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Podcast Industry Ranking
Top 20 Podcasts
US Audience: October 2017
Rank Podcast Publisher
1 This American Life This American Life/Serial
2 The Daily The New York Times
3 Up First NPR
4 RadioLab WNYC Studios
5 Stuff You Should Know HowStuffWorks
6 TED Radio Hour NPR
7 Planet Money NPR
8 Fresh Air NPR
9 Trending Songs: Pop iHeartMedia
10 Freakonomics WNYC Studios
11 Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! NPR
12 The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe MRW Productions
13 Hidden Brain NPR
14 Radiolab Presents: More Perfect WNYC Studios
15 Pardon My Take Barstool Sports
16 Dirty John Wondery
17 The Joe Rogan Experience* Joe Rogan
18 NPR Politics Podcast NPR
19 How I Built This NPR
20 Pod Save America* Crooked Media

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.