Podcasting is hot, and women have been leading the field, bringing strong voices and entertaining points of view to the medium on a variety of topics. WNYC Studios presents Werk It! A Women’s Podcast Festival, an event where women can figure out how to create a thematically stimulating and constitutionally rewarding outlet for personal expression that countless millions might take to their collective heart. Mentoring, networking, and pitching podcast hosts like Bri M. (Power Not Pity), Jane Marie (The Dream) and Tonya Mosley (Truth Be Told) — they’re all here, and the end result of all your blood, spit and tears, and of course words, may become a development deal with WNYC Studios. Women have nothing to lose -or use- but their voice. Mixers, bootcamps, panels, keynote conversations and more take place over two days. Also Friday. The Theatre at The Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, downtown; Thu., Oct. 3, 10 a.m.; $250-550. (213) 235-9614, acehotel.com/losangeles/events-and-spaces/calendar/2019-10-03/wnyc-studios-presents-werk-it-womens-podcast-festival.

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