Southgate Media Group is hosting the first annual Women in Podcasting Festival (WiP) and is looking for podcast and panel submissions. The festival will be at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 October 6, 2018.

Submissions are now open for podcasts and panels to perform at the first annual Women in Podcasting Festival. Southgate Media Group is looking for podcasts mainly hosted by women. Other gendered co-hosts are definitely welcome yet the shows main host must identify as female. Are looking for a wide variety of topics to show the diversity in interests of women lead podcasts as well. Panels being sought are to be focused on the business of podcasting or women in media. Submission deadline July 31, 2018. Contact Rob at for more information.

“One of the tenants of our network is to have 50% women hosts on our podcasts. We want our shows to reflect society, not simply be a bunch of guys with mics. We’ve wanted to hold this festival since we started in 2014 and we finally feel that we’re ready to do it right. This festival is a celebration of women creating awesome content and the diversity of topics that they cover so well,” said WiP co-founder Robert Southgate.

The festival will run October 6, 2018 Saturday starting at 10am at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613. Ticket pricing to be determined.

Southgate Media Group hosts close to 100 podcasts, a number of blogs, does live shows, and has a growing YouTube channel featuring vlogs and other original content.

They can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and most other podcast directories as well as on YouTube. All episodes and more can be found at the website