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Podcast Festival set for Friday and Saturday at Broadway Square

The free Fargo event will tap into the growing popularity of podcasts.

Podcast Festival
The Podcast Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, at Broadway Square. Podcasters will answer questions about what it takes to put together a podcast. Photo courtesy of Broadway Square / Special to The Forum

FARGO — By next year, an estimated 125 million Americans will be listening to at least one podcast a month. That's up more than 25 percent from last year.

On Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, Broadway Square will host a free Podcast Festival for fans to learn about the art, craft and demand of the podcasting world.

Broadway Square, 201 Broadway N., is managed by Fargo Parks and located right outside the new Jasper Hotel and RDO Building and serves as a gathering space for the community. Organizers hope during the festival that people will come out and share what fascinates them about podcasts, talk about their favorites and advise podcasters about what they'd like to hear.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Here's the schedule:

Friday

  • 2-2:10 p.m.: Welcome (prerecorded messages with Megan Torgerson – “Reframing Rural”)
  • 2:15-3 p.m.: The Role & Resources of Podcasting with Bill Morehouse & Bill Thomas
  • 3-3:50 p.m.: Podcaster Spotlight: Tracy Briggs ("The Vault" by Forum Communications Co.)
  • 4-4:50 p.m.: Podcaster Perspective Panel and Q&A session about the podcaster experience with Tracy Briggs & Meg Luther Lindholm
  • 5-5:50 p.m.: Podcaster Spotlight: Meg Luther Lindholm ("Uplifted")

Saturday

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Pod-a-Thon — Broadway Square will play a curated collection of podcasts (including those from the Friday presenters), take requests of attendee favorites to play, and offer a survey for attendees to help shape a larger Podcast Festival coming in the near future.
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