The 2017 Now Hear This Podcast Festival Features ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’, ‘How Did This Get Made?’, and More

now-hear-this-festThe second annual Now Hear This podcast festival is slated for September, and the festival just released its 2017 lineup. This year it will take place in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and run from Friday, September 8th through Sunday the 10th, and among the featured podcasts are Comedy Bang! Bang!, How Did This Get Made?, Who Charted?, Politically Re-Active, and The Cracked Podcast.

“We’re so excited to come back to Now Hear This, as a fan of these amazing podcasts and as a performer,” said Paul Scheer on the festival. “It’s truly Comic Con of podcasts and not some elaborate chance to get the podcast community in one city to pull off the heist of the century.” Check out a full breakdown of the announced podcasts below, and for tickets, head over to the Now Hear This fest website.

Comedy Bang! Bang! — Host Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC, Mr. Show) blends conversation and character work from today’s funniest comedians. (Earwolf)

How Did This Get Made? — Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it’s amazing? In this long-running and top-rated podcast, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas watch movies and report back with the results. (Earwolf)

Lovett or Leave It — Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of top podcast Pod Save America, is joined by comedians, actors, journalists and others for a roundup of the week’s top news. (Crooked Media)

Criminal — A podcast about crime and people who’ve done wrong, been wronged or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. (Radiotopia)

Politically Re-active — Hosts, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu, answer questions and separate fact from fake news as they navigate the US political landscape. (First Look Media’s Topic & Earwolf)

The Nod — One of the newest shows from the Gimlet Media network, home of hit shows including StartUp and Reply All. (Gimlet)

The Cracked Podcast — Top editors from popular humor website Cracked.com dissect pop culture tropes and debunk myths, along with an impressive roster of guests. (Earwolf)

Who Charted? — Hosts Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack look at the week’s music and movie charts with your favorite comedian guests. (Earwolf)

Found — Host Davy Rothbart explores personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes with the power of humor and music. (Wondery)

Pitch Black Story Telling — Put eye masks on. Turn the lights off. Let your imagination run. The hosts of Wondery’s most popular storytelling podcasts including Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape, Inside Psycho, Terms and others will get you immersed in an experience you’ll never forget: your imagination, powered by sound. The oldest and purest form of virtual reality. (Wondery)

StarTalk All-Stars — The first spin-off space and science podcast and radio show of the popular StarTalk Radio podcast from host Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

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