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Podcast Festival — Thursday, January 28

January 27   |   January 28   |   January 29   |   On-Demand   |   Lineup Overview

Explore the full schedule and lineup for the virtual edition of Hot Docs Podcast Festival, streaming worldwide from January 27-29.

All live events are listed in Eastern Standard Time and are available to stream worldwide.

The only way to get access to all 25+ events is with a Festival pass. Passholders get exclusive entry to daytime and on-demand sessions, an extended festival streaming window, a passholder portal with live chat, and more.

A selection of prime festival events are also available for free to Hot Docs Members. Join now for as little as $4.99 a month.

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1:00 PM // Reclaiming True Crime with Gimlet Media's Connie Walker

  • Available with Festival Pass Only

Connie Walker, investigative reporter with Gimlet Media and host of CBC’s Missing & Murdered podcast, discusses her new series for Gimlet and using podcasts to tell the stories of the women of colour who are often erased from the true crime genre.

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3:00 PM // Internet Explorers: Up Close with Reply All

  • Available with Festival Pass Only

Reply All's new co-host Emmanuel Dzotsi and producer Anna Foley break down the creative process behind their hugely influential, Gimlet Media mega-hit, and what it takes to tell captivating stories about life in the digital age.

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6:00 PM // The Post-Trump World: What's Next for Political Podcasts with Crooked Media's Tommy Vietor and Tanya Somanader

Free for Passholders & Members | $14.99 regular price


Former Obama administration officials Tommy Vietor and Tanya Somanader discuss the future of politics and the media in the post-Trump era and the rise of Crooked Media, the wildly popular podcast studio behind Pod Save America and Pod Save the World.

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8:30 PM // Stories for Beautiful Nerds: Roman Mars on The 99% Invisible City

Free for Passholders & Members | $14.99 regular price


One of the most recognizable and beloved voices in audio, Roman Mars discusses his legendary design podcast and The 99% Invisible City, his new New York Times bestselling book based on the series.

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