Hot Docs is thrilled to unveil the lineup for its eighth annual Hot Docs Podcast Festival— presented in partnership with lead sponsor CBC Podcasts—returning to Toronto’s iconic Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor St. West), Oct. 19-22.
Showcasing the best in non-fiction audio storytelling, this year’s program features four full days of live podcast events from acclaimed shows that will intrigue and delight audiences as it celebrates the vibrancy and creativity of the booming podcast scene.
This year’s Festival will also offer a two-day installment of the renowned Creators Forum, an unparalleled opportunity for established and emerging podcasters to meet, exchange ideas, and fuel innovation.
Presenting an exceptional roster of influential thought leaders, cultural commentators, authors, and artists, the Festival will welcome The New Yorker Fiction Podcast for its first-ever live episode featuring host Deborah Treisman and literary legend Margaret Atwood; gourmet favourite Dinner SOS with Bon Appétit’s revered food director Chris Morocco; and the sartorially-forward Articles of Interest, led by host Avery Trufelman and joined by fashion visionary Aurora James and shoe historian Elizabeth Semmelhack.
Complementing the Festival is this year’s Creators Forum—the Festival’s industry conference offering a robust lineup of insightful and inspiring panels exploring the art, craft, and business of podcasting, and featuring top executives, producers and hosts from Acast, Bumper, Canadaland, CBC Podcasts, Condé Nast, HBO, Media Girlfriends, NPR, Pushkin Industries and more, taking place Oct. 19-20.