Radio host Charlamagne Tha God is bringing podcasts to life this summer in collaboration with iHeartMedia. His podcast network, Black Effect, is noted as the first organization of its nature to cater to Black listeners. The Black Effect Podcast Festival will take place on April 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia. Charlamagne will host the live podcasting event alongside comedian Jess Hilarious. Several of the network's most popular shows will be featured at the festival, including The 85 South Show, Whoreible Decisions, and Big Facts. Additionally, Reasonably Shady and Checking In will also be hosted in front of a live audience.
In a statement released on Black Effect's website, the network's mission remains to bring "together the most talented and trusted voices in Black culture for critical conversations on social justice, pop culture, and more." The network currently supports 30 shows, ranging in categories including crime, health, and business. Charlamagne expressed the news about the festival in a press statement, saying, “in 2023, Black creators are at the forefront of a movement reverberating across today’s cultural landscape, and we’re excited to bring this to life for the community at The Black Effect Podcast Festival in Atlanta this spring." He added, "with this festival we want to inspire and uplift new and aspiring podcasters while also showcasing the incredible voices on The Black Effect Podcast Network.”
Charlamagne Will Present Live Podcasts From The Black Effect Network This April
The Breakfast Club co-host continues to make history as a radio host with the Black Effect Podcast Festival. In 2020, the same year that his network emerged, he became inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Since then, Charlamagne has also hosted his Comedy Central show, Hell of A Week with Charlamagne tha God since 2021. The 44-year-old has interviewed a vast range of famous names over the years, from Kamala Harris to Kanye West.
The Black Effect Podcast Festival, which initiates the network's first major event, will not only feature live broadcasts of shows but will also boast food and a Black Effect Marketplace that will showcase local businesses. The festival's line-up will also feature music by Dj Loui Vee. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 1) at noon EST, and are officially available through the Black Effect website. For the latest news on hip-hop and pop culture, be sure to check out HNHH.