This Friday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m., host Kevin Quirk of Kevin and Brandi on Olio.fm will
be a part of the Philly Podcast Festival‘s panel discussion at PhillyCAM. This discussion
will introduce the art, information, and talent of podcasts to people who otherwise
wouldn’t know what podcasting is about.
Olio.fm is also an official sponsor of this year’s inaugural Philly Podcast Festival.
You can stream the panel discussion here. More info about the day and panelists below.
699 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA
Panelists for the 8/2 panel discussion at PhillyCAM:
Jo Pincushion (Moderator)
An aspiring singer, comedian, blogger, writer, actor, and over achiever, Jo Pincushion
is the host of The Pincushion Podcast, and can also be found on TheRealStanLee.com,
Geekadelphia, and Rock on Philly.
Chris Scamuffa (pronounced Skah-muff-ah) is a Senior Product Engineer and Information
Specialist. He created The KupMuff Show in 2009 with childhood friend and local comedian
Nick Kupsey (pronounced Cup-see). In 2011, Laffcast.com was born when Chris started
sharing equipment and methods with The Panic Hour podcast. Laffcast.com has become
home to 8 live podcasts including Bob and Dave are Terrible People, Mike Salvi’s World, Sons
of Liberty and The Maxx and Stax Show. Laffcast.com hosts remote live broadcast events,
live stand-up comedy and roast events throughout the year in the Philadelphia area. As a
side job, Chris removes viruses from all of his friends and family’s computers for free.
Vanessa Maria is an organizer, producer, and educator from Philadelphia with over 15
years experience producing media. She is currently the host/producer of the local music
and talk show, Really Rad Philly on G-Town Radio, and also a producer on The Panic Hour
podcast. She is the Vice-President of the community radio organization, Common Frequency,
and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Community Media. In addition
to her media work, Vanessa is one of the organizers of “Smoke Down Prohibition,” a monthly
drug policy protest hosted by The Panic Hour and Philly NORML.
Darnelle Radford is the Producing Artistic Director of Represented. Since 2009, his podcast
REP RADIO has produced over 300 episodes featuring Philadelphia’s theatre community
and is now spreading into New York City. When not chasing after artists with a microphone,
he is a marketing consultant and certified “fruit stand” rebel.
TS Hawkins is an internationally recognized author, performance poet, actor, wedding
officiant and educator. Her publications including Sugar Lumps and Black Eye Blues,
Confectionately Yours, Mahogany Nectar and The Hotel Haikus have been well received in
print and radio media since 2007. The “Queer 2 The T” podcast covers LGBTQIA Arts and
Culture, Nightlife, Politics and other Shenanigans!
Kevin Quirk is a host on Olio.fm. Olio.fm is an online radio station that builds community
and brands through podcasts, which was founded and built by his partner Brandi Lukas.
Kevin is also involved with the Philly Improv Theater and takes on the persona of Kake
Savage in hip-hop musical projects StrayKat and Charlie Blaze.
Yowei Shaw is a freelance audio producer and public radio reporter based in Philadelphia.
She produces the First Person Arts podcast and she’s reported for WNYC’s Studio 360, NPR’s
Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday, PRI’s The World, WHYY,
and other outlets. Yowei has also worked as an associate producer with NPR’s Fresh Air with
Terry Gross and NPR’s World Cafe with David Dye. She’s received a National Journalism Award
from Asian American Journalists Association and an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary
award from Third Coast International Audio Festival. In 2011, she created Philly Youth Radio,
a project that provided high school students with the tools and training to produce radio
stories about their lives and communities.
Ron Whyte first became involved with radical, anti-authoritarian media in 2009. Over time
his focus has shifted to concentrate fairly exclusively on the environmental crisis. In addition
to radical ecology and environmentalism, Deep Green Philly also explores a variety of social
justice issues, many of which intersect with the struggle for ecological and environmental
This is a free event.
Please RSVP through Brown Paper Tickets by selecting the free 8/2, 2 p.m. show.
Before the discussion, Vanessa Maria and Antoine Haywood will talk about the importance
of independent media. Jo Pincushion will define and explain podcasting.