What Podcast Should You Do?

What Podcast Should You Do?

Hey listen – We are pretty lazy here at All Ears. Reason being is that we are really focused on making high quality and entertaining audio. The reason we have this blog is to share some thoughts every once in awhile. 

You want to start a podcast. In fact, you are dying to. But you don’t know which one will work for you. Here are some ideas to maybe nudge you in the right direction. We asked Chat GPT to come up with them and we will tell you if we agree or not

Podcasts come in a wide variety of formats and genres, and what makes a podcast successful can depend on several factors. However, there are certain types of podcasts that tend to resonate well with audiences across the board. (Duh, thanks Chat GPT, that is kinda obvious)

Informative and Educational Podcasts: People love to learn and stay informed, so podcasts that provide valuable insights, tips, and knowledge on specific subjects or industries tend to be popular. Whether it’s in the form of interviews, expert discussions, or narrative storytelling, informative podcasts satisfy the audience’s thirst for knowledge. (If this is your vibe you have probably listened to How Stuff Works with Guy Raz or Reply All. Those podcasts are GREAT. Could you do them? Sure – do you have like a team of producers and researchers – probably not. Also do you know how to podcast? Like can you talk nicely – if yes, then go onto the question of what will you talk about. No one wants to hear from an expert that cannot get their expertise across)

Storytelling podcasts, particularly those with compelling narratives, can captivate listeners and keep them coming back for more. Engaging stories, whether fiction or non-fiction, have a way of drawing listeners in and leaving a lasting impression. (This seems incredibly generic – what podcasts do not tell a story? Chat GPT hit a flop here)

Interview-Based Shows: Podcasts that feature interesting interviews with experts, celebrities, or influential individuals attract audiences seeking unique perspectives and engaging conversations. Authentic and insightful interviews can make listeners feel connected to the guests and the host. (Look around you, what the world does not need is another talking heads podcast. Unless you have the best angle or hook and access to the most interesting guests consistently. If not, go in another direction)

True Crime and Mystery: True crime and mystery podcasts have gained immense popularity in recent years. Their gripping storytelling and suspenseful narration often lead to binge-listening behavior, making them a favorite among many podcast enthusiasts.(This is the ONLY credible answer that will guarantee you listens. Do it. Please)

Comedy and Humor: Laughter is a universal language, and comedy podcasts provide a much-needed escape from the stresses of daily life. Clever humor and witty banter can create a loyal fan base and foster a sense of community among listeners.(Second best answer – I mean. All of our podcasts are like this. But please make sure you are funny and not just a couple of dudes with microphones shooting the breeze.)

Niche and Specialized Content: Podcasts that cater to specific interests or niche topics can build a devoted audience. Whether it’s about a particular hobby, subculture, or a lesser-known subject, niche podcasts can attract a dedicated following who are passionate about the content. (This is probably true, if you like a specific niche you can get tons of listens globally.)

In conclusion, successful podcasts come in various forms, but they often share key qualities such as providing valuable information, entertaining storytelling, engaging interviews, and catering to specific interests. Understanding the target audience’s preferences and delivering high-quality content are essential elements for any podcast that aims to stand out and thrive in the competitive podcasting landscape. (Ya, very generic conclusion)

Too Long Didn’t Read: There are tons of podcast genres. Do True Crime or Comedy.

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