Podcasters

MacG’s journey from top 40 radio to the top of South Africa’s podcast charts

MacG’s journey from top 40 radio to the top of South Africa’s podcast charts

Patreon

When Macgyver Mukwevho launched his podcast in 2018, he had no idea that two years later, he'd be interviewing celebrities and helping generations of South Africans stay entertained through a global lockdown.

How Patrick Hinds turned his true crime obsession into a career

How Patrick Hinds turned his true crime obsession into a career

Jordana Colomby

Learn how two true crime-obsessed comedians turned their passion into one of the most popular podcasts on Patreon.

Back to the Future & Back Again with Rose Eveleth

Back to the Future & Back Again with Rose Eveleth

Jordana Colomby

Rose is the "Head Futurologist" of her podcast network, Flash Forward Presents, where she talks about issues like immunity and voting rights, and helps us understand what our future as a human race might look like.

Kickstart Guide for Launching a Podcast on Patreon

Kickstart Guide for Launching a Podcast on Patreon

Jordana Colomby

We rounded up our top tips on quickly and effectively launching a podcast on Patreon. From building your page to choosing and pricing your tiers, we've got advice from our team and top podcasters to ensure a successful launch.

5 Patreon Podcasters Breaking the Mold

5 Patreon Podcasters Breaking the Mold

Jordana Colomby

These five Patreon podcasters are getting creative with their untraditional show formats and patron benefits.

Meet These Top Patreon Podcasters

Meet These Top Patreon Podcasters

Jordana Colomby

Here on Patreon, we’re lucky to have the best of the best creating podcasts about everything from Canadian politics to fantasy football. We’re talking about industry leaders who are changing the future of the medium and inspiring others to do the same. They’re showing the creative community that there’s always room to do something different, […]

Behind the Mic – How Patreon Has Built a Home for Independent Podcasters

Behind the Mic – How Patreon Has Built a Home for Independent Podcasters

Patreon

Patreon has built a one-of-a-kind platform for podcasters that puts creativity, creators, and community first.

A secure new way to share podcast feeds on Patreon, with Acast.

A secure new way to share podcast feeds on Patreon, with Acast.

Patreon

Patreon is taking a big step forward for the podcast community with the launch of our integration with Acast, the world’s biggest podcast company.

This 50-page guide has everything you need to start a fiction podcast

This 50-page guide has everything you need to start a fiction podcast

Multitude

From casting to marketing and everything in between, this how-to guide by the podcast company Multitude is a must read for those starting a fiction podcast

Part 8: Marketing & Release | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Part 8: Marketing & Release | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Multitude

You've finished producing your podcast — now it's time to find your audience. For tips on your podcast into the ears of your listeners, read on.

Part 7: Post-Production | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Part 7: Post-Production | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Multitude

Hiring a good sound designer can dramatically increase the quality of your fiction podcast. To get your podcast sounding just right, here are some tips for working with these audio wizards.

Part 6: Production Logistics | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Part 6: Production Logistics | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Multitude

A fiction podcast is only as good as its sound effects. Read on for tips from the podcast company Multitude on how to capture inexpensive and quality sound for your podcast.

Part 5: Working with Voice Actors | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Part 5: Working with Voice Actors | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Multitude

Actors! They’re just like us, except they’re really good at expressing their feelings. Here are some tips from the podcast production company Multitude on how to best work with actors when recording a fiction podcast.

Part 4: Paperwork | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Part 4: Paperwork | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Multitude

Producing a fiction podcast requires a whole lot of planning. Read on for scheduling tips from the podcast studio Multitude to help you keep your audio production on track.

Part 3: Casting | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Part 3: Casting | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Multitude

To produce a fiction podcast, you need a cast of talented voice actors. But what's the best way to go about casting? Read on for tips from the podcast production company, Multitude.

Part 2: Assembling the Team | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Part 2: Assembling the Team | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Multitude

Starting a podcast requires a solid team. To get tips on putting together a squad for that podcast you're planning, read on.

Part 1: Idea & Script Development | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast

Part 1: Idea & Script Development | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast

Multitude

Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Silver from Multitude, a podcast collective and production studio, are writing a weekly series about creating fiction podcasts, from ideation and scriptwriting to marketing and promotion, and everything in between.

So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast: A How-To Series by Multitude

So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast: A How-To Series by Multitude

Multitude

Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Silver from Multitude, a podcast collective and production studio, are writing a weekly series about creating fiction podcasts, from ideation and scriptwriting to marketing and promotion, and everything in between.

