Reception, sponsored by Squarespace
Friday • 5:00 p.m. • Patio
You’ve made it, you’ve checked in. Welcome! Relax and enjoy some drinks and apps before the festivities start courtesy of our friends at Squarespace.
Friday • 7:00 p.m. • Beverly Ballroom
Comedians Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson bring you adventures in storytelling. Grab a lawn chair and a coupla cold ones. Ryan Sickler is a comedian, writer, producer and lower middle class enthusiast seen on Comedy Central and The Late Late Show. Jay Larson is a comedian, writer and creator who’s been seen on Comedy Central and Conan. He grew up middle class, but the other half of middle class.
Friday • 7:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
One of America’s most under-rated comedians, Eddie Ifft steps off the stage and into the living room of his cottage in Venice Beach to bring his unique brand of comedy to the podcasting community. Talkin’ Sh!t is the only podcast to be banned from iTunes for offensive content. Eddie brings together comedian friends, entertainers, celebrities and much more for an hour of raw, uncensored funny.
Mental Illness Happy Hour
Friday • 7:00 p.m. •Santa Monica
This thought-provoking, sometimes painful and frequently uplifting podcast features interviews with comedians, artists, friends and the occasional doctor exploring mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking. Comedian Paul Gilmartin serves as the always empathetic, reliably funny and utterly human host for the “Mental Illness Happy Hour”. If you’re interested in or affected by depression, addiction and other mental challenges, pull up a chair. You’re among friends.
Squarespace Podcast Lab
Friday • 7:00 p.m. – Midnight • Melrose
Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler
Friday • 9:00 p.m. • Beverly Ballroom
Join the beautiful and brilliantly hilarious actor, comedian, director, author, activist and ultimate guys’ girl, Aisha Tyler (Archer, Friends, Talk Soup) and her guests as they rant about stuff guys love: video games, action movies, comic books, sex, small batch spirits, bar fights, and blowing sh*t up. You’ll look forward to the weekly installments of self-inflicted wounds and “The Apologia”. Girl on Guy: Stuff. Guys. Love.
The Naughty Show
Friday • 9:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
Sam Tripoli hosts The Naughty Show – the #1 adult comedy party on the web! Weekly episodes stream live and are available in audio and video. Featuring Vicky Pezza, Gareth Reynolds and a variety of guests ranging from comedians, adult film stars, actors, writers, rock stars, rappers and crazy characters – BRING THE WOOD!!!
The World of Phil Hendrie
Friday • 9:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
Creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary—that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a disc jockey, and now hosts a live radio show aired on more than 100 stations, not to mention his much-loved podcast.
Friday • 11:00 p.m. • Beverly Ballroom
It’s a network—wait, no—it’s a podcast! It’s a podcast and a network! It’s Deathsquad! Hosted by Brian Redban, the titular podcast of the Deathsquad Podcast Network makes its debut appearance at the 2013 Los Angeles Podcast Festival. Redban is an accomplished podcaster who not only founded the Deathsquad Network, but also produces and cohosts the Joe Rogan Experience—don’t miss him!
The Cracked Podcast
Friday • 11:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Cohosts Jack O’Brien and Michael Swaim, along with an impressive roster of guests, use the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site’s content if only they’d learn to read.
Friday • 11:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
Comedian Murray Valeriano talks to top comedians like Brian Regan, Paul Provenza and Steve Agee about life on and off the road and everything that happens in between. Murray is a captivating fellow who possesses a remarkable wealth of pop culture knowledge and experience and it shines through on his popular “Road Stories” podcast, ranked “New and Notable” on Itunes.
Saturday • 12:00 p.m. • Beverly I
Profiles In Self-Obsession. Improvised, analyzed and brought to you by Drs. Jeremy Carter, PhD and Matt Gourley, PyT, with Resident Spcialists Mark McConville and Paul F. Tompkins. This little podcast was conceived in much the same way as an illegitimate child; someone scribbled something to someone on a cocktail napkin and a few months later a baby was born. The expert cast of hosts named it Superego.
The 40 Year Old Boy
Saturday • 12:00 p.m. • Beverly III
The 40 Year Old Boy is a popular podcast from the mind of comedian Mike Schmidt, who got his podcasting start on Jimmy Pardo’s famed Never Not Funny. The 40 Year Old Boy has been called, “the funniest answering machine message you’ll ever receive,” and Mike agrees… unless, of course, Paul F. Tompkins has ever called you. That guy is hilarious.
The JV Club
Saturday • 12:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
Remember what it was like to be an awkward teenager? And remember how some things haven’t really changed that much for you since then? Join Janet Varney as she explores the highs and lows of the bygone years with some of her favorite women. They’ll talk their way through the terrible teens into adult-lescence. Warning: This Podcast Contains Sincerity. This podcast is brought to you by the Nerdist.
