Best Festival podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Brody Stevens is a whirlwind of comedic talent. Join Brody as he assesses his life and moves forward to a future of POSITIVE ENERGY! Yes!
 
Twice monthly music and entertainment from Renaissance festivals with Celtic music, Irish folk music, Scottish bagpipes, English folk, Gypsy music, Pirate, Sea Shanty, Renaissance music, and comedy from groups performing this week at a faire near you.
 
#SydneyWritersFestival is Australia's largest celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Every year, we bring together the world's best authors, leading public intellectuals, scientists, journalists and more.Subscribe to this channel for exclusive talks from some of our biggest events.
 
Welcome to the Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Extra Time for Questions Podcast. Festival of the Spoken Nerd is a celebration of science, comedy, music, maths and unashamed geekiness. It's a variety show for the fearlessly inquisitive: artists, scientists, comedy fans, and anyone in between. It's hosted by three of London's best (and nerdiest) performers, who have all appeared as guests on BBC television and radio - musical comedian and physics graduate Helen Arney, stand-up mathematician and F ...
 
The Cambridge Festival of Ideas is an annual event which takes place every autumn, open to and aimed at the general public. The Guardian is the festival's national media partner. A series of talks take place every evening, which are recorded and made available for download on the Culture section of the Guardian website
 
The show covers the world film festivals, indie film makers, producers, actors, along with TV personalities.
 
Sparky chatter and peformances from top comedians, plus insightful analysis from Guardian critics. Featuring the best acts rom the Edinburgh Festival 2009. Recorded live every day at the Gilded Balloon, hosted by Miles Jupp and featuring last year's if.comedy best newcomer Sarah Millican
 
The Bawdy side of the Renaissance Festival.
 
A weekly podcast from comedian Chris Lamberth.
 
What has evolution got to do with us? Bringing some of the world's top minds to Cambridge, the DarwinFestival celebrates the enduring influence of Darwin's ideas 150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, the bookthat rewrote the way we see the world.
 
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Boom Festival
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http://www.boomfestival.orgBoom sees itself as amplifier and a converter of concepts and we take that responsibility dearly in every single step we plan. Within this vast “ocean” of consciousness Boom is a lighthouse of sanity, ethic responsibility and a building block for the future to come.
 
Brody Stevens is here to talk sports, apple cider vinegar, positive push, being from the valley, and comedy. Yes! Enjoy it!
 
Podcast by Christopher Holland
 
WNYC is partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival for the second year in a row to bring exclusive recordings of panels, discussions and interviews straight to your podcast feed. Hear conversations about the festival’s selected films, as well as the entertainment industry at large, with such luminary voices as George Lucas, Courtney Love, and Christopher Nolan. Find the full selection of talks here, along with 2014’s panels, and subscribe to the podcast to hear them all.
 
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2d Festival Podcast
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The Sydney Comedy Festival is Sydney's biggest annual comedy event. 85000 people will go see the biggest international stars & the most promising new talent. Kyran Wheatley is going to try to interview them all - the comedians obviously, not the punters. SUBSCRIBE!
 
Podcast by Auckland Writers Festival
 
The Texas Tribune Festival is an innovative and engaging three-day event for people who are passionate about the issues that affect all Texans. Each year, the Festival brings together some of the biggest names in politics to explore the state’s — and nation’s — most pressing issues.
 
Film Festival Hacks Podcast pulls back the curtain on the mysterious world of film festivals and explores the festival circuit from both sides of the badge. Hosts Alex Ferrari (www.indiefilmhustle.com) is an award winning filmmaker with nearly 600 international film festivals under his belt. He’s joined by Chris Holland (www.filmfestivalsecrets.com), author of Film Festival Secrets: A Handbook for Independent Filmmakers who has worked closely with more than 200 film festivals including Sunda ...
 
The Calgary Folk Music Festival (CFMF) podcast series is a half hour, bi-weekly broadcast dedicated to telling the story of folk festival artists, staff, volunteers, society members and staff. The podcast series brings together the music and stories of musicians the festival has featured in its last 30 years with an emphasis on shared experiences and collaborations. Podcasts will also focus on artists who are performing in our concert series and upcoming festival as well as highlighting musi ...
 
