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PRESS RELEASE: Final line-up revealed for the London Podcast Festival 2022


PRESS RELEASE: Final line-up revealed for the London Podcast Festival 2022

Kings Place have added more incredible guests and events to complete the star-studded line-up for the 2022 London Podcast Festival, which runs from 8-19 September. The festival brings together some of the biggest names in podcasting with listeners and aspiring podcasters alongside an unrivalled line-up of live podcasts, affordable workshops, meet and greets and panel discussions.

Taking place in front of a live audience at Kings Place, the festival is a chance to celebrate the fast growing popularity of podcasts whilst giving listeners the unmissable chance to meet their favourite podcast hosts. A number of the events will be livestreamed to audiences across the world via KPlayer, the Kings Place pay-per-view platform. The London Podcast Festival was founded by Kings Place in 2016 and has since welcomed over 37,000 visitors and 500 podcasters.

London Podcast Festival 2022 line-up
Newly added shows include:

  • Popular true crime podcasts Drunk Women Solving Crime and RedHanded join forces for a special Drunk Women Caught RedHanded event
  • Discover the creative process of hit Audible scripted podcast Radioman, with actor and cocreator Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, executive producer Emily Feller, writer, director and cocreator Joe Derrick and sound designer and composer Benbrick, as they discuss key scenes from the series in-depth in this special free live session
  • BBC Sounds podcasts Uncanny with host Danny Robins and guest Mark Gatiss and Pressed with hosts Mariam and Adeola join for special live shows
  • Comedy podcast Halfies: A Noisy Hajar Podcast with host Hajar J. Woodland and guests Darius Davies and Shirley & Shirley (aka Joanna Carolan and Pascale Wilson)
  • Spencer Cooper and Mufseen Miah present Queer Talk LIVE! to share commentary on positive LGBTQ+ news stories and connect with a panel of brilliant, queer individuals
  • Film journalist Ben Travis and animation academic Dr. Sam Summers present Disniversity, a podcast crash course through the history of Disney’s animated classics
  • Desperado Podcast present a one-off special featuring a self-contained story from the Desperado universe
  • First ever live show of Petrified, the terrifying horror fiction anthology podcast
  • Indie AF sees Sarah Golding and special guests share experience and unmissable advice about creating audio fiction
  • Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia present a live episode of Media Storm
  • Thea Rickard and Ruby Rare explore the world of non-monogamy in feminist podcast The Last Night

Special guests revealed:

  • Louis Theroux will join Adam Buxton for an episode of The Adam Buxton Podcast
  • Tia Kofi from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2 is the guest for Crystal’s The Things That Made Me Queer
  • Lady Garden Foundation co-founder Chloe Delevingne, actress Amanda Abbington and the Scummy Mummies Ellie & Helen announced as guests for Mika Simmons’ The Happy Vagina
  • Actress Michelle Collins joins comedian Michelle Collins and Dan Acton for a special live recording of Midnight Snack
  • Les Dennis announced as special guest for quiz podcast Fingers on Buzzers, hosted by comedian Lucy Porter and The Chase’s very own Vixen, Jenny Ryan
  • Director Gurinder Chadha talks about her career with host Simon Brew in the first ever live recording of Film Stories
  • Comedians Karen Hobbs and Marcus Brigstocke and producer Saima Ferdows join Cariad Lloyd for an episode of Griefcast
  • Huge Davies, Ed Byrne and Jen Brister announced as guests for The Film Quiz with Nick Helm
  • Comedian Isy Suttie will be the guest on Joel Morris’ Comfort Blanket and has chosen the film Grease

They join the previously announced line-up which features:

  • Special one-off show Springleaf: James Acaster featuring James Acaster as undercover cop Pat Springleaf talking to comedian Mike Wozniak
  • Live editions of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, The Adam Buxton Podcast, Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and No Such Thing as a Fish, as well as a special crossover show with The Guilty Feminist and Brown Girls Do It Too
  • Live episodes from some of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ podcasts including Two Twos Podcast, A Gay and a NonGay and The Things That Made Me Queer
  • Festival appearances from Cariad Lloyd with Griefcast, comedian Lucy Porter presents Fingers on Buzzers with The Chase’s Jenny Ryan and Joel Morris brings a live episode of Comfort Blanket, plus live episodes of The Happy Vagina and Ki & Dee
  • Film podcasts including Film Quiz with Nick Helm, The Empire Film Podcast, Fade to Black, 90 Minutes or Less and Film Stories, plus trilogy of wrestling podcasts Wrestle Me, How2Wrestling and Attitude Era Podcast
  • Festival debuts from Jew Talkin’ To Me?, The Famous Sloping Pitch and NonCensored with Rosie Holt, plus returning favourites Three Bean Salad, Beef and Dairy Network and Midnight Snack with Michelle Collins
  • Other shows include The Complete Guide to Everything, A Wheezing Groaning Sound, The The One Show Show, Global Pillage, The Final Girls, Rock ‘n’ Roll Politics and Chart Music: The TOTP Podcast

The Podcast Maker Weekend returns once more, offering a diverse series of podcasting workshops at Kings Place covering the art, craft, technology, business and politics of podcasting. Experienced speakers from the world of podcasting and broadcasting offer affordable sessions for both beginner and experienced podcasts and audio makers. Sessions include:

  • Festival partners Acast present Podcast Subscriptions: They’re a Thing, a free workshop panel to help aspiring podcasters set up their first podcast subscriptions. Hosted by Hannah O’Connell, Acast Partner Manager and host of Shrine Podcasts, the panel will be joined by Teacher Luke (aka Luke Thompson) and Adrian Carty, producer of the Nothing Is Real Beatles podcast – both of whom have very successful subscription podcasts
  • The Importance Of People And Relationships In Podcasting with award winning audio producer Jaja Muhammad and broadcast journalist, presenter and producer Cherise Hamilton
  • Comedy Podcasting with comedian and podcaster Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Drunk Women Solving Crime host Hannah George
  • Researching For Podcasts with producer Leonore Schick and Sky News Podcasts producer Soila Apparicio
  • Interviewing For Documentaries with multi award winning freelance audio producer, sound designer and community facilitator Jesse Lawson and freelance audio producer, editor and sound designer Arlie Adlington
  • The Future Of Audio Fiction with Alexander J Newall, Founder and CEO of Rusty Quill Ltd, alongside Rusty Quill Ltd Executive of Production April Sumner and award-winning writer Nemo Martin
  • Recording Podcasts with audio specialist Lisa Hack and audio executive Kieron Banerji
  • Editing Basics with audio producer Mae-Li Evans and James Shield, Deputy executive producer of The Times and The Sunday Times daily news podcast
  • Script For Presenting with Scott Flashheart, founder of the Queer Podcasters’ network and creator of Probably True podcast, and political/social affairs journalist and multimedia producer Dahaba Ali Hussen
  • Ask Me Anything – Production Basics with founder of String Cast Media Sam Mbatha and award-winning producer Meera Kumar
  • Podcast Formats Moving To TV Formats with Managing Director of Storyglass Steve Carsey and Founding and Managing Director of Gold Wala Faraz Osman
  • Video For Podcasts with Super Stuff Creative producer Leon Gower and stand-up comedian, writer and author Sadia Azmat
  • Using Social Media To Market Your Podcast with podmother, presenter, producer and consultant Kat Molesworth and Dan Page, CEO of Podspike and Chief Egg at podcast producer Why did the Chicken?

Tickets are on sale via the Kings Place website.


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