Are you a podcast listener? Maybe you listen to my podcast series where I talk to an editor each week about submitting to their publication (brownie points for you!).
Did you know that there are lots of opportunities to be the podcast guest instead of the listener? Being a podcast guest can be a great way to connect with listeners interested in hearing your stories or expertise on a topic, and also to market your products, services, message, or opportunities in a natural and relatable way.
Here are 9 podcast programs looking for guests that you might consider reaching out to:
Podcasts with established bloggers and authors: “Do you have a favorite blogger or author you’d love to hear featured on a Power of Moms podcast? Or are YOU an established blogger/author who would like to share some ideas with our community? Submit the name of the person (or YOUR name) and blog url, plus 3-5 questions you’d love us to ask during the recording” APPLY/SUBMIT
Airing twice weekly,“Never Ever Give Up Hope shares stories of everyday people who refused to give up hope in the middle of insurmountable circumstances; people who have transformed their lives and want to give you their secrets of success. Their message is one of hope, encouragement, laughter and inspiration.” The host is looking for “… people who have a story of encouragement to share. I also want to hear stories of success in business and/or life. I will consider anyone for an interview as nothing is off-limits on my show.” APPLY/SUBMIT
Parents and experts who live and work with today’s teens and tweens: “What will we cover? The same things we cover on the site – school, attitudes, dating, relationships, college prep, home life as well as just the random things that happen in life. We’ll also focus on US as parents.. our lives are starting to shift and suddenly, we’re staring down the barrel of empty-nests!” APPLY/SUBMIT
Parent Nation with Tara Kennedy-Kline
“Parent Nation, this ain’t your mama’s parenting show. But it can be a place to pull up a chair, shake up a cocktail, and kick up your heels while you tune in to the refreshingly real talk about what it takes to be a functional – and fun – parent in today’s wild world of raising kids.” APPLY/SUBMIT
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“The Abroad Podcast is about the extraordinary and exciting lives of expats…Learn how they have overcome language barriers and culture shock to experience new and exciting lives abroad. Listen to their inspirational stories to get insights on how to live in other countries and make the most out of life!” APPLY/SUBMITWant to be a guest on a podcast? These sites are looking for you. Click To Tweet
“Women In Leadership Podcast – THE podcast that empowers YOU to reach your FULL potential, whether you’re an aspiring leader or in an existing leadership role and ready to move up the corporate ladder.” APPLY/SUBMIT
Several months back, the podcast host tweeted a specific interest in experts in parenting teens and tweens: “…is a podcast that focuses on 21st century parenting challenges and solutions. Hosted by Annie Fox and produced by Electric Eggplant, Family Confidential brings you practical parenting advice through in-depth conversations with authors, educators and therapists. If you’re a parent of a tween or teen, this series is for you. In fact, you can become part of the series by sending in your parenting questions and getting direct answers. These recorded discussions help parents strengthen family connections by providing tips, child-rearing insight and practical tools for guiding your kids through the teen years and beyond.” APPLY/SUBMIT
“On the show, I’ll invite you to talk about you, your business, and the people who you serve, as well ask you to share at least three tips that would help and support the show listeners. And I’ll also share business strategy, financial freedom, and positive mindset practices that I use with my clients to keep moving their businesses forward.” APPLY/SUBMIT
“On each episode of the podcast, we invite writers to come on the show and pitch their story idea to me and Brion AND our esteemed Guest Host (usually a published author, editor, or publisher). Your story will be center stage as we discuss it with you, ask questions, and offer suggestions on how to make it a strong as it can be. We tend to gravitate to genre fiction (fantasy, scifi, thriller, etc), but all stories will be considered (because really, the attributes of a good story are pretty universal. Discuss).”APPLY/SUBMIT
If you are interested in being a guest on a podcast but don’t see the right opportunity here, or you want to find more opportunities, I’d suggest doing some keyword searches in iTunes to find an interview show that covers the topic you’d be interested in discussing. From there, check to see that they have published episodes recently (many programs fizzle out but may still have older episodes on listed). If you find a current show that is of interest, Google to see if you can find their website and touch base with a speaker/guest pitch!