WBEZ Podcast Passport @ Athenaeum Theatre

Events > 2019 > June > WBEZ Podcast Passport @ Athenaeum Theatre

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Created by Nancy Bishop

2936 N Southport, Main Stage

WHAT: Were you a big fan of the podcast Serial? This is your chance to learn about the inner workings of a hit podcast.

SO WHAT: Join WBEZ Chicago for a Podcast Passport event with the makers of Serial. Launched in 2014 by the creators of This American Life, Serial quickly became the most-downloaded podcast in the world. It has won every major award for broadcasting including duPont-Columbia, Scripps Howard, Edward R. Murrow, and the first-ever Peabody awarded to a podcast. At this event, Serial creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder will give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at how they put together the show. They’ll explain the challenges of reporting each season—first, the case of Adnan Syed; next, Bowe Bergdahl and the war in Afghanistan, and most recently, a year inside a felony courthouse in Cleveland. They’ll talk about the surprises, shocks, and personal ups and downs of creating a new form of audio storytelling.

NOW WHAT: Tickets are BOGO—or two for one—for this event. Tickets start at $17. VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet with Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder directly after the show! Recommended for 13+.

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