Top podcasts

Podcast Industry Ranking
Top 20 Podcasts
US Audience: SEPTEMBER 2018
Rank Podcast Publisher
1 Serial This American Life/Serial
2 The Daily The New York Times
3 This American Life This American Life/Serial
4 Stuff You Should Know HowStuffWorks
5 Up First NPR
6 TED Radio Hour NPR
7 RadioLab WNYC Studios
8 Fresh Air NPR
9 Planet Money NPR
10 Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! NPR
11 The Ben Shapiro Show Daily Wire
12 Hidden Brain NPR
13 Freakonomics Freakonomics
14 Dr. Death Wondery
15 NPR Politics Podcast NPR
16 Pardon My Take Barstool Sports
17 How I Built This NPR
18 Sword and Scale Wondery
19 The Moth PRX
20 99% Invisible PRX

Ranking is based on Podtrac measurement data for Unique US Monthly Audience. As of September 2018, the Top Podcast Ranking no longer includes shows which do not measure with Podtrac. Per September 2018 data, we estimate there is one show in the Top 20 which does not measure with Podtrac.

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