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Day Two in The Deep End by Vox Media at SXSW!


It’s Saturday at SXSW and The Deep End by Vox Media is making waves. Join us at The Belmont Austin - 305 W 6th Street, for an 11AM - 5PM Speakeasy Arcade and stay to enjoy a variety of exclusive talks, live podcast recordings and performances, as well as Eater-curated menus with some of the best Austin has to offer.

Here’s who to look out for on the SXSW stage today: Recode’s Kara Swisher in conversation with Christiane Amanpour at 12:30, Recode’s Dan Frommer interviews influencers of the future at 11AM, Curbed’s Asad Syrkett interviews the mayors of Kansas City and Raleigh on Amazon’s search for a second headquarters at 12:30, and Recode’s Peter Kafka discusses platforms and the future of media with Mic’s Cory Haik and Medium’s Evan Williams at 2 PM.

Full lineup of events in The Deep End for Saturday, March 10, 2018:

11:30AM - 1:30PM - Bites from Launderette, an East-Austin Eater favorite with chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki

Enjoy incredible food by the superstar team of chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki, whose stylish East Austin restaurant Launderette celebrates vibrant global flavors. One of Eater Austin’s essential restaurants, Launderette will be popping up for lunch on a first come, first-served basis, so be sure to stop by early!

11:30AM - 1PM: Recode Media Live with Peter Kafka and Jason Blum

Join Recode’s Peter Kafka as he dives into the future of media right now. During this live taping, hear from Jason Blum, the innovative Hollywood producer behind such hits as “Paranormal Activity” and the Oscar contender “Get Out.”

1:30-2:15 PM: “Should Brands Join The Movement”, with Vox Media’s CMO Lindsay Nelson, McCann Director of Social and Mobile Gemma Craven, and Planned Parenthood EVP Dawn Laguens.

From tear-jerking 60-second spots to anthemic “girl power” commercials, “women’s empowerment” has become a common theme for modern advertising. But what are the ethics of corporations aligning with or attempting to capitalize on social movements? Moderated by Vox Media CMO Lindsay Nelson, this panel brings together top advertising industry experts to dive into the complex landscape of brands engaging with social causes. It’s a bit of a loaded conversation, and there may not be a right answer, but let’s dig in.

2:30PM - 3:30PM: Recode Decode Live with Kara Swisher and Esther Perel

One of tech’s most prominent journalists, Kara Swisher is known for her insightful reporting and straight-shooting style. During this live episode, Kara sits down with psychotherapist Esther Perel to talk about the evolution of our relationships at work and online, and the boundaries that technology has created.

3:30PM - 4PM: Whiskey Shivers take the stage for a live performance

A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that’s been called “apocalyptic Americana” and described as “frenetic bluegrass” with a “punk spirit.”

4PM - 5PM: The Bill Simmons Podcast with host Bill Simmons, and guest Bill Hader

Join The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, the man behind the most-downloaded sports podcast of all time, as he sits down with comedians Bill Hader to talk all things pop culture.

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