Published by Chris. Last Updated on August 13, 2020.
Listening to blogging podcasts is one the most effective ways to grow and learn as a blogger.
One thing that people don't often think about when it comes to podcasts is that you can consume them passively. That means that you can be learning about things like starting a blog, photography tips for bloggers, or Pinterest while you're grocery shopping, at the gym, or out for a walk.
Since we feel it's our job to help bloggers grow wherever and whenever they can, we thought we'd do a rundown of the best podcasts for bloggers who are ambitious and looking to take things to the next level.
Oh, and while we're talking about blogger growth, if you aren't, be sure to sign up for our informative once weekly blogging newsletter which drops every Tuesday morning. It's designed to help bloggers like you stay in touch with what's going on in the blogging world, and offer actionable tips and advice to help you take blogging from a passion to a profession.
The Best Blogging Podcasts
The following blogging podcasts are in no particular order, so simply take a moment to read our brief overview of each, and see which podcasts are most applicable to what you're looking for.
The Food Blogger Pro Podcast
If The Food Blogger Pro Podcast isn't the best podcast out there for bloggers, it's certainly close. The host, Bjork Ostrom, has a knack for interviewing his guests that few other hosts in the space do. Don't be fooled by the name either – this is not just for food bloggers. If it's related to blogging, they've discussed it in-depth somewhere in their episode archive, of that we're sure. In our books, this is a “must download.”
The Do You Even Blog Podcast
Not terribly unlike the podcast above, this is also an in-depth interview style podcast. The quirky host of the show, Pete McPherson, aims to allow the best bloggers, entrepreneurs and folks in online business to share all they know in one tidy episode. Pro-tip: If you're very short on time, you can skip to the end to hear Pete's quick-hitting summary of what the guest shared, or check out the show notes on his site.
The Goal Digger Podcast
The Goal Digger Podcast isn't blogging specific, but it's useful for content creators at large, or bloggers who are looking to grow their brand. Objectively, Jenna Kutcher's podcast is a little more geared towards female content creators, but, in the end, it'll be useful for you regardless of what gender you personally identify with. More than other podcasts, the host really draws upon personal experience to help bloggers and content creators in their journey – a touch which has garnered here an enormous fanbase.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Firstly, there are few better podcast voices in the radio and podcast game than Guy Raz, so let's just get that out of the way first. This too isn't a classic “blogging podcast,” but the reason it's valuable for bloggers is because each week Guy talks with someone who has built something from scratch and highlights their trials and tribulations. As you know, success is rarely a linear journey, and that's an important lesson for us to remember as we're building our sites and brands.
The ProBlogger Podcast
The ProBlogger Podcast isn't nearly as active as it used to be, but host Darren Rowse has still built up an impressive backlog of nearly 300 episodes. Suffice to say, the man has earned a break. Simply put, the show aims to help bloggers make that step towards making money with their blogs. Hey, that sounds an awful lot like This Week in Blogging, don't you think? (If you aren't currently subscribed, by the way, feel free to check our our latest edition so you can decide for yourself if it will indeed be helpful for you, and you'd like to be along for the weekly ride).
Simple Pin Podcast
Kate Ahl knows her stuff when it comes to Pinterest, that's for sure. You wouldn't think there would be over 200 episodes of content to talk about if you were only focused on just Pinterest, but you'd be wrong. You know we love our Pinterest tips for bloggers, and we feel like listening to this podcast is a big competitive advantage for bloggers trying to learn Pinterest in general.
The Science of Social Media
This podcast is at it sounds, and the reason it may be appealing to some bloggers is because the episodes are short and quick-hitting. In fact, episodes are rarely over 15 minutes in length. If you're an intermediate or advanced blogger or content creator, you won't need to listen to all episodes of The Science of Social Media, but some episodes of this podcast, produced by Buffer, will hit the mark. It's a worthwhile podcast for bloggers to, at the very least, subscribe to and keep an eye on.
The Knowledge Project
Of all the podcasts listed here, you could argue that The Knowledge Project is the furthest from pure “blogging,” but, ultimately, we're listing podcasts we feel will help bloggers grow, and that's exactly what this podcast will accomplish. Host Shane Parrish aims to “help you master the best of what other people have already figured out.” It's more about mental models and looking at thinking on a macro level, but plenty of these episodes will connect with you if you've got that entrepreneurial spirit inside you which, considering you're here, we're guessing you do.
The Blogging Millionaire
The Blogging Millionaire podcast is all about very short snippets of audio which deal with a specific aspect of blogging. Sometimes, it's going to be a topic that you already know, and simply don't need to listen to, but some episodes can be helpful. At the very least, it's a reminder on your podcast feed of what you should know to be a successful blogger nowadays.
The Side Hustle Show
Back in the day, you could afford to simply be a “blogger,” but now more than ever you need to be a brand. You need to be an effective marketer, strategist, and an outside-the-box thinker, and that's where listening to The Side Hustle Show helps. Host Nick Loper chats with folks who are making an extra buck here and there in inventive ways. If you're just starting your blog, this is a podcast that can help you think of ways to supplement your income before you've monetized your blog.
Do you know of other blogging or growth-related podcasts that should make this list? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
Join This Week in Blogging Today
Join This Week in Blogging to receive our newsletter with blogging news, expert tips and advice, product reviews, giveaways, and more. New editions each Tuesday!
Can't wait til Tuesday? Check out our Latest Edition here!
Upgrade Your Blog to Improve Performance
Check out more of our favorite blogging products and services we use to run our sites at the previous link!
Looking to Monetize Your Site?
Check out programmatic ad networks like the following:
- AdSense: Entry-level ad network that accepts low trafficked sites- we have had ad rates from $1-$3 RPM on average.
- Monumetric: Mid-tier ad network (> 10k monthly page views required) with slightly better rates- we've had $6-$12 RPM on average.
- Mediavine: High-end ad network (> 50k monthly sessions required) with some of the best rates out there- we've had rates from $25-$50 RPM on average.
For a full breakdown of ad network entry requirements, click here!
How to Build a Better Blog
Looking for advice on how to improve your blog? We've got a number of articles around site optimization, SEO, and more that you may find valuable. Check out some of the following!