We are so passionate about podcasting because we truly believe it is THE BEST place to have your voice heard right now. There are a lot of ways to get content out there these days, but podcasting is such a special medium because it removes the physical, so you can connect with your audience in a deep, meaningful, and authentic way.
You don’t need to worry about who you are, or what you look like, or where you’re recording from, or if you have a large following in the beginning. If you have a message to share, you can be a podcaster. And that makes this industry unique.
The podcasting space is also growing like crazy! Apple Podcasts currently features more than 500,000 active podcasts in more than 100 languages. And as of June 2019, there are more than 30 million episodes of content.
And that is just the beginning — this industry is growing every year. Some more amazing stats:
- According to a 2019 report called The Infinite Dial, 70% of the U.S. population is familiar with podcasting. That’s up from 64% the previous year.
- 51% of Americans have listened to a podcast, which jumped from 44% in 2018.
- People are devoted to the medium. According to Infinite Dial, 62 million listeners tune into podcasts weekly, and 16 million people call themselves “avid” fans, per a Nielsen report.
With this industry growing so much, there is so much opportunity for new voices.
We know podcasting can change lives because it did it for us. Almost 30 went from this little passion project we did on our closet floors to a top podcast with millions of downloads and a worldwide community, brand, and business.
We are so passionate about podcasting we could talk about it all day, so that’s why we started the PodcastPro Program to help more people start and grow their dream podcast.