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RECORD BREAKING CHARITY PODCAST EVENT COMING TO SOUTHAMPTON
36-hour live SuperPod aiming to raise money for Comic Relief
The Southampton SuperPod will bring together podcasters from all over the city, and beyond, for a special live broadcast that will be the biggest podcast of all time.
This ambitious charity event will take place the weekend directly after Red Nose Day, beginning at 9am on Saturday 25th March and running until 10pm on Sunday 26th March and will be held at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton. The SuperPod will be broadcast live online, through streaming website Mixlr, as well as on www.superpod.co.uk.
Al Galpin, host of the Dead Piett Society Podcast, is the organiser of the event. After listening to the 24 hour Twitter Comic podcast held in Southampton last year, he was inspired to bring more podcasters together for the biggest podcast possible. Al reached out to other podcasters he knew and searched out other local shows he was previously unfamiliar with.
“The response I had was brilliant, lots of people were excited to be a part of this and the event has really grown from what I had originally envisioned. I’ve discovered so many other great podcasts that I hadn’t heard of before and that’s part of the fun of an event like this; it will showcase some great shows and hopefully bring them to people who may not have heard of them otherwise.”
There will also be the exciting opportunity for someone to start their own brand new podcast as part of the event, with a slot on Sunday afternoon being reserved for the occasion. The SuperPod team want to show that anyone can become a podcaster.
“There are lots of people around town who are experts in particular fields, have strong interests in something or just have a lot of great stories to tell. I want to give some of these people the chance to come along on Sunday and host their own show. We’ll have the technical side covered; you just need a voice and a discussion topic.”
About Southampton SuperPod
The Southampton SuperPod is a non-stop 36 hour live internet broadcast which will include shows from such podcasts as Gallifrey Stands, 2 Grown Men, Dead Piett Society, The Dredgeland Podcast Spectacular and many more. More shows are being added all the time. To learn more visit www.superpod.co.uk, or find us on Twitter, @sotonsuperpod. Donations will be taken via the Red Nose Day giving page, which can be found via the website.