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Top podcasts

Podcast Industry Ranking
Top 20 Podcasts
US Audience: July 2017
Rank Podcast Publisher
1 This American Life This American Life/Serial
2 Stuff You Should Know HowStuffWorks
3 RadioLab WNYC Studios
4 TED Radio Hour NPR
5 Planet Money NPR
6 Up First NPR
7 Freakonomics WNYC Studios
8 Fresh Air NPR
9 Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! NPR
10 The Daily The New York Times
11 NPR Politics Podcast NPR
12 Hidden Brain NPR
13 Pod Save America* Crooked Media
14 The Joe Rogan Experience* Joe Rogan
15 Revisionist History* Panoply
16 How I Built This NPR
17 99% Invisible PRX/Radiotopia
18 The Moth PRX/Radiotopia
19 Invisibilia NPR
20 The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe MRW Productions

Ranking is based on Podtrac measurement data for Unique Monthly Audience for shows that measure with Podtrac. Shows on the Ranking which do not measure with Podtrac are denoted with an asterisk (*). Ranking of these shows is determined by a proprietary Podtrac algorithm which uses publicly available data.

Podtrac measurement is free to use by any podcast. Vist Podtrac.com for more information.