Podcasts are one of the most effective ways to communicate science to the general public – they are easily accessible, intimate, and people can listen to it while doing other things. The medium\’s audience is growing rapidly. Research organizations and science communicators can leverage podcasts to increase and diversify their audiences, especially for those who prefer to listen rather than read. Podcasting takes science and research out of laboratories and scholarly communities to stakeholders, including industries, policy-makers, and the general public. Given its reach, podcasts are an effective way to raise science awareness and accessibility amidst misinformation and a lack of nuance often found in science news as covered by popular media. By doing science podcasts, organizations show their commitment to science communication, and potentially open doors to more funding from public and private donors. It also builds an additional communication skill for researchers and graduate students. This session will show you how to use podcasts to make cutting-edge research accessible and intimate for the general audience. Learn how to (1) start your own podcast with minimal equipment ($20 mic, smartphone, free software), (2) write a tight script and do voiceovers, (3) choose a podcasting platform and craft your online presence, and (4) grow your audience.