Meet Mark & Jon, the organisers of the Birmingham Podcast Festival


Neither Jon nor Mark call Birmingham their birth home, but it has become their spiritual home.

Jon writes for the Birmingham blog Paradise Circus which spawned the book 101 Things Birmingham Gave the World. He co-hosts You Don't Look Like a RunnerBeware of the Leopard and Thread, all three of which you'll be able to see at this year's event.

Mark made podcasting his day-job this year, after many years as a keen amateur. He runs the Podiant podcast hosting company, and among other shows, co-hosts Thread and is the chair of Beware of the Leopard. He has started and axed more podcasts than audiences will see on-stage this year.