Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Comedy, Food, Sports w/special guest Nick DiPaolo

The Comedy, Food, Sports Podcast will be kicking off the first annual Philly Podfest at PhilaMOCA tomorrow, August 1st and 7pm and they can  officially release their huge announcement.

Nick DiPaolo will be stopping in for a quick interview!!!!  Nick has been on several Comedy Central Roasts along with every late night and day time talk show known to man.  He's headlining the Helium Comedy Club all weekend and is nice enough to stop by and say hello!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Panelists Announced! 8/2, 2pm @PhillyCAM

699 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA

The following panelists have been announced for the 8/2 panel discussion at PhillyCAM:

Jo Pincushion (Moderator)
An aspiring singer, comedian, blogger, writer, actor, and over achiever, Jo Pincushion is the host of The Pincushion Podcast, and can also be found on, Geekadelphia, and Rock on Philly. Chris Scamuffa is a Senior Product Engineer and Information Specialist. He created The KupMuff Show in 2009 with childhood friend and local comedian Nick Kupsey (pronounced Cup-see). In 2011, was born when Chris started sharing equipment and methods with The Panic Hour podcast. has become home to 8 live podcasts including Bob and Dave are Terrible People, Mike Salvi's World, Sons of Liberty and The Maxx and Stax Show. hosts remote live broadcast events, live stand-up comedy and roast events throughout the year in the Philadelphia area.
Vanessa Maria is an organizer, producer, and educator from Philadelphia with over 15 years experience producing media. She is currently the host/producer of the local music and talk show, Really Rad Philly on G-Town Radio, and also a producer on The Panic Hour podcast.  She is the Vice-President of the community radio organization, Common Frequency, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Community Media.  In addition to her media work, Vanessa is one of the organizers of "Smoke Down Prohibition," a monthly drug policy protest hosted by The Panic Hour and Philly NORML. Darnelle Radford is the Producing Artistic Director of Represented. Since 2009, his podcast REP RADIO has produced over 300 episodes featuring Philadelphia's theatre community and is now spreading into New York City. When not chasing after artists with a microphone, he is a marketing consultant and certified "fruit stand" rebel. TS Hawkins is an internationally recognized author, performance poet, actor, wedding officiant and educator. Her publications including Sugar Lumps and Black Eye Blues, Confectionately Yours, Mahogany Nectar and The Hotel Haikus have been well received in print and radio media since 2007. The "Queer 2 The T" podcast covers LGBTQIA Arts and Culture, Nightlife, Politics and other Shenanigans! Kevin Quirk is a host on is an online radio station that builds community and brands through podcasts, which was founded and built by his partner Brandi Lukas. Kevin is also involved with the Philly Improv Theater and takes on the persona of Kake Savage in hip-hop musical projects StrayKat and Charlie Blaze. Yowei Shaw is a freelance audio producer and public radio reporter based in Philadelphia. She produces the First Person Arts podcast and she's reported for WNYC’s Studio 360, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday, PRI’s The World, WHYY, and other outlets. Yowei has also worked as an associate producer with NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and NPR’s World Cafe with David Dye. She’s received a National Journalism Award from Asian American Journalists Association and an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary award from Third Coast International Audio Festival. In 2011, she created Philly Youth Radio, a project that provided high school students with the tools and training to produce radio stories about their lives and communities. Ron Whyte first became involved with radical, anti-authoritarian media in 2009. Over time his focus has shifted to concentrate fairly exclusively on the environmental crisis. In addition to radical ecology and environmentalism, Deep Green Philly also explores a variety of social justice issues, many of which intersect with the struggle for ecological and environmental justice.
This is a free event.
Please RSVP by selecting the free 8/2, 2pm show at:

Before the discussion, Vanessa Maria and Antoine Haywood will talk about the importance of independent media. Jo Pincushion will define and explain podcasting.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Join Talkadelphia, winner of the 2011 Geek Award for Best New Podcast as we wrap up our 70+ episodes with a final show at Philly Pod Fest. Our guests include Molly Eichel, gossip columnist at Philadelphia Daily News and Michaelangelo Ilagan, one of the organizers for the Philadelphia Geek Awards and longtime contributor to Geekadelphia. We're thrilled to celebrate almost three years of podcasting with a final, live show at PhilaMOCA.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Story Shuffle - 8/1 - 7pm

Story Shuffle is a themed, every-other-month, first-person story telling event among friends. The order is randomized and new story tellers are welcomed each month -- hence, the shuffle.

For the first ever Podcast Festival, five of our favorite Story Shuffle storytellers will be telling their stories as inspired by the theme AGING:

  • Eric Smith is the marketing director at Old City publishing company Quirk Books, author of the forthcoming 'Geek's Guide to Dating' and cofounder of local culture blog He lives in Rittenhouse.
  • Kathryn Bezella is a senior director of admissions at the Wharton School, a fiction writer and member of the Backyard Writers Group at the Kelly Writers House. She lives in West Philly.
  • Lansie Sylvia is a communications director at EHL Consulting, a frequent First Person Arts Story Slam storyteller and cofounder of the Philly Give & Get experiential charity date auction.
  • Patrick McNeil is a resource coordinator for social services nonprofit Resources for Human Development, a short fiction writer and member of the Backyard Writers Group at the Kelly Writers House. He lives in Fishtown.
  • R. Eric Thomas, a playwright and stand-up dramedian, has been hailed as “one of the best storytellers in Philly” by the Philadelphia Weekly. Eric has read or performed throughout the country, including on the wildly successful RISK! podcast and at the 2011 TEDxPhilly conference. He lives in South Phillly.
  • Christopher Wink is the editor of local technology news site Technically Philly and the cofounder of the annual Philly Tech Week. He is a flash fiction writer, journalist and story teller. In 2010, he launched Story Shuffle.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Talking Nerdy Press Release

Since 2008, has been producing blogs, interviews and video content for your
enjoyment. For a little over one year, they’ve added a podcast to their repertoire! And now, the crew of TALKING NERDY (Alex Gross, Dan McGlynn, and Charles Lecki) is doing their very first live show at the 1st Annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival at PhilaMOCA.
The Topics? We’ll quickly go over some of the relevant topics circulating pop culture and social media…but the main discussion will be Geek Culture (Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Gaming) and its development in the mainstream.
Tickets for 8/2, 7pm:

Special Guests:
Ryan Shaner—Comedian—One of Philadelphia’s best and brightest comics, Ryan Shaner is
artistic and consistently hilarious. His vast knowledge of 80’s/90’s pop culture seeps into his
stand up performances like radioactive ooze. Shaner performs all over the place and runs the
uber-popular Center City Comedy live open mic show every Thursday night at the Raven
Lounge in Philly. @ShanerComedy
Scarlett Storm—Model and Dancer—Tattooed ginger beauty and staple of the Philadelphia
burlesque community. Smart, funny and nerdy, Scarlett Storm is the full package and we’re so glad to have her join us for our first live show. She currently dances for the Rigor Mortis Revue and features at various zombie crawls and conventions throughout the area. @ScarlettStorm
Brian Bangs—Owner of—Running the ship at a humor and porn news blog isn’t easy, but Brian and his crew of nerds, movie buffs and pop culture junkies are best equipped for the job! Outside of the website, PopPorn is responsible for some of the best in adult entertainment, porn parodies, and the classic PopPorn Guide to Making F*ck—and they’re right here in Philly (Suck it, LA). @PopPornBlog