On-Demand Audio On The Rise
Once a technological curiosity, podcasting has grown to become a robust and exciting creative
ecosystem with shows like S-Town, Ear Hustle, Where Should We Begin?, WTF with Marc Maron,
Revisionist History, The Daily, 2 Dope Queens, and Welcome to Night Vale.
Over the past few years, podcast listening in America has risen tremendously. In 2018,
73 million Americans listen to podcasts regularly, an increase of 73% from 2014. As the
audience grows, so does the once-nascent industry. Podcast advertising brought in over
$220 million in 2017, up a stunning 85% from 2016.
Compared to the $22 billion radio industry, these numbers might seem small.
But the podcast industry is rapidly growing, and the sky is the limit.
Learn About This Emerging Industry.
The Yale Podcast and Audio Conference is about education. Our goal is to provide a platform for members of the Yale community to learn more about the podcast industry, to share industry insights, and to create forums to discuss the most challenging problems plaguing the on-demand audio space.
In this inaugural edition of the conference, panels will tackle business models, challenges for talent, pathways for growth and technology, and opportunities for creators working in
Andy Bowers ('86), Chief Content Officer at Panoply Media
Leila Day, Co-Host and Producer of The Stoop
Kathy Doyle, VP of Podcasts at Macmillan Publishers
Christy Gressman (SOM '16), Partner at Night Vale Presents
Ariel Hudes (SOM '18), Host and Producer of Club House
Bill Irwin, Director of Audience Growth at Midroll Media
Tracy Kaplan (SOM '08), Senior Director of Content at TuneIn
Sarah van Mosel, Chief Podcast Sales and Strategy Officer at Market Enginuity
Lauren Shippen, Creator of The Bright Sessions
Moses Soyoola ('10), General Manager at Endeavor Audio
Fran Tirado, Writer, Executive Editor of Hello Mr, and Co-Host of Food 4 Thot
April 27, 2018
9.30am - 4.45pm
Yale School of Management, Room 2410
165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511