This Week In Podcasting / African Podcast News 2 June

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week In Podcasting / African Podcast News, where we bring you the most exciting updates from the world of podcasting. In this edition, we focus on the African podcasting landscape and deliver the freshest highlights and trends. Stay in the loop with our roundup of the top stories:

1. The June Issue of the Podcast Sessions Magazine is Out Now

Rodney Omeokachie, Founder of ‘the Young God’ podcast, graces the cover of the latest issue of the Podcast Sessions magazine. Inside, you’ll discover valuable content to enhance your podcasting journey. Dive into the thought-provoking article “4 Ways To Use AI,” exploring the impact of artificial intelligence on podcasting. Additionally, empower yourself with “Navigating the Terrain & Unleashing Your Voice,” a guide to finding your unique voice. Plus, enjoy a captivating photo essay of the Spotify for Podcasters Masterclass in Johannesburg. Download the magazine for free and find inspiration for your podcasting endeavors. We’re also thrilled to announce our feature on PodNews.

2. Spotify for Podcasters Masterclass: Unlocking Your Podcast Potential

Join Spotify for Podcasters on June 14th for their “Unlocking your podcast potential with Spotify” Masterclass. This free online educational series features top creators and Spotify experts, providing insights into various aspects of podcast creation. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your podcasting skills. Register today to secure your spot. Register today.

3. Radio Workshop’s Mental Health Podcast Workshop

The Radio Workshop, which trains youth across Africa in radio and podcast production, recently hosted a mental health podcast training workshop with nine young reporters from Alex FM, eMalahleni FM and Moutse Community Radio Station. They gathered for four days for an intensive short course in narrative storytelling. The stories they produced will be released as a Radio Workshop podcast episode, releasing 6 June! The episode will feature three mental health stories from their communities. To find out more about Radio Workshop, head to

4. Jamit Studios’ Twitter Spaces Discussion on Podcasts and the Future of Storytelling

Jamit Studios, a social network for African podcasters, hosted a thought-provoking Twitter Spaces discussion on the evolution of podcasts and the future of storytelling. Join the conversation and explore how podcasts have transformed over the years. Listen to the insightful discussion here.

#5. Gen Z Embraces Podcasts: Study Reveals Significant Growth and Genre Preferences

A new study by SXM Media and Edison Research reveals that Gen Z, a highly sought-after demographic, is embracing podcasts. The Gen Z Podcast Listener Report shows significant growth in listenership, with comedy (48%) and entertainment (40%) as preferred genres. Social media acts as a discovery platform, and podcasts play a crucial role in managing Gen Z’s mental health. Positive responses to podcast ads often lead to brand interaction and purchases.

Stay connected and stay inspired! Don’t miss out on the latest happenings in the African podcasting scene. Share your news, events, awards, and speaking opportunities with us at The Podcast Sessions. Email us at or tag us on social media. Let’s continue amplifying African voices and fostering engaging conversations in the podcasting realm. Stay tuned!