The Verge is worked up to announce that Scorching Pod Summit — our invite-only occasion for creators, decision-makers, and trendsetters within the audio business — is returning to Wythe Lodge in Brooklyn. On February twenty third, we’ll be holding a day-long summit of panels, conversations, and interactive programming exploring the newest developments in podcasting, audiobooks, and extra. The occasion can be led by Ariel Shapiro, Scorching Pod’s lead author, and have appearances from Nicholas Quah, creator of Vulture’s 1.5x Pace publication and the founding father of Scorching Pod, and Nilay Patel, editor-in-chief of The Verge.
We’re thrilled to as soon as once more be partnering with the unimaginable crew at work x work to provide the occasion. Scorching Pod Summit is a part of work x work’s On Air Fest, the premier cultural occasion for audio creatives and impressed listeners. This yr’s artistic pageant is being held February twenty third–twenty fifth at Wythe Lodge in Brooklyn, that includes Audie Cornish, Kara Swisher, Talib Kweli, Krista Tippett, John Cameron Mitchell, Craig Finn, Kevin Morby and particular classes with Audible, Paramount, Subject Studios, Simplecast, Stitcher, Pushkin and Vox Media Podcast Community and extra. You possibly can be taught extra and purchase single and two-day tickets at www.onairfest.com. Plus, On Air is internet hosting the first-ever podcast fan expertise with exhibitions and immersive rooms by Radiolab, On Being, My Favourite Homicide and extra. The Podcast Expertise runs all day February twenty third–twenty sixth. Tickets can be found at www.experiencepodcasts.com.
Scorching Pod author Ariel Shapiro sits down with consultants within the audiobook business to debate the alternatives forward as main audio platforms embrace longform tales and writing in a giant approach. Nir Zicherman, Spotify’s international head of audiobooks, Dan Zitt, senior vp of content material manufacturing at Penguin Random Home Audio, and Gretchen Rubin, creator of The Happiness Venture and host of the Happier podcast, be part of Shapiro to share what the audiobook explosion appears to be like like from throughout the business.
1.5x Pace author Nicholas Quah sits down with Rococo Punch co-founder John Perotti to debate the place narrative podcasts are headed as a enterprise in 2023 and past. As Quah wrote in a current column surveying a whole lot of individuals within the podcast business about their predictions for the yr, “There was fairly a little bit of concern in regards to the longer-term viability of the limited-run narrative sequence with a number of folks arguing that the present ad-driven economics behind the format merely can not maintain.” So what may a sustainable enterprise mannequin appear like — and is there one on the market in any respect?
Decoder host and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel will sit down with Conal Byrne, iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group CEO, for a reside recorded interview to debate iHeartMedia’s expansive podcast community, competing within the crowded digital advert market, and the place the radio big is headed subsequent. Decoder is a weekly podcast from The Verge that asks executives, innovators, and policymakers how they make selections and the place their industries are headed. You possibly can tune in right here.