Top podcasts

Podcast Industry Ranking
Top 20 Podcasts
US Audience: DECEMBER 2017
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 Planet Money NPR
6 Stuff You Should Know HowStuffWorks
7 TED Radio Hour NPR
8 Fresh Air NPR
9 Freakonomics WNYC Studios
10 Hidden Brain NPR
11 The Joe Rogan Experience* Joe Rogan
12 Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! NPR
13 NPR Politics Podcast NPR
14 How I Built This NPR
15 Pod Save America* Crooked Media
16 TEDTalks PRX
17 The Moth PRX
18 Radiolab Presents: More Perfect WNYC Studios
19 The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe MRW Productions
20 FiveThirtyEight Politics ESPN

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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