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Andy Bowers        

Co-founder & Chief Content Officer of Panoply

Andy Bowers is an award-winning journalist and podcast pioneer. He co-founded podcasting’s leading full-service company, Panoply Media, in 2015, after creating one of the industry’s first professional networks at in 2005. As one of podcasting’s most experienced innovators, he speaks all over the world about the medium and its future.

As Chief Content Officer of Panoply, Bowers manages original programming, including Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell and the scripted dramas The Message and LifeAfter (produced with GE Podcast Theater), and has overseen podcasting partnerships with companies and authors including The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Vanity Fair, Netflix, HBO, Starbucks, The New York Times, Vulture, Vox, Inc., BuzzFeed, Politico, Bon Appétit, Gretchen Rubin, Susan Cain, and Chris Guillebeau.

In 2017, Bowers spearheaded the launch of Panoply’s pioneering subscription audio service for children, Pinna.

As a personal project with his daughter, Bowers created podcasting’s first dramatized children’s show, Molly and the Sugar Monster, in 2005.

He also works with Panoply’s developers to make sure the company’s industry-leading ad insertion, hosting, and monetization platform Megaphone remain the most producer-friendly technology in the business.

Bowers’s childhood passion for audio led him to a college internship at NPR. During his 20’s he became a White House and presidential campaign correspondent for the NPR and was appointed the network’s London Bureau Chief. He also served as Moscow Bureau Chief and as a war correspondent in the Balkans and Chechnya. He left NPR for Slate in the early 2000’s, convinced that the Internet was the future of spoken word audio.


GKC 2018 Breakfast Series: Q & A with Panoply's Andy Bowers
Andy Bowers is the chief content officer and co-founder of Panoply Media, and the creator in 2005 of Slate's podcasting network, one of the first professional ...

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