The perfect length of a Podcast episode – phd138



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Cloth tape measure spooled out to 12 inchesHow long should your Podcast Episode be?

Short answer:  A podcast should be only as long as it needs to be to say what you want to say.  Don’t put 15 minutes worth of content in a 30 minute show.  Also, don’t try to stuff 30 minutes into a 20 minute show.

There is no perfect length for a podcast.

There are people out there that will tell you the perfect length of a podcast is 20 minutes or 40 minutes because “The average commute is … ”   Well they are wrong.

I know people that do 3 hour shows.  I know people that do 5 minute shows and every thing in between.  Look at Dan Carlin and his Hardcore History podcast.  He does shows that are sometimes 6 hours long.   There is no right answer for everyone.  Just a right answer for you and your subject for the episode.

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