Listen to a collection of some of the best shows live from Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, including The UK Pun Championship, Comedy Blind Date and Leicester's Funny Side.
 
It's the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast A bi-weekly show where The Festival Lawyer (AKA Cameron Bowman) and DJ Lazer Beahm (AKA Jason Beahm) discuss legal topics and trends surrounding the festival and nightlife communities. "What do I do if a police officer wants to search my bag?" "When do the police need a search warrant to search my car?" "If my friend is having a bad trip and I take her to the medical tent, will I get arrested?" Got a question? Ask The Festival Lawyer!
 
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Festival SoundBites
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Get closer to the Edinburgh International Festival with FestivalSoundBites from sinfinimusic.com. Explore the music with introductions, interviews and clips from the artists involved.
 
24 September to 7 October
 
Every year in June, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas bring together a diverse group of artists, writers, thinkers and world leaders to discuss the most pressing issues in art, society, politics and the environment. Every other week through out the year we share with our web audience our featured broadcasts of these events. Our eclectic program offers a mix of serious, controversial, and whimsical topics, all designed to inspire new ways of thinking.
 
The Boston Comedy Festival aspires to be the best multi-day comedy event in New England. This four-day event is committed to bringing the New England community together through both live and filmed comedy. The festival promotes smiles, laughter, and an all-around good time through its display of comedic performance. The Boston Comedy Festival Podcast is hosted by Boston Comedian Jim McCue who talks shop with top comedians from around the world.
 
The Australian Catholic Youth Festival was held from 5-7 December 2013 in Melbourne. It is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, providing young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia.Xt3.com recorded some of the workshops from the 2013 ACYF so you can listen to the great Catholic con ...
 
This is where we chronicle LSFF
 
HayFestivals.org Podcasts from our Festivals around the world
 
Johnny Vegas gives his tips for the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival all in aid of Comic Relief
 
Scarlot Harlot coined the term "sex work" in the late 70s. Documenting the Bay Area's multicultural and sexually diverse political and artistic communities, Scarlot Harlot explores the Bay Area's historic cultural and artistic underground from an irreverent and intimate point of view. In a time when mainstream media has become a mouthpiece for corporate interests in America, Scarlot Harlot provides a fresh, irreverent perspective.
 
Six bicycle tours by leading experts in architecture, design and the built environment, part of the 2010 London Festival of Architecture. Maps are available for self-guided tours.
 
Work in Progress is the new Sydney Writers’ Festival podcast to help you discover some of the most interesting writers in the world. Featuring candid conversations with authors throughout the year, this series gives you insight into what goes on behind the scenes. We’ll be looking at how and why writers do what they do, with some essential reading recommendations for good measure. Recorded with our Artistic Director, Jemma Birrell, in cafes and bookshops across Sydney, Australia and elsewher ...
 
Inspiring interviews and live music with international Celtic musicians at the 2017 National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, Victoria, Australia. Produced by Michelle Herbison and Mischa Herman in partnership with the festival.
 
Between audio books? Curious about the writers themselves? Listen to full-length sessions from the Bay Area Book Festival, where readers and writers meet each year in Berkeley, CA, to engage with their favorite authors, including Pulitzer Prize winners, chefs, and activists, to discuss writing, race, love, mystery, and more.
 
We welcome you back onto the forest floor, to reunite in ritual. You are the chosen ones. The universe is a song and Life is its dance,Every atom in constant rhythmic motion.Mankind however, resonates at its own frequency,Dictated by the ticking of the clock, lost in the chaos...But the music calls to him once more...The tribe who has forgotten its roots is awakened by the chanting,An ancient calling, a desire to return to the Jungle.To be moved by the sound of cosmos,and tune in to the grea ...
 
Dún Laoghaire, South Dublin, Ireland has a remarkable literary heritage which includes James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, as well as a host of historical and contemporary authors. In recognition of this, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council held the inaugural Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival in September 2009.
 
