Want to Be a Better Podcaster? Listen to These 11 Podcasts About Podcasting

It’s never been easier to start a podcast. Even better, there’s never been a larger wealth of free resources and content to help you become a stronger podcaster. In particular, podcasts about podcasting are a great way to upskill yourself and keep informed in your spare time. 

Whether you’re searching for ways to develop as a podcast host, grow your marketing skills, start your own show or stay up to date with the industry, here are 11 of our top recommendations!

They’re all free to listen to, and you can find them everywhere you like to listen (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, PlayerFM, Amazon) as well as online, too.

1. The Podcast Accelerator

Who hosts it? 

Mark Asquith, co-founder of Captivate 

What’s it about?

Podcast commentary and practical advice for day-to-day podcasters.

The Podcast Accelerator helps busy podcasters to grow their audience in specific, actionable ways. Episodes cover everything from industry commentary to deep-dives into podcast marketing, SEO, monetization, guest strategies and workflow.

Usually a solo show, but every now and then, Mark features expert podcast industry guests and releases bonus episodes as the podcast industry continues to grow and develop. Episodes are short, straightforward and jargon-free, making it a perfect listen for busy, day-to-day podcasters. New episodes drop every Monday and Friday. 

How do I listen? 

Listen and find the full archive online or anywhere you get your podcasts.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 240 – Why Isn’t My Podcast Marketing Working?

2. How to Start A Podcast

Who hosts it? 

Mark Asquith, co-founder of Captivate + Rachel Smith, Content Executive at Captivate

What’s it about?

A practical crash course on designing, building and launching your own podcast with insights from the Captivate team.

If you’re worried about technology, you’re suffering from imposter syndrome, you don’t know what to talk about or you simply don’t have the time, this podcast is for you. If you already have a podcast and still have those challenges or want to launch another, this podcast is for you!

Every episode, we use the framework provided in our Podcast Launch Accelerator course to cover everything from choosing your podcast name and identifying your ideal listener to recording, editing and distributing your podcast, as well as giving you extra insights you won’t find anywhere else.

How do I listen? 

Listen to all eight episodes in full in our How to Start A Podcast guide, or find the series on all major directories.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 1 – What Stops You Starting Your Podcast? 

3. Podcast Pontifications

Who hosts it? 

Evo Terra, podcast producer, editor and professional contrarian

What’s it about?

Podcasting insights and industry commentary

Podcast Pontifications is a daily short-format podcast for working podcasters, providing honest, critical commentary that examines and challenges the industry as well as podcasting as a medium. 

As Evo says, Podcast Pontifications “looks to the future of podcasting, embracing all the coming upheavals and disruption as we continue to gain marketshare and explore the boundaries of what’s fun, interesting, and ultimately successful in podcasting.”

As a professional podcast producer and accessibility advocate, Evo’s authority and experience in the podcasting space makes for a really interesting and refreshing listen. Episodes cover topics like improving your podcasting craft, ethics, equality, privacy and distribution.

How do I listen? 

Listen to new episodes and the archive online or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 215 – How To Make Accessible Podcast Audio In 5 Easy Steps

4. Podcasting 2.0

Who hosts it? 

Adam Curry and Dave Jones

What’s it about?

Podcast news, insights, industry commentary and interviews from podcasting’s key players. 

Podcasting 2.0 is a weekly news and technology podcast offering updates and commentary on current podcast industry events. 

Created by Adam Curry and Dave Jones, the team behind the decentralised Podcast Index platform, the show often features special guests from the world of podcasting as well as highlighting new updates from the Podcast 2.0 namespace. Expect a full deep-dive into the world of podcasting and issues like privacy and the creator economy.

How do I listen? 

Listen to all episodes at the Podcast Index or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 7: Tag You’re It!

5. Between Two Mics: The Remote Recording Podcast

Who hosts it? 

Zachariah Moreno, Arielle Nissenblatt and Rockwell Felder of Squadcast.fm

What’s it about?

Between Two Mics: The Remote Recording Podcast is a weekly interview show focusing on people who are challenging and defining podcasting today. It focuses on creators who are actively building communities, platforms and content that advance podcasting as an accessible, diverse and progressive medium. 

Peppered in between awesome interviews are more practical episodes on remote recording, industry developments and managing a podcast, making it a really varied and interesting listen. 

How do I listen? 

Listen to episodes online or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 56 – Building Blk Pod Collective and Pod House Media with Ona Oghogho

6.  The Feed

Who hosts it? 

Rob Walch and Elsie Escobar of Libsyn

What’s it about?

Practical advice, reviews and discussion geared towards day-to-day podcasters.

