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WNYC Studios' Annual Women's Podcast Festival WERK IT Brings Three Nights of Live Public Podcast Performances to Los Angeles

Lineup Includes Live Tapings with Jessica Williams, Niecy Nash, and Amber Rose (September 27, 2017)

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WERK IT, the all-women's podcast festival founded by WNYC Studios, will bring three nights of comedy, entertainment, and conversation to Los Angeles from October 3-6, 2017. Each of the live tapings will be hosted by some of the most beloved and buzzed-about women podcasters in the industry.

WERK IT is sponsored by Cole Haan, M·A·C Cosmetics, and, and is funded in part by a leadership grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with additional support from The Annenberg Foundation, which is headquartered in LA.

WERK IT 2017 will take place at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The performance schedule is as follows. Each is open to the public:

Created and curated by WNYC Studios, the critically-acclaimed producer of top podcasts including 2 Dope Queens, Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, and A Piece of Work with Abbi Jacobson, WERK IT is committed to elevating women's voices in podcasting on both sides of the mic with workshops, panels, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Conference sessions and workshops will be led by women executives, producers, and hosts from major podcast companies, including WNYC Studios, Gimlet, Pineapple Street Media, BuzzFeed, NPR, VOX, and This American Life. Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) will also be a featured panelist.

Tickets for the festival and for the public evening performances are on sale at

WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, home to some of the most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts of the last decade, including "Radiolab," "2 Dope Queens," "Nancy," "The New Yorker Radio Hour," "Freakonomics Radio," "Death, Sex & Money," "Here's the Thing" with Alec Baldwin, "Note to Self," "On the Media," and "A Piece of Work" with Abbi Jacobson.  WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire, and delight millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Their programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit 

Cole Haan, the innovative women's lifestyle brand and retailer, has come together with WNYC Studios to support their latest project: Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Stories with WERK IT, the only all-woman podcasting festival. This event will celebrate the substance of extraordinary conversations and content, by providing women the platform to tell their multidimensional stories and the resources to carry out their podcasting side hustles, from producers and hosts, to writers and reporters.

Jennifer Houlihan Roussel, WNYC
(646) 829-4497

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