Blog

The 10 Best Podcast Blogs You Should Be Reading

Grow your podcast knowledge, and get valuable tips and advice with our top podcast blogs.

Contents

Graphic of letter tiles spelling out

Although podcasting is an audio-first platform, it's also made space for blogs. Many podcasters and production agencies offer accompanying articles and blog posts to help to answer some of the biggest questions surrounding podcasting. 

When you have a question about podcasting, the best place to turn to is the source with the most knowledge. The production and marketing of a podcast can become complex, and many insightful blogs created by those firmly embedded within the industry can help. 

We’ve curated a list of the top podcasting blogs we feel are worth your time investment. Each brings their own unique flavor and style, while providing maximum value in terms of the content they deliver. Enjoy.

The Buzzsprout Blog - Header image
 

1. The Buzzsprout Blog

Learn the ins and outs of podcasting with simple how-tos, articles, and FAQs.

If you've heard of Buzzsprout, then you'll probably know them as one of the top podcast hosting sites around today. You'll be pleased to know that their blog is pretty excellent too. The Buzzsprout Blog is specifically designed to help other podcasters simplify hard-to-understand processes — whether they're Buzzsprout customers or not.

The Buzzsprout Blog isn't just about the right gear, editing software, and recording techniques. It also offers guidance on the mental hurdles we can all experience when creating a show. 

In one interview, Buzzsprout's head of marketing, Alban Brooke, noted that "The biggest roadblock is often the mental blocks [podcasters] have around producing content." 

Unlike other podcast blogs, the Buzzsprout team is not afraid to tell it like it is: Podcasting isn't always easy, so why sugar coat it?

Instead, they offer down-to-the-bone advice, from tracking a podcast's progress and monetization to removing background noise in Audacity. 

Great features of this blog:

  • Articles are conveniently grouped under relevant headings

  • Buzzsprout is all about honesty and telling it like it is

  • Lots of free resources

  • Consistent and in-depth industry updates

  • Content for all podcasting levels, from basic to advanced

The Audry Blog - Header image
 

2. Audry 

Audry is an excellent podcast blog for those seeking advice on growing their audience, gaining access to valuable resources, and staying up to date with what is happening within the podcast community. Audry doesn't shy away from tackling those common issues that 99% of podcasters will face at some point. This approach is what gives their blog a sense of belonging and community.

When creating the blog, the Audry team noticed that podcasters are constantly faced with big challenges that are hard to tackle alone. With very few tools to help solve these problems, they’re often left with no other option but to take an ad hoc approach. So, Audry designed their blog with the beginner end-user in mind. To make podcast life a bit easier they often provide helpful examples, actionable insights and resources, and also break down current trends in the podcasting space.

"Creating a podcast can be complicated, confusing, and downright overwhelming," says Niklas Hildebrand, co-founder of Audry. "We want to take some guesswork out of it and make the learning experience more fun!"

Great features of this blog:

  • Easy to navigate

  • Tons of valuable resources

  • Updated regularly

  • A lot of information about podcast marketing, paid promotion, and audience growth

Captivate FM blog - Header image
 

3. Captivate.fm

Captivate is a unique hub offering a great podcast hosting experience and an honest outlook on what indie creators should focus on. The Captivate blog brings its in-house knowledge (marketing, positioning, growth, and scaling) right into the laps of any podcaster needing guidance. 

The premise of their content is to keep the industry accessible to everyone by providing the reader with tangible advice and actionable steps. Captivates' CEO and co-founder, Mark Asquith, says that: 

"People thrive on clear, actionable steps, not 'here are some options, it's still on you to choose,' and as long as you present options with clarity but deliver a clear 'start here, try this and then this, etc.' approach, you'll help more people, faster." 

Captivate has created a blog where industry secrets just aren't a thing. They're unafraid to tackle the obscure and often untouched subjects surrounding the podcast industry, such as podcast security, podcast guesting, and platform integration.

Great features of this blog:

  • Find by category section

  • Ideal for podcast beginners

  • Covers a huge array of topics

  • Step-by-step guide on how to start a podcast

The Podcast Host - Header image
 

4. The Podcast Host

A self-proclaimed podcast geek, Colin Gray is an audio aficionado with a deep passion for the podcast industry. For years, he has been writing and podcasting about the audio world, so it was only natural that he would go on to develop The Podcast Host — a central hub that's designed to help all podcasters share their voice, regardless of their podcast geekery level.

From how to record, edit and produce a podcast to monetization and marketing, this blog has it all. The Podcast Host also has a great membership academy that goes more in-depth with courses, one-on-one coaching, resources, and tools.

The Podcast Host team also created an editing software called Alitu for podcasters who don't have time to learn complex editing software, which offers a streamlined way to edit your audio files.

Great features of this blog:

  • "Start Here" section to help guide you in the right direction

  • Ideal for podcast beginners

  • Covers a huge array of topics

  • Navigation is simple (you can always find what you're looking for)

We Edit Podcasts blog - Header image
 

5. We Edit Podcasts

We Edit Podcasts is a female-founded company that strives to help podcasters with the post-production elements of their show. WEP's wide range of services include simple editing and transcription options, show notes, launch strategies, and even equipment setup advice.

But they are mainly on our list because they have a well-established blog that's chock full of great podcast insights and information. Also, they aim to publish at least two podcast-related articles weekly, with education and inspiration firmly at the front of their minds.

