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Chicago Podcast Festival Nov. 17-19
2016-11-02

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The Chicago Podcast Festival announced that comedian Bob Saget will be one of the featured celebrity guests at the first annual Chicago Podcast Festival, happening Nov. 17-19.

Some of the other guests will be Scott Adsit ( 30 Rock ), rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith, actress Kirsten Vangsness ( Criminal Minds ) and K. Todd Freeman, of Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

As for LGBT aspects of the show, Tyler Greene, who's openly gay, is the artistic director of the event. Podcasts with LGBT hosts include Minority Korner ( with gay co-host James Arthur ), Risk! ( gay host Kevin Allison ) and Tomefoolery ( with gay host Cody Melcher ). Also, there are several podcasts that are part of Postloudness, which is Chicago "collective of independent audio shows by people of color, women, and queer-identified hosts."

Saget will be interviewed by Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall during a live recording of McDonald's podcast, Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show, on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $45 for premium seating.

Other parts of the festival are $20-$45; see ChicagoPodcastFestival.org .


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