This coming Tuesday, September 30 is the first ever National Podcast Day. As the NPD website explains:
National Podcast Day is dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public engagement.
There is National IPA Day, National Waffle Fries Day, National Pancake Day, and National pretty-much-anything-you-want Day. In the summer of 2013, Steve Lee (founder of NetCast Studio) heard a radio announcement for National Senior Citizens’ Day. Thinking that was pretty cool, it begged the question of why wasn’t there a day of celebration for podcasting. That’s when Steve said to himself “Let’s create National Podcast Day!”
September 30 was picked as the date for National Podcast Day because it’s the day before October, the month that many cite as the unofficial anniversary of podcasting’s beginning in 2004. A lineup of events is planned to help usher in National Podcast Day, starting on Sunday, September 29, including a webinar on audio production hosted by Mike Russell from Music Radio Creative, an official announcement livestream as well as two local podcast meetups in Omaha and Cleveland.
If you’re a podcaster or a podcasting fan and you’d like to help spread the word about National Podcast Day, here are a few suggestions from the NPD website:
- Grab your mic and camera and ask someone, really anyone, about their favorite podcast and share the response on social media using #podcastday
- Explain to someone what a podcast is and get them hooked
- Share your favorite podcast with someone (coworker, friend, teammate, etc.)
- ubscribe to a new show and talk about it using #podcastday
- Not a podcaster? Become one!
The NPD website also has free audio and video promos you can download and use in your shows to promote National Podcast Day.
National Podcast Day looks like an exciting occasion that should bring some nice attention to podcasting. Get involved in the events tied into National Podcasting Day and help celebrate the day.