Posts tagged ‘London Podcast Festival’

September 5, 2019

New show! Live shows!

Hello again, hello! This year I wrote a new Allusionist live show, No Title, about gender in language, honourifics, pronouns – that kind of palaver. It’s very interesting! And fun! We sold out the tour in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, and now it’s NORTHERN HEMISPHERE TIME. The shows are pretty soon: the London Podcast Festival is 14 September, then the North American tour starts in Boston in early October. Some dates are still TBA, but the ones that are already on sale are up at theallusionist.org/events, including NYC, DC, Durham NC, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland and LA. Come to see the show, do!

Since last we’ve chatted, I’ve done a lot of Allusionists, averted personal meltdown – maybe? – and, in the past couple of weeks, started a NEW PODCAST! In Veronica Mars Investigations, we recap every episode of Veronica Mars from the start, and the ‘we’ in question is me and Jenny Owen Youngs, fantastic musician and cohost of the podcast Buffering the Vampire Slayer (and she’s in charge of visual opps, making such magnificent things as this). It’s a romp! Get it on the pod apps and at VMIpod.com. There’s also some very strong activity at @VMIpod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Clamber aboard.

September 8, 2017

Live shows! Imminent live shows!

Friends, the London Podcast Festival is imminent, and I’m involved in a shitload of events at it. In order of how much they’re stressing* me out:

1. The Allusionist. It’ll be brand new material that has not appeared on the podcast before, and may indeed never be on the show (or on stage again)! 2pm Saturday 16 September; click here for tickets.

2= The Bugle. Judging by the live Bugle we did a few weeks ago, when my brother Andy and I share a stage, there’ll be a lot of razzing. 2pm Sunday 17 September; click here for tickets.

2= Song By Song. My husband Martin Austwick and our friend Sam Pay make this award-winning podcast examining each song by Tom Waits. This will be their first live recording, and John Hodgman and I will be joining them to contemplate the first three tracks of Raindogs. 9pm Thursday 14 September; click here for tickets.

4= Radiotopia on Radiotopia. A bunch of Radiotopians are coming to town for the fest – get tickets for Criminal, The Memory Palace and Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything at kingsplace.co.uk/radiotopia – and in this panel, we’re going to interview each other and find out how the hell we each do what we do. If you’re a podcaster or interested in becoming one, we should say some stuff that is useful to you. 11.30am Saturday 16 September; click here for tickets. And there’s also a free Radiotopia meetup on the Friday.

4= Jordan, Jesse, Go! It’s always a fun time when I get to shoot the breeze with Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris. 9.30pm Friday 15 September; click here for tickets.

4= Networks and Representation Plus Pitch-a-Thon. This is part of the Podcast Maker Weekend, at which there are numerous events for podcast producers/potential podcast producers – here’s the full lineup. I’ll be chairing this panel about podcast networks with Imriel Morgan, CEO of the ShoutOut Network, Jesse Thorn, founder of Maximum Fun, and Julie Shapiro, executive producer of Radiotopia (and, long before, coiner of the name). Then you can pitch your podcast ideas to them and receive sage advice. 11.30am Sunday 17 September; Click here for tickets.

Good news: it’s three tickets for the price of two at the festival! Come to it!

*Really I’m only stressed about the first one.

BTW I know, I know, this is the first I’ve posted here in a year. Update, and a recently finished large craft project, will appear soon. Meanwhile, find my regular work at theallusionist.org and answermethispodcast.com.