Directory Submission Details

The Caribbean Podcast Directory is FREE. However, there are 2 main submission criteria Caribbean Heritage and length & consistency of podcast.

Caribbean Heritage

To be considered and added to the directory you MUST be of Caribbean Heritage.

If the show has multiple hosts, at least one should be of Caribbean heritage. This means born in a Caribbean country or have parents, grandparents who were  born in the region. 
Caribbean Heritage Defined:
  1. Countries that English, French, Spanish or Dutch and are part of the Greater Caribbean located in the Caribbean Sea; or are located in the Atlantic/North Atlantic Ocean.
  2. A Country that is a CARICOM State.
  3. Panama – Panamanians who can trace their heritage to the Caribbean through the building of the Panama Canal.
  4. Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua are considered if podcaster is of Garifuna Heritage. 
If false information or unverifiable information is provided your podcast will be not be included in the directory.  

Podcast Format, Length & Consistency

What is considered a podcast?

Traditionally a podcast is audio file available for download via a RSS feed which makes it available in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify etc. However, lately on an industry level more podcasts are having videos components. 

To be considered for the directory you must have audio files via RSS feed with episodes available in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, etc. At this time, video only formats via Youtube are not eligible. 

To be considered and added to the directory you must show consistency.

Podcasts should consistently have at least 2 new episodes available every month for the past 3 consecutive months. Exceptions are allowed for shows produced in clearly defined seasons or specifically created for a limited run. Also shows that only release one episode per month will need to show a 6 month consistency. 

For shows that are 3 months or less - you are not left out!

Even though you haven’t made the 3 month mark yet, we want everyone to know that you’ve launched so you can be supported. Which is why, we will have the monthly series “New Shows to Watch”. It will feature a brief summary of select new shows.  
  • If your show is less than 3 months old you can still submit your podcast, however it will not be considered for the directory until it has met the minimum requirements.

Please note that completing the form is not a guarantee or confirmation. All submissions or pending admin review. 

Promotion Policy

Caribbean Podcast Directory does not promote episodes of shows. Our promotion activities include:

  1. Our Monthly Directory Updates
  2. Monthly Podcaster Spotlight
  3. New Shows to Watch and Episode Review – both of which are editorial in content. 
  4. At the Directory’s discretion we may share on social accolades or milestones of shows in the directory.

CPD’s focus is on bringing awareness to the community at large, community and education. 

If you meet these criteria, and understand the promotion policy then go ahead and join the directory and follow the steps to submit your podcast to the directory.

Please note that completing the form is not a guarantee or confirmation. All submissions or pending admin review. 

Directory Maintenance

How it works.

  • Directory submissions will be reviewed and approved at least twice per month.
  • Updates will include shows that meet the criteria; those that have graduated from the new shows status as well as shows that have ended or are no longer active.
What if a show already in the directory stops releasing episodes consistently?
  • Good question. You won’t be immediately banished to podcasting wasteland. This is where the power of community comes in because it is an opportunity to check in with the show creator. Life happens and there could be many reasons why a host and show is on a break. New Season, The Power in a Pause & Regrouping.
  • CPD will reach out to check in, but creators can also reach out. The best approach is to see how support and accountability can get given.
What if I’m a new show and I’m challenged to remain consistent?
  • The same applies. Let CPD know what you’re challenged with and let’s see what can be done to support you on the journey.
Whether you’re a new show or a long running show there’s a place for you at Caribbean Podcast Directory