Media alert: September 4, 2018
WBEZ is back once again this fall with its Podcast Passport series, a curated live event series of cutting-edge, nationally-acclaimed podcasts that feature long form storytelling. This must-attend and highly sought after event series supports local public media by creating opportunities for conversations that affect our communities, our city and our world.
WBEZ is starting its new season of Podcast Passport events starts with three timely and relevant shows from some of today's hottest podcasts – The Trouble with Shannon Cason; Terrible, Thanks for Asking; and Snap Judgment – in theaters throughout Chicago.
The first three Podcast Passport live events include:
The Trouble with Shannon Cason
Mon., September 24, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 North Clark Street, Chicago, Ill. 60640
$20 per seated general admission ticket
WBEZ and the Black Ensemble Theater welcome award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason back for a second season of WBEZ Chicago’s The Trouble. For the first time ever, this hot new podcast will be presented in front of a live audience at the Black Ensemble Theater. Like the popular podcast, this special event will showcase compilations of different individual’s dilemmas and all the ramifications that follow. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.wbez.org/events/wbez-podcast-passport-presents-the-trouble/5792.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking LIVE
Friday, October 5, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60657
Presented in partnership with WBEZ and the Fest, curated by Third Coast International Audio Festival, this live performance of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, featuring stories and conversations about real lived experiences. Host Nora McInerny will provide her signature sad, funny, uncomfortable and honest take on love, grief, life and everything that comes with it. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.wbez.org/events/terrible-thanks-for-asking-live/5797
Snap Judgment LIVE
Saturday, October 27, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60657
Join WBEZ for a night of storytelling that presents compelling personal stories and killer beats with real drama. In other words - “Storytelling…With a Beat.” Hosted by Glynn Washington, Snap Judgment combines raw storytelling, touching and serious social issues and content, edgy talent, and music to create powerful performances that electrify how we explore real life drama, and our humanity. The live show includes several live storytellers, live music, and in-depth discussions about provocative issues. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.wbez.org/events/wbez-podcast-passport-presents-snap-judgment-live/5802
Betsy Berger, WBEZ Director of Communications
312-893-8572 or 847-308-1762 (cell)