Google Is Here For Podcasters Of Color
If you haven’t noticed the podcast explosion that’s been happening, then you have been living under a rock! We’ll forgive you, though, if it’s pink agate because who wouldn’t want to live under that?
According to a study by Edison Research, and Triton Digital, podcasting is steadily growing with 44% of Americans 12 and older listening to podcasts, an increase from 2017 at 40%.
The folks at tech giant Google have been closely following the growth of podcasting, and are on a mission to diversify the space through their new program; Google Podcasts creator program.
Google Podcasts aims to support underrepresented podcasters and make it easier for people to learn how to successfully break into the space. Applications for the first 20 week training are being accepted until 11:59 ET on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
We’re excited to see what new podcasts are on the horizon. Some of our favorite podcasts of color right now include Support is Sexy, Colorful Lives, Jesus + Jollof, The Call and Mattie James, formerly Mattieologie.