Top podcasts

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

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