On Tuesday July 28th, hosts of several of the biggest and best podcasts in the world will convene on stage for the inaugural CAST PARTY: a stage show simulcast to cinemas, celebrating the emergence of podcasting as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans. Like, the Lollapalooza of podcasts.
Cast Party will feature original stories and performances by: Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, audio pioneers of RADIOLAB; Lulu Miller from NPR’s newest mega-hit INVISIBILIA; PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, hosts of the Internet deep-dive REPLY ALL; improv comedy show WITH SPECIAL GUEST LAUREN LAPKUS; and the bold and often hilarious audio drama podcast THE TRUTH.
Plus music by horn quartet THE WESTERLIES, dance by COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM, surprise guests, original videos, and more.
Cast Party will happen on stage in New York City at NYU’s Skirball Center, and be sent live via satellite to hundreds of movie theaters across the United States (8PM Eastern/7PM Central/Tape delayed to 8PM Pacific). Cast Party will also screen in Canada on July 30th, and in Australia on August 22nd (AU tickets on sale soon).
The show is produced and hosted by SETH LIND. Executive Producers for Cinema: BY EXPERIENCE, INC.
We’re planning for you to have a good time.
Cast Party is proud to showcase some of the most entertaining podcasts ever to flow through your earbuds, from some of the most innovative producers of audio storytelling: WNYC, NPR, Gimlet Media, Earwolf and Radiotopia.
Radiolab is a show about curiosity – where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, produced by WNYC. Radiolab won Peabody Awards in 2011 and 2015.
Invisibilia is a new NPR series about the invisible forces that shape human behavior. The show interweaves personal stories with scientific research that will make you see your own life differently. Co-hosted Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel. Lulu Miller will perform a brand new short documentary in Cast Party.
Reply All is a podcast about the Internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. Produced by Gimlet Media, founded by former This American Life producer and Planet Money Co-Creator Alex Blumberg.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST LAUREN LAPKUS
With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus: where the guest is the host. Take a seat with Lauren as she passes off her hosting duties to a new funny friend every episode. Lauren is always the guest, as a character her host holds secret until they start recording. You never know who will show up. It’s the host’s show, Lauren’s just along for the ride. From the Earwolf podcast network. Lauren is known for playing Susan Fischer on Orange is the New Black. She can currently be seen in theaters playing Vivian in Jurassic World.
The Truth makes movies for your ears: short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Each story is different, and takes you to unexpected places using only sound. Directed, mixed, and sound designed by Jonathan Mitchell, who has been making radio for nearly 20 years. The Truth will perform an orignal scripted dramedy as part of Cast Party. A member PRX’s Radiotopia podcast collective.
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm