Southampton Podcast Festival began as SuperPod back in March 2017, when 16 podcasts came together to take part in a 36 hour live non-stop podcast marathon. We had podcasts live and in person at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton, with others calling in and joining remotely from South Wales, Finland, Canada and Australia! The event was a great success and raised over £1000 for Comic Relief.
Our second event, SuperPod 2020, came live from The Social in Southampton; this time with a Sporting twist. It was a 2 day podcast festival, featuring our headline acts The Football Book Club, The Dredgeland Podcast Spectacular, SportSpiel and Life Goals with Theo Delaney. Also, for the first time, we streamed video of all the shows to Social Media!
SuperPod 3 saw us move to an online-only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We had a wonderful day of podcasting, all streamed on social media and internet radio, featuring podcasts such as Cold Callers Comedy. MotherFunk, You Really Shouldn’t Have, The Comedy Arcade and many more.
In early 2022 we kickstarted our transition into Southampton Podcast Festival, as we re-focus our efforts on bringing you a brilliant local festival, back live and in person at great venues around the city.