The statistics about podcasts right now are staggering!
According to Statista, "78 percent of Americans are now familiar with the term 'podcasting' and more than 5 in 10 have listened to a podcast themselves." There were 383.7 million podcast listeners globally as of June 2022, and it's predicted that there will be around 424 million podcast listeners worldwide by the end of 2022.
With almost 60% of US consumers listening to podcasts and the live events industry being made up of a workforce of 12 million people, it's no surprise that more and more podcasts are emerging from our space.
One of the things we learned recently from speaking with Nancy Shaffer and Dwayne Thomas of the Live Events Coalition, is that the best thing we can do for our industry is not to be quiet. We have to continue to come out from behind the curtain to make the voices in our industry heard - what better way to do that in this day and age, then a podcast?
I've compiled a list here for you to browse and choose the ones you might enjoy listening to, you might even get inspired to start your own!
Listen in on important conversations with Ovation's CEO, Kerri Garbis, each week as she brings together innovators, strategic rock stars, and visionary creatives to talk about all about events, industry trends, and anything in between. If you've ever wanted to listen in on a conversation between two CEO's of event companies this is the podcast for you.
Episodes range from 30-40min.
This is a relatively new podcast with nine episodes, hosted by Kyle Hilsey with Advanced Staging Productions. They are covering broader strokes from the event industry, touching on audio, video, lighting and much more! Listen in on conversations with event professionals as they share their opinions and industry insights.
Episodes range from 19-45min.
This podcast features people in the event industry and beyond, who collaborate to make events and human connections more memorable. Our guests share why they do what they do and offer practical tips for people working directly in events and related industries. - Powered by J Street Productions.
Episodes range from 5-50min.
If you want to binge on a podcast, look no further, this one has 160+ episodes and over 250,000 times so far! The Signal to Noise podcast is hosted by pro audio veterans Michael Lawrence, Kyle Chirnside and Chris Leonard. The show features conversations with people from all sectors of the live sound industry, from FOH and monitor engineers, tour managers, Broadway sound designers, broadcast mixers, system engineers, and more.
Episodes all average 1hr+
This podcast has over 60+ episodes hosted by audio engineers Samantha and James with a special focus on houses of worship. They have episodes all about sound mixing, gear, streaming events and all things audio when it comes to producing church services.
Episodes range from 25min.- 1hr+
Empowering the next generation of women in audio? Sign us up! With a tagline like, "Resonating Beyond Sound," our interest was immediately piqued. This podcast highlights audio professionals from all walks of life, with the goal of learning how to better support one another toward a more diversified industry. They also feature individuals from their soundgirls.org profiles.
Episodes range from 30-60min.