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On Air Fest 2019

Exploring storytelling and creativity in sound, On Air Fest will be held on March 1st through 3rd. The podcast and audio festival brings together the creative vanguard —thinkers, creators, performers, and storytellers—for four days of deep-dive engagements including explorations of process, new works, and exhibitions.

Our 2019 line up includes Still Processing’s Jenna Wortham, US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, Tina Brown, Surviving Y2K’s Dan Taberski, Love + Radio’s Nick van der Kolk, Crimetown’s Zac Stuart-Pontier, The Kitchen Sisters, and talent behined WNYC, Radiotopia, CBC Podcasts, Science Friday, Artforum, Complex, VICE Media, ESPN 30 for 30 and more.

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Highlights of the initial line-up for On Air Fest 2019 include:

  • – A listening party and meet and mingle with hosts and producers from ​Radiotopia, including a feature presentation by The Kitchen Sisters.
  • – Radiolab​​ sound designer ​Dylan Keefe​​ shares his secrets for creating rich and layered stories through sound.
  • – Pushing the boundaries of audio fiction, ​Kaitlin Prest​​ takes you into the world ​The Shadows​​, her CBC Podcast about one artist’s search to make great work and find great love.
  • – Media giants ​Complex​​ and ​VICE​​ Media present their new podcasts and highlight how they are adapting their voices for a new medium, including a session with Vice News and live podcasts from Motherboard and Broadly’s ​Queerly Beloved.
  • – Last Sounds of the Day, original short form sonic dreamscapes composed by artists like Peter Silberman of The Antlers for On Air Fest and presented to guests staying at Wythe Hotel.
  • – The premiere of new works by emerging artists supported by theOn Air Fest 2019 Residency Program​​.
  • – A live performance by musician-storyteller duo ​James & Jerome​​.
  • – A conversation with ​Adobe’s​​ ​Khoi Vinh​​ about ​Wireframe​​, the podcast telling deeply researched stories about design.
  • – Artforum profile interview with editor-in-chief David Velasco.
  • – A rare stage performance from ​Science Friday’s​​ ​Undiscovered​​ ​blending audio and projections to tell the overlooked history of the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.