Over the last 12 months, it has been a very difficult time for everyone, but the level of music, films and TV shows being consumed daily with your favorite viewing is the new norm going forward.
I am no different from being restricted on what you can do at your company and business, which has impacted greatly.
But within lockdown this got us thinking, about how we can help the community, while also keeping visibility in the world — not an easy task!
So, we looked at the world of “Podcasting” and thought can we do this ?… mmm… so with some planning and thought, our show began.
The podcast was born from Seamless Entertainment named — The Entertainment Engine podcast.
The idea, was for the team to put an “Entertainment” podcast together for; Music, Film & TV back in July 2020, and with nearly 50 shows under our belt, it's a really exciting time to put back into the community which has been a great thing to do…
We have had some great guest’s on the show from BAFTA winners, to Hollywood movie executives, attorney’s and GLOBAL musicians and singer-songwriters!
Within this journey, we have also been lucky enough to have been a guest on other top podcast shows from the UK & USA, which have been providing some great shows in their own way to the community.
So I thought in this article we would look at some of our favorite podcast shows, plus some of the BIGGEST podcast shows of all time, just to mix it up a little bit.
So, let's take a look;
1- Exploring Music Podcast -Lionel Lodge:
The SyncLodge Podcast Series Exploring Music, where they explore the obscure, where they delve in deep, into the vast vaults of great, but maybe, not so known, music and the industry that, for better or worse, supports it.
For each episode this business of entertainment podcast brings together two music industry professionals, to discuss in-depth an area of music, and/or the industry, they are passionate about and have an intimate knowledge of.
Each episode has a link to a playlist, in the episode description, with all the music and artists mentioned during the conversation.
2- The Bad Gift Podcast show-James Warwick:
Ever had that awkward moment when you’re opening a present and you can’t believe what you’ve been given. Your eyes widen, your heart rate quickens and you wonder what you possibly did to upset them!?
Welcome to ‘You Really Shouldn’t Have’, the place for tales of forced smiles, fake gratitude, and most importantly, unwanted items!
Each week we talk to guests about themselves and the worst gifts they have ever been on the receiving end of.
3- The God and Gigs Show with Allen C. Paul:
This podcast show is dedicated to musicians and creatives. Can you survive the rough and tumble world of the arts and entertainment industry without losing your soul? We think so.
The God and Gigs Show is your home for help and inspiration on your creative journey.
Every episode will inspire and encourage you with practical tips and spiritual insights, along with great interviews with musicians, artists, and creatives who are making things happen!
4- Tony James Host of the “Jumbo” podcast:
The business of entertainment podcasts “When he’s hosted almost every type of podcast, worked on the Radio, TV, and Stage for over 28 years, it’s about time he was able to speak without limitations!
He’s 42 years old, going grey and a little bit grumpy! Enjoy the show but he won’t care if you don’t!”
Tony has been entertaining audiences on and off stage since he was 13 years old! Working his way around the UK and Europe from working men's clubs, nightclubs, corporate events, theatres, holiday parks, and many TV appearances along with 12 years on the radio presenting every slot there is!
Our team has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the above podcast shows, over the past few months sharing our knowledge and experience in the music film, and TV sectors with GREAT conversations with each host!
The podcast community is certainly a very encouraging and exciting community to be involved with, you are able to reach and talk with your audience on a one-to-one level, which provides an intimate and very valuable experience for the consumer-plus its fun as well!
We have engaged some of the best podcasts of all time mixed with the top podcasts for 2021 a very interesting journey!
Now lets, look at — Some of the BIGGEST podcast show recommendations today;
1-The Joe Rogan Experience podcast:
The Joe Rogan Experience is a Spotify-exclusive audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian and television host Joe Rogan. One of the most listened to podcasts.
It was originally launched on December 24, 2009, by Rogan and comedian Brian Redban, who is also a producer and co-host
2-The Daily podcast:
The Daily is a daily news podcast and radio show by the American newspaper The New York Times.
Hosted by Times political journalist Michael Barbaro, its episodes are based on the Times’ reporting of the day with interviews of journalists from the New York Times.
3-Crime Junkie podcast:
Crime Junkie is a true-crime podcast hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. As of March 2, 2021, the show has released 179 episodes.
4-This American Life:
This American Life is an American weekly hour-long radio program produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media and hosted by Ira Glass.
It is broadcast on numerous public radio stations in the United States and internationally, and is also available as a free weekly podcast.
We also taking a look at, some podcast statistics you need to know;
How Many Podcasts Are There?
So, as of January 2020, there are 850,000 active podcasts and more than 30 million podcast episodes (Podcast Insights, 2020).
Why do People Listen to Podcasts?
Nearly three out of every four podcast consumers in the US say they enjoy tuning in to podcasts to learn new things and do so on a monthly basis (Statista, 2019).
Podcasts are a form of entertainment and a source of news and inspiration for listeners.
Where Podcasts Are Consumed?
When it comes to the environment, it seems there’s nothing like the comfort of your own home to tune into a podcast.
In fact, nine out of every ten podcast listeners in the US say they listen to podcasts at home (Edison Research, 2019).
Podcasts are also being consumed while on the move, with 64 percent, 49 percent, and 37 percent of listeners also choosing to tune in while in a car or truck, walking around, and commuting, respectively.
More on this area in the next blog, but I think it is safe to say podcasting is here to stay!
And last of all!
We have been doing the podcast under Seamless Entertainment for the past year, which has created very positive results.
My only tip for now when you start a podcast — speak about what you know and don't try and be something you’re not. That way you won't go far wrong and it will stand you in a good way.
We are looking forward to seeing more TOP podcasts come to the community for 2021 with more diverse and exciting shows!
By Pete Moore