On Air Fest

On Air Fest takes inspiration from creative conferences, performance art and music festivals, bringing creators, artists, and fans together to explore the sounds, voices, and ideas that are pushing the boundaries of audio culture.

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On Air Fest Returns for 2021

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 12, 2021

The Nod’s Brittany Luse & Eric Eddings (above), Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, mxmtoon, Open Mike Eagle, Adia Victoria, Code Switch’s Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby, Song Exploder’s Hrishikesh Hirway, Switched on Pop’s Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding are among the headliners of On Air Fest 2021. Previews of this year’s festival included Time Out New York, The Root, Thrillist, Inside Radio, Billboard, All Access,  and Brooklyn Based.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 12, 2021 at 8:24 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

On Air profiled on PBS All Arts

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 08, 2020

Check out this awesome PBS All Arts profile of On Air Fest featuring interviews with festival founder Scott Newman, writer Farina Roisin, comedian Wyatt Cenac, and musician John Forte.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 08, 2020 at 8:12 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

On Air Fest profiled in Publishers Weekly

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 24, 2020

Publishers Weekly reporter John Maher took an in-depth look at how this year’s On Air Fest prominently featured a number of literary groups and figures in its lineup including writers Ocean Vuong, Hanif Abdurraqib, Ashley C. Ford, The Paris Review, and The Believer.

Other coverage highlights include a fantastic interview with Abudrraqib in Document Magazine and a Q&A with comedian Negin Farsad in Forbes.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 24, 2020 at 10:53 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

On Air Fest in New York Times

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 05, 2020

The New York Times selected On Air Fest as one of its top six things to do this weekend in New York City.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 05, 2020 at 10:44 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

On Air Fest in NY Mag cover story

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 18, 2019

This week’s New York Magazine cover story on the podcast boom features reporting by writer Boris Kaschka from the Hot Pod Summit at On Air Fest.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:57 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

On Air Fest Draws Standing Room Only Crowds

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 11, 2019

On Air Fest drew standing room only crowds at The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn this past weekend. Highlights included the first public talk with executives from Spotify and Gimlet and sessions with Roxane Gay, Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad, Tina Brown, Jenna Wortham, and Amber Tamblyn.

The Verge (”Spotify’s Grand Plan for Podcasts is Taking Shape”). Fast Company (”Why Podcasts Fans Will Always Reject ‘Netflix for Podcasts’”), Forbes (”Lessons Learned About Podcasting and Life From Last Weekend’s On Air Fest”), Book Riot (”18 Things I Learned About Roxane Gay at On Air Fest”), Media Village, and Bklyner (”Preserving the Sounds of Brooklyn at On Air Fest”).

Permalink | Posted on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:22 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

On Air Fest in Forbes, Time Out, NYMag, and more

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 01, 2019

Tickets are almost sold out for this weekend’s On Air Fest at The Wythe Hotel with Roxane Gay, Jad Abumrad, Tina Brown, and Tracy K. Smith. Check out some of the preview stories in:
Time Out New York, NYMag, HyperAllergic, Forbes, Bello Collective, Metro, am New York, PureWow, Brooklyn Paper, Untapped Cities, What Should We Do?, Bklyner, and Brightest Young Things.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 01, 2019 at 7:39 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

FastCo: On Air Fest is “a podcast fan’s dream”

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 17, 2018

Tina Brown, Jenna Wortham of the The New York Times’ Still Processing, United States poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, and Missing Richard Simmons’ creator Dan Taberski are among the headliners announced today for On Air Fest 2019. Taking place at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel from February 28 - March 3, 2019, On Air Fest brings audio fans and creators together to explore the art of sound through performances, conversations, listening parties, art installations, live podcasts, and more.

PKPR placed an exclusive story today in Fast Company, which called the 2019 lineup “a podcast fan’s dream.”

Permalink | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 2:25 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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