As a podcaster, you strive to provide unique content, to establish yourself as one of the best names in the podcast world.
Identifying your podcast type is an important aspect of its success. Understanding your content allows you to better deliver your message to your audience.
Read on to learn the seven different types of podcasts to help organize your content and coordinate ideas across all episodes:
1- Single Design/Monologue: A single podcast has a single presenter and no guests or interviews. This genre is typically based on storytelling and the use of loud and distinctive sound effects to give the episode a distinct atmosphere and keep the audience entertained so that they don’t get bored.
2- Interviews: Similar to talk shows, the host interviews various experts on a particular topic. This style requires the podcaster to have good interviewing and research skills, in addition to being a good listener.
3- Conversational/Joint Presentation: This method is characterized by a direct conversation between two people having a natural flow.
4- Round Table: This podcast is very similar to the Interview type, however, more than one guest discusses the topic and the host can play the moderator role, or join the conversation.
5- Nonfiction Storytelling: Here, podcasters describe real events and introduce listeners to important, factual information. Stories are usually split into several episodes.
6- Fictional Storytelling: Includes fictional stories told over multiple episodes, like TV dramas.
7- Repurposed Content: Content repurposing is the process of recycling a piece of content. The podcaster uses any piece of content and adapts it to match their podcast. For example, repurposing a long-form blog post, or an article into an episode.
Choosing your podcast type heavily depends on your audience and content. Always take into consideration how your audience will consume your content and adapt accordingly.
Take a moment to reflect on the 7 Podcast Types and think: Which of these designs resembles you the most? Which of them allows you to present your content in the best way?
You are now ready to start a journey in the world of podcasts called success.