When The Outlier Podcast Festival takes place in Austin next month there will be a new podcast network on the scene. The network, called FutureX, will include shows with content about the future, and what could or might happen in the future.
The founders of the network are Lee Schneider and Ever Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who is also the founder of Outlier, (the podcast and the festival), will host a Fireside Chat with Schneider about the value of podcast networks for podcast producers and other content creators. Schneider is a podcast producer with a background in network television journalism and media production. He has been an executive producer for Discovery Health, TLC, and Bravo, and has produced and directed programming for History, Court TV, and Dateline NBC. He has produced podcasts for startups, authors, and Fortune 500 clients.
The FutureX Network podcast development slate includes Privacy Pod, a ten-episode cybersecurity podcast drama, Soldadera, a ten-episode Latinx superhero podcast set five decades in the future, Surrender, a ten-episode drama about the rise of artificial intelligence, and What’s the Worst that Could Happen? a short-form discussion of comedic predictions for the future that will roll out in ten podcast episodes.
The Outlier Podcast Festival is a traveling national event held in major cities across the U.S. It provides outliers in the podcasting community an intimate opportunity to collaborate with both Indie talent and industry giants. Participants have the opportunity to bring questions to the experts during panel discussions, listen in during live podcasts, and join in a conversation with other media disrupters.
The festival takes place May 17 and May 18.