Ep. 102 | Updated: Podcast Databases and Networking Sites Review

Jul 4, 2023 | 0 comments

If you listened to our previous episode, you should have an idea of the type of podcasts that you want to pitch yourself to as a guest. But how do you go about finding these shows? Luckily, there are a number of podcast databases and networks that allow you to search for shows, and pitch podcast hosts (or guests).

For the second part of Summer Lovin’ series, I’m bringing you an update of a previous episode where I reviewed four podcast databases – Podcast Hawk, Podcast Guests, PodMatch, and The Podcast Collaborative – with my friend and former colleague Kim Stewart. We describe how each service works, the different price points, what the user experience is like, and who we think will benefit from using them.

This episode was really popular when we first released it in 2022, so I’m excited to revisit this topic and note any changes that I’ve noticed.

Please note: I would always recommend that you prioritize building relationships with hosts and guests, as opposed to viewing a podcast appearance in purely transactional terms. But if you’re just getting started guesting on podcasts, these services can give you a real jump-start.

Podcast Databases and Networking Sites Review

Topics covered include:

  • An update on podcast matching services and things that I’ve noticed within the podcasting space
  • The importance of finding community and building meaningful relationships with hosts, rather than seeing podcast opportunities as transactional
  • Why using a Podcast Database can be good for Podcast Guests who don’t have the time to research new shows – and how they can help Podcast Hosts to find guests
  • Our reviews of four Podcast Databases – with pros and cons for Podcast Hawk, Podcast Guests, PodMatch, and The Podcast Collaborative
  • A reminder of the benefits of appearing on so-called “small” shows

Have you tested out any of the services we talk about? Did you find them helpful? I’d LOVE to hear about your experiences so please send me a message on LinkedIn.

And don’t forget, there’s still time for you to shape the future of the Go Pitch Yourself podcast. Visit our short listener survey at thepodwizegroup.com/listener23 to get involved.

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Now it’s time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be well and be visible, my friend!

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