It’s been recently reported that more than 100 million Americans listen to at least one podcast a month. 100 million! The interest in podcasting has grown a whopping 53% in the last three years. What does that mean? People are hankering for more content (and that’s a good thing!)
When we launched Fusebox we set out to create a simple and powerful player that would be easy to integrate into your site, that promoted binge listening, and that looks good too! Now more than 3,000 podcasters, from beginners to seasoned pros, are using Fusebox on their site.
We love our podcasters and we’ll do whatever we can to support them. That means we’re here to celebrate their wins, encourage them to keep moving forward and give them the right tools to grow their audience and excel in their art.
But building a brand means that you have to know how to super-serve your audience. That means determining how to create content that helps them solve a problem, be entertained, and feel like they’re part of your community. Let’s be real…Podcasting is fun, but it’s hard work!
So, we wanted to take a moment and call out some of our fellow podcasters who are creating some unique and incredible content.
Here are 11 podcasters who are killing it!
Melyssa Griffin – Limitless Life
Melyssa Griffin is a former high school teacher, turned coach for online entrepreneurs who want to break free of their limitations and step into a life of more confidence, wealth, and creativity.
She turned a hobby blog into a multimillion-dollar business and has helped over 20,000 students in her online courses and coaching programs. She is the creator of the “Money Magnetism Archetype” quiz and host of the Limitless Life podcast, which has gotten over 800K downloads and is in the top 100 “personal development for entrepreneurs” podcasts.
On the podcast, Melyssa hosts bi-weekly conversations with world-changing entrepreneurs who share their stories on how their lives have been transformed through the power of personal growth. She teaches that success is found by looking inward and adopting a new mindset so you can stop seeking approval from everybody else, and learn to trust yourself instead.
“In an era where ‘hustling’ seems to be the leading message for entrepreneurs, I wanted to shift the conversation by digging into the #1 business tactic they need to master: their mindset.”
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Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan (BMEA) – Lifting Our Voices
Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan (BMEA) is a non-profit organization with the mission of recruiting, engaging, and developing black male educators to improve the educational experiences of children across the nation.
The BMEA believes that strong black male educators are essential to improving the education of urban youth and dismantling the institutional impediments on diversity in the education system. Since its inception in 2015, they’ve focused on making policy changes, providing mentoring opportunities, recruitment, as well as leadership, and training for black educators.
Part of their ongoing efforts include their bi-weekly, podcast, Lifting Our Voices which is a Q&A, informal style program, that brings educators from all backgrounds together to uplift and motivate others to make the biggest impact in their communities.
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What happens when six Australian comedians try to make their way through a Dungeons & Dragons adventure campaign? You get Dragon Friends, this inventive and quirky podcast that attempts to bring out the inner geek in all of us.
Started back in 2015, Dragon Friends mixes theatrical style storytelling and comedy into a fun and unique daily podcast. Hosted by Dungeon Masters, Dave Harmon, and Ben Jenkins, they’re joined by a colorful cast of characters including, Philge the Half-Orc Barbarian, Freezo the High Elf Warlock, Halfling Rogue Bobby Pancakes, and Baston Indrirovich as they quest through the magical world of Faerun and beyond.
Heed their warning…“It gets weird, quick!”
Start at the beginning of the journey with “The Audition”
Vox & Hops
Matt McGaphy is the frontman for the extreme metal band, Cryptopsy, and has toured the world since 2007, but he also has another love – craft beer! So he combined both of these passions into one unique and entertaining podcast, Vox & Hops, where talks with some of the most famous metal musicians about everything from touring stories to the creative process, and of course, craft beer in a “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” style show.
He just celebrated his 2 year anniversary of his podcast which is continuing to grow in popularity and wrapped his 200th episode.
“Having a podcast has challenged me to continue to push to be a better interviewer and get even bigger guests, which I’m doing”, says Matt. “The show is continuing to grow in scope and size and I already got guests booked up for all of next year”
One of Matt’s favorite episodes was his very candid interview with Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach and his dynamic take on 2020.
My Digital Famer
Corrina Bench and her husband run a 400-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in northwest Ohio, called Legacy Farms. Having very little formal training in marketing, she was frustrated with trying to grow her customer base, so she started studying the principles of online marketing and how she could apply it to her farming, then things took off! So to help other farmers learn what she learned, she created the MyDigitalFarmer podcast.
On this weekly podcast, Corrina interviews other successful farmers and entrepreneurs and provides online marketing tips and strategies to help farmers grow their brand, increase their sales, and get more confidence with marketing, so they don’t feel inadequate or uncertain when trying to sell their products.
“I believe farmers are looking for help to market their services to a new generation of digital buyers. Learning the art of digital marketing has not only catapulted my farm’s income and brand but more importantly — it’s given me confidence that I finally know what the hell I’m doing…. so I can spend my precious time on the right marketing things,” explains Corrina.
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Staffing Start Up.tv
The world of staffing and recruitment is a lot bigger and more complex than you might think! Created and hosted by CEO Dee Williams, the Staffing StartUp.tv podcast is the premier place for recruitment and staffing entrepreneurs, recruiters, HR, and talent acquisition professionals to learn, grow, and impact their businesses.
