More people are listening to podcasts than ever before.

According to Edison Research, the number of Americans listening to a podcast each week has grown 120% over the past four years, and 90 million Americans listen to a podcast every month.

As the audience for podcasts continues to grow, there has never been a better time to start a podcast for your business, brand, or a personal hobby.

If you follow this guide, it will prime you to launch your own podcast and take advantage of this exciting new medium.