Meet The Artists is an annual series of interviews with the filmmakers in the competitive categories of the Sundance Film Festival
 
The Vulture Festival Podcast, features the interviews and panel discussions from the 2016 Vulture Festival, held May 21st & 22nd in New York City.
 
Auckland Writers Festival is New Zealand’s premiere festival of books and ideas, delivering a vibrant programme of events each May. The world’s writers and thinkers explore ideas, share stories, debate issues, perform, entertain crowds and generate brilliant conversations about fiction, non-fiction, science, economics, politics, music, the media, film, art, history, poetry, religion and much more Subscribe to this channel for exclusive talks from some of our biggest events.
 
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Come hear how writers dream up, and then capture on the page, entirely new people who are exceptionally complicated. With the support of the Norway House Foundation, NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco.
 
Brody talks about numbers, connections, Illuminati types, chew your food, we call Brody's mom, and we play some soundFX theater. Enjoy it!
 
One of the Bay Area’s most famous activists talks with a movement insider on the history and future of activism. How have past movements used disruptive tactics to catalyze change? Is there hope in the dark, and how do we act on it? Sponsored by UC Berkeley Arts + Design.
 
This smart, compassionate woman — who arrived in this country as a near-penniless immigrant student and became one of the founding board members of Salesforce — gives other smart women the tools they need to win. Sponsored by Strong Legacy Planning.
 
As women across the world make their painful experiences visible, men have begun to grapple with how the masculine identity shapes the power imbalance.
 
Chris sits down with comedian J-L Cauvin. They talk about open world video games, disrespectful audience members, and his latest album Thots & Prayers. Website: JLCauvin.com J-L’s YouTube Channel ChrisLamberth.com Twitter: @JLCauvin @MundaneFestival @ChrisLamberth Buy Thots & Prayers: Amazon CDBaby Patreon: Mundane Festival Email: mundanefestiv ...…
 
Brody talks to comedian Paul Elia about pronunciation, Catholicism, street fights, showcasing, 23 and Me, Shaq's free throws, the homeless, and being nice guys. Enjoy it!
 
There it is again is testament to the versatility of Don Watson, one of Australia’s most respected writers. This cross-section of his work covers subjects ranging from birds to love letters, imagined apologies, meaningless corporate-speak and Anzac Day. Kerry O’Brien sits with the loquacious former political speechwriter and historian, who beli ...…
 
Nina LaCour’s characters look a lot like her readers. This awardwinning author has devoted her life to young adults: first as a teacher, then as a writer. Her new novel “We Are Okay” deals with trauma, isolation, coping and change.
 
Maria Tumarkin is one of Australia’s most inventive and important non-fiction voices. Her latest book, Axiomatic, is her most pioneering yet. Part reportage, part philosophical meditation and part storytelling, it interrogates conventional wisdom about the role of the past in shaping the present. Previously nominated for the New South Wales Pre ...…
 
Writers shoulder a responsibility as voices for their time. Faculty members from CCA’s MFA in Writing program, spanning travel, memoir, fiction and poetry, interrogate the role of creative practice in the 21st century. Sponsored by the California College of Arts MFA in Writing Program.
 
Variously described as macabre, erotic, comic and caustic, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties has become a literary sensation since its release. Blending science fiction, queer theory and horror, the provocative short story collection maps the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. Carmen talks to ...…
 
Brody talks about the #metoo movement, air conditioning, Jimmy Kimmel, we call Brody's mom, we call Eric Oligny, and we play The Baseball card game. Enjoy it!
 
VISIT OUR SPONSORS: Louisiana Renaissance Festival Renaissance Magazine SONGS Sunset's Gold performed by Tania Opland and Mike Freeman from Sunset's Gold Risin' of the Moon performed by Terry Griffith from Songs From The Pub The Moat Tel Me Ma performed by Flying Fish Sailors from Remant Stew Pull Down Below performed by Bounding Main from Krac ...…
 
Greg Sarris’s book, “How a Mountain Was Made,” mythologizes the Northern California landscape with Native stories — fables with universal resonance and beauty. Sponsored by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
 
Chris talks about Tiger Woods, buying sneakers, and Mac Miller. Website: ChrisLamberth.com Twitter: @MundaneFestival @ChrisLamberth Patreon: Mundane Festival Email: mundanefestivalpod@gmail.com
 
What is the role of creative political resistance in a time of ascendant fascism? From the elegy to the love poem, from the individual to the collective, these poets will explore how words give us strength.
 