A Letter From Patreon’s Head of Podcasts

A Letter From Patreon’s Head of Podcasts

Janet Lee

Some word's from Patreon's Head of Podcasts on how podcasters can navigate the new normal of a wholly digital presence due to COVID-19.

Interview with Hella Black Podcast

Interview with Hella Black Podcast

Patreon

Delency Parham and Blake Simons are the creators and hosts of the Hella Black Podcast.

Maria Menounos Believes Healing Should Be A Group Activity

Maria Menounos Believes Healing Should Be A Group Activity

Matt St. John

Maria Menounos is an entertainment journalist, a podcaster, a TV personality, and an occasional pro-wrestler. To hear her talk about the inspiration behind her new health and wellness podcast, Better Together, read on.

Igniting a Podcast Movement: An Interview with Dan Franks

Igniting a Podcast Movement: An Interview with Dan Franks

Muriel Vega

Podcast Movement founder Dan Franks gets real about building community, connecting creatives, and where the podcast industry is going.

Meet Sickboy, the comedy podcast that’s changing the way we think about illness (and life)

Meet Sickboy, the comedy podcast that’s changing the way we think about illness (and life)

Matt St. John

Sickboy is unlike any medical podcast you've heard before. Read on to find out how this radical podcast is using comedy to change the culture around chronic illness.

5 Drag Creators Creating Bigger Than Life Content

5 Drag Creators Creating Bigger Than Life Content

Muriel Vega

We're celebrating five (of many!) Patreon drag creators making waves in the community!

5 Patreon Podcasters You’ll Want to Catch at PodX

5 Patreon Podcasters You’ll Want to Catch at PodX

Nicole Ortiz

If you’re heading to PodX, make sure you check out these 5 expert podcasters.

Five Takeaways From the Atlantic Podcast Summit

Five Takeaways From the Atlantic Podcast Summit

Matt St. John

The Atlantic Podcast Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia was full of useful information for podcasters of all levels. Read on to learn what the event's key take aways for podcasters were.

This Might Get Weird, But it Totally Works. How to Build a Tailored Patreon Site for Your Devoted Fans.

This Might Get Weird, But it Totally Works. How to Build a Tailored Patreon Site for Your Devoted Fans.

Amanda Derrick

Does weird sell? If you ask these ladies it does! Here’s how to create your own weird, wonderful Patreon site to connect with your supporters.

“Punch up the Jam” Creators Share How They Connect with Their Fans

“Punch up the Jam” Creators Share How They Connect with Their Fans

Fiona Tapp

The “Punch Up the Jam” podcast has hosts Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe remixing all your favorite pop hits. Find out how they used Patreon to grow their creative business.

How Watch What Crappens Connects With their Fans By Celebrating Their Uniqueness

How Watch What Crappens Connects With their Fans By Celebrating Their Uniqueness

Muriel Vega

The hosts of Watch What Crappens, now in its seventh year, are audience engagement pros. Here are Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam's tips for connecting with fans.

#BlackGirlMagic: 10 Patreon Creators Who Inspire Us Daily

#BlackGirlMagic: 10 Patreon Creators Who Inspire Us Daily

Jasmine Williams

#BlackGirlMagic is all about celebrating dope, inspirational black women. To put our own spin on it, here are 10 black female-identifying Patreon creators who are making waves right on this very platform.

The Podcaster’s Guide to Launching on Patreon

The Podcaster’s Guide to Launching on Patreon

Susan Johnston Taylor

Here's what podcasters should do two months, one month, and one week before launching on Patreon.

How “Hannahlyze This” Uses Patreon to Talk About Mental Health

How “Hannahlyze This” Uses Patreon to Talk About Mental Health

Katherine Hosmer

See how two best friends and podcasters are changing the way we talk about mental health.

How Lore Brings the Darker Elements of Human History to the Masses

How Lore Brings the Darker Elements of Human History to the Masses

Fiona Tapp

Creator Aaron Mahnke delivers stories from the darkest corners of human history on his popular Lore podcast and he gave us the insight on how Patreon helped him to connect with his audience.

Super Busy Singer is Still Busy, Still Seeing Results with Special Offers

Super Busy Singer is Still Busy, Still Seeing Results with Special Offers

Zaedryn Rook

Rebecca Loebe thought she was too busy to offer something special, but he found special offers easier than she expected.

