ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 27: Jess Hilarious speaks on stage throughout the Black Effect 2024 Podcast Festival at Pullman Yards on April 27, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Derek White/Getty Images for iHeartMedia and The Black Effect Podcast Network)

This past weekend, the Black Effect 2024 Podcast Festival returned to Atlanta’s Pullman Yards with the goal of highlighting, uplifting, and amplifying Black voices in the podcast industry. For the second yr in a row, the event brought together podcast fans and the network’s top talent for a day of live podcast recordings of the network’s hottest shows.

Hosted by B Daht and Pretty Vee, the day kicked off with a special live taping , during which Lex P and Drea took the stage to debate dating in 2024 and the financial requirements of a relationship. Additionally, the event featured two thought-provoking and informative panel discussions: “Podcasting 102: Money & Marketing” and “Content Authenticity x Brand Partnerships.”

As the day progressed, viewers were treated to live renditions of the song , in addition to special guests John Hope Bryant and Dr. Joy Harden-Bradford. TI also made a surprise appearance throughout the live taping hosted by Ferrari Simmons, Byron Turner and Octavia March. The hosts talked to TI about several topics, including his first big purchase after rising to fame and the key to an extended, successful marriage.

Off the principal stage, festival sponsors AT&T, Nissan and State Farm hosted activities for families and fans, including The Trap Nerds Grand Prix Showdown Gaming Tournament, and for the second yr in a row, emerging creators had the chance to pitch their Black Effect podcast ideas. networks on the Pitch Your Podcast booth.

Nissan’s head of multicultural marketing Lanae Williamson and HBCU fellows Amber McKnight, Folusho Adeyemi and Nyla McPherson participated in the “Nissan Thrill of the Possibility Summit Panel,” moderated by Charlamagne Tha God. The group discussed their experiences on the Thrill of Possibility Summit 2023 sponsored by Nissan and the worth of attending an HBCU, including the sense of community, mentoring opportunities and unique, wealthy cultural experiences that may contribute to academic and profession success.

Adding an exclamation point to the evening, Philadelphia duo Gillie Da King and Wallo267 excited the gang by playing a hilarious game of “Do You Know Each Other?” with couples and friends, which caused hysterical chaos. Mandii B and WeezyWTF closed the show with a special live recording. The hosts began their live show with a surprising acrobat who performed impressive moves on a raised hoop on stage. Later, Weezy and Mandii kept the party going, gathering some fans for a twerk-off and teaching the audience the “kinky ABCs.”

In case you missed it, take a look at some photos from the Black Effect 2024 Podcast Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

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