THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR APPLE PODCASTS IN 2024

Find below the top 10 most popular Apple podcasts in 2024. The top 10 most listened Apple podcasts of the year – ranking list 2024.

By Mau, a Senior Podcast Marketing Specialist at eDigital.

THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR APPLE PODCASTS IN 2024

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THE TOP 10 MOST POPULAR APPLE PODCASTS IN 2024

This year’s top 10 Apple podcasts list has a lot of true crime, news and old podcast standbys.

According to a study by Cumulus and Signal Hill, Apple’s podcast listeners’ median age is 41 a bit older than Spotify’s 37 y.o.

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9. Hidden Brain

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8. Huberman Lab

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7. Up First

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6. Morbid

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5. This American Life

Podcast stalwarts like This American Life and Stuff You Should Know also do well on Apple, likely because the app’s users have been consuming podcasts for a while.

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4. SmartLess

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3. Dateline NBC

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2. The Daily

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1. Crime Junkie

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True crime is in large part driven by women listeners, which contributes to the high rankings of Crime Junkie, Dateline NBC, and Morbid. 

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There is still no list of the exact ranking of all podcasts across all platforms, but we have found Edison’s quarterly study (which is based on polling, rather than raw download data) to be the most consistent. In its third-quarter report, Edison confirmed that Spotify’s “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast is number one and, reinforcing Apple’s data, put the “Crime Junkie” podcast at number two.

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Despite the reach of conservative talk pods like “The Ben Shapiro Show” and “The Dan Bongino Show”, none of them appear on this list (although Cumulus Podcast Network, which distributes both, was in Apple’s top ten free channels). Perhaps, though, that listening is happening on YouTube or on Daily Wire’s app, which is ranked 11th in the news category in the App Store.

CONCLUSION

Digital marketing strategies like Google Ads, SEO, social media marketing, email campaigns, and content promotion help Apple podcasters reach a wider audience. Well-crafted and well-executed digital marketing is essential for growing a listener base and increasing your Apple podcast visibility; enabling your Apple podcast to expand its reach, engage with your audience, build your podcast brand, and ultimately grow their podcast’s audience, monetise it and make it popular. 

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