The Berlin podcast community has grown tremendously in recent years.
PodFest Berlin is a celebration of our achievements and our hard work.
PODFEST BERLIN IS...
In 2021 we recorded live podcasts in four languages. In 2022 it was already fifteen.
Our goal for 2023: 18 languages.
At PodFest Berlin, there is no ideal accent, no perfect pronunciation and no perfect diction. Grammar and vocabulary are beautiful tools, but language exists to facilitate communication, not to create barriers.
The basic tools for creating and listening to podcasts are widely available. Anything PodFest Berlin can do to remove the obstacles improves both the medium and the community.
That's why our selection process does not involve ranking the number of listeners, downloads or other industry metrics. To us success means publishing the podcast you want to. At the same time, we celebrate experienced podcasters, skills and the achievement of reaching a large audience.
PodFest Berlin exists to celebrate and serve Berlin’s community of podcasters, listeners, our neighbors, friends and families. We invite the world to join us and see Berlin as a nest of talented and hard-working people making amazing shows.
Equality is our guiding value. Diversity and inclusion are foundational commitments. We recognize that many op-portunities and privileges are not evenly distributed and aim to rectify that inequality.