5 tips to crack the code for a podcast name that draws listeners in.

There’s never been a better time to start a podcast. In fact, there are an estimated 420 million monthly podcast listeners worldwide. You’ll need to plan your podcast, buy equipment, record your first episodes, and choose a podcast publishing platform.

But first, you’ll need a name for your podcast. You’ve got the vision, but looking at a blank screen can be a bit intimidating. Here are some tips to help you craft a name that'll have listeners hitting subscribe faster than you can say "mic drop."

Reel 'em in with a headline

You have a limited time window where you need to grab your listener’s attention and give them a taste of what your show’s all about. Don’t be afraid to be bold or even controversial. Instead of a run-of-the-mill name like "Coffee Talk," a name like "Coffee Enigma" is more interesting and hints at a philosophical approach to the much-beloved beverage.

Keywords for the win

Don’t skip over thinking about SEO and your long-term strategy. Sprinkle in relevant keywords to help listeners discover your show in search results. But remember, authenticity is key, and don’t add too many keywords. "Travel Tales: Exploring the Globe" does a good job of using keywords like "travel" and "explore" without sounding awkward or forced.

Wordplay wonderland

Wordplay is like catnip for the brain. Take a podcast about true crime, for example. A name like "Murder, She Wrote...Wrong?" hints at the show's focus on debunking myths. Just remember to keep it clever, not cheesy!

Bite-sized brilliance

Aim for a shorter name, ideally under 30 characters since long names are harder to remember and might get cut off in search results. "Mythical Mondays" is clear and straight to the point, while "Meandering Through the Labyrinth of Button Terminology" is long, hard to say, and might be too specific.

Test drive your name

Record yourself saying the name and then listen to it. Does it sound good? Also, get feedback from friends and potential listeners. Lastly, don’t forget to check if there are other existing podcasts with a similar name that could be confused with yours.

21 business names

  1. The Pitch Club
  2. Dreamers and Doers
  3. Credit Crunch
  4. Money Talks
  5. Expansion Buzz
  6. The Innovation Hour
  7. Crowdfund Insider
  8. Peak Performance Podcast
  9. Brand Builder Booth
  10. Entrepreneur Power Players
  11. Women of Fortune
  12. Profit Seekers
  13. Enterprise Exchange
  14. Revenue Roundup
  15. Startup Mechanics
  16. Growth Guru Corner
  17. Financially Fit Network
  18. Income Tactics Radio
  19. Money Multiplier
  20. Market Research Secrets
  21. Profit Launchpad

12 true crime names

  1. Capital of Criminals
  2. Grave Secrets
  3. Silent Homicide
  4. Dark Chronicles
  5. Cold Case Maze
  6. Strange Justice
  7. The Secret Vendetta
  8. Sole Survivor Report
  9. Abuse of Power
  10. Vigilante Minds
  11. Mafia Mysteries
  12. Ashes and Murder

13 sports names

  1. Cheap Seat Fanatic
  2. Raising the Trophy
  3. The Hoop Scoop
  4. Game on Green
  5. Victory Lane Lounge
  6. Trademark Pitch
  7. Starting Lineup Arena
  8. Full Court Champions
  9. Home Run Report
  10. Post Game Pulse
  11. Scoreboard Insider
  12. Gameday Grit
  13. The Winning Edge

17 popular words

Here are popular words used in podcast names. Click on a word to make names using it.

How do I choose my podcast name?

After you’ve used our generator to come up with a shortlist of names, narrow them down by focusing on clarity, how memorable they are, and listener appeal. Think about whether someone will instantly know what your podcast is about. Also, consider if the name is short and easy to remember. When it comes to listener appeal, would the name grab their attention? Like the name "Whispers In the Dark" for a true crime podcast.

It’s helpful to get objective feedback, so as a final step, run your top ones by your target listeners or friends.

How do I know if a podcast name is available?

Once you have a shortlist of top names to work with, you’ll want to check if there are already podcasts with the same or similar names. It’ll also help you see if the topic is already too competitive.

  1. Search podcast directories and listings (Podcast Index)
  2. See if the domain is available at registrars (GoDaddy)
  3. Check if the social media handles are available (Username Social)
  4. Search trademark databases (USPTO)

What do you need to start a podcast?

At a minimum, to get started you’ll need to plan your podcast, buy equipment, record your first episodes, and choose a podcast publishing platform. It’s possible to start your podcast for free, or mostly free, if you already have a computer with a microphone. There are also free options for podcast recording software. If you have some money to invest, consider getting a quality podcast microphone.