September 30th, 2021 is the 7th annual International Podcast Day — a day when all of us podcasters (and podcast lovers) can celebrate the power of podcasts! Here’s a quick highlight of our video podcast, Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, and inspiring guests over the last year and a half since we launched. The guests on this show inspire me, just as much as I hope they inspire and motivate you to live healthier and happier.
As a lover and sharer of impactful, long-format stories, I naturally gravitate towards podcasts. It’s an in-depth format that is totally different from what I was used to during my days in local TV news, where we were usually limited to 1 minute and 15 seconds to tell our story of the day.
Wait. What??? YES…1:15 and sometimes even less to tell a complete story!
Do you know how much valuable content and information I had to leave out of stories to make my time? Sometimes it killed me. I hated having to make that cut. BUT when it comes to podcasts — it’s a whole new ballgame. We have time. Time to develop the story. Time to dive deep with my guest. Time to truly connect. To me, that is the value of podcasts — people give you their time, our most valuable asset.
Did you know?
- There are over 2 million podcasts out there and an estimated 48 million podcast episodes.
- At the time of the 7th annual International Podcast Day, Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories has shared 68 episodes, in less than 1.5 years with guests from all over the world!
- Podcast listeners tend to stick around longer and carry more engaged audiences, who are more likely to buy or take action from those they listen to on the podcast.
If you are a fellow podcaster or podcast enthusiast, make sure to say hi! We want to celebrate with you and support you too. If you are looking to explore new podcasts, make sure to check out our video podcast, Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories. We are everywhere you watch and listen to podcasts.
Stay Happy. Stay Healthy.