How to Discover New Podcasts (And New Interview Guests)

rockthecast | Jan 23, 2015

I love finding new podcasts, not only because I’m always on the lookout for successful entrepreneurs and people with amazing stories for my client’s podcasts at Interview Connections, but as a podcast junkie myself, I just love hearing from NEW people!

There are over 500,000 podcasts on iTunes but it seems like unless I really search out new shows, I’m only hearing about a small fraction of those podcasts!

So if you’re like me, and you’re hungry for new content, and you want to hear interviews with people who aren’t just making their rounds on every top podcast on iTunes, check out a couple of my search tips:

  1. Pick a keyword, search that in iTunes, and when the results come up click “view podcast episodes.”

I have found a ton of great podcast episodes this way! Just recently, I was searching for millionaires to book for one of my client’s podcasts, so I searched “millionaire on purpose.” There was only one result! I listened and absolutely loved the interview, the guest and the podcast. Much to my disappointment, this podcaster is no longer releasing episodes L

  1. Browse all the different categories on iTunes.

As an entrepreneur, I tend to hang out in the Business category of iTunes, but there are so many awesome podcasts out there that are not listed in Business! Check out comedy podcasts for a break from marketing talk, check out TV & Film to get your entertainment fix while you work, or Society and Culture to discover some philosophical conversations.

  1. If you have a favorite author or speaker that you love hearing interviews with, try this: Assuming you are already following them on Twitter, un-follow, then re-follow to see the 3 accounts that Twitter thinks you’d also like to follow. Take one of those names, search them in iTunes and check out one of their interviews!

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got my favorite podcasts I subscribe and listen to every week, but I absolutely love discovering new people and new podcasts who aren’t already all over my social media feed!

How else do you find new podcasts to listen to?looking-forward

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