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Hot Docs Podcast Festival

OCTOBER 12–15, 2017

We’re excited to bring Hot Docs Podcast Festival back for its second year! Building on the infectious buzz and packed audiences from the inaugural event, we’re extending this year’s festival by one day and incorporating more industry-focused programs to support our local podcasting community.

Important dates:
Passes (one ticket to every event + industry panel) available Thursday, August 31
Single tickets available Tuesday, September 5

MEMBERS get early access:
Passes available Tuesday, August 29
Single tickets available Friday, September 1

Full lineup of 10 live podcasts and five industry panels will be announced Tuesday, August 29.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:

Missing Richard Simmons

The show that launched a thousand thinkpieces and ruled the iTunes charts returns for a one-off event. What will host Dan Taberski bring to Toronto?



Another Round

Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu bring BuzzFeed’s award-winning podcast to Toronto! Join them as they sip bourbon and discuss culture, race and gender during in-depth interviews.


Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

Following a raucous show at last year’s festival, this Canadian favourite is back by popular demand.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotiabank

Presenting Partners

  • logo Bell-Media
  • logo documentary-Channel
  • logo Rogers

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
  • Logo Ontario150
  • logo telefilm

Official Airline Partner

  • logo Delta Web