Open to all badgeholders, the SXSW Podcast Stage sponsored by TuneIn will host over 30 podcasts as diverse and varied as the crowd at SXSW. Experience multiple days of podcasts covering all facets of life including comedy, gaming, music, film, technology, and more held in front of a live audience in the Wisteria Room at the Fairmont from March 10 – 15 during regular SXSW Conference hours.
"The SXSW Podcast Stage is home to a variety of podcasts across all SXSW tracks including Film, Music, Health, News & Journalism, Sports, Social Impact, and more," said SXSW Programmer Casey Slater. "For six days, SXSW speakers and podcasts hosts will deep dive on current events and industry-specific topics while being recorded amongst a live studio audience – the uniqueness of this stage will definitely generate an intimate atmosphere and experience unlike any other stage at the event."
In live tapings of their podcasts, various SXSW speakers discuss a range of topics from pop culture to American identity to what’s in Rachel Bloom’s purse. In American Enough, former Barack Obama White House Senior Advisor Vikrum Aiyer takes the stage with the ACLU leader Danielle Silber, Mayor Stephen Benjamin and Ravi Patel examine the challenges fueling divisions in our country, and the opportunities to build bridges among American communities. Culture critic Ira Madison, Grown-ish writer Kara Brown, and entertainment journalist Louis Virtel bring you Keep It! with a discussion about the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we’re all obsessing over both.
Browse highlights below, add events to your custom SXSW Schedule, and get ready to hear conversations you won’t experience anywhere else this SXSW at the Podcast Stage.
SXSW Podcast Stage Highlights
Speakers: Ira Madison III (Crooked Media), Kara Brown (Crooked Media), Louis Virtel (Crooked Media)
Tracks: News & Journalism, Music Industry, Entertainment Influencers, Social Impact
Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. Culture critic Ira Madison, Grown-ish writer Kara Brown and entertainment journalist, Louis Virtel engage in a lively, hilarious and thoughtful conversation about the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we’re all obsessing over both.
Speakers: MaryEllis Bunn (Creator of Museum of Ice Cream), Xavier Schipani (Local Austin Trans Artist/Activist), Steve Hash (Host), Ally Hilfiger (Host and Author of Bite Me)
Tracks: Design, Style, Social Impact
Ally and Steve travel to the homes, studios and workplaces of today's most creative and cutting-edge minds, providing a glimpse into their story, process and what drives them. This time, they're traveling to you - with a live podcast recording. SIT-IN on this inspiring conversion.
About the Hosts: Hilfiger is an artist, designer, author, producer and daughter of fashion mogul and entrepreneur Tommy Hilfiger. Steve Hash is an artist and a Creative Director who has worked with Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Janelle Monáe, Skrillex, Grateful Dead, FUN., and many other musicians.
Atlanta Monster, Tenderfoot TV & How Stuff Works
Speakers: Donald Albright (Tenderfoot TV), Jason Hoch (HowStuffWorks), Payne Lindsey (Tenderfoot TV)
Tracks: News & Journalism, Social Impact
Get an insider's view of Atlanta Monster, the #1 breakout podcast of 2018, with the show's creators.
State Of Resistance
Speakers: Sally Kohn (CNN Commentator), Heather Busby (Naral Pro-Choice), Christina Tzintzun (Jolt)
Tracks: Social Impact, Government, News & Journalism
Live taping of State Of Resistance with Sally Kohn — featuring grassroots Austin leaders and activists, Christina Tzintzùn and Heather Busby.
Speakers: Jackie Johnson (Comedian and Host), Rachel Bloom (Creator and star of My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
Tracks: Health, Film & TV Industry
Jackie and Rachel are going to be gabbing about all things self-care! Their favorite products, skincare, and rituals of wellness. Jackie will go through Rachel's makeup bag and see what are her must-have's. Plus, Rachel will answer fan questions as well as take questions from the audience. It is also very likely that there will be singing!
Speakers: Vikram Aiyer (Head of Global Policy for Postmates), Ravi Patel (creator of Meet the Patels), Danielle Silber (Director of ACLU), Stephen Benjamin (Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina)
Tracks: Social Impact, Film & TV Industry, Government
In this existential moment for our nation's identity, former Barack Obama White House senior advisor Vikrum Aiyer takes the stage with the ACLU leadership, Mayors, and Ravi Patel (Actor & Writer of the critically acclaimed Meet the Patels) to examine the challenges fueling divisions in our country, and the opportunities to build bridges among American communities.
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2018 Podcast Stage (top) Atlanta Monster: Donald Albright, Jason Hoch, Payne Lindsey; (l-r) Sit-In: Ally Hilfiger + Steve Hash; Natch Beaut: Jackie Johnson; and Keep It!: Ira Madison III, Louis Virtel, Kara Brown