It Matters, and Grammar Girl, for a special 15th anniversary live episode.
We’ve got 15 live streamed sessions on The Art of Storytelling, Audio Dramas,The Stories We Wish We DIdn’t Have to Tell, Women-Led Fiction, Fandoms, Finding the Stories within Our Daily Lives and more with live readings, live storytelling, live podcast episodes, and live panels and interviews with some of your favourite fiction and nonfiction podcasters.
We’ll dive into great panels, interviews and episodes including..
Tune in to join daily live-streamed sessions in real-time on the Podbean App, along with downloadable episodes of the sessions to replay with some of your favourite storytellers.
There’s also an episode showcase to highlight some of the work and art that many of these podcasters create.
Storytelling Podcast Week is $49 to join all of the livestreams in real-time and listen to the replays.
We also offer discounts leading up to the event for the Podbean community so keep a look out to join with a special discount code.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tune in to join daily live-streamed panels and sessions LIVE on the Podbean App and listen to exclusive brand new podcast episodes along with downloadable episodes of the livestreams to replay!
Storytelling Podcast Week kicks off with our Short Story Salon, The Stories We Wish We Didn't Have to Tell and Life on the Road: Travel Stories
3:00PM EST The Short Story Salon
4:00PM EST The Stories We Wish We Didn’t Have to Tell
5:00PM EST Life on the Road: Travel Stories
Our second day of Storytelling Podcast Week begins with Why It Matters: Behind the Stories, Improv on Tape: The Live Episode and The Hidden People: Hidden in Plain Sight
3:00PM EST Why It Matters: Behind the Stories
4:00PM EST Improv on Tape: The Live Episode
5:00PM EST The Hidden People: Hidden in Plain Sight
Storytelling Podcast Week continues with Pulling the Thread: Finding the Stories within our Daily Lives, Women at the Helm: Female Driven Sci-Fi, and Queer As Fact: LIVE
4:00PM EST Women at the Helm: Female Driven Sci-Fi
5:00PM EST Queer As Fact: LIVE
Storytelling Podcast Week-end begins with Grammar Girl's 15th Anniversary Live Episode, Rainbow Dads' Live Episode, and Patron of the Arts: The Fandom and Communities of Favorite Fiction
3:00PM EST Grammar Girl’s 15th Anniversary Live Episode
4:00PM EST Rainbow Dads’ Live Episode
Storytelling Podcast Week concludes this year's program with fiction offerings starting with The Horror Short Story Salon, The Interview, and Audio Drama-Rama
3:00PM EST The Horror Short Story Salon
4:00PM EST The Interview
5:00PM EST Audio Drama-Rama
Stories inspire us, entertain us, give us hope and bring meaning to life's challenges. Join us for the first panel that showcases stories encompassing both fiction and non-fiction from Meg Bashwiner of Night Vale Presents, Jennifer "Macey" Mace of Be the Serpent, Motzie Dapul of Hi Nay and Lavinia Spalding of There She Goes!
There will always be those stories, those parts of our journey so tender and grief-stricken that while they're not what we'd choose, we know we have to tell them. Join Shannon from the Podbean team with Last Day's Jackie Danzinger and Kegan Zema from Lemonada with Death is Hilarious' Tawny Platis as they discuss how diving deep into life's lessons and struggles brings resolution to more than just us.
What's the one thing we can buy that makes us richer? Travel! Join Danielle Desir of The Thought Card, Jason Epperson of See America and Kelly Chappie from There She Goes for this panel of podcasters as they bring tales from the trails, towns and travels that take us far from home and bring us closer to ourselves.
Why It Matters is a podcast that breaks down what's happening in the world with narratives, guests and stories that bring global issues and trends home to our daily lives. Join Gabrielle Sierra, Jeremy Sherlick, Markus Zakaria and Asher Ross as they discuss what happens behind the scenes of this incredible show created by this team from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Get ready for anything and everything to happen as we join the cast of Improv on Tape for a live episode! They're bringing Winnie the Pooh to life as they act out this classic tale in real-time here on Podbean Live!
Brought to life by the Dayton Writer's Movement, The Hidden People is an audio drama that showcases comedy, action and horror through a fantastic fantasy narrative. Join Megan Burnside, Chris Burnside and the team as they discuss writing the show, building the cast, integrating audio effects, music and what's "hidden in plain sight" to create the world of The Hidden People!
Join Adela Mizrachi from Podcast Brunch Club as she speaks to narrative non-fiction podcasters Alex Schmidt from Secretly Incredibly Fascinating, Kim Chakanetsa from BBC's The Comb, Darius Hicks from While Black and Ben Cutmore of Dark Histories about the stories from the past, around the world, our communities and what's right in front of us that influence and effect our daily experiences!
Devin from Cryptids and Wild Obscura leads this conversation with Octavia Bray from LIFE WITH LEO(H) and Motzie and Reg Geli from Hi Nay and Devin for this panel of incredible women creating shows, narratives and characters doing exciting things within the audio drama podcast landscape!
Join Alice, Irene and Jason as they bring queer history to life, dive into behind the scenes of their favorite Queer As Fact episodes and answer your questions!
Grammar Girl is 15! Join us as we celebrate this incredible podcasting milestone for a live streamed episode with Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty, along with her guest, communication coach and expert Laura Bergells, speaking on the art of storytelling, communicating with stories and creating powerful narratives!
Rainbow Dads is a show created by veteran TV, Film, Stage and Radio professional Nicholas McInerny about Gay and Bi-sexual dads, documenting family, fatherhood and self-acceptance. He'll be joined for this live episode by Frederic Davies about his story of coming out to his family 20 years ago, beginning his life as a gay man and his book, Fathers and Sons which delves into his journey.
Fandoms these days have taken on a life of their own! Join Macey from Be the Serpent as she guides this conversation on the communities and patrons of some fantastic fiction. We'll be joined by Mary Clay Watt of That's What I'm Tolkien About, Jeffrey Cranor from Within the Wires, Elijah Bailey from The Elijah Bailey Show, A Little Bit O Anime and Blacken Studios and Eric Kimelton of King Falls AM and Improv on Tape.
Things are about to get a bit scary... for the Horror Short Story Salon! Join Jon Grilz from Creepy, Janina Matthewson of Within the Wires and Nora Unkel from Cryptids and Wild Obscura as they share stories guaranteed to bring you goosebumps!
Gabriel Urbina and David K. Barnes are audio drama creators who have worked on many productions including with and for each other's podcasts, Wooden Overcoats and Wolf 359. Join us for this informal conversation as they interview each other on career highlights so far, inspirations and what they're excited about next!
Ending on a high note, we're joined by Briggon Snow of Look Up, Helen Gould of Rusty Quill, Joseph Fink of Welcome to Night Vale and Reg Geli of Hi Nay , led by Justin McLachlan of Planet M discussing what makes great audio drama and the behind the scenes, people and inspirations of some incredible shows!
They’ll be published on the Storytelling Podcast Week-Live! podcast the following day.
You can get your Pass on our page where you’ll receive updates and reminders when we go live along with extras about giveaways!
There’s a lot going on! Let us help orient you with a rundown of the program:
The Live Streamed Panels will be published as episodes on the channel so you can go back and listen to them if you weren’t able to join live!
You can also access all the public content from the week through our Podcast channel, Storytelling Podcast Week, on Podbean.
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