Squarespace Podcast Lab
Saturday • 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Melrose
Panel: Sponsor Relations
Saturday • 12:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
How do you find a sponsor? And once you find one, how do you keep them happy? Having a sponsor should be a long term relationship, and this panel will show you how to do it. Moderator: Dan Benjamin (5by5 Network) Adam Sachs (Earwolf) Ally Loprete (This Little Parent Stayed Home) Ilyas Frenkel (Squarespace)
Comedy Film Nerds
Saturday • 2:00 p.m. • Beverly I
Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini are both professional, award-winning filmmakers and comedians, who have screened and spoken at film festivals all over the world, including Slamdance and Comic-Con in San Diego. They created the Comedyfilmnerds.com website and podcast to mind-meld the idea of real movie talk and real funny. And they call in all of their professionally funny and filmy friends to help them.
Saturday • 2:00 p.m. • Beverly III
Howard “Wie-Wie” Kremer and his trusty chart keeper Kulap “Ku-Ku” Vilaysack are here with the charts of the week. Learn what is hitting in music, movies and more, and learn about some of your favorite comedians with games like Chart Roulette. Zach Galifianakis, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero and Sarah Silverman are all recent guests. Expect high-energy laughs and up-to-the-minute chart talk from the Earwolf podcast network.
Saturday • 2:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
Jonah Ray has some friends over to his house to drink, listen to music, and converse….with sexy results. Ray hosts a weekly comedy show called The Meltdown with Kumail Nanjiani, which the L.A. Weekly called the best comedy show in Los Angeles. He can also be seen touring the country as a solo stand-up supporting his latest comedy record from AST Records “Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello.”
Workshop: Secrets of Libsyn
Saturday • 2:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
Join Rob Walch from Libsyn as he goes through the tips and tricks of the Libsyn podcasting platform. He’ll show you how to use the Libsyn interface, the advantage of a podcast app, and how to getting the most out everything Libsyn has to offer.
The Dana Gould Hour
Saturday • 4:00 p.m. • Beverly I
In his podcast, comedian Dana Gould takes a look at our world… through his eyes… for your benefit. Joined by fellow comedians and other interesting people—Bobcat Goldthwait, Eddie Pepitone and Blaine Capatch have all graced his mic—with a focus on the weird and the real, listen and enjoy conversation, music and monologues.
Saturday • 4:00 p.m. • Beverly II
The Dollop is a weekly podcast from comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds. Each week they pick one top from American history and explore it as much as possible. Learn about the craziest people and eras in US history.
Pop My Culture
Saturday • 4:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, and more without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics and religion. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok?
I Love Green Guide Letters
Saturday • 4:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
I Love Green Guide Letters is a comedic review of the letters to The Melbourne Age’s Thursday Green Guide Television & Radio lift-out… at least that’s what it’s meant to be. Hosted by Melbourne, Australia-based comedian, Steele Saunders.
Audible Happy Hour
Saturday • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. • Patio
Audible has not only sponsored the live stream, but also provided a happy hour to keep you… happy. Enjoy some MORE apps and drinks courtesy of Audible.com
WTF with Marc Maron
Saturday • 7:00 p.m. • Beverly Ballroom
Marc Maron’s trailblazing WTF Podcast, never far from the top of the charts, has hooked countless listeners with its unique combination of engaging vulnerability, confident swagger, excellent guests, and most of all, its peerless host. This homemade masterpiece has propelled Maron from struggling comedian to full-blown pop culture icon complete with hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers and a show on the IFC Network.
Saturday • 7:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen’s contribution to the self-indulgent podcast market, TOFOP (an acronym of Thirty Odd Foot Of Podcast) is a weekly comedy podcast honored as the number one most popular podcast in Australia, TOFOP episodes feature casual conversations between the hosts on a variety of themes including film, popular culture, and sport, along with humorous personal anecdotes, and detailed discussions on bizarre hypothetical situations.
Comics on Comics
Saturday • 7:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
Where do the greatest comic minds meet the greatest minds in comics? We’re glad you asked! The Comics on Comics podcast is a live show/video podcast recorded in Los Angeles, where host Juan-Manuel Rocha brings professional stand-up comedians and comic book creators together for round-table discussions about the very latest in comic book news. Comics on Comics is a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network.
Saturday • 9:00 p.m. • Beverly Ballroom
A standup comedy spectacular featuring performers from this year’s PodFest lineup including Marc Maron, Todd Glass, Aisha Tyler and Dana Gould, along with surprise guests!
Sunday • 12:00 p.m. • Beverly I
Three professional comedians and incompetent scientists take you through this week in science news. Incompetently. Featuring internationally touring comedians Matt Kirshen and Jesse Case, along with Los Angeles Podcast Festival co-producer Andy Wood and a rotating cast of special guests that run the gamut from fellow comedians like T.J. Miller and the Sklar brothers to real, live scientists.
