Appendix B: Resources A-Z: Helpful Tips & Articles


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Ways to Find Podcasts (Beyond Apps)

Podcast Competitions for Students:

Best Podcasts of 2023

APPLE: Most popular Podcasts of 2023; Top New Show; Most Followed Shows

SPOTIFY: Best Podcasts of 2023 (Variety)

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Best Podcasts of 2023

TIME: Best Podcasts of 2023

VULTURE: Best Podcasts of 2023

THE NEW YORKER: Best Podcasts of 2023

ESQUIRE: Best Podcasts of 2023

Selected How-To Videos/Audio

Diversity, Ethnicity & Race in Podcasting

  • Urban One launched a podcast network for BIPOC Audiences.
  • BIPOC Podcast Creators is a paid directory for freelancers and small businesses who provide services of Black, Indigenous, and POC who provide services in audio and podcasting “all of whom have been vetted by the BIPOC Podcast Creators Team.”
  • Curated list of 300+ Asian American Podcasts for AAPI Heritage Month, Podnews.
  • Podcast Academy and BIPOC Podcast Creators 2023 Spring Mentorship Program (Jan. 20. 2023 deadline).
  • POC in Audio Directory, is a database of people of color who work in audio worldwide, to help employers and facilitate advice, and mentorships.
  • Podluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective features the Asian American community.
  • Sound Up is Spotify’s program operating in 12 countries to help aspiring podcasters in underrepresented communities get their feet and mics in the door.
  • Spotify’s Elevate for Podcasters program empowers professional podcasters with disabilities, providing the funding, mentorship, equipment, and accommodations they need to level up their careers.
  • Spotify’s The Creator Equity Fund showcases creators who have been historically underrepresented in the audio industry.
  • The Black Podcasters Association is for creatives and professionals redefining the podcast landscape.
  • The Africa Podcast Fundis Spotify’s first-of-its-kind initiative to support burgeoning podcasters through financial grants, workshops, and networking opportunities.
  • WOC (Women of Color Podcasters) is a community to connect podcasters, audio creators, and professionals to share resources.

Black History Month Podcasts

Selected Articles of Interest

Advertising & Promotion:

Business-related podcasts & unusual producing partners:

  • JAG in Detroit is a company that creates, produces, edits and syndicates podcasts for businesses and nonprofits.
  • Masters in Business looks at people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.
  • The Journal, a daily podcast “about money, business, and power” from The Wall Street Journal and Gimlet audio.
  • Private Podcast, a service by Podbean providing audio and video content for membership organizations, employee communications, training.



Fiction Podcasts:


Gender, Sexuality:



  • Sidedoor is a podcast series by the Smithsonian exploring the vaults with the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists.
  • This American President explores the lives and legacies of the men who have occupied the White House.


  • AIR is the Association of Independents in Radio is a network of audio industry professionals – podcasters, journalists, story editors, audio producers, documentarians, engineers, sound designers, and media entrepreneurs across 47 states and 30 countries. They publish a Code of Fair Practices for working with audio professionals as well as AIR Rate Guides for services.


Legal resources:

Science and Technology:

  • Apollo 11 podcast series from CNN.
  • Radio Lab from WNYC Studios makes science accessible by weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.


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