Your podcast name is one of the most important things about your podcast. It’s the first thing potential listeners see about your podcast, and it’s how you and others refer to the podcast. Getting your podcast name right can make the difference between someone giving your podcast a try and scrolling right past it. Here’s what you should name your podcast.
What should I name my podcast?
Something that clearly identifies what your podcast is about.
The most important consideration about your podcast name is it must clearly identify what your podcast is about. A potential listener should have a great idea what to expect from your podcast just from the name. Write your potential podcast name down on a blank sheet of paper. Can you tell what your podcast is about just from those words? Above everything else, make sure your podcast name communicates what your podcast is.
Something that is attention-grabbing.
So, your potential podcast name does a good job of describing what you discuss in your podcast. Now, is there something about the name that would make someone stop scrolling through their podcast feed? Is it eye-catching, thumb-stopping, exciting, intriguing? No one likes boring podcast names. They allude to boring podcasts. Name your podcast something attention-grabbing.
Something that is around 2-5 words.
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Something that is clever.
Bonus points here. A podcast name that is witty, has puns, and/or is corny goes the extra mile for your podcast. Is there any sort of play-on-words you can come up with that fits the topic of your podcast? Could you use some amazing, astounding, and awesome alliteration? Maybe some prime rhymes? A podcast name that is clever will never be podcast lame.
Pick a good name for your podcast
A good podcast name starts your listener’s journey with your podcast on the right foot. Come up with a name that clearly identifies what your podcast is about, is attention-grabbing, around 2-5 words, and is clever. Brainstorm dozens of names and evaluate each under these guidelines. See if any jump out to you personally, then ask friends and family what potential names they like best. See what other podcasters in your industry are naming their show and if any create a spark, showcased here by top content marketer Christoph Trappe. If you pick an awesome name for your podcast, you’ve checked the first box toward having an awesome podcast.
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