More than just a passing trend, podcasts are making a difference. It’s time to “start the conversation" and encourage podcast listeners to tell friends, family, etc about podcasts and to introduce them to the world of podcasts and podcasting.
"International Podcast Day is a day long celebration of the power of podcasts and celebrating around the world, Explains Dave lee, podcaster and one of the founders of International Podcast Day. “We broadcast 30 hours of live video content connecting podcasters, listeners, and audio enthusiasts worldwide. The podcast community continues to demonstrate the growth of the media and how important of a role podcasts play in our daily routines."
Steve is the owner of Announce Solutions. After retiring from the Air Force he worked as an IT Consultant for such companies as, Computer Sciences Corporation, Modern Technologies Inc., International Consultants and IBM. Steve is the founder of International Podcast Day and the Modern Life Network creating podcasts and discussion based articles for over 10 years.
Dave is co-founder of International Podcast Day and a podcast host with Modern Life Network. Dave co-hosts the flagship show of the network – The Waves of Tech. The Waves of Tech has been a finalist four times in the “Technology” category of The Podcast Awards. When he is not behind the mic or working with International Podcast Day he is spending time and traveling with his wife Anaya…and watching hours of his favorite sport – soccer.
Daniel J. Lewis
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters training, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator and the Podcasters’ Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcasts covering how to podcast, clean-comedy, and the No. 1 unofficial podcast for ABC’s hit drama Once Upon a Time, all under the umbrella of Noodle Mix Network and having received nearly 20 award nominations. Daniel is also a co-founder of International Podcast Day. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their newborn son, “Noodle Baby.”
Notes and Stats:
A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player. It could be about any topic or subject. Podcasts can appeal to a narrow niche or a general audience.
Overall, 40 percent of Americans age 12 or older have listened to a podcast at some point. (112 million Americans)
42 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly, five times more than go to the movies
21 percent of weekly podcast listeners (approximately nine million Americans) listen to six or more shows every week.
5 percent of listeners hear all (or most of) a podcast
45% of monthly podcast listeners have household income over $75K – vs 35% for the total population
The People’s Choice Podcast Awards is the longest running premier podcast awards event in the podcasting space open to shows worldwide. Designed from the beginning to allow fans to show their appreciation by nominating their favorite participating shows. Culminating with a live streamed awards show during the 2017 International Podcast day live event.
"Podcasting is truly international. You could be podcasting literally from your closet and influencing a worldwide audience."
Remember that podcasting is meant to be both educational and fun. It is our intent to educate current and future consumers about podcasting and advance the podcasting discipline. We are continually looking to extend our reach beyond simply providing resources and tools to podcasters and connect the podcast listening enthusiasts with the event. Be sure to join the conversation by using #InternationalPodcastDay!