Now Hear This podcast festival to feature popular personalities

Now Hear This podcast festival to feature popular personalities
Posted at 12:13 PM, Jun 27, 2016

For one weekend in October, podcast listeners will have a chance to see their favorite on-air personalities live.

The inaugural Now Hear This event hosted by Midroll Media is slated for Oct. 28-30, 2016 in Anaheim, California. 

"In addition to a full roster of live shows and other events planned throughout the festival weekend, four of the podcast community’s most beloved hosts will perform as headline acts," Midroll announced today. It includes:

Marc Maron, host of the popular podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” which has been downloaded nearly 300 million times and has featured prominent guests including President Barack Obama. Maron is also the creator and star of IFC’s critically acclaimed original cable comedy series, “Maron.”

Scott Aukerman, host of top comedy podcast “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and co-founder of the Earwolf podcast network. Aukerman is also known for his weekly IFC show, “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and for his work as co-creator of “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.”

Lauren Lapkus, award-winning actress, improviser, writer and host of the “With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus” podcast. Lapkus wrote, starred in and executive-produced a sketch comedy special as part of the Netflix series “The Characters,” and starred in “Jurassic World” and “Orange is the New Black.”

Paul Scheer, host of the film-focused comedy podcast “How Did This Get Made?” and co-host of Comedy Central show “Crash Test.” Scheer also starred on the popular 2009-2015 hit FX cable network comedy series “The League.”

Comedy podcast “The Brilliant Idiots also will join the festival lineup, Midroll's parent company, Scripps, announced.

More podcast guests will be announced at

Now Hear This podcast festival, presented by Midroll Media
WHEN: Friday to Sunday, Oct. 28-30, 2016
WHERE: Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, California
COST: Look for ticket details coming soon