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A podcast can be an amazing thing to produce. It anyone, anywhere to communicate with people from around the world. But how do you decide what to podcast about? That's what this article will help you decide. I present 8 things to podcast about. Browse through the Apple Podcasts directory and you will see how many topics people podcast about.
Discuss the News and/or Current Events
A podcast where you discuss your views on the news and current events can be very interesting to produce. It enables you to be as broad or narrow as you'd like. You could podcast about local news and politics, national news and politics or world news and politics. The breadth of your coverage is completely up to you. You won't ever run out of good episode topics when you have a podcast about news and/or current events.
Showcase Your Hobbies and/or Special Interests
This is the most popular form of a podcast. Why not talk about your favorite television show or review your favorite films? Or podcast about your favorite sport, or maybe you have an interesting or unusual pastime. These are good because when you talk excitedly about your interests, your listeners will become excited too. You will likely stick with it longer if you are having fun doing it.
Some people who to listen to podcasts love to know how to make things or how things work. Keen gardener? Create a podcast about gardening. Are you a chef? Then make a podcast about how to cook certain recipes. An expert on Chinese art history? Podcast it. Workout podcasts are also very popular. Some universities are starting to produce podcasts as learning material for their students. This type of podcast can be extremely rewarding.
There’s nothing that says that podcasts can’t be a story. Whether dramatic, thrilling or comedic, podcast listeners love to tune into a good story. You may decide to have an ongoing story arc or have stand-alone episodes, it’s up to you. Narrative podcasts are the 21st-century version of radio dramas.
Some businesses release podcasts. It is perfectly acceptable to make a podcast that promotes a product or business, but be warned: people won’t want to tune into an advertisement. You must give them an incentive: make it entertaining and not a commercial. Teach them something about business.
Talk about yourself
There is no topic you know more about! Talk about your future goals, your love life or you can rant. These podcasts are perfect for keeping in touch with family or friends. Podcast listeners want a connection: they want to feel that you are talking straight to them as another human being, and this is one of the best ways. The Nightly Rant is this type of podcast and is very popular with listeners.
Comedians and musicians all use podcasts to test their work and promote their art. Entertainment podcasts also can take the form of audio essays, where you talk about a topic in an essay like manner. Entertainment podcasts can be just you and your best friend having a good conversation.
Highlight important causes
Podcasts can be used to create awareness for important causes you are involved in. Stand up for basic human rights, environmental issues, or any issue that affects your community. Why not interview someone who is working hard to combat these issues and post the interview on your podcast?
Podcast-Just Get Started!
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