Advertise with Hot Pod

Why take out a listing on Hot Pod Classifieds?

Your listing, product, service, and/or message will reach a sizable audience of producers, executives, investors, and journalists directly and indirectly involved in the podcast ecosystem. To put it another way: Hot Pod is read by lots of people who have stakes in podcasting.

Reach out directly for more details on the newsletter distribution size. The Tuesday newsletter average a ~40% open rate. That’s well above the average Media and Publishing newsletter open rate of ~21%.

How much does a Hot Pod Classified cost?

Each listing costs an absurdly affordable $150, with negotiable discounts if you wish buy more than one at a time.

What goes into a listing?

Every classified is limited to ~240 characters, not words, plus a link or call-to-action to send readers through. You’re free to compose the copy however you like — the more entertaining, the better! (you know, like everything else) — but it’s subject to my final review before insertion.

This is how the classifieds section looks:

At this point in time, the classifieds are only distributed through the weekly Tuesday newsletters.

By the end of fall, this will likely change.

Anything else?

With Hot Pod’s classifieds section, I have a few guiding principles: be thoughtful, be useful, and be chill. That’s about it.

Great! I want to buy one. What next?

Reach out to me directly. I handle everything myself.

This Week’s Listings [May 7, 2019]:

PRX is hiring! We’re at the epicenter of the audio revolution, bridging broadcast, digital and mobile with a portfolio of exceptional programs. We’ve got 3 positions open on the marketing team – Director of Audience Growth, Marketing Coordinator, and Creative Services Manager. Apply today! (Link)


Patreon is hiring a podcast lead to partner with podcast creators to launch their membership programs. The lead can be based in NY or SF. Great role helping creators build their membership businesses. Apply here! (Link)


Ever wondered how attribution works for podcast advertising? Read this technical deep dive from Podsights to learn what kind of metrics are possible for your podcast campaigns. (Link)


Blue Dot Sessions hosts a library of minimalist music for podcast and radio.  Used daily by NPR, Gimlet, Radiotopia and others. Blanket licenses cover all the music for your show + multitrack stem files and variations, starting at $25/mo. (Link)


The tour dates for Pop-Up Magazine’s Spring 2019 are now up! This season’s contributors include Jon Mooallem, Jason Concepcion, Mallika Rao, Denise Zmekhol, Hrishikesh Hirway, and Sam Harnett. Tickets are now on sale, and readers can use the promo code SUPPORTER to knock $5 off. Go here for more details.


The Audio Podcast Program at Stony Brook University gives podcasters tools and guidance to launch a podcasting career: from storytelling, production and marketing to guest lectures by top podcast professionals. Classes in the Hamptons and Manhattan begin in September. (Apply)


Podcasting: Telling Stories in Sound. Hands-on workshop: learn to produce audio podcasts from professional radio producers & podcasters: including story development, narration, script writing, recording & editing. Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. Register now & save 10%.

Mission.org is HIRING! We’re a podcast network (Best of 2018 by Apple!) and brand studio looking for: a designer, an editor at large, producers, hosts, and a head of community. Apply here or forward this listing to any rockstars you know 🙂