International Podcast Day is September 30. Here's how to start the conversation and celebrate podcasting!

Thanks to Steve Lee, lead founder of International Podcast Day and a podcast host at Modern Life Podcast Network, for joining me in this episode!

What is International Podcast Day?

International Podcast Day is your day to start the conversation about podcasting. But it's also an official day that we, as a global community can come together to make a concerted effort to growing the podcast industry. The day has even been proclaimed in California!

Steve got the idea for starting International Podcast Day by listening to the radio and realizing there are official days for other meaningful and meaningless purposes.

In 2014, we hosted the first National Podcast Day, but have since rebranded to embrace the worldwide audience by calling in International Podcast Day.

What podcasters can do to celebrate International Podcast Day

International Podcast Day needs you to promote and grow International Podcast Day! Here are some suggestions.

Here's Steve's video from visiting his local water district.

What podcast-enthusiasts can do to celebrate International Podcast Day

There are more podcast-enthusiasts than podcasters, so it's very important to get other podcast listeners and viewers to celebrate with us!

International Podcast Day Gratitude Award

There are already great podcast awards (People's Choice Podcast Awards and The Academy of Podcasters Awards) and we're announcing a new award for the podcast that makes the most impact.

The International Podcast Day Gratitude Award is sponsored and powered by My Podcast Reviews™. Here's how to enter.

  1. Submit your own podcast to the Gratitude Award.
  2. Ask your audience to write or update a review in iTunes or Stitcher between September 1 and 26. Especially ask them to include what kind of impact your podcast has had on them.

This is not a game with raw numbers. We've designed the algorithm so that small podcasts will have an equal chance to win as the big podcasts.

The winner will receive a beautiful plaque and free account on My Podcast Reviews.

Even if you don't win the award, you still win from your audience by getting a load of great new reviews and expressions of gratitude!

Live podcasting events on September 30

International Podcast Day actually starts first in Australia and moves around the world across time zones.

We'll be hosting office live streams throughout the day from many countries (and probably in many languages). Stay updated and subscribe on International Podcast Day's website for the upcoming schedule.

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    As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.
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