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.