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Sunday, January 20 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The Weirdest Place an Idea Came From

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Creators of award-winning informational podcasts relate some of the weirdest places episode ideas have come from. And then, after they're done with that, they'll take questions about some of your favorites.

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Leila Day

The Stoop
Leila Day is a producer and co-host of The Stoop Podcast: Stories from across the Black diaspora. She's currently a senior producer at Pineapple Street Media, and a former reporter and editor at KALW in San Francisco. Her work has appeared on NPR, 99% Invisible, Women of the Hour... Read More →
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Hrishikesh Hirway

Song Exploder; The West Wing Weekly
Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician and the creator of the Song Exploder podcast. The New York Times wrote, "In the world of beautifully produced podcasts, Song Exploder is the beacon," and Quartz called it "possibly the most perfect podcast." He makes music under the name The One AM... Read More →
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Aaron Mahnke

Lore
Aaron Mahnke is the creator of the hit podcast Lore (Best of iTunes 2015 & 2016), Executive Producer of the Lore TV on Amazon (from the producers of The Walking Dead), and author of The World of Lore book series (Penguin Random House). Aaron is also the Executive Producer and creator... Read More →
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Carrie Poppy

Oh No Ross and Carrie
Carrie wasn’t raised in a religious home, but became engrossed in religion at the age of 13, when she accepted Jesus into her heart (although he no longer works there). She once exorcised a demon, used to own a chakra chart, and has spent countless dollars on “detoxifying” foot... Read More →
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Helen Zaltzman

The Allusionist
In 2007, with no relevant experience, Helen Zaltzman started podcasting from her living room in suburban London. 12 years later, her podcasts The Allusionist and Answer Me This have won multiple awards and spawned book adaptations, theatre shows and a TED talk. She runs the sprawling... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 606-609