The Power of a Good Podcast Name

Ep.13 – The Power of a Good Podcast Name

Tim and Kyle ponder the struggle behind naming your podcast by pointing out what works, what doesn’t, and why it might not matter.

Episode at a Glance:

  • Tim and Kyle talk about the three principles of naming a podcast: Be Original, Allow for Growth, and Don’t Be too Abstract.
  • We explore the things that mess every podcaster up when they get to name their show.
  • We talk about how limiting Apple Podcasts search is right now and how that won’t last forever.

What did we learn?

  • Pick a name – You can always change it later.
  • But do the work of trying to find a good name because it is the first thing your potential audience sees.
  • Google wasn’t Google until it WAS Google – which means don’t stress too much over this process.
  • You may get known for your podcast so make sure your name is something you can live with for a while.
  • Do the Bar Test and the Friends and Family Test for every name you experiment with.
  • You can always change your podcasts name later, or better yet, start a new one.

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Industry Quotes:

  • “Who knows a man’s name, holds that man’s life in his keeping. Thus to Ged, who had lost faith in himself, Vetch had given him that gift that only a friend can give, the proof of unshaken, unshakeable trust.”

    ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

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