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Hot Docs Podcast Festival

November 6 - 11, 2019

“(An) audiophile’s paradise” - Toronto Life

Pump up the volume! The biggest names in audio storytelling are coming to Hot Docs this November. Canada’s premier podcast festival returns with 6 days of live shows, plus a Creators Forum for industry pros and emerging audio makers.

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2019 Live Lineup & Schedule

From Jon Ronson and The New York Times' Still Processing to CBC's Uncover and fan favourite The Allusionist, see today's chart-topping podcasts come to life on stage like never before.


Passes + Tickets

All passes now sold-out!

All-Access passholder?
Sign in to redeem 1 ticket to each live event (click here for detailed instructions), or redeem in person at the Hot Docs Cinema Box Office on the day of the show. A block of tickets to each show is reserved for passholders.


Creators Forum

November 6 – 8

Canada's premiere industry event for podcast insiders and emerging producers is back and bigger than ever! This year's conference will feature leading executives from CBC, Gimlet Media, Luminary, Slate, Stitcher, Vox Media and more.


Hot Docs Podcast Career Accelerator

Are you an emerging audio creator between the ages of 18 and 34? Access the Festival for free while getting the tools you need to establish your podcasting career.

Application deadline: Friday, October 11 @ 11:59 p.m.


Plan Your Visit

Visiting the Festival from out of town? Get some handy tricks and tips to plan your trip and make the most of your stay in Toronto.


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