As podcasting has proliferated, so has an array of critical voices available in programs from coast to coast. At our next ATCA Connects event, ATCA member Elizabeth Kramer talks to three people working in podcasting about theater, giving varied perspectives on American theater.
Lauren Van Hemert, founder of Beltline to Broadway and an ATCA member out of Raleigh, North Carolina hosts a podcast that focuses on community-based reporting covering theater.
James Marino, who founded BroadwayRadio in 2009, is a technologist who came from the publishing industry with an affinity for theater and music to create the network. BroadwayRadio has released more than 3000 shows in the past 13 years. He previously launched BroadwayStars ATCA member Jan Simpson hosts and produces two network podcasts on BroadwayRadio, “All the Drama” and “Stagecraft,” and is an occasional panelist on “This Week on Broadway” on which another ATCA member, Peter Filichia, is a regular.
Kaveh Taherian, co-founded the podcast series Musicalsplaining in 2020 out of Los Angeles, which he now co-hosts with writer Angelina Meehan. In each episode, the two introduce a different musical and discuss its plot, themes, and production. Sometimes guests, such as popular YouTubers, join in. Kaveh’s background is in illustration/design and film production.
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