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Reality TV and lifestyle stars gather in Austin for juicy, women-led podcasting conference
It does seem like everyone has a podcast these days, but some podcasters have built an empire. These post-radio pundits can offer experience-based tips on the art of audio media, and they will via Dear Media, at the two-day event, “Dear Media IRL: Doing Audio Differently.”
Some big names in TV and audio experience sharing will gather at Austin's Distribution Hall on May 6 for conversions, interactive panels, networking, and more geared toward supporting Dear Media’s mission statement, to amplify women’s voices in podcasting.
Some of the featured speakers include:
- Married co-hosts Michael Bosstick and Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, who discuss basically everything on The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Show, from beauty and wellness to entrepreneurship and celebrity interviews.
- Nicole Walters, who highlights opportunities for a more balanced lifestyle through a business lens on The Nicole Walters Podcast. Her topics frequently include networking and questioning the usefulness of hustle culture.
- Jaci Marie Smith, whose lifestyle content on What We Said with Chelsey Curtis tackles the everyday topics like roommates, dieting, and being “chronically online.” The Gen-Z friendly tone is introspective, but casual and focuses largely on goals and relationships.
- Kristin Cavallari and her former co-star, Stephen Colletti, who are known for multiple MTV reality shows, rewatch episodes from their time in the limelight and discuss the drama on Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen.
Dear Media hosts more than 60 podcasts and provides support, much like a record label, at every stage from creation to post-distribution expansion. This mini-conference includes coffee, lunch, and a happy hour to make sure networking opportunities are taken advantage of, plus panel discussions and Q&As. The VIP experience comes with an expanded gift bag, preferred entry and seating at panels, and an invite to an organizer mixer.
Tickets ($85 general admission, $150 VIP) are available now at dearmedia.com.