SXSW Podcast Stage 2019 Lineup Features Tea with Queen and J., What Really Happened with Andrew Jenks, Heather Dubrow’s World & More

Photos courtesy of the speakers (l-r) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Jenks, “Naima “Queen” Muhammad and Janicia “J.” Francis, and Heather Dubrow - SXSW Podcast Stage 2019

As we officially kick off SXSW 2019, we invite all registrants to visit the SXSW Podcast Stage presented by Cadence13 which will host over 30 podcasts covering all facets of life to an intimate stage that will be recorded before a live audience! Podcasts being featured will cover topics such as music, film, technology, comedy, politics, and more, and will take place in the JW Marriot in the Brazos Room from March 8-14.

“I’m excited for the SXSW Podcast Stage to return," said Casey Slater, Conference Programmer. "The stage is a perfect melting pot for all of SXSW’s content from film, music, health, social impact, style, politics, and more. The SXSW Podcast Stage is an intimate and unique experience unlike any other stage at the conference.”

Nothing is off limits in these sessions – from spreading Black Joy with Queen and J. to how to present hard-hitting subject matter with Andrew Jenks and Erin Lee Carr, to conversations about privacy, mass surveillance, foreign influence campaigns and the spread of propaganda with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and bio-hacking your life to balance happiness and success with Heather Dubrow, Whitney Casey, Brooklyn Decker, and Jaclyn Johnson. Go behind the scenes of the music industry during The Writer Is... with Wyclef Jean and Baratunde Thurston or dive into the future of genetics, wellness, and personalization with Spit featuring Tim McGraw.

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Yahoo News' Skullduggery

Speakers: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Michael Isikoff, and Dan Klaidman

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joins Yahoo News’ Skullduggery co-hosts Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff and Editor-in-Chief Dan Klaidman for a lively conversation about privacy, mass surveillance, foreign influence campaigns and the spread of propaganda taking place on American's social media platforms. We'll ask the question: are Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other big tech companies doing enough to police themselves or is it time to break them up?

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What Really Happened? With Andrew Jenks

Speakers: Andrew Jenks and Erin Lee Carr

Joining Jenks on the SXSW stage is critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr as she premieres her new film, I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Together they will discuss how documentarians avoid the inherent trap falls that come when presenting hard-hitting subject matter while working to create an entertaining story that doesn’t lose the substance of the material. Jenks and Carr will share how they navigate the balance of contextualizing meaningful content together with other “sexy” elements that are known to entice large audiences. And with so many factors at play, how does it all relate to the stories they tell?

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Tea with Queen and J.

Speakers: Naima "Queen" Muhammad, Janicia "J." Francis, Cinthia "Estephanie" Pimentel (Bag), Diamond Stylz (Marsha's Plate)

Returning to the stage this year with special guests Diamond Stylz of Marsha’s Plate: Black Trans Talk podcast and Estephanie of Bag Ladiez Podcast, Queen and J. will laugh and pour libations for what gives them Black ass Black joy, highlight everyday moments in Black hair, #PayBlackWomen as life, uncover hidden news, and throw haters of Black joy in "The Pit." Don't be an ally, be a co-conspirator — it'll be fun...we promise.

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Heather Dubrow’s World

Speakers: Heather Dubrow, Whitney Casey (Finery), Brooklyn Decker (Finery), Jaclyn Johnson (Create and Cultivate)

Heather Dubrow’s World podcast presents W.O.R.K. (Women Offering Real Knowledge). At this special SXSW live edition of her podcast, Dubrow brings together Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey, Founders of Finery, and Jaclyn Johnson, founder of Create and Cultivate, to help you bio-hack your life to balance happiness and success!

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Check out the full list of podcasts coming to SXSW this March!

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Photos courtesy of the speakers (l-r) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Jenks, “Naima “Queen” Muhammad and Janicia “J.” Francis, and Heather Dubrow

By Nicole Cappabianca