It’s a new year and a new you! And perhaps, in this new year, the new you wants to start a podcast! Whatever your reasons for wanting to join the amazing world of podcasting, whether it’s a marketing strategy for your business, a way to process your thoughts and emotions, or a challenge you and your friends have decided to tackle together, you’re most definitely going to want to learn as much about the industry as you possibly can. And while there’s plenty of written and video content available to help you hone your craft, there are also some expert podcasts about podcasting! Who better to learn from than those who have gone before you in the podcasting journey? And what better way to learn than through the medium you wish to join?
Not only that but having the information you’re after available to you when you can utilize it best makes listening to podcasts an efficient way to turn you into a prolific podcaster. Even if you’ve been podcasting for some time, any one of the shows on this list will help you take your show to the next level! So whether you want to learn on-the-go during your commute, or at your leisure, with a cup of tea (or coffee!) in hand, here’s our list of the top 10 podcasts about podcasting that will have you podcasting with the pros in no time!
Produced by The Podcast Host, Podcraft’s byline is “Honing the art of podcasting,” and that is exactly what this show sets out to do. Each season, a different topic is covered and explored in-depth, giving you all you need to master that aspect for your show. Podcraft’s main aim is to take you from beginner to pro by equipping you with the skills you need to make your name in the industry. So whether you want to learn how to market or monetize your podcast, how to create valuable content for your listeners, or you’re just wondering which microphone you should buy, you’ll find loads of handy information to help you turn your show into the best that it can be. As an added bonus, you’ll grow in confidence as your knowledge and skills increase, which is great motivation to keep on doing what you’re doing!
2. 5 Minute Mondays
If you’re really pressed for time but still want to learn all you can about podcasting, then 5 Minute Mondays is the perfect show for you! In all of, you guessed it, 5 minutes, you’ll get solid, practical tips and user-friendly information to help you launch a successful podcast and produce a quality show for the long haul. Each episode is so jam-packed with content, you’ll be surprised at how much you’ve learned in 5 minutes (or less!) and you’ll come away feeling empowered to try that new trick on your show! And with a new episode airing every Monday (obviously), you’ll start each week out on the right foot, ready to tackle any and all challenges or obstacles that lie ahead.
3. Podcasting Step-By-Step
Sarah Mikutel wants to help your show succeed through her podcast, Podcasting Step-By-Step. Whether you’re brand new to podcasting, or you’ve been at this for a while but just need a boost, this show is for you. While Sarah gives a whole lot of actionable advice and no-nonsense information, she’s also great at dishing out genuine motivation and will even virtually hold your hand as you navigate your challenges or the bumps along the way. Besides her stellar knowledge of the subject, throughout every episode, Sarah’s optimism and passion shine through, and you’ll come away feeling inspired to do the hard work to achieve your end goals, and you’ll feel encouraged to keep going, even when the going gets tough.
4. Podcast Engineering Show
If you’re looking for all the info on the technical side of podcasting that you could possibly want, look no further than The Podcast Engineering Show. Host Chris Curran, along with his guests, navigates the ins and outs of the podcasting equipment you should be using, how to maximize your software and insider tips on how to get the best audio quality for your show. Chris’s vast background in sound production, not only in relation to podcasts but also in music production, makes him the perfect person to empower podcasters with the knowledge they need to produce high-quality episodes. Chris is also the founder of the Podcast Engineering School, the only school of its kind, which helps train and equip you to become a professional podcast sound engineer and producer, cementing the fact that Chris is an expert in his own right, and that his show, therefore, is a must-listen! There are hacks for common audio issues, step-by-step guides for getting top-notch recordings, and vital insights into fundamental audio engineering concepts, making this the go-to podcast to help boost the quality of your show.
5. She Podcasts
Hosted by Elsie Escobar and Jessica Kupferman, She Podcasts is another incredible resource if you’re looking to start a podcast or looking for some cool ladies to help you along your journey. Their episodes are insightful, full of personality, and a whole lot of fun – not to mention, packed with all the information, tips, and tricks you could possibly need for starting and maintaining a successful podcast. They cover every aspect of podcasting from every angle, never shy away from telling you like it is, and they never sugarcoat the challenges or the pitfalls you will likely face in running your show. But they are also super supportive and have gathered a massive group of over 10k female podcasters around them, with whom they have created an environment that is encouraging, supportive, and informative for all of those in the podcasting community.
6. The Audacity To Podcast
Another invaluable podcast for podcasting is The Audacity To Podcast, hosted by expert podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis. This show offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidelines, in-depth information, and honest insight into the many facets of podcast creation and publication. Everything you could ever need to launch or improve your podcast can be found on this show. Not only will Daniel equip you to take the industry by storm, but he will also encourage, direct, and motivate you to persevere in your podcasting adventure. All things podcasting are discussed in-depth, but with the wit and charisma to keep you coming back for more. The content is top-notch and the answers and advice Daniel gives will see you podcasting with the pros in no time!
