Shawn Thorpe

Podcasting | Audio Production | Music

I’m Taking Part in International Podcast Day 2017! September 29, 2017

PodcastDayLogoInternational Podcast Day returns this weekend and I’ll be taking part in two different live broadcasts during the event!

International Podcast Day was first officially celebrated in 2014. From the official Podcast Day website:

“There is National IPA Day, National Waffle Fries Day, National Pancake Day, and National pretty-much-anything-you-want Day. In the summer of 2013, Steve Lee (founder of Modern Life Network) heard a radio announcement for National Senior Citizens’ Day.  Thinking that was pretty cool, it begged the question of why wasn’t there a day of celebration for podcasting.  That’s when Steve said to himself, ‘Let’s create a Podcast Day!’  So the adventure began and a collective team of podcasters put their heads together to establish methods for podcasters and podcast listeners to raise awareness for this great entertainment and education medium.

International Podcast Day is focused on bringing more visibility to podcasting and promoting the growing digital media worldwide. The day-long event and celebration takes place each year on September 30.  We have a collection of resources, information, and details throughout our site so be to to take the time and explore!”

Podcast Day is a true international event. That’s why it technically begins on Friday night in North America, where it’ll still be September 29th, but it’ll already be September 30th in other parts of the world.

I’ll be on Friday, September 29th 8PM Pacific Time with a podcaster who defines “international.” Abel Kay is self-described as a “German-born transplant from Miami,” currently living in Beijing, China. Abel is planning on doing half of his hour in English (that’s when I’ll be on) and the other half in Spanish. The official title of his Podcast Day presentation is “Podcasting From a Writer’s Standpoint & Why Podcasting is Here to Stay.” Based on the notes Abel sent me, it should be a fun conversation.

On Saturday, September 30th 11AM Pacific Time, I’ll be returning to the Podcast Day live stream with the Jedi Master to my Padawan Apprentice, Mike Dell from the Blubrry support team. We’re presenting a talk called “Podcast Problems: What To Do When Things Go Wrong.” Mike and I will provide our best advice on how to troubleshoot and solve podcast-related problems, and where to go to get help when all else fails.

I’m honored to be able to participate in this year’s Podcast Day! You can watch the entire International Podcast Day broadcast here. I’ll update this blog post with replays of my sessions once they are available.


Abel decided to do his presentation solo and he did a great job! The presentation I did with Mike on Saturday went over well. It was fun, and I think we provided some good information. You can watch that video here:

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