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Spotify’s list is strong on celebrity chat shows (particularly its own).

You also see on Spotify’s list a bias toward its content.

Four of the top ten shows are Spotify originals. This is slightly less egregious than last year when the streamer’s end-of-year list consisted of only five shows, four of which were Spotify’s.

But even then, that was explained by the fact that because Spotify’s shows were exclusive to the platform, the streams of those podcasts were concentrated in one place.

That changed this year, with Spotify backing away from the exclusivity model and making many of its podcasts wide, including top-ten rankees Anything Goes and Serial Killers.

It is possible that factors like in-platform marketing of those shows and residual listener habits played a role in elevating those shows.

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10. TED Talks Daily

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9. The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

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8. Serial Killers

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7. This Past Weekend w/ Theo Von

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6. Crime Junkie

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5. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

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4. Anything goes with Emma Chamberlain

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3. Huberman Lab

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2. Call Her Daddy

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1. The Joe Rogan Experience

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On Spotify, you see its young audience at play.

Alex Cooper, Emma Chamberlain, and Theo Von all clocked top spots. It’s not where you go to listen to NPR — not only are there no NPR shows in the top 10, but there are only two (short shows Up First and NPR News Now) currently in Spotify’s top 100.

For better or worse, it speaks to Spotify’s new podcast strategy that leans heavily on celebrity chat shows.

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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.


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