Sunday • 12:00 p.m. • Beverly III
RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch and more, showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before.
For Crying Out Loud
Sunday • 12:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
TV executive Lynette Carolla, wife of comedian Adam, along with comedy writer and best-selling parenting author of Sippy Cups are Not For Chardonnay, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor are two mothers of twins breaking it down parenting style. In this raucous hour of conversations they cover a range of topics from their marriages and kids, to the pros and cons of ferberizing to pop culture topics.
Squarespace Podcast Lab
Sunday • 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Melrose
Panel: Getting a Job in Podcasting
Sunday • 12:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
Are there jobs in podcasting? Yes. So how do you get one? This panel will show you how. Moderator: Keith Malley (KATG) Shawn Marek (Sideshow Network) Katie Levine (Nerdist) Matt Belknap (Never Not Funny)
This Week with Larry Miller
Sunday • 2:00 p.m. • Beverly I
Each week, comedian Larry Miller tells stories from his own life, in the tradition of great American radio raconteurs like Jean Shepherd and Garrison Keillor. Miller’s genteel tales are witty without being stuffy and uplifting without being naive. Join the party! It’s time well spent!
Sunday • 2:00 p.m. • Beverly III
Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show Asssscat, Matt has brought his talents to the Earwolf Podcast Network with a fully improvised weekly podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe like Amy Poehler, Seth Morris and David Koechner.
Sunday • 2:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
April Richardson started this podcast pretty much just to have another place to talk about her favorite show, Saved by the Bell. Once a week (or whenever she can), she invites a friend (usually a fellow comedian) over to her apartment in Hollywood to watch and dissect an episode with her. Listen along, won’t you?
Panel: Getting Started in Podcasting
Sunday • 2:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
Sure, you made it to the fest. That’s a start. Now what? How do you start your own podcast? How can you make it stand out in the crowd? Let the panel show you the way. Moderator Chemda (KATG), Vito Lapiccola (Comics on Comics) Paul Riismandel (Earwolf) Darrin McAfee (Sideshow Network)
Never Not Funny
Sunday • 4:00 p.m. • Beverly I
Never Not Funny is a party conversation with one of the funniest men on the planet: comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo. Every week, he sits down with producer Matt Belknap and a guest from the world of comedy to shoot the breeze, share stories and laugh at life. The free-flowing discussion can lead anywhere, and it’s guaranteed to make you laugh.
Sunday • 4:00 p.m. • Beverly III
Matt and Matt. Bond over Bond. Matt Gourley and Matt Mira love James Bond so much they decided to make a podcast about it. Each episode they invite a guest to dive deep into one movie from the greatest film franchise known to man.
Keith and The Girl
Sunday • 4:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
Join Keith Malley and the lovely Chemda as they talk with comics about current events, pop culture, politics and even the intimate details of their lives. Both accomplished artists, Keith was the 2004 grand prize winner at the World Comedy Laugh Off in New York City and Chemda has made a name for herself as a musician working with Dr. Israel, Mighty Dub Katz and Rhys Fulber.
Workshop: Squarespace & Matt Besser on How to Make Money in Podcasting
Sunday • 4:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
This topic has been one of our most requested panels. So why not tell you how to do it? From finding a sponsor to selling premium content, this workshop will give you the tools you need to make money from your podcast. Ilyas Frenkel (Squarespace) and Matt Besser (Improv for Humans) show you the way.
The Todd Glass Show
Sunday • 7:00 p.m. • Beverly Ballroom
If you like grilled cheese served on fine China, camping out in the living room with all your pals, courageously discussing the issues that matter most in your life and over-explaining and re-tooling bits midstream, give The Todd Glass Show a listen, why don’tcha?! Join Todd and his friends for a weekly dose of on Todd Glass Show, a member of the Nerdist family of podcasts.
If I Were You
Sunday • 7:00 p.m. • Hollywood / Sunset
Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld offer advice in areas they’re qualified to talk about. Also in areas they’re not qualified to talk about. Hurwitz and Blumenfeld are L.A.-based comedians, writers and actors known for their popular College Humor web series “Jake and Amir.”
The Kira Soltanovich Show
Sunday • 7:00 p.m. • Santa Monica
The Kira Soltanovich Show is a weekly podcast about being a professional comedian as well as a parent. Each week, Kira interviews another professional comedian (“Axis of Evil” comedian Maz Jobrani and “Reno 911” co-star Carlos Alazraqui have been guests recently) and discovers how this rotating cast of funny parents individually raise their own children. This show will tickle your funny bone whether you’re a parent or not.
Sunday • 9:00 p.m. • Beverly Ballroom
Yeah. Wrap it up and go home big. You do NOT want to miss the closing party. What’s that? MORE food and drinks? YES! How about live band karaoke? Done! See podcasters, sponsors, and fans all sing together! Year three will go out in style.