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22 January 2019

7 WordPress Podcasts to Check Out in 2019

7 WordPress Podcasts for 2019

Podcasts are a growing sector of our overall media and internet landscape. In April 2018, Fast Company put the number of active podcasts at 525,000. Apple noted that by June there were over 550,000, and the most recent data estimates that there are now over 625,000 active podcasts with millions of available episodes.

Some of the reasons that podcasts are popular include:

  • They offer listeners and subscribers the convenience of being able to check them out whenever and wherever they want, using a variety of devices.
  • They offer their audiences large blocks of content, usually centered around a generalized topic such as business, sports, education and humor, or they’re focused on a specific niche such as content marketing, a certain sports team or band, a particular app or CMS such as WordPress.
  • The quality of podcasts has improved greatly over the last few years, as people have offered how-to guides and advice on new software, and better recording equipment to improve both the audio quality and professionalism of the average podcast.

While much of the podcast landscape is dedicated to entertainment, humor and news, there are just as many opportunities for you to find educational and informative series that will be helpful for your business or nonprofit as well. Whether listening at home in your free time or using your commute time to check out your favorite programs, podcasts are a great way to unwind and learn at the same time.

Before we jump into our list of WordPress focused podcasts which we enjoy and feel you may as well, here are some other interesting stats about podcasts, as provided by Podcast Insights in their December-updated article “2018 Podcast Stats and Facts.”

  • 49% of podcast listening is done at home, while 22% is done in the car and 4% on public transportation.
  • 44% (124 million) of the US population has listened to a podcast.
  • 17% (48 million) listen to podcasts weekly – up from 15% in 2017.
  • Comedy is the most popular podcasting genre, followed by education and news.
  • SmartPhones have been driving podcast usage, with an estimated 23.5 million listeners using them in the last 30 days to access their podcasts, an uptick of 157% since 2014.

7 WordPress Podcasts to Check Out in 2019

With WordPress now powering approximately 30% of the web, it stands to reason that there are numerous podcasts out there that deal with all sorts of subject matters related to WordPress. Whether you’re a developer, designer, content creator or simply a WordPress fan looking for new insights on your favorite CMS, here’s a quick roundup of some WordPress-related podcasts which you may want to check out in 2019.


1. MattReport
A great podcast to start with is Mattreport, the podcast put out by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg. Matt and his guests dive into all aspects of WordPress business and WordPress web development, while also addressing numerous topics relevant to anyone wishing to succeed online. Now with over 200 episodes to pick from, Mattreport is a useful compendium of business tips, conversations with notable persons and actionable items from one of the ultimate WordPress insiders.

Recommended for: Businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations using WordPress, web developers and general WordPress audiences.


2. Kitchen Sink WP
Kitchen Sink WordPress podcast is brought to you by Adam Silver out in southern California. As the name implies, the content can vary widely. From podcasts reviewing donations plugins, deciding between building an app or a website, overcoming burnout and upgrading your PHP to holiday gift guides and listener Q and A sessions, Adam provides an eclectic podcast and has over 200 episodes recorded.

Recommended for: Designers, developers, general WordPress audience


3. WordPress Weekly
WordPress Weekly is a live, weekly podcast that talks about all things WordPress every Wednesday afternoon at 3 PM Eastern. It is brought to you by the folks at WPTavern. The show specializes in covering the news throughout the WordPress community as well as special interviews with notable denizens of the WordPress community.

Recommended for: A general WordPress audience


4. Agency Trailblazer
The Agency Trailblazer podcast is geared towards professionals who are in, or are building website and design agencies. Their shows deal with overcoming challenges at agencies, revitalizing your work, building better teams, reclaiming family time, building client relationships and more. They have just under 200 episodes to pick from.

Recommended for: Web and design agency professionals


5. Post Status
The Post Status Draft podcast features WordPress developments and news, interviews and tips. Brian Krogsgard puts out a new episode once or twice a month. Recent episodes have included an interview with Matt Mullenweg, WordPress and Blockchain, ecommerce considerations and working on your own website.

Recommended for: WordPress website, theme and plugin builders, some general WordPress audiences


6. The Kim Doyal Show
Kim Doyal, formerly known as “the wpchick,” hosts a podcast geared towards content marketers. While her semi-regular podcast also delves into other WordPress- and marketing-related topics, this podcast’s focus is squarely on content marketing.

Recommended for: Content Marketers and those interested in learning more about content marketing

 

7. WPwatercooler
WPwatercooler is a weekly endeavor hosted by Jason Tucker. It brings together people from the WordPress community to discuss WordPress and how it is changing our businesses and our lives. It is billed as a light-hearted edu-tainment show where education is an accidental byproduct of the entertainment.

Recommended for: A general WordPress audience

Wrap Up

Podcasts can be a great way to remain semi-productive during your down time or daily commute. By staying informed and up-to-date, digesting new ideas from the podcasts’ interviews, and learning about new tools, tips and approaches for your WordPress business needs, you can further your knowledge of WordPress while at the same time enjoying the entertainment factor of these podcasts and feeling a little more connected to the WordPress community at large.

Jeff C.

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Jeff Creamer is a DC-based WordPress website administrator, tutor and consultant. He has been helping small businesses and nonprofits launch and manage their WordPress sites since 2013.