Podcasters, thank you for your work! Here are some resources I’ve amassed while writing on podcasts that you might find useful.
Wil Williams Reviews resources
- If you’d like to request a review, please see my review policies.
- If you’d like to see how I rate podcasts for my This Week in Podcasts posts, you can see my rubric here.
- If you’d like me to consult on your podcast, I offer consultation services including in-depth feedback, timestamps, conversations about your goals as a podcaster, and free feedback on a second draft. You can read about my consultation services here.
- If you’d like to see posts on what to avoid in podcasting, make sure to check out my Podcast Problems posts.
- If you want a guide on making your podcast’s press kit–something I’m very passionate about–you can read my guide written in collaboration with Bello Collective’s Elena Fernández Collins here.
Other podcast resources
- The Podcast Advocate Network has a phenomenal starter kit for podcasts.
- I would highly recommend making a press kit, and I will always point to Love and Luck‘s for an example.
- Amanda McLoughlin of Multitude and Join the Party and Spirits has tons of articles on Medium that every podcaster should read. Here’s a selection, but you can also find some of them over on Multitude’s site:
- Here’s a quick 101 on editing by Six Colors.
- NPR has a training guide for podcasters that’s open for anyone.
- Lifehacker occasionally writes on podcasting, including:
- Zach Valenti of Wolf 359 and Focused as F*ck also has this fantastic article on how to start a podcast.
- Also related to Wolf 359: Writer and creator Gabriel Urbina’s site has some beautiful essays on how to make things work in audio.
- Here are some phenomenal resources for DMs/GMs looking to start an actual play/play play podcast:
- Sean Howard also has a comprehensive and fantastic guide for audio drama creators, You’ve Created Your New Podcast Audio Drama — Now What?
Other podcast news/reviews sources
- Bello Collective is a group of writers who post playlists, interviews, and more
- Bello Collective’s Elena Fernandez Collins also writes the Audio Dramatic Newsletter, which goes in-depth on audio dramas
- Audiodramarama.com has podcast reviews focusing on audio dramas
- The Pod Report writes podcast reviews and articles
- ABD Reviews posts music, book, and podcast reviews on YouTube
- The Podcast Advocate Network produces the Podcast Advocate Newsletter
- PodNews is a long-running daily newsletter with news about the podcast industry