WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST | KCRW
12:00-5:30PM | On Air LA Business Summit
This year's invite-only On Air LA Business Summit is convening executives in podcasting and media who are shaping the future of the industry. The gathering will bring together a curated cohort of business leaders alongside those who think critically and purposefully about our industry. The event opens with a leadership lunch, followed by stage programming including a conversation with Bloomberg's Ashley Carman and a town hall at KCRW's theater.
7:30PM | KCRW's Lost Notes
A sneak preview of the revelatory series' highly-anticipated return, unspooling the real stories behind LA's soul music scene with co-hosts Novena Carmel (Morning Becomes Eclectic) and Michael Barnes.
7:40PM | An Audible Original Showcase
Listen in on a special audio showcase from Audible. In this exclusive session,
Audible will dive into one of their highly anticipated Audible Originals.
Audible is the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, offering global audiences a powerful way to enhance and enrich their lives through extraordinary content.
8:25PM | Let's Make a Horror
Part improv comedy, part horror film, and all plot twist, this interactive rendition of the acclaimed show from CBC Podcasts and Kelly&Kelly will take the stage for a brand new, spooky story right on the heels of Halloween. Comedians Ryan Bell, Maddy Kelly and Mark Chavez will be joined by a special guest to be announced.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND | KCRW
Hosted by actor Michael Greyeyes
7:30PM | Spooked
From the creators of Snap Judgment, presented by PRX and KQED, comes Spooked. Host and Snap Studios founder Glynn Washington opens the second night of On Air Fest LA Annex with a live performance. This installment of the popular paranormal podcast will reveal a true-life tale of the supernatural. Spooked explores the Shadowlands – daring listeners to confront the unknown. Be afraid…
7:45PM | Underwater
From Warner Music Group's Interval Presents comes Underwater, a romantic thriller podcast starring Jason Derulo and Alexandra Shipp, and featuring original music from Derulo. In this On Air Fest exclusive, the show's lead talent will take guests on a visual journey through the first episode of the podcast and give a behind the scenes look at their creative approach to storytelling, moderated by SVP of Digital Strategy & Business Development, WMG + General Manager, Interval Presents, Allan Coye, and featuring series producers, Clamor's Rich Statter and Temple Hill Entertainment's Alex Addison.
8:15PM | Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
The revered host returns to On Air Fest for a live taping of the intimate, in-depth interview podcast that has welcomed such greats as Carol Burnett, David Byrne, Fran Lebowitz, Lorde, Oscar Isaac, Padma Lakshi, Questlove, Quinta Brunson, Tom Hanks and many others.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH | DUBLAB
Foley Performance from Joanna Fang
Gutting a cantaloupe. Crackling celery. Hear how Emmy award winning Foley artist Joanna Fang transforms everyday objects into visceral soundscapes for PlayStation video games. Joanna and Foley Mixer Blake Collins will perform live foley with a cast of unexpected props, and then give a "sound sermon" on how they build entire worlds through sound.
Stories from Imperfect Paradise
In this performance, the creators and voices behind award-winning LAist Studios show Imperfect Paradise including Antonia Cereijido and Brian De Los Santos present stories from a beautiful and flawed utopia: California.
Ear Hustle Installation
What do the daily realities of life inside prison sound like? Ear Hustle is the podcast that brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. For this listening station, tune into a story created by Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods from the show's decorated 12th season. Ear Hustle is a part of Radiotopia from PRX.
Tenderfoot TV Experience
Step into the story as two of this year's most gripping podcasts come alive, Tenderfoot TV's Dear Alana and High Strange. Travel across the history of the unknown universe with High Strange, the investigative podcast breaking UFO stigma. Then go deep with Dear Alana, the #1 podcast that explores sexuality and faith through a young woman's journals. Uncover, question, touch, discover... And listen deeply.
How to LA
What is the sound of your LA? Brian De Los Santos is the host of LAist Studios' own How to LA and he wants to know. Sit in as Brian chats with a cast of his favorite local Angelenos, to highlight stories for LA and by LA.
KamranV: The History of Spatial Sound
Arts Technologist, MIT Spatial Sound Lab Researcher & dublab board member KamranV has pushed the boundaries of spatial audio technology for decades. Hear from Kamran on how he reimagined Moogfest, built immersive installations at LACMA and MOMA PS1, and produced the first quadraphonic vinyl record in 30 years with Suzanne Ciani.
Aspen leaves are shimmering overhead. Soft grasses tease your legs. Behind you, acorns fall heavily to the ground. This is the world of The Wind, a podcast made at a handmade desk high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. For this installation, radiomaker Fil Corbitt brings their recordings and reflections on learning from soundscapes to dublab.
On Air Official Selects
Listen to the winners of On Air Official Selects 2023, the global program for creative short-form audio storytelling. Each piece has been rigorously judged and represents creative excellence.
Step Inside Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos allows creators to place sounds in a multidimensional space that creates an audio-only experience so rich and life-like, it transports listeners into the story. On Air Fest's LA Annex attendees will be able to experience podcasts and audio experiences in Dolby Atmos in the studio and in the car.
Inside Every Shell, A Story
Pick up a seashell and place it to your ear. What do you hear? From Lost Hills and Western Sound comes a whole new way to listen to stories.
A Mixer with ESPN's 30 for 30
Share drinks and sports stories with the team behind 30 for 30 Podcasts. Plus, a new look at Shima Oliaee's Pink Card, one year later.
ABOUT ON AIR FEST
On Air Fest is advancing the culture of audio. We bring together an expansive range of emerging and established voices to explore the creative possibilities of sound. Created and produced by work x work, On Air Fest has evolved into the premier cultural event for audio storytellers and inspired listeners. Throughout the year, we produce a range of cultural programming, from annex events, to our residency program, creative collaborations to cultural campaigns and podcasts. On Air Fest carves a place for artists and storytellers who are defining this moment in audio.
ABOUT WORK X WORK
work x work is a full-service creative agency amplifying the world's leading brands through storytelling, design and experiences. Our innovative work has made us the go-to agency for organizations looking to participate in audio culture. In addition to design, strategy and events, we create multi-channel campaigns, original content and produce podcasting's premier cultural event, On Air Fest.