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Do Market Research for Your Podcast

More podcasters would be successful if they stopped treating their show like a hobby, and instead treated it more like a business. This is a smart approach even if you don’t plan to make money with your podcast. The first thing I tell new podcasters is to do a little market research. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be super involved, and it doesn’t need to cost any money.

And, by the way, all podcasters should be doing this on a regular basis. Whether they’ve been podcasting for 15 minutes, or 15 years.

How to Research Other Podcasts

  • Grab your smartphone or tablet.
  • Find a podcast app you like. You probably have a native podcast app built into your device.
  • Subscribe to five different podcasts, in five different categories or genres.
  • For the next 30 days, listen to these podcasts when you would normally listen to music.
  • Write down what you LIKE and what you DISLIKE about each show.
  • Incorporate what you’ve learned into your own podcast.


As I mentioned, your smartphone or tablet probably has a podcast app already installed… but there are other options. Here are some links to other popular podcast apps you (and your listeners) might enjoy…

Apple Podcasts (built into iOS devices)
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-podcasts/id525463029

Google Podcasts 
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-podcasts/id1398000105
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.podcasts&hl=en_US&gl=US

Castbox
https://apps.apple.com/app/castbox-radio/id1243410543
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.castbox.audiobook.radio.podcast

Himalaya
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/himalaya-listen-learn-grow/id1275493456
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ximalaya.ting.himalaya

Pocket Casts
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pocket-casts/id414834813
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.shiftyjelly.pocketcasts

Acast
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/acast-podcast-player/id925311796
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acast.nativeapp

Castro
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/castro-podcast-player/id1080840241

Overcast
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/overcast/id888422857

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