written by
David Hooper

Apple Podcasts Categories

Podcast Distribution 1 min read

Apple is replacing iTunes on Mac with three separate apps, one of which is a dedicated podcast app.

What does this mean for you? One of the biggest changes is a new list of categories to keep pace with the changing face of podcasting. This added specificity (for most categories) should help you to better reach your perfect audience and make it easier for them to find you. But some categories have been removed.

My podcast on podcasting, Build A Big Podcast, is a real-life example of how these changes can cut both ways. It's essentially a marketing podcast, so "Marketing" is a better category than the previous "Management & Marketing" label. But it's also a podcast about podcasting and the "Podcasting" category has been removed.

Apple Podcasts Categories

Arts

  • Books
  • Design
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Food
  • Literature
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts

Business

  • Careers
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investing
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Non-profit

Comedy

  • Comedy Interviews
  • Improv
  • Standup

Education

  • Courses
  • How To
  • Self-Improvement

Fiction

  • Comedy Fiction
  • Drama
  • Science Fiction

Government

History

Health

  • Alternative Health
  • Fitness
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Sexuality

Kids & Family

  • Education for Kids
  • Parenting
  • Pets & Animals
  • Stories for Kids

Leisure

  • Animation & Manga
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Hobbies
  • Home & Garden
  • Video Games

Music

  • Music Commentary
  • Music History
  • Music Interviews

News

  • Business News
  • Daily News
  • Entertainment News
  • News Commentary
  • Politics
  • Sports News
  • Tech News

Religion & Spirituality

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Religion
  • Spirituality

Science

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nature
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences

Society & Culture

  • Documentary
  • History
  • Personal Journals
  • Philosophy
  • Places & Travel
  • Relationships

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fantasy
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Outdoor
  • Volleyball
  • Wilderness
  • Wrestling

Technology

True Crime

TV & Film

  • Aftershows
  • Film History
  • Film Interviews
  • Film Reviews
  • TV Reviews
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