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Acast’s free virtual event Feed Drop to feature Margaret Cho, Matt Wilstein talking comedy in podcasting

PRESS RELEASE — May 20, 2020

Podcast giant Acast is now accepting registrations for Feed Drop: Laughter Is The Best Medicine, a free virtual event about comedy in the podcasting industry.

Taking place via Zoom on May 27 at 2 p.m. ET, the event is the latest iteration of Acast’s Feed Drop virtual event series, which brings together the industry’s brightest minds to discuss the present and future of podcasting. Guests may register via Eventbrite.

Feed Drop: Laughter Is The Best Medicine will feature the most prominent voices in the comedy podcasting world weighing in on topics including why the genre is so well-suited for audio, where they get their inspiration, how they’re adapting their work during lockdown, and how they keep things light during dark times.

The event agenda:

An introduction from the Acast team about the comedy podcasting landscape, highlighting the latest industry trends and the opportunities for indie creators, publishers, and advertisers.

A panel session featuring special guests: Margaret Cho, the Grammy and Emmy Award nominated comedian and host of The Margaret Cho podcast on the EARIOS network; Priyanka Mattoo, co-founder of the EARIOS network; Matt Wilstein, host of The Last Laugh podcast and senior writer at the Daily Beast; and Samantha Winkelman, VP, Business Development at the Daily Beast.

“Comedy has always been a source of comfort during times of crisis. In our current climate, we’re seeing comedy podcasts lead the charge as an instant, streamable source of humor for audiences,” said Brian Danzis, managing director, Americas at Acast. “Feed Drop will showcase why podcasting is such a hit for comedy — and why listeners are tuning in.”

ABOUT ACAST

Podcast giant Acast is the engine powering creators, advertisers and listeners everywhere. Its services are the most sophisticated available and are constantly being updated with innovative new tools and functionality.

Acast hosts more than 10,000 shows worldwide, monetizing and growing global smash hits including My Dad Wrote a Porno, The Earios Network, Watch What Crappens, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, and Forever35, as well as podcasts from publishers such as the PBS NewsHour, VICE, Complex, HuffPost, BBC, Financial Times, and The Economist.

Co-founded in Sweden in 2014 by Johan Billgren, Acast’s team of more than 200 audio lovers are creating a sustainable and open podcast ecosystem — ensuring the whole industry continues to grow and flourish. The company has sales teams on the ground in 13 markets around the world, including the UK, US, Mexico, Australia, France and Germany.

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