Top podcasts

Podcast Industry Ranking
Top 20 Podcasts
US Audience: JANUARY 2018
Rank Podcast Publisher
1 This American Life This American Life/Serial
2 The Daily The New York Times
3 RadioLab WNYC Studios
4 Up First NPR
5 Stuff You Should Know HowStuffWorks
6 Planet Money NPR
7 Freakonomics WNYC Studios
8 TED Radio Hour NPR
9 Fresh Air NPR
10 The Joe Rogan Experience* Joe Rogan
11 Hidden Brain NPR
12 Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! NPR
13 99% Invisible PRX
14 NPR Politics Podcast NPR
15 How I Built This NPR
16 Atlanta Monster HowStuffWorks
17 Pod Save America* Crooked Media
18 The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe MRW Productions
19 The Moth PRX
20 Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Dan Carlin

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.

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