Online

Between November 18-22, you will be able to watch all our 2020 programming from the comfort of your own home.

If you would like to know more about the technology required, please see our Eventive FAQ page.

Go to our online festival by visiting https://vanpodfest2020.eventive.org/

Pop Chat logo over a colourful background

Host Elamin Abdelmahmoud and the Pop Chat panel invite you in to the group chat to help make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet.

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Brainwashed text over a wide open eyeball.

Brainwashed is a multi-part investigation into MKUltra in Montreal — how the CIA and Canadian government funded secret experiments to find out whether people’s brains could be rewired and controlled.

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Hands holding wineglasses, toasting in celebration

Join hosts Hannah McGregor (Witch, PleaseSecret Feminist Agenda) and Andrea Warner (Pop ChatPop This!) for a lively and interactive happy hour meet-up. Share your own podcasts, chat with like-minded folks in break-out rooms, or just watch your delightful hosts virtually toast each other.

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Headshots of Sandy Hudson & Nora Loreto, wiht their podcast logo in blue and yellow.

Sandy Hudson and Nora Loreto’s podcast is required listening. Every week they talk politics, radical social change, what's currently wrong with the Left and what must happen to make it right. In this event, the co-hosts will discuss the outcome of the American presidential election, its impact on Canada, and where we all go next.

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Illuminated dollar signs on a black background

Can podcasts make money? Do you have to sign up with a big network, or can you do it on your own? Lauren Bercovitch and Chris Kelly host a workshop looking at different ways to monetize your podcast, and demonstrate that making money from your podcast doesn’t have to be hard.

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A computer screen with audio editing software, next to a microphone

Many current events podcasts are structured with narrative framework in mind, and employ strategies used by fiction podcasts to tell real life stories. How do they pull it off? What roadblocks arise? And when do the lines of journalism become blurred?

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A closeup of a microphone on an empty stage

British Columbia podcasters are given the opportunity to get feedback on their best podcast show pitch from Executive Producers at some of the biggest podcast networks around, including CBC Podcasts, TELUS STORYHIVE, and Canadaland.

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The interior of a modern audio recording studio

VanPodFest gathers a group of high-level producers to talk about the challenges of producing podcasts virtually. What are their best practices? What kind of studio setup do they recommend at home? How do you get a good performance from your hosts? Find out how to produce a studio-quality podcast in the comfort of your own home.

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A spacious and light filled modern library

Join a group podcasters working at the intersections of libraries, archives, activism, and community organizing to discuss why podcasting is the perfect medium to democratize access to information and politicize how we share knowledge.

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