Top Podcasts of 2022
The popularity of podcasts continues to skyrocket in the US, with more than 5 million podcasts, 70 million episodes, and more that 100 million active listeners. Podcasts cover nearly every topic you can imagine – from gardening to serial killers to quirky history.
According to Edison Research, five of the most listened to podcasts in 2022 were:
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- Crime Junkie
- The Daily
- This American Life
- Stuff You Should Know
A closer look at some top podcasts
One of the most popular podcasts out there is “The Daily” from The New York Times. This daily news show covers the most important stories of the day in an engaging and informative way. Hosted by Michael Barbaro, the podcast features interviews with journalists and experts to provide listeners with a deeper understanding of the news.
“This American Life” started as a weekly public radio program and is now also offered as very popular podcast. Hosted by Ira Glass, this show typically tells everyday stories of real people and seemingly mundane topics in very entertaining ways.
Also on the list of top podcasts is “Stuff You Should Know”. Hosted by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, this podcast covers a wide range of topics, from how black holes work to the history of pizza. The hosts use their humor and curiosity to make learning about random topics interesting and engaging.
So, what makes a good podcast?
First and foremost, a good podcast needs to have engaging content. Whether it’s telling a compelling story or providing valuable information, the content needs to be interesting and relevant to the listener.
Another important aspect of a good podcast is the host. A great host can bring the content to life, making it more enjoyable and easier to digest. The host should be knowledgeable about the subject matter, but also personable and relatable, so that listeners feel like they are having a conversation with a friend.
Finally, production value can make a big difference in the listener’s experience. Good sound quality, music, and sound effects can all contribute to a more engaging and immersive listening experience. At the International College of Broadcasting (ICB), our Broadcasting I or Audio Engineering program can provide you with the skills to take your podcast to the next level.
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If you’re interested in starting your own podcast or working in the exciting industry of multimedia, the International College of Broadcasting (ICB) can help you get there with innovative programs in Audio and Video Recording, Broadcasting, and Multimedia. ICB can give you the training you need to launch your career or take it to the next level. Contact us today to learn more!