iHeartMedia and Charlamagne Tha God today announced the first-ever Black Effect Podcast Festival to celebrate, uplift and amplify Black voices in the podcast industry. The event will take place Sunday, August 28 at the Avant Gardner, Brooklyn Mirage.
Charlamagne Tha God will join the festival alongside some of the Black Effect’s most popular personalities for a day full of live podcast tapings and informative discussions aimed at aspiring podcasters in the Black community. The festival will be hosted by comedian Lil Duval and Power 105.1 DJ and personality Nyla Symone. For more information on the inaugural festival, visit blackeffect.com/podfest for live updates.
The Festival will feature live podcast tapings from the Black Effect’s most popular shows including “The 85 South Show,” “All The Smoke,” “We Talk Back,” “Reasonably Shady,” “Black Tech Green Money,” “WHOREible Decisions” and “The Trap Nerds Podcast.” Additionally, ticket holders will hear thought-provoking and informative discussions during the event’s Women in Podcasting Panel and The Business of Podcasting Panel featuring Dollie S. Bishop, President of Production and Creative Development for the Black Effect Podcast Network and Charlamagne Tha God.
“The Black Effect Podcast Network was created to amplify Black voices for new and established content creators and storytellers, giving them a space to showcase their creative vision in the ever-growing podcast game,” said Charlamagne Tha God. “I’m excited to celebrate the first-ever Black Effect Podcast Festival, where talented Black creators and aspiring podcasters will come together for a day to uplift and inspire one another. This festival is for the culture and is one of many events the network will host for the Black community.”
The Black Effect Podcast Network has emerged as the leading platform for Black creators to raise their voices and be heard in the podcast space. It brings together the most influential and trusted voices in black culture for stimulating conversations around social justice, pop culture, sports, mental health, news, comedy and more. Launched in September 2020, the Black Effect Podcast Network has since debuted 32 shows, featuring a luminous roster of marquee talent and culture-shifting voices committed to enlightening, educating and entertaining audiences, curated by Charlamagne Tha God himself.
The Black Effect Podcast Festival is sponsored by Nissan who will be on-site at the festival with an engaging activation for attendees. In addition, the festival will also feature a variety of other entertaining activities and games such as a pop-up market showcasing merchandise from Black businesses, a family game room, and a photo booth.
Black Effect Podcast Network partners include AT&T, BetterHelp, Hulu, Molson Coors, Nissan and State Farm. Fans can visit blackeffect.com/podfest beginning July 6 at 10 a.m. EST to purchase tickets