As a podcaster's audience grows, it's fun to sometimes visualize what your audience size looks like. Here are some images of crowd sizes.
50 people will fill up a room pretty quick.
Speaking in front of this many people makes me nervous!
The average podcast has 150 listeners. This is what that many people look like.
Now you're filling up full churches. Think about that, if your podcast comes out weekly and you draw this many people, you're just as popular as some small churches.
You're outgrowing churches now, you're now filling up entire theaters.
Well now you're packing the house in theaters, needing bigger theaters.
At this point theaters are barely holding you. Going to have to take this outside soon. Don't forget to count people on upper balconies.
Ok we now need a stadium to hold your audience.
Texas Motor Speedway claims to be able to hold 180,000 people, but that includes the skybox seats high above too.
Ah, one can only dream about creating an audience so big a stadium can't even hold them. Yes we all want a bigger audience but if you look over these images, do any of these crowd sizes satisfy you? I'm personally thoroughly impressed with that 500 person crowd. If you can draw a crowd that large, capture their attention for 30 minutes, and then they come back again next week, that is truly a remarkable accomplishment. Sometimes seeing the actual size of crowds like this help us put into perspective what our goals are as podcasters.