Charlamagne Tha God has partnered with iHeartMedia to announce the 2023 Black Effect Podcast Network Festival, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.

On Tuesday (September 28), news arrived that the festival will be a one-day event and will include live podcasts and panel discussions with popular talent from Charlamagne’s Black Effect Podcast Network and more. According to the official press release, the event will take place on Saturday, April 22 from the Pullman Yards.

“In 2023, Black creators are at the forefront of a movement reverberating across today’s cultural landscape, and we’re excited to bring this to life for the community at The Black Effect Podcast Festival in Atlanta this spring,” said Charlamagne. “With this festival we want to inspire and uplift new and aspiring podcasters while also showcasing the incredible voices on The Black Effect Podcast Network.”

Charlamagne and iHeart will be featuring live podcast tapings during the festival from Black Effect’s programs including The 85 South Show, WHOREible Decisions, Big Facts, Reasonably Shady and Checking In With Michelle Williams.


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The event will also provide discussions during its “Women in Podcasting Panel” and “The Business of Podcasting Panel” with hosts Chad Oubre of 85 South, Coline Witt of Eating While Broke, Jess Hilarious, Tamika Mallory of Street Politicians and Tezlyn Figaro of Straight Shot No Chaser and more.

If that wasn’t enough, guests will also be treated to several activations and a plethora of activities such as a pop-up Black-owned business marketplace, family game area, gaming tournament hosted by The Trap Nerds, a career corner and more.

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Fans looking to attend the festival can do so when tickets go on sale Wednesday (March 1) at 12 p.m. ET on the Black Effect Network’s official website.

In September 2020, Charlamagne teamed with iHeartRadio to launch The Black Effect Podcast Network, a service dedicated to uplifting Black culture and Black voices. Through the joint venture, Charlamagne curated a list of podcasts that incite moving conversations around social justice, pop culture, sports, mental health, news, politics, comedy and more.

With over 29 shows under its umbrella, The Black Effect Podcast Network offers new and established content creators and storytellers a space to showcase their creative vision, which would often get marginalized and neglected at other companies.