It’s time to walk the Podcast Movement stage for PMx, Ignite and more!

Greetings PM Family,

Congratulations to all of the recent graduates represented in this community, and beyond! As you know, graduations happen after the successful completion of a course of study. Graduates traditionally take the stage as a part of their commencement ceremony, to be honored in front of those in attendance.

Podcast Movement does not offer a diploma, per se, but our community does have “students” of various niches in podcasting, who will take the stage in a few short weeks at PM18 in Philadelphia!

PMx Competition – Speaker Announcement

As has been the tradition since PM15, the first folks to take the stage and speak at Podcast Movement will be our PMx Competition participants. PMx offers a chance to fellow PM attendees to take the stage, give a 15 minute TED-like talk, and compete for a chance to take the main stage at the following year’s Podcast Movement.

The emcee for this year’s event is Addy Saucedo. Addy is well-respected in the podcast community, and is the author of the Podcast Planner. We are proud to announce the speakers for this year’s competition:

Andrea Gage – The Boundary Spectrum
Andy Wang – Inspired Money
Anthony Fasano – Engineering Management Institute
Calvin Hicks – The Calvin Hicks Show
Clay Groves – Fish Nerds
David Quinones – Bird Road
Delanda Coleman – Teams on Air by Microsoft
Dr. Sharon Jones – Lady Tech Charmers
Jeni Wren Stottrup – Gritty Birds
Lori Rochino – Simply Designed Life Podcast
Megan Dougherty – One Stone Creative
Reyna S. Walters-Morgan (aka Queen Simone) – Travel Quips Podcast
Rick Clemons – Life Uncloseted

Make sure to mark your calendars to check out the entire competition on Monday, July 23, and the winner announcement at the Hall of Fame Ceremony on Tuesday, July 24.

Last call for speakers at Ignite

You are in luck if you are still looking for an opportunity to be like a graduate, and take the stage at Podcast Movement. The speaker submission process is still open for Ignite!

Ignite is a unique speaking event on Monday evening, July 23 where a series of speakers get on stage for five minutes each to share a Spark. A Spark is a 5-minute talk that consists of 20 slides. Each slide is on a 15-second auto advance. Ready or not, the next slide is on the way!

Each Spark is designed to educate and entertain. You, the attendees of Podcast Movement, vote and choose who gets on stage! Each speaker learns the rules, submits a topic, and then you vote for your favorites. The top voted speakers make it on the main Podcast Movement stage for Ignite! But the real winners are those who show up, enjoy the Sparks – and maybe a drink ticket – at Podcast Movement.

Thanks to Veritone One for making Ignite possible, and for giving you the opportunity to submit your presentation here.

Get a Podcast Makeover at PM18 from Radio Broadcasting Legends!

Graduates always look great in their caps and gowns. Your podcast can look and sound great with some help from top broadcast professionals!

We announced last week that Jacobs Media is partnering with Podcast Movement once again, this year for a 2 day Broadcasters Meet Podcasters track (Sponsored by Beasley Media Group)! One of the sessions on this special track allows attendees to apply to have a critique of their show from some of the best in the business.

The panel of broadcasting experts includes:

Kerri Hoffman – CEO of PRX
Kristen Meinzer – Director of Nonfiction Programming at Panoply
Marissa Magnatta – Producer of the Preston and Steve show on 93.3 WMMR, Philadelphia
Steve Morrison – Co-host of the Preston and Steve show on 93.3 WMMR, Philadelphia
Seth Resler – Digital Dot Connector, Jacobs Media

This is an incredible opportunity for PM attendees! We strongly encourage you to take advantage and apply here.


Don’t be the only one in class who misses it…

We know what you’re thinking. Graduations are long, boring, and all you do is kill time until you cheer the one person you know when their name is called. Podcast Movement is not like THAT kind of graduation. Think of it more like one where you know EVERYONE walking the stage, and all your friends are there to cheer with you. Yea, it’s kind of like that!



VALEDICTORIAN: PM family member Bill Nowicki was featured in the Marietta Daily Journal for his podcast Marietta Stories which focuses on capturing local stories in this Atlanta suburb.

DIPLOMA: PM alumni (and 2018 speaker) Hernan Lopez was featured by, discussing his mission to bring a new era of storytelling to podcasts

WITH HONORS: Huge congratulations are in order for PM Family member Chel Hamilton. Chel is the host of the award winning Meditation Minis podcast. Her show hit the 10 million download mark recently! Way to go Chel!

SIGN THE YEARBOOK: Please feel free to share your latest podcast episode with the community here.

Graduations are an exciting milestone! They spark hope for the future and invite graduates to dream big. Podcasting has a similar effect. Your episodes have the power to encourage, inspire, entertain, educate, build community and so much more. We love the work that you are doing in order to share your voice with the world.

We aim to help you to continue doing this work in the most impactful ways possible. Like graduates, we celebrate you and the opportunities that will develop from your tireless efforts to podcast!

We are proud of you,
Team PM18

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

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