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Sunday, January 20 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Closing Show

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It's time to say goodbye to PodCon 2! Join us once again on the main stage for a fun-filled closing ceremony featuring games, special appearances, closing remarks from the founders and much more!

Featured Guests
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Paul Bae

The Big Loop; The Black Tapes
Paul Bae gets bored a lot. When he got bored of being an evangelical youth pastor, he became a public high school English teacher. When that grew stale, he became a stand-up comedian. When that began drawing yawns (from him and his crowds), he turned to podcasting with his friend... Read More →
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Miel Bredouw

Punch Up the Jam
Miel, aka Honey & Dandruff, was born in 1754. She's a lifelong vegan, meaning she only eats foods shaped like Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z. Her favorite thing is when people say she looks like Linda McCartney, which she totally does, and if you see her in person you should go out of... Read More →
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Jeffrey Cranor

Welcome to Night Vale; Night Vale Presents
Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the podcasts Welcome to Night Vale & Within the Wires.
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Joseph Fink

Welcome to Night Vale; Night Vale Presents
Joseph Fink created three podcasts: Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn't Dead, and I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats. He also writes books.
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Allegra Frank

The Polygon Show, The History of Fun
Allegra Frank is Deputy News Editor at Polygon, where she frequently reports on Nintendo, internet culture and entertainment. She co-hosts The Polygon Show and Polygon’s The History of Fun on The Vox Media Podcast Network.
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Hank Green

Dear Hank and John; Delete This
Hank Green is the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him "one of America's most popular science teachers." Complexly's videos have been viewed more than two billion times... Read More →
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Dylan Marron

Conversations With People Who Hate Me; Welcome to Night Vale
Dylan Marron is a writer, performer, and videomaker whose work blends social justice activism and entertainment. He voices Carlos on Welcome to Night Vale and created Every Single Word, a video series that edits down popular films to only feature the words spoken by people of color... Read More →
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Justin McElroy

My Brother, My Brother, And Me; The Adventure Zone; Sawbones
Justin McElroy is the co-creator and co-host of a bevy of podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother and Me (recently adapted into a TV show by NBC Universal), The Adventure Zone, Sawbones, Quality Control, Till Death Do Us Blart and The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2. He's... Read More →
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Travis McElroy

My Brother, My Brother, And Me; The Adventure Zone; Shmanners; and more
Travis is a professional podcaster who hosts numerous shows including MBMBaM, The Adventure Zone, Shmanners, Trends Like These, and Til Death Do Us Blart. He is also one of the titular brothers of the My Brother, My Brother and Me TV Show. He, along with his brothers and dad, is in... Read More →
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Arnie Niekamp

Hello from the Magic Tavern
Arnie Niekamp is a video game director and podcast host. He designed and directed Drawful and Trivia Murder Party for Jackbox Games and is currently working on a new You Don’t Know Jack for the fall. He was a founding member of the improv group, Whirled News Tonight. He’s done... 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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Adal Rifai

Hello from the Magic Tavern
Adal Rifai is a performer at iO Chicago. Adal performs with the house team Revolver, the weekly show Whirled News Tonight and teaches improv at University of Illinois at Chicago as an adjunct lecturer. Past iO credits include Swim Buddies, Our Feature Presentation: The Improvised... Read More →
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Victoria Rogers

The Broadswords
Victoria is the Dungeon Master and producer of The Broadswords, an all-women Dungeons and Dragons podcast.  She was the coordinator for the Wizards of the Coast Podcasts of Foes event and has a few other new projects on the go.  With a theatre and classical voice background, Victoria... Read More →
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Lauren Shippen

The Bright Sessions
Lauren Shippen is the writer and creator of the science fiction podcast, The Bright Sessions. Since its debut in November of 2015, the podcast has won numerous awards, was named iTunes Best of 2016 and has been featured in Vox, Popular Science, Wired, The London Evening Standard... Read More →
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Teylor Smirl

Still Buffering
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Jenny Owen Youngs

Buffering the Vampire Slayer
Jenny Owen Youngs is the co-host of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, a Buffy rewatch podcast featuring an original recap song for every episode, alongside LGBT activist & author Kristin Russo. Buffering the Vampire Slayer was named one of Time's Top 50 Podcasts and selected as one of... 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 →

Speakers
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Mischa Stanton

Mischa Stanton is a virtuoso of audio fiction. They are the sound designer of over a dozen immersive storytelling podcasts, including LeVar Burton Reads and The Bright Sessions, as well as co-founder & executive producer of The Whisperforge, a collective whose shows have a combined... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mainstage (4A)