Latest News

Dublin Podcast Festival – Line-up Additions Announced!

Following the first round of exciting announcements to The Dublin Podcast Festival 2018 including BlindBoy Podcast, Guilty Feminist with Alison Spittle and Adam Buxton with David O'Doherty all of which are selling fast! HeadStuff and Aiken Promotions are delighted to reveal the second round of even more remarkable podcasts to the line-up.

See available tickets

To celebrate the next round of podcasts to this year’s festival, we are releasing the final 50 tickets to Adam Buxton’s sold out show at Vicar Street on 3rd October this Thursday at 10AM. Get them fast podcast lovers!

Check out your favourite podcasts or discover some brand new favourites – and not a pair of headphones in sight!

Back by popular demand, the festival will feature an incredible line-up of international and homegrown podcasters, covering everything from food to music to literature to film, comedy, Irish history and lots more.

Kicking off this round of announcements is one of the galz! Brought to you by Jenny Claffey and Lindsay Hamilton it’s the It Galz Podcast at The Tivoli Theatre, Saturday 29th September. These ladies give their personal takes on a variety of topics from pop culture to women’s issues, through their often comedic and sometimes satirical lens.

Language-loving podcaster Helen Zaltzman (aka The Allusionist) brings her witty, effortlessly informative show to the stage, with musical support from Martin Austwick to The Liberty Theatre, Friday 28th September. Opening the show is Words To That Effect produced in Dublin the podcast combines guest experts and engaging narratives to explore history, culture, science, and literature.

Expect a wicked double headliner down at The Soundhouse, 30th September with Juvenalia and The Sunday Sermon. Juvenalia is a smart, fun, nostalgia podcast where an interesting person picks a piece of pop culture that they were obsessed with as a child and then talks about it with Alan Maguire, Ellen Tannam, and Sarah Maria Griffin.
Joining the bill is The Sunday Sermon, Fr. Quigg (Trial Of The Centurys’ Giles Brody) for his urban exorcism is his halfwit assistant Liam Nugent (Republic Of Telly’s Peter McGann) and the church’s grumpy caretaker Old Ned (2018 Old Comedian Of The Year runner-up Colin Chadwick).

We’re into October now and the line-up continues with double bills in The Soundhouse. Green Rebel + Pod Skwod on 4th October. Green Rebel is an interview series hosted by Irina Dzhambazova and Emily O’Callaghan. In the weekly podcast, they bring longform honest conversations with notable and up and coming Irish creatives and artists. Each guest is chosen to fit what the two define as the Green Rebel – a person who carves a unique path from their passion, and through hard work and persistence, makes it their career.

The Pod Skwod hosted by Adam Lynch and Matt McGuirk – has been a firm favourite amongst listeners since it began in 2015. Every week they delve into some of the weird and strange news from around the internet, as well as looking back at big events in history, and the news that was lost around them.

With raving reviews from The Times, The Telegraph and Evening Standard – The Bugle will host a live event at The Sugar Club, 8th October. Andy Zaltzman (writer and presenter of the hit satirical podcast) is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and author, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire.

Movie lovers listen up! Comedy weirdos Dreamgun amuse and exasperate cinephiles in equal measure with their skewed, joke-stuffed and wholly unrehearsed takes on established cinematic favourites. This will take place in The Workman’s Club, 8th October. Dreamgun Film Reads returns for their first episode of Series Two, bringing a Film Read of The Matrix to the Dublin Podcast Festival.

Previously announced Motherfoclóir is now joined by The Irish History Podcast is what promises to be a fascinating double headliner show at The Sugar Club, Wednesday 10th October. With intriguing facts and conversations this October the podcasters will discuss “Our Cannibal Ancestors; Stories of Survival from the Great Famine”.

We’ll get your taste buds going with a very special event from Relish this will be their second appearance at The Dublin Podcast Festival, this time in the beautiful surroundings of The Fumbally Café, on 10th October. The October event is a part of their EAT:ITH series of events. Harry and Aoife will bring the audience through a discovery of what is good, great and slightly weird about our nation’s food culture, past and present. With hugely influential guests representing Ireland’s four very different provinces on the night, this is one not to miss. Relish is a fortnightly food podcast that looks deep into Ireland’s culinary industry and identity with a focus on the individuals that make it up.

We make a stop off at Dun Laoghaire on Thursday 11th October to The Pavilion Theatre for a very special night with Project 10. In this live show, Project 10’s Cormac Moore speaks to a range of industry experts, health professionals, psychologists and influencers, about the good, bad and ugly sides to influencers and influencer marketing. Are they effective for brands, do people really trust them, how much are they charging and are they good for a person’s mental health? Those questions along with more from the audience will make for an engaging and exciting discussion on a topic that has caused quite a stir online in recent months.

Moving onto music, NO ENCORE returns for the second year running, this time it will feature in The Workman’s Club on 14th October. A winning cocktail of irreverent humour, incisive analysis and incendiary opinion has seen NO ENCORE cement a position at the heart of the Irish music scene. Hosted by Dave Hanratty, Colm O’Regan and Craig Fitzpatrick, the weekly show is regarded as required listening for any self-respecting music fan – and NO ENCORE LIVE III will be equally unmissable.

Don’t be shy storytellers! The Dublin StorySlam is in town at The Sugar Club on 16th October hosted by Comedian & Award-Winning Broadcaster Colm O’Regan. The Dublin StorySlam (formerly The Moth StorySLAM) is an open mic storytelling night & Podcast. Inviting people to pop your name into a hat and if picked, get up and share your own personal true stories inspired by a monthly theme, lasting between 4-7 minutes. This October’s theme is fear.

The rise of the podcast as a form of both entertainment and education has been phenomenal. Join us at the Dublin Podcast Festival for the second year running as we celebrate the podcasting world and connect fans with the people who make them.