WNYC Studios and The Greene Space Presents “Hodgepod”-- Monthly Podcast Tapings Featuring Stars Around the Podcast Universe
(October 22, 2015 – New York, NY) – They’re calling this the podcast renaissance and what better way to usher in the golden age of audio than seeing your favorite podcast stars in person.
Starting this month, WNYC Studios presents “Hodgepod: Live Podcast Tapings in The Greene Space,” which will bring an exciting range of podcasts before a live audience every month. The series offers an intimate front row seat into some of the most groundbreaking and innovative podcasts today including Snap Judgment, Another Round, Radiolab, and Song Exploder.
“At WNYC, the one thing we love as much as making the best audio in the game is listening to other top notch podcasts,” said Jennifer Sendrow, Executive Producer for Multiplatform Content and The Greene Space. “That’s why we’re inviting some of our favorite producers and hosts to join us in The Greene Space, where they’ll connect with fans in intimate performances and through video on-demand.”
“Hodgepod” kicks off On Monday, October 26 with Death, Sex and Money, WNYC’s podcast examining the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale will be joined by political activist and writer Kevin Powell, whose new memoir “The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood” recounts his personal struggles to overcome poverty, racism, depression and abuse, his breakout stint on the first season of MTV's "The Real World," and his political awakening that led to two campaigns for Congress.
Other tapings include Bullseye host Jesse Thorn (November 20), whose hour-long talk, "Make Your Thing” will focus on his personal story about turning his college radio show into an independent media powerhouse; BuzzFeed’s Another Round (December 2), co-hosted by Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, who appeared before a live audience for the first time this past June as part of WNYC’s Women’s Podcasting Festival; Snap Judgment (February 2016), which recently joined the WNYC family, and will bring Oakland-based host Glynn Washington to the New York stage; and Radiolab (date TBD)
All tapings begin at 7:00pm and will be available as live webcast. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
- October 26, 2016: Death, Sex and Money with host Anna Sale and special guest Kevin Powell.
- November 14, 2015: Song Exploder with host Hrishikesh Hirway and special guest Carl Newman of The New Pornographers.
- November 20, 2015: "Make Your Thing” with Bullseye host Jesse Thorn and special guest John Hodgman.
- December 2, 2015: Another Round with hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, and live music by hip hop recording artist Jean Grae.
- January 20, 2016: Note to Self with host Manoush Zomorodi,
- February 14, 2016: Snap Judgment with host Glynn Washington.
- March 10, 2016: The Sporkful with host Dan Pashman.
- April 14, 2016: Dinner Party Download with hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newman.
- May 24, 2016: Only Human with host Mary Harris.
- June 20, 2016: Death, Sex and Money with host Anna Sale.
ABOUT WNYC STUDIOS
WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio. Born from the team that created some of the most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts of the last decade, WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with high-quality storytelling that informs, inspires, and delights millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. WNYC Studios creates some of the most beloved audio series, including “Radiolab,” “Freakonomics Radio,” “Death, Sex & Money,” “Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin,” “Note to Self,” “On the Media,” “The Takeaway,” and “Studio 360.” Their programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnycstudios.wnyc.org.
ABOUT THE GREENE SPACE
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is a street-level broadcast studio and performance venue that produces specials of WNYC programs, WQXR concerts and festivals, as well as a full season of original programming, including theater events, arts and culture conversation series, political debates and audio theater. It serves as a place for experimentation, cultural discovery and dialogue. For more information, visit www.thegreenespace.org