“Why on earth would you promote other people’s podcasts?”
I’ve been asked this question a lot since I started Diabetes Podcast Week in 2016. In radio (my past life) you would never mention a competitor’s name, let alone link their show up on your site. But podcasting is different. And podcasting about diabetes is completely different. I’ll explain more, but first…
Diabetes Podcast Week kicks off February 11th! More than a dozen show hosts will rally their listeners to learn about and donate to the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. The idea behind Spare a Rose is simple: buy one less rose this Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that flower to children with diabetes. Donations go to Life for a Child, an International Diabetes Federation program which provides life-saving diabetes supplies, medication, and education that children in developing countries need to stay alive.
You’ll see a lot of posts and information this month about Spare a Rose and Life for a Child. During #DPodcastWeek we’ll talk about the campaign on our shows, but mostly it’ll be the same great info and conversations about T1D we strive to create every episode.
I’m excited that this year, you’ll hear some new voices on familiar shows. A lot of the hosts have made promos that will play in the other podcasts. Which brings me back to why competition isn’t really a thing here. In podcasting, you listen when you want. You don’t miss my show if you listen to another. Most podcast listeners subscribe to more than 4 shows and many listen to 10 or more every week. And with diabetes, we all have a different story. Find the show and the host that speaks to you, as a parent of the T1D child, as an adult with diabetes as a person who wants info about food or sports or whatever. It’s all out there. Don’t believe me? Here’s this year’s list:
Beta Cell Podcast – Craig Stubing
Bravest – Craig Kasper
Chronically Motivated – Chris Ruden
Diabetes Connections – Stacey Simms
The DiaCast – Adi, Brent & Cas
Diabetes by the Numbers – Stephen Shaul
Diabetics Doing Things -Rob Howe
Diabetic Running Podcast – John Foti
Divabetic – Max Szadek.
The Guilt-Free RD – Melissa Joy Dobbins
Just Talking – Christopher Snider
Type 1 Entrepreneur – Chris Stocker
Real Life Diabetes – Amber Clour & Ryan Fightmaster
Want to jump in or learn more? Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to tune in! Diabetes podcast week begins February 11, 2018.