3rd Annual SMG Podcast Marathon – Press Release

Sept 13, 2017 | Press Release 2017

Contact: Robert Southgate

Tel(847) 975-9147


Fax(630) 283-0540





Elgin, IL Sept 13, 2017 – Southgate Media Group is holding it’s third annual podcast marathon live at the Blue Box Café in Elgin, IL.  The marathon will be 13 hours long, featuring 20+ shows covering a wide variety of topics starting at 8am and running until 9pm.  Topics range from geek news to feminist TV, from Harry Potter to food, and also movies, gaming, horror , and more.  New to this year’s line up is long time fan favorite Mugglecast, TV herstory, and Caffeinated Comics, plus some popular shows from Southgate Media Group’s network of indie podcasts. 

“We are so excited to bring back the SMG Podcast Marathon for it’s third year.  As much work as this is, we excited look forward to the marathon each year.  There is nothing better than indie podcasts performed live with great food and coffee,” said Rob Southgate, co-founder and executive director of the SMG Podcast Marathon.

Martha and Rob, along with the Blue Box Café, have organized a 13 hour podcast marathon that will include not only podcasts from Southgate Media Group but also other podcasts that are based in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

As always, the focus of the marathon is to shine a light on indie podcasts, celebreate creativity, and to create a diverse, all inclusive safe place to geek out about one’s passions.

The Southgate Media Group Podcast Marathon will be held on October 7th, 2017 from 8 am to 9pm at the Blue Box Café in Elgin, IL.



DATE: October 7, 2017

WHERE: The Blue Box Café, 176 E Chicago St, Elgin IL

TIME: 8am to 9PM CST

TICKETS: Free with a $10 suggested donation


COMPLETE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

8:00     Opening Ceremonies

8:30     Too Much Scrolling

9:00     Too Much Scrolling

9:30     MuggleCast

10:00   There Are Four Lights

10:30   Tales by the Blue Light

11:00   Pop Culture Countdown

11:30   What’s Molly Makin’

12:00   Masks of Nyarlathotep

12:30   Masks of Nyarlathotep

1:00     The League of Geekz

1:30     Tales by the Blue Light

2:00     Reel Idiots

2:30     Advanced TV Herstory

3:00     The Nerd’s Domain Podcast

3:30     The League of Geekz Toy Box

4:00     Movie Buff Game Show

4:30.    Bachelor Universe

5:00     This Week in Geek

5:30     Tales by the Blue Light

6:00     The League of Geekz 31 Days of Horror

6:30     Caffeinated Comics

7:00     Music Under Glass featuring Time Crash   

7:30     Coo Coo For Who       

8:00     Trivia Mayhem

8:30     Trivia Mayhem/Closing


About Southgate Media Group

Southgate Media Group hosts close to 100 podcasts, a number of blogs, does live shows, and has a growing YouTube channel featuring vlogs and original content. 

They can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and most other podcast directories as well as on YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch and Periscope.  All episodes and more can be found at the website www.southgatemediagroup.com.

To schedule an interview with Rob Southgate or any of the podasters, please contact Rob Southgate at (847) 975-9147 or email Rob at southgatemediagroup@gmail.com