This past November, I was on a road trip — I always get the best ideas in cars — and I decided that I wanted to share the podcasts I was listening to via a hashtag. I had just finished (or was about to finish) participating in Jay Clouse’s #tweet100 challenge, and was inspired by the daily commitment of it all. I usually do share what I’m listening to in some way or another: either on Twitter, Instagram, with friends in DMs, wherever. But I wanted to make an effort to listen to, screenshot, share, and tag podcasts and creators in posts on Twitter.
THUS, #PODCAST30 WAS BORN.
I encouraged other podcast listeners to join! The goal was to share at least one podcast that they listened to each day using the hashtag #podcast30. That’s it. nothing fancy.
What I found within the first day of posting about the challenge was that people were PUMPED to participate. My initial tweet got re-shared a ton, and people from all over Podcast Twitter were excited to jump in come December 1st.
Shortly after the challenge began, I was surfing through the hashtag and not only finding a huge volume of people participating but also lots of diversity in folks’ podcast picks. I was not expecting the recommendations to lean so indie, female and POC-hosted, but I was glad that was the case.
So, I encourage you to check out the hashtag if you’re looking for recommendations. In the meantime, here are my #podcast30 recommendations from December 2021.