• Chris Plumridge

Jet Streamer Podcast: Avoiding Podcast Burnout, Part 1

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

Podcast burnout is a very real thing in the podcast world. For whatever reason, burning out is extremely common amongst new podcasters- with the average podcaster only releasing eight episodes before they fade away. So why is this? And how can we prevent it?

In the first episode of this three-part 'series within a series', we look at one of the key reasons you'll stop enjoying your podcasting: biting off more than you can chew, and overcommitting. It's easy enough to do- what with the excitement of releasing a podcast, buying your microphone and DAW, designing your artwork, and recording your first episode. But is the level of work you've committed to sustainable, week after week?

We look at ways to lessen the workload on yourself, and identify perhaps when you've overcommitted.

This is part 1 of a three-part series on burnout. It wasn't originally intended to be! In fact, it was meant to be only one episode. But I wanted to give this topic the airtime it deserves, and so it's been split into three. Therefore, whenever I mention "last week", I actually mean episode four.


The Jet Streamer Podcast aims to help business owners and entrepreneurs use podcasting to connect better with their audiences and prospective clients. Each week we cover an aspect of podcasting to make sure your podcasts are engaging and thought-provoking, for whatever your target audience might be.

For more information on Jet Streamer, head to jetstreamer.com.au, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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