Although there are many debates about the origin of the podcast and which was the first in history, there is no doubt that the rise of streaming platforms such as Spotify in the new millennium have boosted the popularity of this format.
As the word says “podcast”it is an audio product that describes an episodic series available to listen to whenever the user wishes. The word was formally born in 2004when Ipod and broadcast were combined.
Whether it is health, sports, politics, culture and entertainment, this format has also regained its fame among the American public, although not all genres enjoy the same acceptance.
From criminal issues to wellness, Here is a list of the most popular podcasts in United States.
1. The Joe Rogan Experience
The official podcast of comedian Joe Rogan. Follow The Joe Rogan Clips show page for some of the best moments from the episodes.
2.Call Her Daddy
Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy is the most listened to podcast by women on Spotify. In a world prone to snap judgment, Cooper cuts through the bullshit with every guest and topic, asking the questions you want the answers to. Stop guessing what you’re going to see on CHD each week – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel, you’ll think. New episodes on Wednesdays only on Spotify. Go to callherdaddy on Instagram if you wanna talk about it.
3. Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain
Emma prefers to share her thoughts with a microphone rather than a physical human being, so thank God she has a podcast. Recorded from the comfort of her bed de ella ..and some other fun places, Emma talks at length about whatever is on her mind every week. Anything really does go on this podcast. Sometimes philosophy, sometimes a random story from 10 years ago, sometimes advice, sometimes fun interviews, and sometimes nothing at all. You never know what you are going to get, but that’s what keeps it interesting. New episodes every Thursday and Sunday, only on Spotify.
4. The Coldest Case In Laramie
Kim Barker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, revisits an unsolved murder that took place while she was in high school in Laramie, Wyoming, nearly 40 years ago. She confronts the conflicting stories people have told themselves about the crime because of an unexpected development: the arrest of a former Laramie police officer accused in the murder.
5. Murdaugh Murders Podcast
For nearly 100 years, one family traded influence and held power in the South Carolina lowcountry until a fatal boat crash involving an allegedly intoxicated heir-apparent shed sunlight on a true crime saga like no other. Award-winning journalist Mandy Matney has been investigating the Murdaugh family since that fateful night in 2019. The now-infamous Murdaugh family is at the center of a litany of criminal investigations into fraud, obstruction of justice, the 2021 double homicides of Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie, the 2015 murder of young Stephen Smith, the suicide-for-hire plot of family patriarch Alex Murdaugh (who has since been charged with Paul & Maggie’s murders) and a vast insurance scheme that preyed on the region’s most vulnerable citizens. Matney’s podcast, ranked 1 globally in 2021, provides unmatched insight into the horrific deaths, botched investigations and newly-uncovered crimes that are all interconnected. Every corner of the justice system seems to be connected to this vile web of deceit, murder and corruption. Now featuring Co-host Liz Farrell, you’ll follow along in real time from South Carolina as their exclusive sources guide listeners on a journey to expose the truth wherever it leads. Listen on any streaming service or visit murdaughmurderspodcast.com to learn more. Find us on social media: https:www.facebook.comMurdaughPod https:www.instagram.commurdaughmurderspod For current & accurate updates: Twitter.commandymatney Support Our Mission: murdaughmurderspodcast.comsupport-the-show
Huberman Lab discusses neuroscience: how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health. We also discuss existing and emerging tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works. Dr. Andrew Huberman is a tenured Professor of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine. His laboratory studies neural regeneration, neuroplasticity, and brain states such as stress, focus, fear, and optimal performance. For more than 20 years, Dr. Huberman has consistently published original research findings and review articles in top-level peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, Cell, Neuron, and Current Biology. He is a regular member of several National Institutes of Health review panels and a Fellow of the McKnight Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Dr. Huberman regularly consults for technology development companies, professional athletic organizations, and various units of US and Canadian Special Operations.
The most important stories, explained through the lens of business. A podcast about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson. The Journal is a co-production between Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal.
8. Wizards of Waverly Pod
Get ready to travel back to Waverly Place with hosts Jennifer Stone (“Harper Finkle”) and David DeLuise (“Jerry Russo”) as they rewatch the beloved Disney Channel series for the first time in years. Wizards of Waverly Pod includes never heard before behind-the-scenes moments, features interviews with the show’s cast and crew, including Selena Gomez (“Alex Russo”), Josh Sussman (“Hugh Normous”), Peter Murrieta (Series Showrunner), and so many more. Jennifer and David also explore the show’s impact on pop culture and their personal lives. Whether you’re a long-time fan or just discovering “Wizards of Waverly Place” for the first time, this podcast is the perfect way to dive deeper into the world of the show and the significant cultural impact it made. And remember…everything is not what it seems!
9. This Past Weekend
What happened this past weekend. And sometimes what happened on other days.
10. Sword and Scale Nightmares
Welcome to Sword and Scale Nightmares! True Crime for Bedtime. Your nightmare begins now..
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A podcast is an audio product which has a defined periodicity and can be made up of several episodes, although it has its origins on the radio, currently those who like this format can find it on internet pages or streaming platforms such as Spotify.
Although podcasts began as a discussion among various participants on a particular topic, with the passage of time the ways of doing them have diversified and now one person or a group can be speaking, likewise, they are not only used as a space to exchange points of view, but also encompass genres of interview such as the #EnCasaDeMara podcast where he asks questions of various characters such as edy smoleither fictionas it happens with the suspense story of the Chilean podcast Case 63or deal with issues of science, politics, journalism, well-being, among others.
The word “podcast” was first used on February 12, 2004. by The Guardian journalist Ben Hammersley in an article in which he talked about how economically viable it was to make a radio show online and access it whenever users wanted.
Although there are various debates about when the first podcast in history emerged, several experts have pointed out that the idea was clear since the creation of the Thomas Alva Edison’s phonograph in 1870when the intellectuals of the time such as Philip Hubert, Octave Uzanne or Edward Bellamy predicted that people would end up “reading books, newspapers and magazines with their eyes closed” and even mothers would stop snoring telling children stories before going to sleep.
the swedish company Spotify announced in November 2020 the purchase and acquisition of the advertising and podcast platform Megaphone for 235 million dollars, which served for the monetization of audios and the heyday of this type of production, which became one of the favorite formats of the 2022.
In the last year, Spotify’s podcast offer expanded into new markets and registered the existence of more than four million podcasts, although few managed to leave a greater mark in 2022 and become the most popular.
Worldwide, the title that led the ranking of the most reproduced was The Joe Rogan Experiencewhich also added its third consecutive year as the favorite podcast.
In the list of the most listened to he was followed by Call Her Daddy by Alex Cooper; on the third step is located Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlaina future Spotify exclusive that touches on a variety of tracks from the popular American creator.
The Chilean audio series Case 63 It was one of those that managed to lead the ranking of the most reproduced for weeks and earned fourth place worldwide. This Spanish podcast was even dubbed into Portuguese, Brazilian, Hindi and English.
On the fifth rung is the true crime podcast called Crime Junkie Voiced by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat.
The coronavirus pandemic not only benefited podcasts by increasing their number of users, but also audiobooks also added more consumers on various platforms, including Spotify, since it is estimated that they can leave annual profits of up to 70 billion dollars.
The streaming platform, where audiobooks have been growing by 20%has turned to book narration with the voices of Hollywood celebrities.
Its rise could also be due to criticism of the ease with which the platform has allowed podcasters to speak, falling into misinformation errors in the midst of a pandemic, as was the case with Joe Roganwhich also made the company lose up to 2.1 million dollars.