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The Podcast Show 2023 announces guest speakers


The Podcast Show 2023 announces guest speakers

The Podcast Show 2023 announces guest speakers

The Podcast Show, the biggest international festival for the business of podcasting, is back for a second year. This one-of-a-kind event is open to industry professionals, independent podcast creators, business leaders, emerging talent and fans alike, and will see the podcast community gather for two days at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 24th & 25th May. Day and night, thousands of visitors are expected from around the world, with visitors from 25 countries already represented.

This year the show has partnered with YMU Entertainment which will be taking part in the Preview Night, as well as taking over The Origin Theatre between 9.30am and 12.30pm on both show days. The division will be showcasing – and in conversation with – their clients including Fearne Cotton, Gabby Logan, Giovanna Fletcher, Cel Spellman, Raphael Rowe and Jack Harries and key members of the YMU Entertainment leadership team.

On Day One, The Rise Up Stage will be presented in partnership with Listen and Arcade Media. Their talks will focus on what the podcast industry can learn from the creator economy. In line with this, they’ll be showcasing talent including Jordan Schwarzenberger (Host of Unboxed, Co-Founder of Arcade Media and manager of The Sidemen), Patricia Bright (Author, YouTuber and Founder of The Break) and top commissioners and reporters including Marta Biino (Creator Economy Reporter at Business Insider), Jonny Mounsor (Creator Partnerships Manager at Spotify), Tom Pauc (Sky’s Senior Podcast Manager and host of Plot Twist podcast), Rae Votta (Global Podcast Content Lead at Netflix) and Pia Brady (Head of Creator Ventures at LinkedIn Editorial).

On Day Two, The Rise Up Stage will be presented in partnership with Insanity, marking the global talent management agency’s return to The Show for the second year running. They will be placing their clients on this stage, as well as in other key sessions across the festival, including Alice Levine, Roman Kemp, Sam Thompson, Made By Mammas (Zoe Hardman & Georgia Dayton), Zara McDermott and Jordan North. Expect a schedule packed with back to back advice and inspiration from their roster.

Further speakers announced today are Adam Buxton, The News Agents (Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel & Lewis Goodall), Nish Kumar, Jon Snow, Mike Tindall and Emily Scarratt. These names join those previously announced; Ashley Flowers, Dan Snow, Hala Taha, Nick Grimshaw, Jordan Harbinger, Spencer Matthews, Vogue Williams, Sam & Billie Faiers and William Hanson.

International speakers confirmed thus far include Emma Vaughn (Spotify Global Head of Advertising Business Development & Partnerships), Lory Martinez (Founder of Studio Ochenta), Julien Neuville (Co-Founder of Nouvelles Écoutes), Tom Höglund (Co-Founder at Epidemic Sound), Fatima Zaidi (CEO and Founder of Quill Inc) and Jeff Vidler (President and Founder of Signal Hill Insights).

This year, The Show will also launch its inaugural International Podcast Trailblazer Award, recognising an individual who has made a global impact on the podcast industry. This will be announced at the Preview Night in the Business Design Centre on 23rd May, 7.30pm. Soon to be announced is the Industry Advisory Panel, a group of key influential players from across the industry, which will ensure the festival caters to the international podcast community. The panel will select the award winner.

The Podcast Show LIVE will host a week-long live podcast festival promoted by TEG Live Europe. The evening shows will take place around London from 22 – 28 May. Tickets on sale now at

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