Cast Party

Announcing an innovative new cinema event


On July 28th, hosts of several of the biggest and best podcasts in the world will convene on stage for the inaugural CAST PARTY, a festive rousing variety show celebrating the emergence of podcasting as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans. Like, the Lollapalooza of podcasts. This event will held at the NYU’s Skirball Center, send live via satellite to hundreds of movie theatres across North America, and will be captured live for cinema screenings in Australia from 22 August 2015.

Once a niche medium, podcasts have exploded in popularity, with iTunes® podcast subscribers surging from 25 million to 75 million in just two years.  In Cast Party, shows across genres and networks will join to celebrate podcasting’s emergence as a powerhouse medium with millions of obsessed fans.  The producers envision Cast Party to become an annual summer event for cinemas across the U.S. and Canada.

Featured podcast RADIOLAB is one of the top-rated podcasts in Australia (currently #6 on the Australian iTunes podcast chart)

ABC Radio National has broadcast episodes of Radiolab in recent years so it is well-known to Australian audiences.

There is strong audience cross-over with these podcasts with Serial (currently #2) and This American Life (currently #3).

Featured Podcasts include:

Radiolab – the megahit show from New York’s public radio WNYC and NPR (National Public Radio), about science and more presented by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.  Over 1 million downloads per episode

Reply All – a show about the Internet, from Gimlet media presented by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman. Has quickly amassed a large and loyal audience since debuting in late 2014.  350,000 downloads per episode

Invisibilia – NPR show about the hidden forces in our lives, NPR’s newest mega-hit podcast presented by Lulu Miller. 4 million downloads per episode

The Truth – bold and often hilarious contemporary radio drama from PRX (Public Radio Exchange). 100,000 downloads per episode

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus – improv comedy podcast created by Orange Is The New Black and Jurassic World star Lauren Lapkus. High profile comedian guest. Produced by Earwolf.  100,000 downloads per episode (estimated)

Plus music by horn quartet THE WESTERLIES, dance by COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM, surprise guests, original videos, and more.

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.