7 Tips to Remember When Choosing a Podcast Name

Somnath Basumatary
Make Better Podcast
3 min readMay 16, 2021

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By this time, you already have an idea of what your podcast content will be and you’re ready to share it with the world. But now, you’re stuck on what to call your podcast content. You have impressive content and you also want that same impressiveness embedded in your podcast name. Deciding on the perfect podcast name is as stressful as finding a needle in a haystack, it seems impossible.

In order to help you find and create the perfect name, we’re going to give you important details you should consider when choosing a name for your podcast.

1. Keep It Short and Concise

When it comes to choosing the best name for your podcast, consider picking a short and concise name. One that directly describes what your podcast is about. This is not the right time for you to be fanciful. Make sure that it’s simple but at the same time, relates to your content.

2. Utilize Play On Words

So how can you stand out from the crowd without compromising the straightforwardness of the name? Think about using a play on words. This can help catch the attention of your potential listeners. But don’t go overboard with your wordplay, remember the first rule to keep it simple. One of the reasons why some podcasts don’t have the popularity they deserve is the name does not give an actual clue of what the content is about.

3. Don’t Forget to Include Your Brand Name

One noteworthy factor to consider is to incorporate your brand into the podcast name — But you just said not to choose names that don’t relate to my podcast niche? Okay, before you go psycho, hear me out. If you already have a brand with established followers before you had your podcast, consider using that brand name instead.

This is your best bet when it comes to choosing a podcast name. Sure, the name may not directly tell what the podcast is about, but if you already have followers that like your brand, them subscribing to your podcast will follow suit. This is the only exception.

4. Build a Podcast Personality

Make sure that when you create your podcast name and establish content, you’ll be able to convey a specific tone properly. Create a podcast personality, this will help you not only attract attention but keep followers to continue to listen to your content.

5. Make Sure It’s Easy to Search

Another reason why you need to make your podcast name simple is that it needs to be easily searchable. If you want to increase the chance of your podcast being on the top list of results when potential listeners type certain keywords, consider its SEO value.

6. Avoid Using “Podcast”

As tempting as it may seem, avoid incorporating “podcast” in your name. Listeners already know that they are listening to a podcast, so it’s unnecessary to include it in the name. Aside from it being redundant, it doesn’t really add much value. It just gives off a very basic and uninteresting tone.

7. Check for Uniqueness

Now that you already have an idea of what your podcast name will be, let’s move on to the last step of the process and that is to check for any duplicates. A quick search online will give you an idea of the name availability.

Key Take-Away

The key to choosing the best podcast name is to be as creative as you can without destroying the idea of simplicity. Remember to keep it short and concise, make do with wordplay, avoid using “podcast”, and make sure that you check it for uniqueness. You don’t want to be in the middle of your podcast series and finding out that your name has already been trademarked.

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