I've been seeing several people tell new and aspiring podcasters "Don't start a podcast, the market is too saturated".Stop doing this.
Just wanted to chat about something that's been on my mind lately: gatekeeping in the podcasting world. If you're not familiar with the term, gatekeeping refers to the act of restricting access or limiting participation in a certain activity or community.
In the case of podcasts, this can mean only promoting or recommending certain shows or hosts that fit a certain criteria, or even excluding certain topics or voices from the conversation. But here's the thing: podcasts should be for everyone.
No matter who you are or what you're interested in, there should be a place for you in the world of podcasts. Whether you're a fan of true crime, sports, comedy, politics, or something else entirely, there are shows out there that cater to your interests. And if you're a creator, you should feel welcome and supported in sharing your voice and your perspective with the world.
So let's all make an effort to be more inclusive and welcoming in the podcasting community. Let's celebrate diversity and encourage others to share their stories. Let's make sure that everyone feels like they have a seat at the table. Happy listening!