The Brooklyn Podcast Festival

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival brings live tapings to The Bell House, Union Hall and BRIC

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival

The Bell House | 149 7th Street | GOWANUS

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival brings live tapings to The Bell House, Union Hall and BRIC from November 14 to 19, 2017, showcasing a variety of established programs as well as many new and exciting up-and-comers.

Produced by City Farm Presents, the festival is a celebration of innovative, engaging, and informative podcasts of all genres, the artists who create them, and the community surrounding them. Created by the programming and hospitality team behind Brooklyn venues The Bell House and Union Hall, City Farm Presents has played an integral role in the ever-changing worlds of music, comedy, and podcasts for over a decade.

 

The Brooklyn Podcast Festival SCHEDULE

 

Slate Money Live

November 15, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm at The Bell House

Join Slate Money for a special live show all about food at the Brooklyn Podcast Festival. The show will be hosted by Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion; Anna Szymanski, emerging markets expert; and Jordan Weissmann, Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent. Sip along with the hosts who entertain podcast listeners each week with a roundup of the most important stories from business and finance as they turn their keen analysis and sharp conversation toward the food industry.
Buy Tickets - $25

 

Kevin McDonald’s Kevin McDonald Show

November 15, 2017
Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm at The Bell House

“A major success.” -The AV Club
“Pairs the type of sketch comedy that made Kids in the Hall such a cult phenomenon with guests that don’t often make the podcast rounds.” -Paste
Kevin McDonald (The Kids In The Hall) performs a live old-school variety hour that features famous friends, musical acts, new sketches, and uninhibited tomfoolery!
Buy Tickets - $20

 

Reductress Presents: Mouth Time LIVE!

November 16, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm at Union Hall

Join Reductress editors Quenn and Dikoda for a dish-sesh on the latest in fashion, pop culture, lifestyle, trends, and pictures! With sassy catchphrases, non-threatening debates, huge special guests, silent hot guys, and bold life advice, Reductress will give you everything you’ve come to expect from a women’s magazine podcast in 2017.
Buy Tickets - $15

 

Serious Matters

November 16, 2017
Doors: 9:45 pm / Show: 10:00 pm at Union Hall

A data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world’s issues one serious matter at a time.
Hosted by Kevin McCaffrey and featuring Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, and special guests.
Buy Tickets - $10

 

Chapo Trap House

November 17, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm at The Bell House

Chapo Trap House is one of the fastest growing political entertainment podcasts in the country, boasting the largest channel on Patreon with over 19,000 subscribers. The comedy collective, consisting of 6 members, have gained an extremely loyal following due to their honest and hilarious ability to dissect the current political climate. The New Yorker describes Chapo as “[fighting] for irony in the age of Trump,” while Paste magazine called its hosts “the vulgar, brilliant demigods of the new progressive left.” Mediaite profiled it as “The Funniest and Most F**ked Up New Podcast About Media and Politics.”
Buy Tickets - $25

 

The Scientists

November 17, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm at Union Hall

Comedians and “scientists” Madelyn Freed (The Annoyance) and Blythe Roberson (New Yorker, The Onion) investigate a new scientific topic each month. From AI to romantic attraction to body decomposition, Madelyn and Blythe give an hour-long lecture with help from NYC’s funniest comedians. At the end of every show, they bring out an actual scientific authority to pester with questions and to tell them where they went wrong.
Buy Tickets - $10

 

Pulitzer Surprises

November 17, 2017
Doors: 9:45 pm / Show: 10:00 pm at Union Hall

According to the Pulitzer website, anyone can nominate anything for a Pulitzer Prize and Pulitzer Surprises takes advantage of that horrible idea. Our favorite comedians perform their submission for a Pulitzer! Then we interview a real-life Pulitzer Prize winner who has actually done something good. At the end of the show the audience will cast their vote on who deserves a Pulitzer, and then we will really submit it for a Pulitzer Prize. That winner walks away a “Pulitzer Prize Entrant.”
Buy Tickets - $10

 

Book Club: A Comedy Show

November 18, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm at Union Hall

Book Club is a comedy variety show where hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion), along with some of NYC’s best comedians, read the books so you don’t have to.
Buy Tickets - $10

 

BRIC Media Talks: Pillow Talk – The Personal in Podcasting

November 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at BRIC House Stoop FREE w/ RSVP

Brooklyn Free Speech presents a panel of podcasting hosts and producers who will share insight into the struggles and triumphs of sharing personal details over an intimate medium.
As a medium, podcasting opens up many options for independent expression. But what are the risks and obstacles of sharing personal and intimate details with a growing audience? And does podcasting present a new route for personal and documentary storytelling? Brooklyn Free Speech presents this Media Talks featuring producers and hosts from public radio and independent productions who will share their insights within this burgeoning medium.
 
Speakers include: Andrea Silenzi,  Giulia Rozzi and Will Miles,  Lu Olkowski
Get Tickets - FREE

 

Las Culturistas LIVE: I don’t think so, honey!

November 18, 2017
Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm at The Bell House

The Best Podcasts of 2017 – Esquire
 
“Addictively bitchy.” –TimeOut New York
 
“Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers are fucking culture warriors and we don’t deserve them.”
-Guy Branum, Pop Rocket
 
Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Honey, come and get your life.
Buy Tickets - $20

 

Who? Weekly – LIVE

November 19, 2017
Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm at The Bell House

American podcast hosts Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger will be flaunting their good form and slim pins at an upcoming live show. Sources claim the show will feature special guests, fun games, and everything you need to know about the celebrities you don’t
Buy Tickets - $15

 

Good Christian Fun

November 19, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm at The Bell House

Good Christian Fun is a podcast delving into the strange upside-down world of Christian pop culture. Hosts Kevin T. Porter and Caroline Ely are your tour guides through the weird and hilarious landscape of faith-based entertainment. A show for atheists and believers alike, all are welcome to come have a little good Christian fun. (Don’t worry, they’re not gonna make you go to church)
For their inaugural live show at the beautiful Bell House, they will be discussing the hit Christian movie God’s Not Dead. Expect a riveting show full of special guests, music, sound, working lights, plugged in microphones, and a mandatory conversion at the end of the service I MEAN SHOW.
Buy Tickets - $15