The UK’s first podcast festival for people of colour is coming to London this August (2017).
The ShoutOut Network podcast collective, founded by Efe Jerome and Imriel Morgan, was aimed at addressing the issue of poor media representation of people of colour. Their efforts have seen an increase in the number of people of colour entering podcasting in the UK, from five in 2015, to 70 in 2016.
After meeting on the social app Tinder, this millennial couple combined personal experience and their knowledge of technology to build their own media empire.
Taking things to the next level, the ShoutOut Network is launching ShoutOut Live: The Festival, this summer, a celebration of how the power of diversity and media can help people of disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK reclaim their voices.
As the first of its kind in the UK, the festival will showcase a number of talented individuals behind well-loved UK based podcasts, including Melanin Millennials, Mostly Lit, Blacticulate, Pink Matter Podcast, 90s Babys, and Ground Ego.
It will be an international affair with New York City’s The Friend Zone and Another Round podcasts joining in the fun!
Keep your diaries free for this one folks, the event is being described as “The ultimate display of the Black experience through podcasts!”
Find out more: www.shoutoutnetwork.co.uk