Women in Podcasting Festival – Press Release

Sept 13, 2018 | Press Release 2018

 

Contact: Robert Southgate                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PR & Marketing Manager                                                                                                                   

Tel  (847) 975-9147

southgatemediagroup@gmail.com

 

SOUTHGATE MEDIA GROUP IS HOLDING THEFIRST ANNUAL WOMEN IN PODCASTING FESTIVAL, TO BE HELD OCTOBER 6, 2018 

 

(Chicago) Southgate Media Groupis hosting the first annual Women in Podcasting Festival(WiP) to celebrating the unique voices, perspectives, and creativity of women who podcast.  The festival will be at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 October 6, 2018.

 The Women in Podcasting Festivalwill include a keynote, and will be hosted by, Martha W Southgate, Co-Founder of WiP and Southgate Media Group.  The festival line-up includes the podcasts Some Would Say, Queen Quaymo, The Icky Lousy Junky Life Showdown, Thank Me Later, The Uh-Oh Feeling, Read Between the Lines, Popcorn Psychology, The Five(ish) Fangirls, Podcast Envy, The Sonshine State, andImpress Me with Music.  

The opportunity to podcast is blind to gender, race, religion, status, or any of the many dividers separating our society.  Podcasting gives voice to all.  Podcasting can be a tool of empowerment for those who have felt silenced.  The Women in Podcasting Festival is not about women’s issues or feminism, it is about celebrating the unique voices, perspectives, and creativity of women who podcast. The shows featured will have various genders performing at the festival, yet the primary host of each show must identify as female.  The topics of the podcasts on stage will be wide ranging and a representation of varied interests that all people have. southgatemediagroup.com/wipfestival

“The Women in Podcasting Festival is about empowering women to use their voices to change the world. Every time we share our stories, our opinions, and our thoughts, we are helping to change the narrative that so often tells us to stay quiet,” said keynote and WiP Co-founder Martha W Southgate.

“One of the tenants of our network is to have 50% women hosts on our podcasts.  We want our shows to reflect society, not simply be a bunch of guys with mics.  We’ve wanted to hold this festival since we started in 2014 and we finally feel that we’re ready to do it right.  This festival is a celebration of women creating awesome content and the diversity of topics that they cover so well,” said WiP co-founder Robert Southgate.

The festival will run October 6, 2018 Saturday starting at 10am and will end at 4pm at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613.All tickets are $25.  

 

TITLE:                                                WOMEN IN PODCASTING FESTIVAL

KEYNOTE/HOST:                             Martha W Southgate

PRODUCED BY:                               Robert Southgate

VENUE:                                             Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613  PERFORMANCE TIMES:                  Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10am until 4 pm

TICKETS:                                          $25, on sale now via Eventbrite.com                 

 

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 other original content.  

They can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and most other podcast directories as well as on YouTube. 

All episodes and more can be found at the website www.southgatemediagroup.com.

 

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COMPLETE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

10:00  Keynote - Martha W Southgate

10:30   Sonshine State

11:00   Impress Me With Music

11:30   Five(ish) Fan Girls

12:00   Podcast Envy

12:30   The Uh-Oh Feeling

1:00     Some Would Say

1:30     Read Between the Lines

2:00    Thank Me Later

2:30     Popcorn Psychology

3:00     Queen Quaymo

3:30     Icky Lousy Junkie Life Showdown

4:00     Final Thoughts

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

 

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