In case you missed it, International Podcast Day tweeted: “An announcement from #InternationalPodcastDay team. We are making some big changes this year and wanted our amazing community to know sooner than later. Have a look [arrow pointing down emoji] #podcast #podcasting”. The tweet was posted on July 19, 2021.
The tweet included a screenshot of text which said:
“Since 2014, the International Podcast Day team has focused on showcasing independent podcasting talent from around the world and raising the awareness of a growing industry. Over the last seven years, with the help of our dedicated community and sponsors, we have live streamed over 200 hours from nearly 100 nations featuring 350 podcasters. From day one, we were dedicated to creating a lively celebration that the podcasting industry could rally around. Without question, our community has organically grown International Podcast Day into something much bigger than we could have imagined. Every year there are countless meetups, special releases, and live concerts around the world to ring in the day of celebration. The community’s creativity has been nothing less than spectacular and inspiring.
“Moving forward, the International Podcast Day team will no longer be creating a live streaming event. We have decided to step to the side and enjoy the day of celebration just like everyone else. But do not worry, the team is not going away. We will be celebrating the community as we have every year and will still be managing our social media channels. Thanks to each and every individual, podcast listener, podcaster, and audio enthusiast that helped make the last seven years possible. Please continue to find unique and creative ways to celebrate the day. As we get back to our roots of celebration and sharing, we are looking forward to this upcoming International Podcast Day, September 30 – and international celebration of the power of podcasts.”
The message was sent by Steve & Dave Lee, Founders of International Podcast Day. Their website is internationalpodcastday.com.
It can be sad when a beloved event changes, or ends. International Podcast Day gave podcasts quite a bit of time to process the changes. There will be no official International Podcast Day stream in 2021. That doesn’t mean an individual podcaster, or a podcast team, couldn’t decide to get on Twitch or YouTube and stream something themselves to celebrate the day.