It seems like these questions are becoming increasingly common as podcasts skyrocket in popularity. According to eMarketer, How to start a podcast it is predicted that in 2022 there will be around 125 million monthly podcast listeners in the U.S. and over 420 million monthly podcast listeners worldwide. Those are some huge figures and they predict it will only grow! If you’re like most casual podcast fans, you’ve probably wondered what it would take to start and grow a successful podcast. Would you enjoy it? What kinds of skills, equipment, and budget would you need to do it the right way? From the outside, it might seem like a lot of fun, way too much work, or both—but you won’t have an accurate idea of what it’s really like to do until you… well, do it.