As you can tell by the name, We Edit Podcasts specializes in editing and production, and many articles are related to those two topics. But that's not all, they are also a top resource for other issues such as optimizing and streamlining your podcast production workflow.

Great features of this blog:

  • Wealth of past articles to browse through

  • Ideal for podcast beginners

  • Women-led

  • Great updates on podcast events

Podcast Magazine - Header image
 

6. Podcast Magazine

Podcast Magazine is all about taking readers beyond the microphone. Offering a window into the lives of today’s leading podcasters and pulling back the curtain on the shows fans love.

Expertly put together by a team of dedicated writers, with podcasters and industry authorities sharing personal interviews, the monthly mag covers a host of podcast-related topics, including top products, tools, podcast platforms and industry happenings.

With the podcast charts being dominated by the bigger players, founder and editor-in-chief, Steve Olsher says his mission with Podcast Magazine is to expose readers to as many podcasts as possible. Which is why you’ll find independent ratings and reviews of ‘under the radar’ shows in each edition.

One of the ways they find out about new podcasts is via their HOT 50 chart, a monthly chart created by podcast fans for podcast fans. If you have a podcast you absolutely love, but has yet to make it big, you can vote for them here.

For those podcasters aspiring to turn pro, there are also growth, traffic, and monetization strategies to level up their game. There’s actually so much more to this magazine than we have space to mention here. Suffice to say, it’s definitely worth bookmarking.

Great features of this blog:

  • Featured and cover story section shows you what’s new

  • Broad range of categories (something for everyone)

  • Super easy navigation

  • Promotes “underdog” podcasts

Podcast Insights blog - Header image
 

7. Podcast Insights

When a company's tagline is "Podcasting Simplified," you know you're going to learn the basics of how one goes about creating a podcast. 

We don't think there could be a more comprehensive podcast blog. They cover every known aspect of starting and running a podcast and have rightly earned themselves a place on the podcast blogging wall of fame. Platforms like The New York Times, The Verge, and Forbes regularly work with them and use them as a resource for podcast-oriented articles.

Do you have an already established podcast but are looking to monetize? Unlike other podcast blogs, Podcast Insights is unafraid to tackle the subject of monetization and effective advertising and explains in great detail how you can turn your podcast into a lucrative business — making it an ideal hub for branded podcasts.

Great features of this blog:

  • Robust back catalog

  • Good features on monetizing your podcast

  • Focused on motivation and inspiration

  • Excellent guides and resources

  • Great for branded podcasts looking to monetize

Pod News blog - Header image
 

8. Pod News

One of the newer kids on the blog block, Pod News only came to fruition in 2017. Despite their relatively new entry to the podcast scene, they have become a vital source of info for thousands of podcasters across the globe.

For some, their blogs (and newsletter) are invaluable for helping them get their daily podcast fix. One reader was quoted as saying that they "never miss an issue." Why? Because each post is jam-packed with value, insight, perspective, and tips on how to keep up with this ever-evolving industry in bite-sized form.

Great features of this blog:

  • Bite-sized daily updates on the podcasting industry  

  • Short, easy-to-read articles

  • No-nonsense writing — just facts, data, and insights

  • Plethora of articles to browse — there is something for everyone

Spreaker Blog - Header image
 

9. Spreaker

Spreaker from iHeart is a web and mobile platform that allows podcasters to create while they take care of the rest — from distribution on all major listening apps to marketing and earning revenue. Besides all of that, there is also their blog. Their articles are big, bold, simple, and super digestible. Spreaker definitely has the whole package.

They genuinely take care of their readers by tackling important podcast subjects that are often left untouched. For example, podcast email marketing, repurposing content to boost your reach, and are you even ready to start a podcast, are just a few topics they love to tackle.

Great features of this blog:

  • Super easy to navigate 

  • Clear, in-depth articles that tackle untouched topics

  • Unafraid to start with the simple questions

  • Perfect for podcasters at any level

Podbean Blog - Header image
 

10. Podbean Blog

Podbean is a user-friendly platform that offers just about every service a podcaster might need. Along with offering everything you need to take your show from an idea to a money-making machine, they also have a lesser-known podcast blog that is beyond valuable.

The second you land on their blog, there is a section dedicated entirely to the podcast basics, the latest podcast news, and all the insider tips and tricks you could possibly need to create a successful podcast.

Perhaps you don't understand how to submit your show to specific podcast directories? Podbean has you covered. Nervous about attending your first podcast conference? Podbean tells you what to expect. What about monetization, topic selection, podcast descriptions, co-hosting, interview etiquette, and episode transcription? No matter your need, there's an article that can guide you through the process.

Great features of this blog:

  • There's an article answering almost every podcast question

  • Content is short, but mighty

  • Lots of community and culture-based content

  • Condensed summaries of the articles as you scroll through the "Latest Posts" section

The Lower Street Podcast Blog

Whether you're after podcast best practices, understanding what makes a good podcast or something else, blogs can be your go-to resource. And, as the podcast world expands, we can expect to see even more established blogs stepping up to the plate.

While our list aims to provide a diverse array of valuable content that helps everyone — from fledgling podcasters to those who have been in the game for years — we'd be doing ourselves a disservice if we didn't at least mention our very own Lower Street Blog.

So, if you're on the cusp of launching a podcast and need some in-depth advice on how to get started, read our posts or contact us to see how we can help you get your voice heard.