Which Type of Podcast Listener are You? Our Guide to Finding Your Niche

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03/23/2020

Discover a Match Made in Podcast Heaven

Everyone’s unique – luckily Audible has a podcast for whatever you’re into

Everyone’s podcast tastes are different. Some listeners want to delve deeply into a subject over the course of an hours-long investigative show, while others are just looking for a quick laugh. Some see podcasts as a powerful tool for self-improvement, while others use them to geek out on their favourite subjects. Some podcast listeners are interested in sports, while others show up for music, history, science or self-development.

No two listeners are alike, which is why Audible is committed to offering variety and quality in our podcasts. And we’ve also made the podcast experience perfectly binge-able – a single download of a podcast gets you access to all the episodes.

In this guide, we’ve listed six broad personas and shared content recommendations for each. If you see yourself in one — or many — of these listeners then check out the recommended podcast. Together, let’s find your niche!

The History Buff

Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

Stephen Fry is the picture of English wit. He is a clever, well-spoken polymath with a love of history and a warm way of communicating. In everything he does, whether back in his early comedy show days with Hugh Laurie, or on his Fry’s English Delight series of audiobooks, he brings a generous sense of humour.

For the history buff who prefers their information a little less on the dry side, Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets is for you. Episode to episode, examining the buttoned-up, macabre world of Victorian England, Fry flexes both his vast knowledge of history and his superior storytelling prowess.

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love it. And even if you’re not, chances are this one will win you over.

Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

Author:
Stephen Fry, John Woolf, Nick Baker
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Length:
7:40
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Podcast Podcast

The Music Lover

Pitch

Music is a universal language. Every culture has it and every person is affected by it in some way – whether it’s the political charge of a punk song, the stirring spectacle of a show tune or the religious resonance of a Buddhist chant.

The Audible Original Podcast Pitch looks at the role of music in human interconnectedness, culture, history and politics. In one sobering episode, the podcast looks at music as a recruitment tool for terrorist organizations; in another episode, the show focuses on the loaded use of music in political campaigns; and, in a lighter episode, the podcast uncovers what kind of music cats like best.

If you consider yourself a music lover, you’ll love the comprehensive approach Pitch takes to the subject matter. And for more Audible Original Podcasts, check out the link.

The Self-Improver

21 Days of Meditation

Daily life can seem like a series of distractions. Work, chores, commutes and social gatherings, while each a necessary component of modern life, can collectively leave little room for mindfulness and self reflection.

As an antidote to our hectic schedules, we can turn to podcasts. Specifically, Aaptiv’s assistive and therapeutic 21 Days of Meditation, which, from episode to episode, guides you through a daily meditative and spiritual routine.

Listening to self-development podcasts can be a fantastic opportunity to slow down, self reflect and introduce some much-needed balance in your life. Pop this podcast on at the end of a frantic day and just chill.

21 Days of Meditation

Author:
Aaptiv
Narrator:
Jess Ray
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NaN:NaN
Type:
Podcast Podcast

The Taboo Smasher

There Will Be Blood

For a culture that prides itself on scientific forthrightness and social progress, we sure have a tough time talking about menstruation. Historically a taboo topic, periods are a part of life for roughly half the population and this podcast wants to talk about it.

Equal parts funny and informative, There Will Be Blood is a fearless show, tackling the topic of menstruation, from PMS to period pants, with lively guests and frank conversation. Women’s health expert Maisie Hill leads the way on a taboo-smashing, laugh-inducing thinker of a podcast.

Podcasts, at their best, can provide a safe space for necessary discussion and education. If you’re tired of this particular taboo, There Will Be Blood is a fine way to smash it.

There Will Be Blood

Author:
Maisie Hill
Narrator:
Length:
1:47
Type:
Podcast Podcast

The Cynic

Bedtime Stories for Cynics

The world isn’t all candy and unicorns, a fact that Nick Offerman (star of the hit comedy show, Parks & Recreation) wants to remind everyone. It can be nasty, snarky and downright unfair. To emphasize this point, Offerman, along with guests like Phoebe Robinson and Tommy Chong, put you to sleep with dark, acerbically funny and off-kilter takes on classic bedtime tales.

A popular podcast among cynics and comedy lovers alike, Bedtime Stories for Cynics and More Bedtime Stories for Cynics are there for anyone who’s had a little too much positivity in their day and needs to laugh it off. Just remember to tuck the kids into bed before putting this one on!

Bedtime Stories for Cynics

Author:
Nick Offerman, Audible Comedy
Narrator:
Length:
2:00
Type:
Podcast Podcast

The Forever Young

A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

Were you, like so many other kids, obsessed with dinosaurs? And somewhere along the way did you, like so many others growing into adulthood, lose track of that obsession? As you read about dinosaurs to the kids in your life, do you find your curiosity about the prehistoric creatures reignited?

If so, you’re going to love A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs, which aims to catch you up on the last few decades of dinosaur research. Since Jurassic Park was released nearly 30 years ago, spurring a cultural obsession with dinosaurs, palaeontologists have continued to make many significant discoveries in the field – many of which have not made their way into a blockbuster movie.

If you were a “dinosaur kid”, A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs is the perfect place to reignite that interest. Or if you have kids of your own, and want to show them what you found so special about dinosaurs, this is a great podcast to listen to together.

Your preferences and interests are part of what makes you unique. You might see yourself in one, two or even all six of these listeners. Whatever your interests, and no matter how numerous they are, here at Audible, we have niche podcasts and exclusive audio titles to keep you riveted, entertained, informed and included.

A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

Author:
Ellie Sans, Clare Chadburn
Narrator:
Professor Ben Garrod
Length:
2:50
Type:
Podcast Podcast

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