A new generation of female authors holds in their hands the future of speculative fiction. With the support of Zoetic Press, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco.
 
In Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, award-winning journalist and former BBC reporter Angela Saini sets out to understand exactly what differences do or don’t exist in how men and women think and feel. She examines everything from how science excluded women in the Enlightenment to the neurosexism of scientific research today, and overturns ...…
 
Brody talks about brain fog, male cheerleaders, kneeling for the anthem, rising above it, managing in baseball, we call Eric Oligny, and we play The Baseball Card game (Eric vs Aaron). Enjoy it!
 
Life on the Ground Floor is emergency room physician and bestselling author James Maskalyk’s gripping memoir of time spent between a resource-poor hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and a trauma centre in Toronto, Canada. Reminiscent of the works of Atul Gawande and Henry Marsh, this masterfully written account reflects on the grief, laughter, ...…
 
These authors — an eminent historian, an attorney and critical race scholar and a mixed-race lawyer — explore race and the deep origins and expressions of racism in this country.
 
From Thailand to Vietnam and from there to Cambodja and further away, exploring Asia's vast psychedelic scene, clearly influenced by the sounds of the West brought over by soldiers and mass media and crossed with local sounds and scenes - resulting in a unique flavour that has conquered the attention of a devoted international scene made of djs ...…
 
Chris talks about getting tires, good hot sauce, and using Lyft for the first time. Website: ChrisLamberth.com Twitter: @MundaneFestival @ChrisLamberth Patreon: Mundane Festival Email: mundanefestivalpod@gmail.com
 
The best travel writing is about exploration of “the other” and an embrace of this new terrain into self and one’s understanding of the greater world. These writers explore the concept of “place” from very different perspectives.
 
Award-winning author Ceridwen Dovey’s In the Garden of the Fugitives is a gripping novel about obsession, guilt and the power of the past to possess the present. It follows the story of Vita, who receives an email from her old benefactor, Royce, almost 20 years after she forbade him to contact her. What unfolds is a masterwork of duplicity and ...…
 
Brody talks about Seattle, censorship, we call Eric Oligny, we play a little echo chamber, we play sound FX theater, we call Brody's mom, and Brenton Biddlecombe pops in. Enjoy it!
 
VISIT OUR SPONSORS: Louisiana Renaissance Festival Renaissance Magazine SONGS Raise the Black performed by Musical Blades from Raise the Black Simple Gets performed by Pyrates Royale from Tales of the Brigantine You and Me and the Devil Make Three performed by Ye Banished Privateers from The Legend of Libertalia Man the Pumps performed by Aleso ...…
 
This festival favorite and former U.S. Poet Laureate will teach you everything he knows about being a poet on the move. While his new book is technically for kids, anyone can learn to jabberwalk! With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
 
Disparity in wages and opportunity between the rich and the rest of us has grown rapidly in the U.S.; what are the causes and consequences? With support from the Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation.
 
Which book are you ashamed of loving? Which do you reread when you’re in a reading slump? What have you always meant to read but now suspect you never will? Beloved journalist Annabel Crabb hosts BooKwiz, unmasking the guilty literary pleasures and reading habits of ABC 7.30’s Leigh Sales, Conversations presenter Richard Fidler, composer, comed ...…
 
Sarah Krasnostein spent four years researching the life of trauma cleaner Sandra Pankhurst, visiting squalid homes and watching her bring order and care to her client’s lives. Sarah discovered that Sandra has lived many lives: neglected foster child, husband and father, drag queen, gender confirmation patient, sex worker and trophy wife. The aw ...…
 
Brody welcomes All Things Comedy podcaster and comic Jayson Thibault (Punch Drunk Sports, 92.7 The Pod) and comic Lucas Hirl to talk about his meds, trolls, riding the wave of mania, Chris Hardwick, The Comedy Store, and we play The Baseball Card Game. Enjoy it!
 