The Feed is one of the longest running podcasts about podcasting, covering all sorts of industry updates, stats, practical tips, advice and even reviews of new equipment. Releases are sporadic, but with a huge back catalogue of episodes to work through, this is a great resource for pro, beginner and hobbyist podcasters alike. 

How do I listen? 

Listen to episodes online or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 178 – Top 10 Easy Podcasting Wins

7. New Media Show

Who hosts it? 

Todd Cochrane, CEO of Blubrry and Rob Greenlee from Libsyn

What’s it about?

Podcasting how-tos, industry commentary and interviews. 

The New Media Show launched in 2013, and since then Todd and Rob have been interviewing prominent figures in the new media and podcasting space, such as Gordon Firemark, Jessica Kupferman and Bryan Barletta. Recent topics include open podcasting, podcast growth opportunities and listener privacy.

The tagline promises ‘a PHD in podcasting’ which is what you’ll get – Todd and Rob are both huge authorities in the industry with the practical experience to back it up.

How do I listen? 

Listen to all episodes at the website or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 427 – Podcaster Fundamentals

8. She Podcasts

Who hosts it? 

Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar

What’s it about?

Podcasting news, updates and conversation for women and non-binary folks.

She Podcasts is a weekly podcast created to support women and non-binary podcasters on their podcasting journey. Through conversation and guest interviews, hosts Elsie and Jessica highlight and foster successful woman-hosted podcasts. Each episode combines casual discussion, industry updates and debates on topics such as inclusion, diversity, gender bias and anti-racism in podcasting. 

How do I listen? 

Listen to episodes online or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 183 – Podcasting Inclusion Riders and Premium Content

9. School of Podcasting

Who hosts it? 

Veteran podcaster and co-founder of Podcast Index, Dave Jackson

What’s it about?

Advice, how-tos and explainers on all things practical in podcasting.

School of Podcasting is undoubtedly one of the best resources out there for learning and developing the crucial skills you’ll need as a podcaster. 

With almost 1000 episodes under his belt, host Dave Jackson has been podcasting since 2005. His experience, wisdom and advice is extremely valuable for beginner and pro podcasters alike!

Episodes are focused, practical and packed full of takeaways you can apply to your own content, including planning, producing, and promoting your podcast along with all the tools and techniques. You can also find guest interviews and case studies from working podcasters, too. 

How do I listen? 

Listen to episodes online or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 758 – How Jack Rhysider’s Darknet Diaries Podcast Gets 300,000 Downloads Per Episode

10. Podcast Junkies

Who hosts it? 

Entrepreneur and podcaster Harry Duran

What’s it about?

Interviews with independent creators. 

Podcast Junkies amplifies podcasters’ voices through interviews with top creators from all sorts of industries, communities and niches.

In conversation with his guests, Harry covers diverse topics like carving out your niche, engaging your audience and finding motivation as an independent creator. As well as all that, you can expect deep-dives into how each podcaster has built their audio brands, with practical takeaways for producing and enhancing your own content.

How do I listen? 

Listen to episodes online or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 238 – Heather Osgood | Start With the End in Mind

11. Podland

Who hosts it? 

James Cridland, editor of Podnews newsletter, and Sam Sethi, host of Sam Talks Technology

What’s it about?

Podcasting news, industry updates and commentary. 

Podland is a weekly news podcast covering the past week’s top podcasting news from around the world. If you’re a reader of the Podnews newsletter, you’ll be familiar with host James Cridland’s quality journalism and insights, and the podcast is no different.

Through casual conversation and the occasional guest interview, Podland gives you simple, easy-to-understand insights on the current topics, debates and movements in the podcast industry, as well as predictions on the future of the medium. 

How do I listen? 

Listen to all episodes at the website or subscribe on all major platforms.

Listen to this episode first:

Episode 4 – The pros and cons of closed Spotify v open distributed podcasting. Interview with The Podfather Adam Curry & Dave Jones from podcastindex.org about Podcast 2.0

There you have it – 10 of the best podcasts about podcasting to develop your skills, keep you informed and strengthen your content!

With Captivate, you have the freedom, control and flexibility to create the content you want, on your terms. Create unlimited podcasts, get unique growth and marketing features, as well advanced, IAB certified analytics, private feeds and integrations for one fixed monthly cost!

Try 7 days of free access to all features as well as a flexible beginners plan with up to 12,000 downloads a month – perfect if you’re just testing the waters.

Rachel

Rachel is Captivate's Marketing Coordinator and works closely with podcasters to ensure that the content that Captivate creates is genuinely helpful and easy to understand.