We recently realised that it’s been 2 and a bit years since SuperPod (hasn’t time flown?) so it’s probably time to start planning something new.
Back in 2017 the Southampton SuperPod was a 36 hour live podcast in aid of Comic Relief, which was held at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton and featured podcasters from around the UK as well as Finland, Australia and the US. We raised a great sum of money, but we think we can go way bigger next time around.
So next year we’re looking to do something for Sport Relief on March 7th/8th 2020, which is the weekend prior to the big Sport Relief festivities. SuperPod 2020 will be a two day podcasting extravaganza of great comedy and sporting podcasts, with multiple shows being broadcast during the day and then each day ending with a bigger, ticket only, headliner show.
So far we have confirmed appearances from some returning friends from SuperPod 2017 as well as a couple of new sporting shows joining the fun. But there’s still room for more, so if you know a good sports-based podcast or a podcast that would make a good sports special, then please get in touch.
We’re currently talking to various venues in Southampton to see if we can find somewhere that suits our needs, and we’re seeking a main sponsor to come on board and help cover the costs for the venue. We’re also in negotiations with various other local groups to get involved in supporting us make this the best SuperPod possible.
If you have anything you think you can offer us we’d love to hear from you. We will be needing volunteers to help organisation on the day, running our social media and more. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (just search for sotonsuperpod) and you can email us [email protected]
Together we can smash our 2017 total!