Creating a Podcast Discovery Platform

Afeni is podcast network and directory only featuring shows created by women.



The Challenge

Launch a podcast discovery tool that allows users to find podcasts created by women.


A digital space and community for podcast listeners, hosts, and producers.


Working Around Podcast Discovery Algorithms

As a podcast lover, I spend an obnoxious amount of time looking for new shows to binge on. After working my way through the most popular podcasts I noticed it became increasingly difficult to find shows created by women. In response, I created Afeni as a short-term solution for a larger problem.


In addition to helping listeners find shows created by women, I also wanted to empower more women to share their voices through our digital community. We created a sharing community by regularly featuring new shows on our site, social media accounts and newsletter. This allowed us to help new podcasts quickly reach a larger audience.

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Creating Original Podcasts

After launching the podcast directory and community, Afeni ventured into original programming. We knew the best way to empower women creators was to provide the tools neccessary for them to actually produce their own shows.