The festival aims to celebrate, uplift, and amplify Black voices in the burgeoning podcast industry.
“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 in a written statement.
“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.”
Some of the Black Effect Podcast Network’s most popular personalities will join Charlamagne for a full day of live podcast tapings. There will also be informative discussions for aspiring podcasters in the Black community. Comedian Lil Duval and Power 105.1 DJ and personality Nyla Symone are on board to host the festival.
The Black Effect Podcast Festival is being sponsored by Nissan, which will be on-site at the festival. The event will feature various activities to engage participation, including games such as a pop-up market showcasing merchandise from Black businesses, a family game room, and a photo booth.
The Black Effect Podcast Festival will also include 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.” Audience members will also hear thought-provoking and informative discussions during two panels. The Women in Podcasting Panel and The Business of Podcasting Panel will feature the president of Production and Creative Development for the Black Effect Podcast Network, Dollie S. Bishop, and Charlamagne Tha God.
For more information on the inaugural festival, visit blackeffect.com/podfest for live updates. You can also visit the site beginning July 6 at 10 a.m. EST to purchase tickets.