podcastOur original idea for this week’s #SpinSucksQuestion was all about viral marketing and teaser campaigns.

“Stranger Things” was trending with its new cryptic photo, but then we found out Monday was International Podcast Day.

And that’s what caught our community’s attention.

Of course, we also have several members of the community who host their own podcasts.

And when we saw the responses to our question about favorite podcasts in honor of International Podcast Day, we made the decision to switch things up.

It goes without saying we’re big fans of the Spin Sucks Podcast, Inside PR, and the Agency Leadership podcasts around here.

Aside from that, I tend to lean more toward true crime and horror movie podcasts. (I know, you are all shocked.)

Right now, I’m excited about the new Dateline podcast hosted by Keith Morrison.

And if I’m going to be honest, I could listen to that man talk about pretty much anything, anytime.

I’ve also been digging into the podcast called the Black Tapes.

So the unofficial #SpinSucksQuestion this week became:

It’s International Podcast Week! What are some of your must listen to podcasts?

Get ready to add some new shows to your listening list!

Podcast Favorites

Corinna vanGerwen:

I like 2 Bobs, Design Matters, Canadaland, Planet Money/the Indicator, Anatomy of a Strategy…. so many more.

Chris Williams:

My phone weeps whenever I hear about new podcasts. Some contributions: Marketing School, GONE (talks about disappeared items/people), Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know.

Betsy Cooper:

Armchair Expert, How I Built This, Well Now, and obviously SpinSucks.

Tanya Osegueda:

Beyond all of the true-crime podcasts I listen to … I also love The Daily, Stuff You Should Know, The Nicole Walters Podcast, and Start Here.

Ozan Toptas:

Okay, let’s start:

Martin Waxman:

I usually listen to podcasts when I’m in a car (which is not that often), so I have a lot of episodes to catch up on when I get around to doing that Route 66 Road Trip one of these years.

But some of my go-tos include: Martini Shot, a short and hilarious writer’s take on the inner workings of Hollywood, the TED Radio Hour, when I want big ideas, This American Life for engrossing stories and 99% Invisible, for topics that engage and surprise. 

And of course, no list is complete without For Immediate Release, the godfather of PR podcasts, and all the other great shows on the FIR Podcast Network (P.S. thanks for also being the second home to The Spin Sucks Podcast and Inside PR!), and Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast, which is closing in on 700 shows! 

What’s Playing?

With more and more podcasts popping up every day, weeding through them all to find what you want is tough.

Having a group of people like the Spin Sucks community, that enjoy the same topics you enjoy, makes it a little easier to find what you’re interested in.

Of course, that’s just one of the advantages of being part of our community.

Which is why you should join!

It’s free and it’s a place where all sorts of people in the communications industry come together to chat about everything from the latest marketing podcast to crowdsourcing the group for ideas or encouragement on a new project.

If you want to become a member, you can find information on how to do that here.

In the meantime, did we miss any podcasts you love? If so, add them in the comment section!

Whitney Danhauer

Whitney is living in Central Kentucky with her husband, Michael and her daughter, Evie Rose. She's an avid reader, an even more avid movie watcher, and loves nothing more than a well-placed pop culture reference. By day she writes about all things communications for Spin Sucks, by night she writes about whatever she wants. Her first novel, Good Riddance, was released in October of 2015.

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