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What is a podcast?

A podcast is a program made available in digital format for download over the Internet. For example, an episodic series of digital audio or video files that a user can download to a personal device to listen to at a time of their choosing. Streaming applications and podcasting services provide a convenient and integrated way to manage a personal consumption queue across many podcast sources and playback devices. There also exist podcast search engines, which help users find and share podcast episodes.

A podcast series usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event. Discussion and content within a podcast can range from carefully scripted to completely improvised. Podcasts combine elaborate and artistic sound production with thematic concerns ranging from scientific research to slice-of-life journalism. Many podcast series provide an associated website with links and show notes, guest biographies, transcripts, additional resources, commentary, and even a community forum dedicated to discussing the show's content.

Podcasts are becoming a popular form of media due to their convenience and the way they're able to reach an audience.

There are different types of podcasts, each with their own benefits. Some podcasts are designed for entertainment, while others provide information on a given topic.

The podcast industry is growing exponentially with more people using them daily. Podcasts can be accessed through many different devices and platforms, making them accessible and convenient for listeners.

Podcasts are a form of digital media that can be listened to on-demand. They are also known as talk radio, or audio blogging.

Podcasts can be broken down into three main categories: comedy, education and true crime.

The 10 Most Popular Podcasts 2022


(Last Update: July 2022)


1. THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE

Hosted by Joe Rogan

2. CRIME JUNKIE

Hosted by Ashley Flowers & Brit Prawat

3. CALL HER DADDY

Hosted by Alexandra Cooper

4. MY FAVORITE MURDER

Hosted by: Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

5. THE BEN SHAPIRO SHOW

Hosted by Benjamin Shapiro

6. THE DAILY

Hosted by Michael Barbaro

7. OFFICE LADIES

Hosted by Angela Kinsey & Jenna Fischer

8. POD SAVE AMERICA

Hosted by: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett & Thomas Vietor

9. STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW

Hosted by Charles Bryant & Josh Clark

10. MORBID: A TRUE CRIME PODCAST

Hosted by: Ashleigh Kelley & Alaina Urquhart



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