L.A. Podcast Festival Recap: An Intimate Affair

Last weekend, hundreds of podcasters emerged from their recording studios – or closets – and descended on the posh Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills for a weekend of laughs, music and some anatomy lessons.

The L.A. Podcast Festival got right down to it on Friday. The Talkin Sh!t show with Eddie Ifft kicked things off with a piece about transgender boobs, and that was just the beginning. Aisha Tyler also delighted audiences at several shows because she never missed an opportunity to make things hilariously sexual.  And is that two grown men demonstrating breast feeding? Yep.

Other highlights included the audience singing happy birthday to comedian Marc Maron, guest appearances by Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block and Al Madrigal of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the debut of the trailer for the “Earbuds” documentary on podcasting and general banter between the filled-to-capacity audiences and the star podcasters.

Comedian Marc Maron got serenaded by the audience for his 51st birthday (Twitter/@lapodfest).