Dee is the founder of Identifize Consulting and Staffingpreneurs Academy and is a top recruiter in the executive and technology space. She is super passionate about empowering professionals to find their career purpose. On her podcast, she has conversations with Staffingpreneurs, Employers, Candidates, Vendors, Entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, and VCs to show how to cultivate strong relationships, gain market knowledge, and build healthy networks.
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Scrapbook Your Way
Even if you’re brand new to scrapbooking, Scrapbook Your Way will show you how to express your creativity in a simple and modern way that matches your unique style.
Created and hosted by Jennifer Wilson, who has affectionately been called the “Yoda of Scrapbooking” she has been helping memory keepers find their creative sweet spots since 2008. Jennifer’s main offer is a paid membership program and she uses her weekly podcast to introduce prospective members to her brand, build trust, and have deeper conversations. Since that time she’s grown to almost 400+ members and over 20K followers on social media.
“Scrapbooking is so much more than just the visual aspect. It’s about the container you’re setting up in your life and a gauge of how you’re feeling overall. The podcast has been a great way for me to initiate that conversation.”
Even though doing a weekly show is a big commitment, the hard work has been worth it as the majority of her members sign-up because of their love for her podcast. As she continues to scale and grow her community, she is continuing to find new ways to keep listeners engaged through personal stories, sharing behind the scenes conversations with staff, and through Q&A themed episodes.
Her audience ranges from college students curious about kicking off a scrapbook hobby to great-grandmothers who are more than willing to share their personal experiences and tips on how to create lasting memories.
100 Songs That Changed My Life
Hosts, Koby Nelson, and Jake Mannix are dedicated to helping the independent artist build their brand by helping them think like an entrepreneur when it comes to their music career. Koby is a mixing engineer based out of Hartford, CT with a background in rock and pop as well as a music production teacher at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Jake is the owner and founder of Indigo Audio Company in Albany, NY and also performs under the moniker, MNNX.
Together they created a podcast specifically designed to help independent musicians avoid the same mistakes they’ve made (or witnessed) during their music careers, covering topics from branding to social media to how to change your mindset.
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The Sugar Jar
A teacher and advocate for mental health and spiritual wellness, Yasmine Cheyenne discovered her passion and desire to help people find self-healing after her own struggles with mental health. As a black woman fighting through these struggles and not feeling like she had a place to belong, she created her own community where all people could come to heal, but especially black, indigenous and people of color to have a safe space where they can be seen, heard, and understood.
In her weekly podcast, The Sugar Jar she shares her journey of self-healing and discovery and interviews other guests who share their stories, experiences, and healing guidance.
“I don’t believe life is about digging up every single negative experience and trying to work through them all day, every day, “ explains Yasmine. But, intentionally making space for our healing gives us space and the tools to come up and out of the tough stuff…and back to our joy,”
Yasmine Cheyenne teaches about ‘The Sugar Jar’
Psychedelics Today is a media and education company dedicated to exploring and discussing important scientific and other research in the field of psychedelics. They are continuing to look at how psychedelics and other non-ordinary states of consciousness relate to human potential, as well as the healing potential that they can happen when you provide high-level education and training.
Their audience ranges from psychedelic enthusiasts to coaches, therapists, and others who are interested in learning more about this ever-growing and evolving practice.
The Psychedelics Today podcast has gotten over 1 million downloads and is one of the most recognized and popular shows in this field. Hosts Joe Moore and Kyle Buller, MS conduct interviews with thought leaders, authors, and experts, as well as teaching segments, combined with dishing out the latest news and developments in psychedelics in a casual and relaxed style.
“Our goal was to bring psychedelics back into the mainstream and give it a different angle that was fun, refreshing, and accessible for everyone,” explains Joe.
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Party in My Plants
Talia Pollock wants you to know that being healthy doesn’t have to suck. For most of her life, she struggled with undiagnosable digestive distress which included food addictions, weight issues, lack of energy, and anxiety, until she discovered plant-based foods and everything changed.
But even though adopting a plant-eating lifestyle made her feel great, this new shift took a hit to her social life, so she set out to find that right balance between being happy and being healthy. She became a professional plant-based chef and certified health coach as well as a comedian, performing stand-up in NYC and working for big-name comedy personalities, like David Letterman, Adam Sandler, and CollegeHumor.com.
Her top-ranked podcast, Party in my Plants is an entertaining mix of inspiring and actionable advice to show that you can still eat healthy without compromising your happiness.
“I combined my two passions and talents (making someone LOL and making someone like kale) to help others do exactly what I did – transform their lives from pretty crappy to holy-moly happy.”
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There you have it! Eleven podcasters who are doing some amazing work and creating shows that are making a difference in people’s lives. Success didn’t happen overnight for them, but with intentionality and purpose, you can have a podcast that is uniquely you, generates income and builds a following of new and faithful listeners.
We want your podcast to be fun and rewarding, so maintaining it shouldn’t be a drain on your time, especially when you should be focused on creating content for it. That’s why so many podcasters choose us. They love how easy we make it for them to update episodes and customize it to fit their brand, while also creating a great experience for their listeners.
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