Podcast Matchmakers started with a podcast sharing event online called Podcast Review Day and has grown into many ways that Podcasters can refine their profiles and audio to get and retain the right listeners. We are NOT here to get your heaps of listeners fast. Nope. We're here to help you slowly and meaningfully find the right listeners for your content community.
The current parts of the Podcast Matchmakers ecosystem are:
WHAT: On the 8th of every month we hold a social media podcast listener participation day called Podcast Review Day, #PodRevDay.
GOAL: To write podlove letters to Podcasters about their podcasts in the form of online podcast reviews, of course.
WHY: Because Podcasters work their butts off and deserve to know how much they've impacted your lives.
How to Participate in the #podrevday event on the 8th?
Have you ever explored your heritage via podcasts? Well, that's what Podcast Listener Mary Chan challenged me to help her do in this episode of Podcast Matchmakers.
23: Sci-fi Podcast Matchmaking with Melissa Lent, Hi Nay, FanDummies & Pod Against The Machine podcasts
There are podcast listeners asking for podcast recommendations AND podcasters asking for people to listen to their podcasts BUT they're often not in the same spaces. What if, I thought, we tried to match these two sets of folks. I grew up in the time of the American TV show, The Dating Game and thought it would be fun to use something like this format to match listeners with podcasts/podcasters, with some internet format adjustments.
Melissa Lent was generous enough to be our first listener. But, as with a lot of our PodRevDay community, she's also in podcasting. Here's more about the people and podcasts involved in this episode. Have a listen to her reaction listening to clips from all 3 sci-fi podcasts and hearing from the Creators themselves. This is pure matchability joy!
Sponsored by: Our new Podcast Matchability Audit:https://www.stephfuccio.com/podcastaudit.html
Kavein is an avid podcast listener. In fact, his recommendations usually turn into long term listens for me. We met in Podcast Brunch Club a few years ago and he's been on one of my other podcasts (Geopats Language) also.
And I knew you'd love his recommendations for this lifelong learner theme of CURIOSITY.
21: Personal Growth Podcast Recommendations & An Indie Podcaster Secret with JJ Ramberg from Goodpods
JJ Ramberg wanted a podcast app that showed her what her friends were listening to but couldn't find one. So her and her brother made one: it'sGoodpods. It has group pages much like Facebook but with podcasts! And there is something special coming soon specifically for indie podcasters. We share this info in this episode but as usual, we also dive into one of JJ's favorite podcast episodes on personal growth. And there is a list of 8 podcast episodes on this theme in the show notes.
I've been seeing the reviews for Jar of Rebuke posted month after month during podrevday. I've been curious but so resistant to audio drama. Yes, I love Girl in Space. But that's 1 in the genre that I liked. Not a high number to say I liked audio fiction. But last month Seen and Not Heard penetrated my earbuds and emotional world. I realized that my ambivalence towards audio fiction needed some investigation.
So I loaded up a few episodes of Jar of Rebuke. With my mind open, I pressed play. I think two minutes in to hearing Casper's voice, I stopped what I was doing and headed for the couch. I did something unprecedented: I listened to a podcast withOUT doing anything else.
Living outside our passport/home countries can be challenging at times but it can also be really rewarding. Founder of PodRevDay, Steph, wanted to share a list of 8 of her favorite expat podcast episodes with you so you can come along for the ride. In the video she talks about The Bangkok Podcast but the listening list below includes a total of 8 episodes from different expat podcasts globally.
18: Surprising Mental Health Podcast Recommendations to help you slow down with JD from Health Talks with JD
Mental Health is a topic that has been on many of our minds these days. The pandemic has put extra strain on our lives that many of us, myself included, were just not prepared to deal with. So when JD said that his theme for this podcast recommendation was mental health I was quietly and deeply happy.
But these are not your typical mental health podcasts. JD calls them "sneaky" episodes because they are not all from podcasts that you'd think of as being in the category of mental health.
Do you listen to podcasts while showing? I know that’s a bit of a personal question but my recent podcast geekery conversation with Amma Marfo brought this question to front and center. Personally, I’ve never been able to figure out how to do it. The volume is always too low for me. But Amma figured it out and shares this tip with us freely.
But this is just the tip of the recommendation iceberg. She shares many of her favorite podcasts with us. And let me tell you, they are funny, thoughtful and make the world a better place. Curious? Have a listen. You’ll be glad you did.