Can we list the types of podcasts?

Yes, contentious question.

But can we make a reasonable list and find a few great examples of each type?


Over in the Podcasting Guide I’ve added a new section Examples of show formats Host on Mic is one obvious type. What other types are there that should be mentioned to someone learning to podcast?

Suggestions for each type?

A while back, Podcasting Role Models came up (shout out to @Hoagie for that.) That topic and its replies are the sort of personalized suggestions I’d like to find for each type.

Join in editing the guide?

If you are already in the @podguides group, feel free to go to that section in the Guide and just click the edit button at the bottom of the post’s body. :slight_smile:

If you’re not in the @podguides group… feel free to click :arrow_backward: that group and Join us in editing :smiley:


Not sure if this is relevant, but I’m told that there are only 2 types of people. One type believes that people can be split into just 2 types. :crazy_face:
As for podcasts, I think they might be even more diverse than people! :rofl:
scripted vs unscripted,
fact vs fiction,
unstructured vs structured,
comedy vs serious/boring,
monologue vs multiple speakers,
single host vs multi-host,
subject-focused vs general,
dramatized vs documented,
musical vs speech-only,
interesting vs Joe Rogan,
informative vs Joe Rogan,
valuable to society vs toxic/Joe Rogan, etc.

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