What is a podcast?
A podcast is kind of like a pre-recorded radio show, in a sense. They are basically audio files made available for listening online or for download. The term "podcast" originates from the "iPod" and the word "broadcasting". Podcasts really started to take off in 2009. There is a large variety of podcasts. The popular shows include, "The Ron Burgandy Show", "Ted Talks", "Joe Rogan Experience", "Pod Saves America", and "Maverick Mondays". Podcasts are rapidly growing as they are an extremely efficient way to learn and become more knowledgeable in any specific area. There are even shows about history and comedy.
How do I listen to a podcast?
Many ways to listen to a podcast. You can listen to podcast online but most people today use any one of the following downloaded mobile apps:
Podcasts started out being available primarily via download on iTunes then synced to your apple product. However, today you can practically listen to your favorites shows anywhere, including YouTube!
FUN FACT: Did you know, there's over 50 different applications to access podcasts now?!
I have the best guest idea for a podcast, can I suggest someone?
Yes please! Click on "Guest Request" in the menu.
What podcasts do you recommend?
Obviously give a listen to any of our own podcasts including:
Maverick Mondays -Maverick Peters
Blood Time -Coach Peter Cimoroni
But some other podcasts that are great fun include:
Stuff You Should Know
Trained By Nike
Can I write a review?
The best way to leave a review in on iTunes itself. Log onto iTunes either on you PC or on you iPhone. Search the show you're looking to leave a review for and you will see and option to "Write A Review". (Please note, iTunes doesn't post your comment right away, it can take a couple days.)
What does format mean in podcasting?
"Format" typically refers to the style podcast one has. The are 6 standard formats in podcasts.
There's no perfect format and really depends simply on the podcasters choice. However, the diversity of characters in a podcast sometimes makes it more enjoyable for listening.
What are the Top Rated, podcasts out there?
According to the charts, these are the top ten podcasts today:
1. The Joe Rogan Experience – Joe Rogan
2. SmartLess – Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett
3. Crime Junkie – audiochuck
4. Nice White Parents – Serial & The New York Times
5. CounterClock – audiochuck
6. This Is Actually Happening – Whit Missildine/Wondery
7. The Ben Shapiro Show – The Daily Wire
8. It Was Said – C13Originals | Jon Meacham | HISTORY
9. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark – Exactly Right
10. Call Her Daddy – Barstool Sports
As of December 2020
What are some of the current statistics on podcasts?
-197 million Americans have heard about podcasts.
-32% of Americans listen to podcasts at least once a month.
-There were 750,000 active podcasts in 2019.
-On average, 45% of podcast listeners have an annual household income of more than $250,000.
-2 million podcasts are registered by Google.
-54% of podcast consumers say they think about buying advertised products.
-Businesses spent $497 million on podcast advertising in 2018.
-Brands that advertise their products and services on business podcasts enjoy an average 14% rise in purchase intent.
Starting A Podcast
I want to start a podcast? Can you guys do that for me?
Absolutely! Click on "Create" in the menu.
Im looking to start a podcast. Do you recomend a good place to find music?
We happen to love working with a company called "Premium Beat". As long as the music you use in your podcast is royalty free or you own it, you'll be ok. But if you check out www.premiumbeat.com you find some really great soundtracks available.