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London Podcast Festival 2023 | 10 days of live podcasting


We’re all serial listeners…

And although nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry seems to have a podcast, there are professionals who separate themselves from the rest of the pack… mostly by participating in things like the London Podcast Festival.

The festival is returning for its eighth rodeo, to be held once again at Kings Place – in King’s Cross – over ten days in September (from the 7th-17th). As is the norm, the organisers have rounded up some of the most acclaimed names from both the UK and US podcast scenes, giving you the chance to finally see some of your favourite opinionists in the flesh. Those voices on the other end of your headphones that have kept you company during those long tube commutes for the past however many years? There’s a very real possibility that you’ll be able to put an actual face to them at this. 

London Podcast Festival

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This year’s lineup boasts a mix of comedians, writers, commentators and activists (more than enough for both the serious and the unserious), and here we’ve picked out a few choice highlights:

Empire Magazine is doing a one-off live recording of their podcast where they go over films with a special guest; Madame Magenta talks about how she would a variety of handle real life problems (submitted by listeners); Kane and Feels, the paranormal investigative duo, are trying to tie up a case ‘that almost tore reality apart’; Hannah George, Catie Wilkins and Taylor Glenn host an episode of Drunk Women Solving Crime, which is err… exactly that; Steve Richards gives his take on the British government and all their antics in Rock n Politics; LGBTQ+ podcast OUTCAST UK, who recently nabbed Best New Podcast at the British Podcast Awards, are doing a live show for the first time; and Masala Podcast, a South Asian feminist podcast, gets right into taboo topics like sex, sexuality, female pleasure and nipple hair, which should be all very spicy.

Overall, expect plenty of insightful perspectives, heartfelt conversations, verbal tomfoolery and sound bites. Tickets for the shows are currently on sale and like with anything happening in London, they’ll likely go quickly. 

Don’t play it by ear…


NOTE: The London Podcast Festival 2023 takes place from 7th-17th September, at Kings Place. You can see what shows are on and when, and book your tickets, here.

London Podcast Festival | Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

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Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, N1 9AG