[Podcasts] DISABILITY as a Podcast Category with Subcategories


Currently, there are 19 primary categories and 91 subcategories for podcasts and disability is not included in any of these. Disability-themed podcasts are spread out into a variety of categories that do not exactly fit nor represent the content. Even in the primary categories of "Health & Fitness," disability is not an option amongst alternative health, fitness, medicine, nutrition, mental health, and sexuality. The lack of disability as a category or even a subcategory for podcasts mirrors a critical problem in our society - ableism.


Creating a podcast category for “disability” helps the disabled community in several ways:

1) it makes it easier to find podcasts relating to disability, therefore, more accessible to those who are searching them out
2) it helps disability podcast creators to be more discoverable to the demographic of people who are searching it out


Being disabled has historically been stigmatized and those within disabled community are working to change that. We are a large community - disability does not discriminate, it impacts every other identity factor: race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and socio-economic status. We deserve the ability to have convenient access to content that we can relate to, we deserve representation.


Will Spotify be the first to make this bold step for our community? I sure hope so.



Updated on 2021-10-11

Hey! Looks like that your idea is growing up fast and it's amazing! We are going to change its status to 'Good Suggestion' now and we hope it continues to be supported by more and more users.
Thanks again for your idea. We really appreciate it 🙂

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Great idea, let’s make it happen!


We, here in Brazil, are voting A LOT on this suggestion! Let's make this happen! I have myself a podcast (Descriarte) about art that uses audiodescription to be inclusive and we have a diverse community that makes podcasts about RPG, literature, science, ADHD in Brazillian Portuguese and will be so great to see all of us united in a category!


I don't listen to podcasts, but as a disabled individual myself, I fully support this idea for people who do!