It’s time to answer your questions about pitching a podcast. Each quarter, I will take a group of questions on the topic of podcast guesting and answer them on an episode. In this first episode, I’m covering topics ranging from the pitching timeline and how to pitch a podcast to what actions you can take if your interview doesn’t go live… or, worse, the host ghosts you.
The average podcast guesting timeline between pitching and interviewing on a show varies, depending on several factors. But, in general, there will be gaps for pitching, following up, getting a yes, getting it scheduled, recording, publishing, and seeing the impact of your appearance. When it comes to how to prepare for your interview, you don’t have to listen to any of the existing episodes if you don’t want to. But I recommend familiarizing yourself with the host’s other content, how they get paid, the podcast description, and a few other factors.
Unless you’re already direct messaging with a podcast host, I recommend sending your podcast pitch to their email or guest application form if they have one. Sometimes, podcast hosts only want to interview guests with their own podcasts for an interview swap. This doesn’t mean you can’t pitch yourself – you bring other value than a reciprocal podcast interview.
Finally, I talk about when to follow up on your podcast pitch, how long to wait before your interview goes live, and what to do if the podcast host ghosts you.
If you have a podcast guesting question that you’d love for me to tackle before Q2’s call, be sure to email me at email@example.com with the subject line Q2 Q+A OR leave an audio message that we can use to liven up the call at Speakpipe.com/gpy.
Podcast Guesting Q&A (Q1 2023)
Topics covered include:
- The timeline for podcast guesting from pitch to published episode
- How many episodes do you need to listen to prepare for the interview
- Where to send a podcast pitch
- How to approach a pitch if you don’t host your own podcast
- When to follow up on your podcast pitch
- What to do if your interview doesn’t go live
- What to do if the podcast host ghosts you
If this episode resonated with you, I would LOVE to connect with you on LinkedIn (@angietrueblood). Send me a connect request with a message letting me know what you think of these pitching tips and how you’ll apply them to the next podcast you pitch.
The Podwize Group’s resources mentioned in this episode:
- Learn more about the different levels of The Podwize Group’s services – including our Concierge Pitching Service and Jumpstart Intensive
- Connect with Angie on LinkedIn
- Follow The Podwize Group on Instagram
- EP. 53 | Following Up: Why, When And How
Podcasts mentioned in this episode:
- Podcast Guesting Strategies To Establish Thought Leadership – with Angie Trueblood and April Beach (Episode 273)
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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