Solo Podcasts You Should Give A Try In 2023
Solo podcasts are easy to set up but difficult to keep interesting! These 5 popular podcasts stand out for their style, research, and storyline! It’s time to give them a try and learn from their podcasting style.
By Niall Mackay
Solo podcasts are easy setup but extremely difficult to keep interesting!
When there is only one person speaking, all of a sudden every tidbit of the podcast episode starts to matter for the listener. – Tone of voice, pacing, storyline, introduction, and podcast structure.
Among the thousands of one-person podcasts, these 5 best solo podcasts hosts stand out for their charisma, stories, and niche.
5 Popular Solo Podcasts To Listen To In 2022
Live From the 405
I’m a big fan of comedy and so is Luke Allein, the host of Live From the 405s. If you ever got stuck in traffic, give it a listen and try not to cry out loud. Luke rambles about LA traffic, not sure if it’s from his anger or just for the sake of comedy.
I got to guess it’s the first one.
The episodes last from 90-120 minutes but I could barely finish one from his jokes.
If the last 3 years weren’t eventful enough for you, Flash Forward brings you more ideas about future possibilities and “what ifs”.
In each 60-minute episode, the host Rose Eveleth, brings in professors, voice actors to make the show credible and entertaining all wrapped in a futuristic theme.
Rose has built a creative community around her podcast, unfortunately, she decided to wrap up the show.
I still recommend listening to a couple of episodes on Apple Podcast or Spotify. Give your imagination and creativity a break from the world’s doubting events and wonder if you would ever have sex with a robot.
Would you, though? Comment under this post!
Casefile True Crime
Crime, thriller, drama – the perfect combination of Casefile True Crime’s podcast show. The host, Anonymus (for just an extra drama, we don’t know the name of the host) brings a professional, clear, and well-researched crime episode based on real stories!
I really can’t say anything but that it’s worth learning from Casefile True Crime as a writer and podcaster. The show is still running, and it offers a premium subscription for Q&A sessions – Are these scary details real?
The content is excellent, the narrative is professional and the only reason it receives a lower rating is because of a paywall?! Excuse me, but monetizing a podcast helps better content to be put out.
If you are a podcaster, I go into detail about why you should be making money on your podcast.
You Must Remember This
You Must Remember This, made on this list because it’s just simply so unique. The host, Karina Longworth, created a podcast that is dedicated to exploring the secret of Hollywood and the stories behind forgotten stars.
As a solo podcaster, true Hollywood historian, film critic, Longworth did an excellent show with her research and creative audio bits.
She also has a background in film editing and journalism and tying into podcasting is just a perfect form of storytelling!
Fun fact: Longworth doesn’t stop at her fascinating Hollywood stories! She is also the author of the book ‘Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood’. Thus, I can recommend her solo podcast for anyone who LOVES Hollywood!
The Lazy Genius Podcast
Put down your productivity books and turn on The Lazy Genius Podcast.
Kendra Adachi’s solo podcast is full of great tips to do less and achieve more. Adachi’s cheery and positive voice and “lazy genius” principle are addictive. She has tips for almost anything, to make your life easier and happier!
I recommend this podcast channel for those who struggle with procrastination or lack of motivation. Truth is, some of the episodes might not be relevant at first (ie. spring cleaning, when you don’t even have spring in your country!), but you get to see the real logic behind the Lazy Genius principles.
I apply this Lazy Genius principle in my podcast editing process too, creating a lot more time to create podcast episodes, write blogs, reach out to guests, and overall live my life!
Solo Podcasts Aren’t Easy
Solo podcasts are simple but not easy. You can always start a podcast but making it stand out takes hard work and creativity. All the one-person podcasts had their unique niche, voice, or in-depth research and editing.
And so can YOU!
Finding your niche takes some research and practising your microphone technique can also be difficult. I hope this review can give you a boost to improve your solo podcast.
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