Top 10 Most Popular Podcasts

Podcasts are booming and the Coronavirus pandemic has made that fact more true than ever. The podcast industry is now a billion-dollar industry and there are absolutely no signs that its popularity growth is stopping anytime soon. Millions of people all around the world are now listening to podcasts on a daily basis.

The popularity of podcasts can be explained by their 21st century-compatible concept. It is basically an on-demand talk radio show, that combines the radio talk show format with the on-demand availability of streaming services.

The podcast boom has led to an explosion of new podcasts show, covering a variety of genres. This isn’t surprising either, considering that practically everyone can start a podcast. You don’t need a big broadcast studio or work for a radio station, just a mic and computer. So while there are lots and lots of podcasters out there these days, there are some that really dominate the podcast market. These biggest podcasts attract millions of listeners per episode. But what are the most popular podcasts?

The following list ranks the most listened to podcasts in the world by global listeners across all platforms (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, etc.). Note that the ranking only counts shows that are actual podcasts (traditional radio shows are hence disregarded here).


1. The Joe Rogan Experience

the joe rogan experience - top podcasts in the world

2. Crime Junkie


3. Call Her Daddy


4. My Favorite Murder


5. The Ben Shapiro Show



6. The Daily


7. Office Ladies


8. Pod Save America


9. Stuff You Should Know


10. Morbid: A True Crime Podcast



(Last Update: February 2022)

The Top 10 Most Popular Podcasts:
1. THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE
Hosted by Joe Rogan
2. CRIME JUNKIE
Hosted by Ashley Flowers & Brit Prawat
3. CALL HER DADDY
Hosted by Alexandra Cooper
4. MY FAVORITE MURDER
Hosted by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
5. THE BEN SHAPIRO SHOW
Hosted by Benjamin Shapiro
6. THE DAILY
Hosted by Michael Barbaro
7. OFFICE LADIES
Hosted by Angela Kinsey & Jenna Fischer
8. POD SAVE AMERICA
Hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett & Thomas Vietor
9. STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW
Hosted by Charles Bryant & Josh Clark
10. MORBID: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST
Hosted by: Ashleigh Kelley & Alaina Urquhart

Top 10 most popular podcasts by the estimated average number of listeners per episode across all platforms. Radio shows are not counted as podcasts and therefore not eligible for the ranking.

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