International Podcast Day

September 30th is observed annually as International Podcast Day. This day celebrates the power and reach of the modern podcast. Although radio dominated the 20th century, it seems to be losing ground to podcasts. Why might that be the case?

That’s because podcasts are easily accessible and convenient, they allow for a more intimate connection between the host and the listeners, and they deliver a diverse range of content.

There are podcasts dedicated to the exploration of science, history, and technology; podcasts dedicated to comedy or horror, and podcasts dedicated to politics or true crime. Of course, that’s only a small sampling of the estimated 5 million podcasts that exist in the world. There’s a podcast for just about any topic you can think of; all you have to do is find it.

The History of International Podcast Day

In 2014, National Podcast Day was created to celebrate some of the podcasts that exist in the U.S. However, it didn’t take long before the creators of this holiday decided to rebrand their holiday to be more inclusive of the international community.

They decided to rename this holiday International Podcast Day to celebrate the podcasts of the world. And since they have done that, they have managed to live-stream over 200 hours of content from over 360 podcasters in 100 different countries.

The content from these podcasters relayed their personal stories, the journey their podcasts have taken, and the topics they have covered. This holiday continues to be observed on a yearly basis.

Observing International Podcast Day

Do you want to celebrate International Podcast Day? Well, if you do, then you’ve come to the right place. That’s because we have some advice that will allow you to enjoy this day in your own unique way. Our first piece of advice is to find the podcasts that you like and listen to at least one of them on this day.

We also encourage you to introduce your friends and family to a podcast that you enjoy but that they’re unfamiliar with. And, of course, it’s a day to introduce the concept of podcasts to those people who aren’t yet familiar with the concept or the technology behind it.

People can also use this day to create their own podcasts. Something that allows them to explore their own interests and hobbies and present them to their audience in a unique way. And finally, we encourage everyone looking to observe this holiday to take the time to spread the word about it using the hashtag #InternationalPodcastDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 30 Monday
Next year (2025)
September 30 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
September 30 Saturday
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