Appendix A: Newsletters,Training, Recommendations, Conferences

In this section, you will find information about podcasting newsletters, where to find recommendations for podcast listening and some free training guides.  Several good newsletters offer advice, insight, and commentary and most are free with additional information for paid subscribers.

Graphic from

Podnews by James Cridland covers daily news about podcast research, shows, and business, including jobs in podcasting. There is also a podcast version.

Podnews Business Journal is a weekly with in-depth interviews, industry data, and an overview of the week’s news for the business of podcasting.

Sound Judgment, the newsletter is a twice-monthly publication about creative choices in audio storytelling. They also offer a podcast verison.

Hot Pod by Nicholas Quah is a treasure-trove of podcast-related topics with both free and paid versions.

Podcasting, Seriously from LWC Studios offers workshops, pitches, covers creators, and highlights works erasing the margins.

Earbuds Podcast Collective – Free newsletter with weekly podcast recommendations on a theme curated by a different person each week, also has tips, interviews and with an accompanying podcast Feedback with EarBuds.

Find That Pod is a weekly newsletter with five new podcasts.

Podcast The Newsletter by Lauren Passell has recommendations and interviews with podcasters.

Podcast Bestie is a newsletter about podcasting and with job tips.

PodMov Daily is a newsletter and website from the organization that hosts the largest podcast conference in the U.S. is a weekly newsletter from Lantigua Williams & Co., which also offers resources and low-cost webinars for creators.

Grants for Creators is a newsletter with funding opportunities for authors, writers, podcasters, journalists and artists.

The Audio Insurgent by veteran podcaster and strategist Eric Nuzum comes out every two to three weeks.

Inside Podcasting by Skye Pillsbury offers news about the industry and interviews with podcasters via a weekly email.

Podcast Perspective by Jeff Umbro covers podcast news and trends and lives within LinkedIn.

Spreaker has a newsletter and is a podcasting platform to create, host and distribute.

AIR has a newsletter with grants, gigs and jobs and with a paid membership ($100 for professionals, $45 for students), has resources for independent audio careers.

PodFrance is a French-language newsletter.

JustPod, English-language podcast newsletter from Yang Yi who’s based in Shanghai.

Podcast Publications

NPR’s Podcast Start Up Guide by NPR’s Arts Desk Editor Glenn Weldon is a wealth of information by pros in audio journalism; NPR also has online training guides.

Podcasting 101 from the Bello Collective offers articles about various aspects of podcasting.

Podcast Magazine provides a free behind-the-scenes look into the lives of leading podcasters.

12 Best Podcast Communities, Facebook Groups & Forums, Buzzsprout.

Radio Ink is a free online magazine covering radio and podcast topics.

Lime Link blog by Jack Rhysider offers great advice with strong visuals.

Podcast Recommendations: 

Audible Feast Newsletter provides podcast reviews and recommendations.

Bello Collective offers podcast recommendations and industry news.

British Podcast Awards showcases interesting new podcasts.

Due Credit is a weekly digest of the best podcasts.

Earbuds Podcast Collective is a weekly newsletter with five podcast episodes curated by a different person each week on a theme.

Elena Fernandez Collins is a podcast reviewer that specializes in “the indie podcast community and marginalized podcasters.”

Fiction Podcast Weekly covers audio fiction, drama, and sound storytelling.

Find That Pod is a weekly newsletter with five new podcasts.

Flyover Podcast Newsletter by Kelly Moffitt has recommendations, interviews.

Great British Podcasts is a weekly newsletter that recommends British shows.

Hurt Your Brain links to specific episodes of podcasts.

Listen Notes is a keyword search engine for podcasts to create, curate and share playlists for podcasts. More from the School Library Journal.

PodcastBrunchClub is like a book club for podcasts.

Podcast Delivery has one new podcast recommendation every Monday.

Podcast Gumbo recommends episodes every Wednesday.

Podcast Maniac offers recommendations, podcast playlists.

Podcast The Newsletter offers podcast show recommendations, interviews, and notes from founder Lauren Passell.

Podyssey showcases “weird, interesting and newsworthy” podcast episodes.

