Hang onto your headphones, audio aficionados! The Philippines is rolling out the red carpet for a revolutionary event that’s about to send ripples through the world of podcasts. Welcome to Hear For It, the nation’s maiden podcast festival, tailored to weave a web of connections among prodigious creators, zealous producers, and of course, the devoted fans!
Where and When?
Mark your calendars! The festival is set to unravel its magic at the Glorietta Palm Drive Activity Center on the 20th of October, from the crack of 10:30 AM till the dusk of 8:00 PM. And guess what? You can dive right into this audiophile ocean without any admission charges! Free for all, indeed!
Podcast Panorama: The Star-Studded Line-up
The luminaries of the podcast realm are gracing the event. From Bianca Gonzales of Paano Ba ‘To, known for sharing advice on life, career, love, and self; directors Antoinette Jadaone and JP Habac of Ang Walang Kwentang Podcast, engaging in hilarious and insightful conversations about love and pop culture; real-life couple Jim Baccaro and Saab Magalona of Wake Up with Jim & Saab, discussing everything from reality shows to voter registration; host and comedian Victor Anastacio of Intellectwalwal, providing cerebral yet humorous takes on everyday life; creative Ali Sangalang of The Linya-Linya Show, focusing on Filipino life, arts, and culture through pun-filled variety segments; GB Labrador, James Caraan, Nonong Ballinan and the crew at The Kool Pals offering listeners a wacky time; DJ Joelle of Paano Kung…, exploring the infinite possibilities and answers to life’s many “Paano Kungs”; Roanne and Tina of Queertuhan creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community; Podquest, an initiative by The Pod Network aimed at discovering and fostering new podcasting talent; Kristel Fulgar and Moy Esguerra of Anyare Saeyo? discussing their love for K-culture and life in general, and many more to be announced soon!
Podcasts: More Than Just Voices
In the words of Mel Lozano-Alcaraz, the Head of ANIMA Podcasts, “Hear For It reflects the growing popularity of podcasts in the Philippines. We’re thrilled to bring together podcast creators, fans, and budding talents for an unmatched experience that truly highlights the captivating power of audio storytelling. At ANIMA, our goal is to build and strengthen the community of podcasters in the Philippines, and we look forward to contributing to the growth of this vibrant community.”
All Ears, Here’s What’s Brewing
Festival-goers can look forward to a variety of exciting activities:
- Immerse yourself in curated listening pods featuring various podcast titles, providing a unique and intimate listening experience.
- Gain first-hand insights from the most influential voices in podcasting by engaging in thought-provoking discussions.
- Connect with fellow enthusiasts, creators, and industry experts to build relationships within the community.
- Hone your podcasting skills with hands-on workshops covering everything from content creation and production to marketing and monetization.
- Capture memories with your favorite podcasters and share the excitement on social media.
Additionally, select fans will be treated to an exclusive box with limited-edition merchandise and exciting goodies from event partners!
“I’m super excited to be a part of ‘Hear For It,’ and it’s great that we have the support of companies like ANIMA, so we get to share our passion for storytelling through podcasts. This event is a must-attend, whether you’re a long-time pod listener or new to the world of podcasting,” says Bianca Gonzalez, host of Paano Ba ‘To.
Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to connect with the podcast community and discover the magic of audio storytelling! Pre-register for Hear For It via this link and get the latest updates by following @animapods on Instagram.
Hear For It is powered by ANIMA Podcasts and co-presented by Globe and Kroma Entertainment, in partnership with Spotify and The Pod Network, and sponsored by YOU Beauty, with Ayala Malls as the official venue partner. Special thanks to KonsultaMD.