Review of 2020 in Podcasting – PHD156



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In 2020, the podcast industry added over 1 million shows (data from My Podcast Reviews).  Out of 1.7 million shows listed on Apple, 60% (ish) are inactive.

Also in 2020…

  • Joe Rogan went Spotify Exclusive.
  • Spreaker/Voxnest got bought by iHeart Radio.
  • Stitcher got bought by Sirius/XM.
  • Wondery got bought by Amazon.
  • Podcast Index started by Adam Curry and Dave Jones.
  • Podcasting grew slow and steady.
  • Google Podcasts turned into a real Podcasting app.