7 on 7 podcast reviews offers seven podcast recommendations.

Sara’s Podcast Newsletter offers recommendations every other week or so.

The Listener offers three podcast episode recommendations every day.

This Week In Podcasts summarizes new releases and episodes with notable guests.

Wil Williams Reviews for podcast reviews.

Podcasts about Podcasting:

Between Two Mics: The Remote Recording Podcast has practical tips and conversation with Zachariah Moreno, Arielle Nissenblatt and Rockwell Felder of

Feedback with EarBuds is the audio version of Earbuds Podcast Collective a free weekly newsletter with podcast recommendations on a theme curated by a different person each week.

Gimlet Academy offers a five-episode series that teaches the craft of audio storytelling by Alex Blumber and Spotify for Podcasters.

How To Start A Podcast, According To The Pros At NPR, June 28, 2021

How to Start A Podcast from Mark Asquith, co-founder of Captivate + Rachel Smith, Content Executive at Captivate cover how to design and build your podcast.

Making the Pod from Lauren Popish of The Wave has a YouTube channel with advice.

New Media Show interviews prominent players in the new media and podcast space with Todd Cochrane, CEO of Blubrry and Rob Greenlee from Libsyn.

Podcast Besties is an audio version of the newsletter.

Podcasting Q & A from Buzzsprout offers tips and tricks for building a podcast, done in 3 to 10 minutes or less.

Podcast Accelerators from Mark Asquith with education, insights, news three times a week for about 10 minutes.

Podcast Notes takes notes on popular shows.

Podcast Coaching with Christine with host and journalist Christine O’Donnell.

Podcraft: Honing the Art of Podcasting has a podcast, buying guides, tech advice and articles.

Pod Club with Kathy Tu & Tobin Low shares podcasts the hosts love and listen to.

Podcasting for Dummies talks with successful podcasters, Radio Ink.

Podcasting 2.0 is a weekly news and technology podcast with Adam Curry and Dave Jones.

Podcast Junkies takes deep dives with how podcasters have developed their brands with entrepreneur and podcaster Harry Duran.

Podland provides weekly coverage of podcasting news with  James Cridland, editor of Podnews newsletter, and Sam Sethi, host of Sam Talks Technology

Podcastology by the BBC is a podcast about making podcasts.

Podmotion: The Art of Podcast Production & Promotion has tips about podcast production, marketing, and promotion.

Podcast Pontifications is a short-form podcast that provides critical commentary, from Evo Terra, podcast producer, editor.

Podlovers Asia covers podcasting news from Asia, such as the podcast scene in the Philippines.

Podschool Podcast with Rachel Corbett covers how to create your own podcast.

Podsauce is a podcast discovery show available at, as well as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Podtastic Audio is for anyone launching a podcast for the first time, covering basic techniques on sound quality.

School of Podcasting by Dave Jackson covers planning, production and tools.

Servant of Pod with Nick Quah, covered the growing podcast business and the people who shape it through March 2021.

She Podcasts supports women and non-binary podcasters with  Jessica Kupferman and Elsie Escobar.

Sound Judgment is a podcast goes behind-the-scenes with great podcast hosts to discuss how they make their magic.

Sounds Profitable is about the podcast adtech industry.

The Audacity to Podcast by Daniel J. Lewis offers podcast training resources.

The Daily Goody offers a tip each day to podcasters.

The Feed is one of the oldest podcast covering the industry with tips, advice and reviews with Rob Walch and Elsie Escobar of Libsyn

The Masterclass Podcast offers lessons in audio storytelling from audio journalists.

The Pod 20 is a weekly show of podcasters talking about their podcasts and the top 20 podcasts according to Podcast Radio.

The Podcast Accelerator with Mark Asquith, co-founder of Captivate covers everything from marketing to work flow.

The Podcast Talent Coach with Eric K. Johnson covers the art of podcasting.

The Podcast Review Show with Dave Jackson & Eric K. Johnson offers critiques of podcasts for a fee.

The Podcasters Studio with Ray Ortega on recording, editing, and publishing podcasts.

