Frequently asked questions

Who is Podapalooza for?

Podapalooza is a way to bring together fans of podcasts who want to contribute to a great cause while listening to podcasts. Rally together to help fight the effects of COVID while discovering your new favorite podcast.

I’m new to podcasts. How does this work?

After getting a festival pass, we'll give you the ability to add a podcast to a podcast app. If you have an Apple phone, you can use Apple Podcasts. If you have an Android phone, you can download an app such as Pocket Casts, Spotify, or Stitcher. And if you're on your desktop, you can listen with iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. If you have any questions or need help, check out this article, or send an email to

Are the podcasts live?

We have two parts to Podapalooza.

The Podapalooza Live stage are a series of events we are live-streaming through the weekend. We have an action-packed lineup of Q&As, listening parties, a story slam, even a cocktail making class! Check out the lineup and schedule here.

The Podapalooza Stages are pre-recorded episodes that drop into a podcast, but come out on a schedule – just like bands coming on stage at a music festival. But if there are shows you are particularly excited about, you can set your alarm to catch them right when they come out!

Will you make the livestream events available for viewing later?

Yes, we will publish them later this week.

Will the episodes be new content?  Are they exclusive to Podapalooza?

There will be a mix. Some episodes will be brand new. Others will be released before you can find them in their typical podcast. And some others are past episodes the podcasters have specifically selected as an introduction to their show.

Where can I access episode transcripts?

For transcripts of one or multiple episodes from the Podapalooza podcast, email

Do you have content for families?

We have a special Kids Corner stage, which has a set of content for kids of various ages. This content won't appear in the main Podapalooza feed, so after you get your festival pass, add the Kids Corner to your podcast app.

We also have a live event on Sunday at 2pm PT, where one of the hosts of the KidNuz podcast will answer questions submitted by kids. Send in your questions here.

How can I get involved in the event?

Thank you for your interest! This is a community effort, built through the effort of people who believe in the cause. Go here to learn more about ways to get involved.

Who is GiveDirectly?

GiveDirectly is an international non-profit that delivers charitable cash transfers. Their work is innovative, evidence-based, and effective. In this case, your money will go to vulnerable households in areas impacted by COVID-19. See more details here.

Who is Glow?

Glow is a software platform that helps podcasters build businesses supported directly by their listeners. They’re proud to work with incredible podcasts and brands including Bauer Media, Twenty Thousand Hertz, and Ride Home Media. They’re a venture-backed company based out of Seattle, founded and run by podcast fanatics.