Looking to create your own Jewish podcast to share your Jewish content with the world? There has never been a better time to quickly and easily start your own podcast. The steps are simple: sign up for a podcasting platform, record your audio, and upload it. The platform you choose will then syndicate the content – sharing it on iTunes, Spotify, and many other podcasting platforms.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the basics what a podcast is, and what it takes to start your own Jewish podcast.
What’s a Podcast?
Let’s start with the basics. A podcast is like a radio show of your own, where episodes get uploaded to the internet and are available for people to listen whenever they want to. People no longer need to tune in at a specific hour of the day to hear you, they can stream your content whenever and wherever is convenient for them.
A podcast can be about whatever you want it to be. Here at Jewish Podcasts, our mission is to help people share their Torah and Jewish content through podcasts. We’ve helped dozens of Rabbonim, Magidei Shiurim, and lectuers create shows and start sharing their content.
Jewish Podcasts are part of a trend
As a whole, podcasts are constantly growing in popularity throughout the world. According to these statistics, there are over 700,000 podcast shows in the world, representing 29 million individual episodes. Almost 1 in 5 people listens to podcasts every week, spending an average close to 7 hours a week listening to shows.
The biggest demographic of podcasts users is 24-35 year olds, and over 20% of all listening is done during commutes. Smartphones are the most common form in which people listen to podcast content, and they are proving to be an increasingly popular destination for advertising, generating $659 million for show creators.
If I start a Jewish Podcast, where will people be able to listen to it?
It used to be that for people to hear your content, they’d had to tune in to your channel on the radio. Later, people were able to visit your specific website and download your content there.
Now, technology has advanced so much that people can actually subscribe to your content without ever visiting a website or downloading content. Dedicated podcast apps like Tune In radio or Stitcher allow people to subscribe to their favorite shows, get notified as soon as there are new episodes, and stream them on the go wherever they happen to be.
Do I need a website to start a Jewish podcast?
You don’t even need a website to start your own podcast. Platforms like Jewish Podcasts allow you upload your content online, and we take care of the process of “syndication”, where we send your episodes to all the various podcasting apps and platforms. All you’d need to do is tell people to search for your show on, say, Spotify, and they’d be able to find you, subscribe to you, and start listening.
That’s not to say that a website isn’t helpful when promoting your podcast. That’s why at Jewish Podcasts we create a mini website for every show we launch. It makes everything more official, helps people find you on Google, and consolidates all the different places that people can find you online with helpful links right to those platforms.
Do I need high tech equipment to create a Jewish podcast?
The good news is that starting a podcast is very easy to use. You may have images in your head of sound proof rooms and fancy recording gear. But the truth is that today’s phones or a basic microphone can more than suffice when you’re starting your own podcast. There’s even free software to edit your audio, if you need to do so.
The process of creating a Jewish podcast is a simple one – just sign up for your own Jewish podcast account, fill in the details about your show, and upload your first episode. Within days, you’ll be able to find your show on all the podcasting apps!
At Jewish Podcasts, we’re available to advise and assist you in getting set up and creating your show, helping you harness the power of this powerful technology to spread Torah through the world.