This year at SXSW, you’ll find voices from across the Vox Media Podcast Network on stage including Kara Swisher, host of New York’s Pivot and On, Sam Sanders, host of Vulture’s Into It, Sean Rameswaram, host of Vox’s Today, Explained, Nilay Patel, host of Vergecast and Decoder, and Preet Bharara, co-founder of Cafe and host of Stay Tuned.
Chad Mumm, chief creative officer at Vox Media Studios, will also be on stage discussing our recent hit show on Netflix, Full Swing; Eater Austin’s Nadia Chaudhury will moderate a panel on plant-based foods; and Aaron Tabas, vice president of content strategy and innovation at Vox Creative, will moderate a panel around climate change; On with Kara Swisher executive producer Nayeema Raza will moderate a panel about how worker rights are evolving in the digital and data economy.
Be sure to also check out Slack HQ (located at the corner of 3rd & Congress) where we’ll be featuring two live podcasts, with a live recording of On where Kara Swisher will be joined by Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright, and Nilay Patel, David Pierce and Alex Cranz will record a live episode of The Vergecast.
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Inside the Game: Sport Docs Take You Deeper
Saturday, March 11, 2:30-3:30pm | Four Seasons (98 San Jacinto Blvd), Ballroom CD
Vox Media Studios’ Chad Mumm, executive producer of the recently renewed hit Netflix series Full Swing, joins a panel with Brandon Riegg, VP Unscripted & Documentary Series at Netflix, Paul Martin, Co-Founder at Box To Box Films and Amanda Balionis of CBS Sports to discuss immersive sports documentaries, and how they are changing the experience for sports fans, giving exclusive access to today’s biggest names as they navigate the most significant moments in their careers.
Beyond Vegans: Upcoming Trends in Plant-Based Foods
Saturday March 11, 2:30-3:30pm | Austin Marriott Downtown, Waterloo Ballroom 1-2
Nadia Chaudhury, Eater Austin editor, moderates a panel with leaders in emerging plant based foods, in a discussion on what they’re seeing in the space as consumers increase their intake of plant-based food.
Sunday, March 12, 2:30pm | Slack HQ (3rd and Congress)
Join a live recording of The Vergecast podcast with Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz and David Pierce as they make sense of the week’s most important technology news and talk small gadgets, Big Tech, and everything in between.
Open to all attendees
Featured Session: On with Kara Swisher Live: Kevin Systrom is Back and Taking On Twitter and News
Sunday, March 12, 4pm | Austin Convention Center / Ballroom D
Kara Swisher hosts a live recording of her podcast in an interview with Kevin Systrom, Instagram co-founder to discuss his newest endeavor: a “text-based” news app to rival Twitter and tackle misinformation.
Monday, March 13, 10:00am | Slack HQ (3rd and Congress)
“When Silicon Valley Met Austin.” Join us for a live recording of the podcast On with Kara Swisher. Kara will be joined by Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright to discuss how transplants from Silicon Valley, Hollywood and New York are reshaping Austin.
Open to all attendees
Featured Session: Julio Torres with Into It’s Sam Sanders
Monday, March 13, 2:30-3:30pm | Austin Convention Center / Ballroom EF
Julio Torres has carved an idiosyncratic path in Hollywood. He talks with Sam Sanders, host of Vulture’s Into It podcast, about his new film, Problemista, and how the specificity of his surrealist vision has guided his career.
Monday, March 13, 4:00-5:00pm | Austin Convention Center / Room 9C
Host of Vox’s hit daily podcast Today, Explained, Sean Rameswarem hosts “7,300 Days, Explained.” It’s been 20 years since the United States invaded Iraq to confiscate weapons of mass destruction and end the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein; nineteen years and ten months since President George W. Bush declared “Mission: Accomplished”; and eleven years and five months since President Barack Obama ended the combat mission in Iraq. If you’re lucky, the Iraq war is a distant memory. But if you’re not, it hasn’t yet ended.
Closing the Loop: Business Innovation to Drive Circular Economy
Monday, March 13, 4:00pm | Lush house (85 Rainey Street)
Aaron Tabas, VP Of Content Strategy and Innovation at Vox Media moderates a panel with Elysa Hammond, Executive Fellow, Regenerative Business and Climate Solutions at Clif Bar, Brandi Halls Chief Ethics Officer, at Lush and Adam Goswell Tech R&D & Digital Principle at Lush, in a discussion that explores innovations in packaging, partnerships and technologies that brands are taking to reduce waste and tackle global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution.
Will AI Revolutionize or Wreck Criminal Justice?
Monday, March 13, 4:00-5:00pm | Hilton Austin Downtown / Salon A
Join Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, podcaster, and NYT best-selling author of Doing Justice and futurist Nita Farahany, Duke Law professor and author of The Battle for Your Brain, to discuss the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and neurotechnology in criminal justice.
Tuesday, March 14, 10 am | Hilton Austin Downtown / Salon K
Nayeema Raza, Executive Producer of the New York Magazine podcast, On with Kara Swisher, moderates a conversation with MacArthur Fellow and Microsoft Principal Research Mary Gray, Veena Dubal of UCHastings Law School and Hays Witt of the Drivers Seat Collective. They’ll talk about how worker rights are evolving in the digital and data economy, with a focus on worker surveillance, wage theft and worker privacy. The panel, presented by Omidyar Network, will explore the lopsided relationship between employers and employees and reimagine how the data economy can work for everyone.
Featured Session: Building a Brand Through Community
Thursday, March 16, 4:00pm | Austin Convention Center / Ballroom D
Host of Vulture’s Into It, Sam Sanders moderates a conversation with Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and Erica Buxton as they talk about building their brand, Hello Bello and how focusing on community first and their day one pledge to be a part of life’s messiest, stinkiest, most unmissable joy has birthed their award-winning company to category leadership. The inspirational discussion will tackle inclusivity, transparency and the power of giving back.