Post punk rocker (formerly of the feminist cult band The Slits) comes to us from the UK to confront questions of feminism, family and inevitable death with her trademark raw, intimate, vulnerable style. Legendary rock critic Greil Marcus interviews.
 
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Chris sits down with musician Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange. They talk about growth, maintaining your essence, and getting your ass kicked. Website: TheForeignExchangeMusic.com ChrisLamberth.com Twitter: @Nicolaymusic @FEOfficial @MundaneFestival @ChrisLamberth Patreon: Mundane Festival Email: mundanefestivalpod@gmail.com…
 
These writers showcase the art of writing trauma — one focusing on Native women and the other inspired by her own experience as a survivor of assault. With the support of the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley.
 
Having challenged the conventional wisdom of addiction theory in his previous book, the New York Times bestselling author Johann Hari has returned with a radical – and controversial – new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. Lost Connections took Johann everywhere from mind-blowing experiments in Baltimore to an Amish community in Indi ...…
 
What does a venture capitalist have in common with a Venetian man brought to life by Shakespeare more than 400 years ago? Our panel features experts in both economics and the Bard drawing parallels between the characters of The Merchant of Venice and the behavior of modern consumers and investors. Participants: Steve Mentz (moderator), Erik Bla ...…
 
How do you envisage something that would be altered simply by your own observation of it? Join Quantum Physicist Michel Devoret and Visual Artist Martha W. Lewis to investigate the relationships between art and science, to discuss their collaboration, and the benefits of engaging in multidisciplinary activities. Conversation moderated by Floria ...…
 
How was Germany able to transition from the “sick man” of Europe in the 1990s into the political and economic predominance within the European Union it is today? Director of the Yale Program in European Union Studies, David Cameron, looks at what the future holds for Europe.
 
Curators play a significant role in shaping the visual dialogue of our times, in ways that are often mysterious or obscure in the minds of the museum-going public. Keely Orgeman and Justin Brown will have a conversation delving into the curatorial process, addressing a range of considerations—from logistical to political—involved in the impleme ...…
 
Brody talks about victory laps, we take a call from Tommy Godlove, positive push, we have fun with audio delays, we call Eric Oligny, and play the Baseball Card Game. Enjoy it!
 
VISIT OUR SPONSORS: Louisiana Renaissance Festival Renaissance Magazine SONGS Drowsy Maggie/Cooley’s performed by Beyond The Heather from First Things First What is a Bard! performed by Alexander Silver from The Gate Home and other tales The Moat Royal Oak performed by Jolly Rogers from Pirates Gold The Ghost of Edward Teach performed by Off Ke ...…
 
Chris sits down with actor, director, professor, and playwright Aaron Todd Douglas. They talk about educational theatre, auditions, and perseverance. Website: ChrisLamberth.com Twitter: @MundaneFestival @ChrisLamberth Patreon: Mundane Festival Email: mundanefestivalpod@gmail.com
 
These powerful rising voices are breaking new ground in Native literature. The first 100 attendees will receive an excerpt of Orange’s book, set to hit shelves in June. With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley.
 
Two eminent historians and a tribal chairman discuss the trauma visited upon Native tribes and explore the challenges and opportunities of the current moment, including Native activism. With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
 
Brody talks about tape delays, his special, we take a call from listener Sharon, Brenton Biddlecombe stops in, and we play some sound FX theater. Enjoy it!
 
Nick DiPaolo is one of the top Stand Up Comedians in the USA. If you want to see Nick my advice is to buckle up and bring your sense of humor because he will push the boundaries if you are easily offended Nick is not for you. In this interview, I talk to Nick about a killer set I saw him do at the Emerson Majestic theater on like the third year ...…
 
An informed, freewheeling discussion for aspiring and published authors and anyone curious about the state of book publishing. Panelists represent the many faces of publishing — from big house to small, university press to hybrid, traditional and non-traditional alike.
 
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