The Power of Podcasting, TED talk (video) by Beau York.

Women in Podcasting Show is about empowering women with tips, tools, and strategies for growing their podcast.

Podcast Conferences

PodCamp Toronto (Toronto, Canada., Feb. 24-26, 2023). Free admission event where participants set the agenda and share their knowledge.

Afros and Audio Podcast Festival (Baltimore, Md., Oct. 21-22, 2023)

On Air Fest  (Brooklyn, NY., Feb. 23-25, 2023)

The Black Effect Podcast Festival (Atlanta, Georgia., April 22, 2023)

The IndyPod Summit (Feb. 2, 2023)

Outlier Podcast Festival (Los Angelis, CA., 18-19, 2023). A traveling event held in several cities across North America.

NZ Pod Summit (Auckland, May 13, 2023)

(Below is a list from Podchaser):

Podfest Expo (Orlando, Fl. Jan 26-29, 2023)

Africa Podcast Day 2023 (Feb. 12, 2023, virtual)

Audio Intelligence Summit (Feb. 15, 2023, NYC)

Podcast Movement: Evolutions (March 7-10, 2023, Las Vegas, NV)

VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference (March 23-26, 2023 Atlanta, GA. & virtual)

Radiodays Europe (March 26-28, 2023, Prague, Czech). 

PodStock (April 29, 2023, TBD)

The Podcast Show (May 24-25, London, England)

Blk Pod Festival (Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2023, Atlanta, GA). 

Women’s Podcast Festival (June 18, 2023, London, England)

She Podcasts Live  (June 19-22, 2023, Washington, DC) 

Podcast Movement 2023 (Aug. 21-14, 2023, Denver, CO). 

True Crime Podcast Festival (Aug. 25-27, 2023, Austin, TX). 

Indie Pod Con (Sept. 8-9, 2023, Swedesboro, NJ). 

Online Training Guides:

AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) is a global community of independent audio producers. The organization offers valuable advice, jobs and training, freelancer tools, and talent.

Audio Dramatic is a newsletter about the writing of audio dramas.

Podcast ProblemsWil Williams offers podcast writing and criticism for the audio drama community.

The Daily Goody has a daily tip to make better podcasts.

A Companion Website for Tools for Podcasting, by Jill Olmsted, School of Communication, American University, Washington, D.C.

NPR training provides an online collection of storytelling tips and best practices for audio, digital, social and video training for public media journalists but is open to anyone. It has posted a number of training videos on Vimeo. provides training for journalists with online courses, training guides and in-person seminars. Much of the material is provided free while some may be accessed at a low cost

Radio Public is both a nonprofit and for-profit to help podcasters and listeners. It also shares the educational value of public media to benefit society.

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) resources with tools, guides, resources, journalism podcasts.

Tech & Tools is a column to share digital tools for journalists written by Digital Tools Reporter Ren LaForme of is an online resource created by public media to share information on tools (recorders, mics, software); techniques (interviewing, fact-checking); and HowSound (podcasts about radio storytelling) from Rob Rosenthal.

Buzzsprout has articles and information to help build your podcast.

Google Podcasts Creator Program/PRX, Podcasting 101, videos to support early stage podcasters around the world.

6 Steps to a Successful Podcast Pitch in a Newsroom, from Poynter via Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival.

How to make a podcast is an online guide by Anchor.

The We Edit Podcasts Blog covers podcasting and fee-based packaged services.

Broadcast Voice Handbook by Dr. Ann Utterback is a rich resource of information on script marking and polishing on-air delivery.

Facebook Groups about Podcasting:

Women in Recorded Sound 

Radio Preservation Task Force

Radio Women Rule the World


Podcast Brunch Club

Podcasts We Listen To

Podcast Movement

Podcasters’ Support Group

History Podcasts

Just History Podcasts

The Podcasters’ Hangout

She Podcasts

Podcast Movement

Podcasters’ Support Group

She podcasts



One Voice, One Mic a documentary about the rise of podcasting on Amazon Prime.


Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Tools for Podcasting by Jill Olmsted is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Share This Book