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PJ Vogt


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PJ Vogt (Reply All) shot to podcasting fame last year. But behind his recent success, Vogt has been deeply involved with the craft of storytelling – and some of its most celebrated institutions.

Reply All is a show about people, technology and the internet, produced by Vogt and co-host Alex Goldman, with whom he also made the podcast TLDR (for WNYC’s On The Media). Since its November 2014 debut, the show has covered internet shaming, One Direction relationship truthers, time-travelling hitmen and the inventor of the pop-up ad. Vogt’s work has also appeared on This American Life and NPR’s All Things Considered.

The show is produced in New York at Gimlet Media – a for-profit podcast network founded by former This American Life and Planet Money producer Alex Blumberg. Joined by Ben Birchall (Ingredipedia podcast), he’ll talk about the new wave of American audio storytelling as he sees it – from the dark corners of the internet to the shadowy truths of the world.

Presented in partnership with Sydney Writers Festival.

(Note: We’re sorry to tell you that Starlee Kine, originally billed as part of this event, has been delayed in America – and is thus unable to attend.)

So You Think You Can Pod

So, you think you can podcast? Got perfect pitch? Here’s your chance to put our money where your mouth is – and gather some pro tips along the way.

Pitch us your podcast idea for a chance to have it workshopped by a panel including Gimlet Media’s PJ Vogt, RN Soundproof‘s Miyuki Jokiranta and the Wheeler Centre’s digital manager (and Paper Radio producer) Jon Tjhia – with the standout entry given the chance to have their podcast produced by the Wheeler Centre. Find all the details here.


PJ Vogt

PJ Vogt hosts the podcast Reply All from Gimlet. Reply All is a thrice-a-month podcast that mixes narrative journalism with an editorial sensibility that favours weirdness, humour, and surprise. Every month, the show is downloaded over 2.5 million times. He won a Third Coast award for his hard-hitti... Read more

Ben Birchall

Ben Birchall is a writer, broadcaster and creative director who has worked in radio, advertising and digital publishing. He hosted 3RRR FM’s Breakfasters from 2009-2012 and is currently the host of Ingredipedia – a factual food fight podcast that consistently tops the iTunes Australia food chart... Read more

Miyuki Jokiranta

Miyuki Jokiranta is a radio maker and writer who currently produces for Earshot at ABC RN. Previously, she produced and presented Soundproof, RN’s playground for the sonically curious; within her own radio arts practice, she crafts a space between music and words. She has also ... Read more

Jon Tjhia

Jon Tjhia was the Wheeler Centre’s Senior Digital Editor. He worked on the Wheeler Centre’s multimedia, editorial and digital projects from 2010–2020, including #discuss, the short-form multimedia series Housekeeping, and long-form podcast series Better Off Dead and The Messenger, which w... Read more


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