Mumbai, December 17, 2022: Hubhopper, India’s largest podcast hosting, creation & distribution platform, and Good Creator Co., India’s largest Creator Ecosystem of leading influencers, marketing, and analytics platforms, organized ‘CHASING PODS’, a premium podcasting event, powered by Amazon music. It took place at Hyatt Centric Juhu Mumbai recently, in the presence of over 100 guests including prominent celebrities, top influencers, radio jockeys, and podcasters, among others.
Co-hosted by Malini Agarwal, co-founder, of Good Creator Co., the event was a roaring success with an engaging lineup of conversations, featuring an unfiltered interview with Neha Dhupia, an epic discussion about the evolution of audio with popular radio jockeys (RJs) Mihir Joshi, Hrishikesh Kannan, and Tarana Raja, and more.
Commenting on the podcasting event, actor Neha Dhupia, said, “The podcasting industry is in its prime right now and kudos to platforms like Good Creator Co., Hubhopper, and Amazon Music, who’re organizing such lively events to encourage and promote young talent. It is an exciting time for podcasters and audio artists to follow their dreams and thrive.”
Malini Agarwal, Co-founder, The Good Creator Co, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to co-host such a progressive event around the concept of podcasting with Hubhopper and Amazon Music. I started as a radio jockey myself, and I feel young talent really needs and deserves platforms like Chasing Pods to educate themselves about the podcasting industry and pursue their passion. I feel proud to represent India’s largest creator ecosystem and be able to leverage it for the benefit of youngsters.”
Gautam Raj Anand, Founder of Hubhopper, added, “It has always been our mission to democratize podcasting and one of the most important aspects in making that happen is to bring all the key stakeholders of the medium under one inclusive roof to collectively discuss how we can achieve that mission together. This was our primary intention for hosting the Chasing Pods event along with Good Creator Co. and Amazon Music.”
Mamta Saraf, Director, Amazon Music, shared, “Amazon Music is excited to partner with Hubhopper and Good Creator Co. for an initiative that promotes the podcast industry. The podcast culture is evolving in India and around the world. As a streaming service that supports young talent, it is a matter of pride for us to support forward looking events like Chasing Pods.”
Various activities kept the audience engaged throughout the evening. Guests got to generate their own podcast cover art using a kiosk. They experienced “Speed Podding”, which allowed them to pitch their podcasting ideas to those in the podcasting business. Co-organizer Hubhopper also welcomed guests to take workshops and potentially walk away with a Hubhopper pro account. Then there was a fun round of Creator Bingo, where winners received exciting prizes such as Good Creator Co. merchandise and Amazon Alexa!
Part of the live audience were top celebrities and influencers including Esha Gupta, Sonal Agrawal, Neha Dhupia, Zayed Khan, Poonam Pandey, Abhishek Bajaj, Donal Bisht, Mohit Malhotra, Chef Vicky Ratnani, Takesh Singh, Koel Puri, Prabhat Choudhary, Sonal Agarwal, Kritikka Avasthi, Nitin Mirani, Moose Jattana, Vivek Dhadha, Rizvan Bachav, Yogita Yana, Aarti Khurana, Deepti Chand, Nishka Lulla, Karan Tacker, Vishal Pandey, Rohini Iyer, Chef Vicky Ratnani, Poonam Pandey, Ayushman Sinha, Nirmika, Abhishek Bajaj, and Donal Bisht, who also shared their wisdom and knowledge for the benefit of young talent.