November 9th

5 Keys to Building a Narrative Across Platforms

How do you tell a compelling story in many different media? In this Masterclass, author and award-winning Los Angeles Times journalist Christopher Goffard shares the five key elements of narrative journalism he put into making his smash-hit podcast.

Women and Non-Binary People in Podcasting

Despite its growth, podcasting continues to struggle with diversity; often women, people of colour, LGBTQ2S and non-binary people do not see themselves represented as podcasters. Featuring a panel of diverse podcasters in Vancouver who are making the medium their own this session will discuss the role women and non-binary people are playing in transforming this emerging medium.

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Podcasting in Community: Shut Up and Listen

Join podcasters Ryan McMahon (Thunder Bay, Red Man Laughing), Lisa Hale and Garth Mullins (Crackdown) in conversation as they bring you behind the scenes of the making of their hit podcasts to share insight into the challenges, rewards, and learnings from immersive documentary podcast making in underrepresented communities in Canada.

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Sensitive people are all around you: taking in information, feeling deeply, and honing in on the energies of others. In this episode, Nic and Lala open up about emotional and physical sensitivity and explore how an achilles heel can become a powerful resource.

Listening Party

As podcasts become more popular, creators are looking for new ways to create a unique sound. How do you create a soundscape that challenges, tantalizes, and excites your listeners?

Started From the Bottom, Now I’m Here

Local podcasting luminary Mike Browne of Dark Poutine shares insights from his journey from podcasting as a hobby in his spare room to making one of the most listened to podcasts in Canada.

Fear of Science vs. This is VANCOLOUR

Jeff Porter and Daniel Chai from The Fear of Science and Mo Amir from This is VANCOLOUR will be talking with comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries about what scares people about the city of Vancouver. We will attempt to pick apart why people call Vancouver "No Fun City" and why people are hesitant to move or stay in the city. 

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Let's Talk About Podcasting - Second Presentation

What is a podcast? How do you start recording your own? What happens after you've recorded one?

7 Things You Need to Know to Produce a Scripted Fiction Podcast

You want to make a fiction podcast? Veteran podcast producer Chris Kelly shares with you production hacks, workflows, and techniques you must know to not hate yourself when it comes time to record.

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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Creator Meet Up

Wind down after our Masterclass series at this Happy Hour event, open to all podcast creators attending the festival.

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Red Man Laughing


A live comedy variety show featuring conversations, explorations & investigations into the collision between Indian Country & the mainstream.

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10:00pm - 11:00pm
Dark Poutine


Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History is a weekly podcast covering mostly Canadian true crimes, dark history and other creepy topics — some of which may be in danger of being lost to history.