Vancouver Podcast Festival zooms in on crime, justice, and NXIVM 

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      Our friends at DOXA launch the first ever Vancouver Podcast Festival in November with a program focused on “True Crime, True Justice”—and a deep dive into the CBC’s much anticipated investigation, Uncover: Escaping NXIVM.

      Running from November 8-10, VanPodFest will bring live tapings, workshops, and panel discussions to venues including the Rio Theatre, CBC Vancouver’s Studio 700, and the Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab. 

      Participants will include producers and hosts from, among others, Someone Knows Something; You Must Remember This; In the Dark; and the CBC’s massively popular This Is That, featuring Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring—which arrives at VanPodFest as the only date on its Canadian tour.

      In a programming announcement, available in full here, DOXA’s Selina Crammond writes: 

      "Over the last several years podcasting has emerged as a fiercely popular medium, and an increasingly critical way for independent and alternative voices to reach a broader audience. This year’s theme True Crime, True Justice will offer the unique opportunity to explore a breadth of true crime storytelling, while maintaining DOXA's commitment to social justice and diverse perspectives. We’re looking forward to bringing exceptional podcasters from across Canada and the US to Vancouver, as well as offering a platform for local podcast producers to showcase their work. We’re also excited to build new partnerships with a variety of podcast industry leaders including CBC Podcasts, Vancouver Public Library and Kelly&Kelly.”