6 Themes We Saw at SXSW 2019

6 Themes We Saw at SXSW 2019

Erica Campbell

From creative performances to expert panels — from executive keynotes to podcasts tapings — SXSW 2019 offered fresh takes on entrepreneurship, entertainment, and making content that fosters a community. Here are the key themes from this year's festival.

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content

Erica Campbell

Curious about how cognitive bias impacts content creation? We sat in on a panel David Dylan Thomas (of Think Company) hosted at SXSW, and took notes on how our cognitive biases seep into everything we create.

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?

Erica Campbell

Want to know what makes a podcast so successful? A panel of experts met in Austin, TX, and laid out the five fundamentals at a hot SXSW panel. Don't worry, we took all the notes and are sharing them with you.

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

Christine Donaldson

We recently launched our Special Offer feature and are loving seeing creators' success with it! To help you get the most out of Special Offers, we put together a list of Patreon Special Offer best practices.

19 Patreon Rewards for Podcasters to Offer Their Fans

19 Patreon Rewards for Podcasters to Offer Their Fans

Olivia Seitz

Have you ever wanted to know what top podcasters do to incentivize and reward their loyal fans? This article pulls together 19 of the most lucrative rewards that podcasters can offer through a membership-based business model.

What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)

What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)

Olivia Seitz

We're sometimes asked, How much can I make on Patreon?" We can’t look into a crystal ball and predict the future. But we can tell you what factors influence your earning potential."

5 Podcasters Share Their Biggest Tip on Promoting a Podcast

5 Podcasters Share Their Biggest Tip on Promoting a Podcast

Olivia Seitz

Once you’ve started a podcast, how do you build your audience? We asked 5 successful podcasters in the Patreon community. Some of them earn over $1,000 per episode; others have listeners in the tens of thousands.

How The Fantasy Footballers’ Podcast Grew Revenues To Support 4 Full-Time Creators

How The Fantasy Footballers’ Podcast Grew Revenues To Support 4 Full-Time Creators

Nathan Collier

Andy Holloway, Mike Wright, Jason Moore, and Brooks Carmean are living the creator’s dream. They make a full time living from their podcast, The Fantasy Footballers.

44 Award-Nominated Podcasts & Their Top Rated Episodes

44 Award-Nominated Podcasts & Their Top Rated Episodes

Sean Baeyens

In 2 days, the Academy of Podcasters will be handing out awards for outstanding quality in 18 podcasting categories. Out of the 189 total nominees, 44 of them are currently on Patreon. Normally, we use the Patreon blog to publish content dedicated to helping creators grow their creative businesses, but today we wanted to do something […]

How Kinda Funny Built the Most Engaged Community on Patreon

How Kinda Funny Built the Most Engaged Community on Patreon

Ellie MacBride

In January of 2015, four video game vets quit their long-held day jobs at IGN to collectively work on a new project focused on nerdy gaming culture with a touch of comedy. They called the project Kinda Funny. At the helm stood Greg Miller, a transplant from Chicago with a journalism degree and a commanding […]

The 7 Best Podcast Promotion Strategies (And How to Use Them)

The 7 Best Podcast Promotion Strategies (And How to Use Them)

Nat Eliason

Many podcasters use Patreon to grow audiences and earn support, so we reached out to them and other podcasting pros for advice on the most effective strategies to promote your podcast, whether you’re just starting out or already have an audience.

These 34 Creators Earned Over $150,000 Each on Patreon in 2016 – Meet Them!

These 34 Creators Earned Over $150,000 Each on Patreon in 2016 – Meet Them!

Taryn Arnold

Meet a dynamic group of high-earning Patreon creators and learn more about their businesses. Get ready to be inspired!

6 Ways to Make Money from Your Podcast

6 Ways to Make Money from Your Podcast

Kati Holland

Are you looking to make money from podcasting? Here are some great ways to make your podcast income dreams a reality.

Should I Start a Podcast Too?

Should I Start a Podcast Too?

Taryn Arnold

Thinking about starting a podcast? Consider the pros and cons of podcasting.

How Easy Allies Became One of the Highest Earning Creators Overnight

How Easy Allies Became One of the Highest Earning Creators Overnight

Ellie MacBride

Within a matter of a few days, GameTrailers.com went from closing up shop to bringing in over $30,000 in monthly pledges from their fans using Patreon, under the new name, Easy Allies. Here, they share their story.