EVENT RECAP: Charlamagne and The 2023 Black Effect Podcast Festival (pics)


Charlamagne Tha God and iHeartRadio celebrated the first-ever Black Effect Podcast Festival at Pullman Yards in Atlanta, GA held to highlight, uplift and amplify Black voices in the podcast industry.

The festival brought together thousands of podcast fans with the Black Effect Podcast Network’s top talent for a day of live podcast recordings from Black Effect’s most popular shows, including “The 85 South Show,” WHOREible Decisions,” “Big Facts,” and a special joint taping with “Reasonably Shady,” and “Checking In with Michelle Williams.” Additionally, the event included thoughtful panel discussions aimed at aspiring and mentoring podcasters in the Black community with leading content creators and media executives.

The event also featured engaging activations from event sponsors, including Nissan, AT&T, State Farm and Molson Coors, a career corner, pitch your podcast booth, gaming tournament with The Trap Nerds and more. Guest attendees included various celebrities, content creators, business leaders and students.

Talent and Special Guests Included:

  • Charlamagne Tha God
  • Jess Hilarious
  • Dollie S. Bishop, President, The Black Effect Podcast Network
  • DJ Loui Vee 
  • TamBam & AJ, We Talk Back
  • Porsha Williams 
  • Dre, Eli, Tony, and Exavier, The Trap Nerds 
  • Coline Witt, Eating While Broke
  • Chad Oubre, 85South
  • Alexx Media
  • Tezlyn Figaro, Straight Shot, No Chaser
  • WeezyWTF and Mandii B, WHOREible Decisions
  • Robyn Dixon and Gizelle Bryant, Reasonably Shady
  • Michelle Williams, Checking In
  • Lanae Jackson, Head of Multicultural Marketing, Nissan
  • Big Bank, DJ Scream and Baby Jade, Big Facts
  • Ebone’ Almon, Professional Homegirl Podcast

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