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A Conference for Educational Podcasters, Audio Producers & Listeners


Sound Education 2019 is a celebration of educational audio. Bringing together an exceptional group of speakers and participants, Sound Education is a unique chance to learn from (and party with) some of the smartest and most engaging voices in podcasting.

 

October 9-12, 2019

HARVARD UNIVERSITY + WBUR Cityspace + Boston University

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Featured Speakers

 
Helen Zaltzman   Helen Zaltzman is the host and producer of The Allusionist, a multiple award-winning podcast about language and why we humans use it the ways we do, and the comedy show Answer Me This, one of Britain's longest running podcasts.

Helen Zaltzman

Helen Zaltzman is the host and producer of The Allusionist, a multiple award-winning podcast about language and why we humans use it the ways we do, and the comedy show Answer Me This, one of Britain's longest running podcasts.

Jacob Weisberg   Jacob Weisberg is an American political journalist, who previously served as editor-in-chief of Slate Group. In September 2018, he left Slate to co-found Pushkin Industries, an audio content company, with Malcolm Gladwell. Weisberg is also a Newsweek columnist.

Jacob Weisberg

Jacob Weisberg is an American political journalist, who previously served as editor-in-chief of Slate Group. In September 2018, he left Slate to co-found Pushkin Industries, an audio content company, with Malcolm Gladwell. Weisberg is also a Newsweek columnist.

Mike Duncan   Mike Duncan is one of the foremost history podcasters in the world. His award-winning series The History of Rome set the standard for episodic narrative history and inspired a generation of listeners. He is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic.

Mike Duncan

Mike Duncan is one of the foremost history podcasters in the world. His award-winning series The History of Rome set the standard for episodic narrative history and inspired a generation of listeners. He is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic.

 
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams   In 2017,  Juleyka  founded a digital media studio,  Lantigua Williams & Co.,  after 18+ years in media (NPR, The Atlantic). Its mission is to support and amplify the work of creators of color in digital audio and film. Within months of launching, Lantigua-Williams & Co. was awarded a grant from the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge to create a podcast (70 Million) to chronicle criminal justice reform from the ground up around the country.

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

In 2017, Juleyka founded a digital media studio, Lantigua Williams & Co., after 18+ years in media (NPR, The Atlantic). Its mission is to support and amplify the work of creators of color in digital audio and film. Within months of launching, Lantigua-Williams & Co. was awarded a grant from the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge to create a podcast (70 Million) to chronicle criminal justice reform from the ground up around the country.

Tony Phillips   Tony Phillips is Vice President of On Demand Content at WNYC and is a former Commissioning Editor at BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. Prior to making radio documentaries and the occasional drama, he trained as professional actor at the Bristol Old Vic theatre School And studied American History and American Literature at the University of East Anglia.

Tony Phillips

Tony Phillips is Vice President of On Demand Content at WNYC and is a former Commissioning Editor at BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. Prior to making radio documentaries and the occasional drama, he trained as professional actor at the Bristol Old Vic theatre School And studied American History and American Literature at the University of East Anglia.

Noah Feldman   Noah Feldman specializes in constitutional studies, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, free speech, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory. Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, he is also a Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard. He now hosts his own podcast, “Deep Background,” available only on Luminary.

Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman specializes in constitutional studies, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, free speech, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory. Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, he is also a Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard. He now hosts his own podcast, “Deep Background,” available only on Luminary.

Sam Greenspan   Sam Greenspan is an award-winning radio reporter, producer, and artist, specializing in the creation of new radio shows and podcasts. He is currently creating Bellwether, a podcast of speculative journalism, launching later this year.

Sam Greenspan

Sam Greenspan is an award-winning radio reporter, producer, and artist, specializing in the creation of new radio shows and podcasts. He is currently creating Bellwether, a podcast of speculative journalism, launching later this year.

Tom Webster   Tom Webster is a Senior Vice President of Edison Research, a custom market research company best known as the sole providers of exit polling data during US elections for all the major news networks. He has nearly 20 years of experience researching consumer usage of technology, new media and social networking.

Tom Webster

Tom Webster is a Senior Vice President of Edison Research, a custom market research company best known as the sole providers of exit polling data during US elections for all the major news networks. He has nearly 20 years of experience researching consumer usage of technology, new media and social networking.

Julia Barton   Julia Barton is a longtime broadcast and podcast editor. She's been the editor on Revisionist History from the show's inception in 2016. In addition, she's reported and produced stories for Radiolab, 99% Invisible, PRI's The World, and BBC Radio 4, with Falling Tree Productions.

Julia Barton

Julia Barton is a longtime broadcast and podcast editor. She's been the editor on Revisionist History from the show's inception in 2016. In addition, she's reported and produced stories for Radiolab, 99% Invisible, PRI's The World, and BBC Radio 4, with Falling Tree Productions.


 
 

2019 Featured Events

Wednesday Oct 9

Sound Education Kick-Off Happy Hour with PRX & Radiotopia

5 PM-6:30 PM @ PRX Podcast Garage

Helen Zaltzman Live Event (Separate Ticket Required)

7:30 pm @ WBUR CitySpace

Afterparty @ Sunset Cantina

9 PM

Thursday October 10

Harvard Education Portal + PRX Podcast Garage Sessions

8 AM - 1 PM

Podcaster Meetups (History Podcasters, science Podcasters, etc)

2 PM - 5 PM Cambridge Bars

Noah Feldman Keynote

7 PM - 8:30 PM Harvard University

Natural History Museum Kick-off Party (Presented by Luminary)

9 PM - 11 PM @ Harvard Natural History Museum

Friday October 11

Helen Zaltzman Opening Keynote

9 AM WBUR CitySpace

Keynote Panel: State of Audio Education with Edison Research

9:50 AM

Main Panel Programming

11 AM - 4:40 PM

Including panels on Scholarship through Sound, Monetization, Social Sciences, History, Linguistics, Bringing Archives to Life, Podcasting in the Classroom, Tech and Policy. Plus panels from Radiotopia, Spotify and WBUR!

Julia Barton Closing Keynote

5 PM - 6 PM

WBUR Reception

8 PM - 11 PM

Saturday October 12

Mike Duncan Opening Keynote

10:15 AM

Festival of Ideas

11:30 AM - 5 PM

Tony Phillips Closing Keynote

5:30 PM

Caveat Performance

8 PM - 9:30 PM

Afterparties

8 PM - 11 PM

 
 

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