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List of iTunes Podcast Categories (Podcasts Connect Categories)

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Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes Podcasts) is the first podcast directory you should submit your podcast too.

You can choose up to 3 separate categories for your show. We recommend you select all 3 so you have more places to be found.

If your show fits into one of the subcategories, we recommend you choose that because you’ll also be listed in the main category.

For example, if your show is about nutrition, when you choose the Nutrition subcategory, you’ll be listed in both the main Health & Fitness category and the Nutrition subcategory.

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Also, make sure the first category you choose in your podcast platform is the most relevant as that will be the main category you’ll be listed in.

Apple recently changed the official Podcast categories and this list is updated as of October 2021.

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iTunes Podcast Category List

  • Arts
    • Books
    • Design
    • Fashion & Beauty
    • Food
    • Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts
  • Business
    • Careers
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Investing
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Non-Profit
  • Comedy
    • Comedy Interviews
    • Improv
    • Stand-Up
  • Education
    • Courses
    • How To
    • Language Learning
    • Self-Improvement
  • Fiction
    • Comedy Fiction
    • Drama
    • Science Fiction
  • Government
  • History
  • Health & Fitness
    • 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
    • Personal Journals
    • Philosophy
    • Places & Travel
    • Relationships
  • Sports
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Fantasy Sports
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Rugby
    • Running
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Wilderness
    • Wrestling
  • Technology
  • True Crime
  • TV & Film
    • After Shows
    • Film History
    • Film Interviews
    • Film Reviews
    • TV Reviews

Article By Ross Winn

Ross Winn is the founder of Podcast Insights, the industry-leading podcast education site. He has helped thousands of people start and grow a podcast and loves to test out new gear and software.
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