7. School Of Podcasting
Hosted by podcasting pro, Dave Jackson, School of Podcasting is one of, if not the longest-running podcast focused on podcasting, starting way back in 2005. Each episode features thorough, honest discussions centered on a particular aspect of the podcasting industry, and the order of the day is always honest, real, and highly-valuable answers, feedback, and insights. Dave has really found the sweet spot between entertaining and educating, making learning from him effortless and enjoyable. He has a wealth of knowledge which he shares generously and is regarded by many as the “go-to” guy for all things podcasting. If you are considering starting a podcast, give the School of Podcasting a listen, and you’ll be ready to tackle any and all hurdles you will encounter along the way. If you already have a podcast, allow Dave to “mentor” you through his show, and you’ll see your podcast continually grow from strength to strength.
8. Podcaster’s Roundtable
The Podcasters’ Roundtable is less about the “how-to’s” of podcasting and more about the issues and challenges podcasters face. Hosted by podcasting pros in their own right, Ray Ortega (The Podcaster’s Studio), Dave Jackson (School of Podcasting) and Daniel J. Lewis (The Audacity to Podcast), the focus of the show is equipping and helping their fellow podcasters grow and develop their skillset. Each episode features a different podcaster from the podcasting community, and through the asking questions, the probing of challenges, and the sharing of experiences, your knowledge and skills will greatly expand. Podcaster’s Roundtable is characterized by addressing and discussing the real issues podcasters face, and by giving real solutions and insights into how to address these. Each episode is full of valuable content and will leave you feeling encouraged, motivated, and equipped to face all the industry can throw at you!
9. The Feed
The Feed is Libsyn’s official podcast and another great resource for new and experienced podcasters alike. Hosted by Rob Walsh and Elsie Escobar, each episode features podcasting essentials, up-to-date information, a whole lot of best podcasting practices, as well as the all-important dos and don’ts! It’s a true fountain of wisdom to help you keep ahead of the crowd and continue putting out the best show you possibly can. Rob and Elsie are podcast knowledge powerhouses, and their chemistry makes for a really fun listen, besides being super informative! So if you want to amp up your show, learn a ton of helpful tricks, and save a bunch of time, The Feed should be a staple in your listening library.
10. Better Podcasting
We now present to you Better Podcasting. Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer host this weekly podcast which zeroes in on all aspects of podcasting and how to elevate your show to the next level, with a specific focus on the Hobby Podcaster. Their show has tons of content, from the tips and tricks of starting a podcast to how to avoid some of the common mistakes podcasters make, you’ll definitely learn something valuable from each episode! They also give great insight into the best gear for your show, and they cover the podcasting trends or developments and how these affect the industry. The show is informative, unbiased, full of valuable content, and entertaining. It serves as a really great playbook for getting into the podcasting game.
We’re adding some exciting new entries to this list!
Between Two Mics: The Remote Recording Podcast
First up, we have Between Two Mics: The Remote Recording Podcast, brought to us by Zach Moreno and Rock Felder, the co-founders of SquadCast. Together, they bring a fantastic dynamic to a show that is for the podcasting pro, the absolute novice, and everyone in between. What makes this podcast stand out in its niche is the focus on exploring all that is possible in the podcasting realm. Along with some seriously stellar guests, you’ll uncover all the vast opportunities the industry has to offer, but you’ll also get great guidance for navigating the challenges. And to top it off, the sound production is excellent, and the chemistry between Zach and Rock make this podcast one not to be missed!
Sounds Profitable is another great, relatively new podcast about podcasting, focusing specifically on podcast adtech. And this is a great resource as podcast adtech is growing and developing at lightning speed! Hosted by Bryan Barletta, and together with some great guest hosts, you’ll glean fantastic insight into monetizing your podcast. With each episode, you’ll be equipped with actionable info to help you take advantage of podcast adtech to stay ahead of the curve. This podcast is a companion but stand-alone version of the weekly Sounds Profitable newsletter (you can sign up to that here) and so you know you’re in good hands when it comes sound podcasting knowledge.
So whether you’re just about to start your own podcast, or are looking for some expert advice to improve and hone your craft, check out our top 10 podcasts about podcasting for all you need and more. There’s nothing quite like advice from those who have walked the road before you and who are willing and wanting to share the lessons they’ve learned along the way. The expert advice and wise insights that flood all the shows on this list are sure to help you and your podcast soar to new heights and will go a long way to helping you reach your podcasting goals, and then some! Who knows, maybe one day you’ll be the one advising the next wave of would-be podcasters! Until then, give these shows a listen, learn all you can, and you’ll achieve all you set out to and more!
Who do you listen to for podcasting advice? Let us know in the comments!