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The Podnews Ranker Top 30: October 2022

- updated monthly

Who’s in the podcast news? Here’s a list of the people and companies we mentioned most in the three months between August 1 and October 31, and how they’re trending.

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Gender balance

Overall, in this 90-day period, Podnews gave 211 mentions (39%) to women, and 335 mentions to men. In the previous period, the gender split was 40%.

Context: Sounds Profitable’s The Creators says that only 29% of podcast creators are women, in comparison to 51% of the US population. McKinsey report that women form just 24% of senior US executives (2021). The Wrap reports that only 21% of top-charting shows have a female host (2020); Quartz puts the figure at one in three (2019); data produced for AT&T says 27% of top-rated podcasts are hosted by females (2020), a further 12% by a gender-balanced team.

Our aims

Our submissions page highlights our wish to achieve a healthy gender balance, cover news from outside the USA, and amplify the under-represented. This data is one way to keep an eye on our efforts.


1→ 1Spotify
2↑ 5Lemonada Media
3→ 3iHeart
4↑ 10YouTube
5↓ 2Acast
6↓ 4Sounds Profitable
7→ 7Apple Podcasts
8→ 8NPR
9↓ 6Podcast Movement
10↑ 22TikTok
11↑ 12Libsyn
12↓ 9Global
13↑ 27Podsights
14↑ 23SiriusXM
15↓ 14Buzzsprout
16↓ 13Edison Research
17↑ 26Pacific Content
18↑ 30LiSTNR
19↓ 18Transistor
20↑ 38Gimlet
21↑ 40New York Times
22↓ 16Podtrac
23↓ 11Blubrry
24↓ 15Wondery
25↑ 31Audacy
26↑ 35Megaphone
27↓ 19Triton Digital
28↓ 25Anchor
29↑ 44Stitcher
30↓ 20Gumball


1→ 1Tom Webster
2↑ 9Andy Slavitt
3↑ 8V Spehar
4↑ 6Kalen Allen
5↑ 7Ricki Lake
6↓ 5Ashley Carman
7↓ 3Joe Rogan
8--Elyse Myers
9↓ 4John Spurlock
10↑ 14Adnan Syed
11↑ 15Lauren Passell
12↓ 2Dave Jones
13↑ 19Adam Curry
14↓ 13Chris Dawson
15↑ 20Steve Pratt
16→ 16Skye Pillsbury
17↑ 61Adam Bowie
18↑ 26Meghan Markle
19↓ 11Matt Deegan
20↑ 28Nick Hilton
21↓ 12Evo Terra
22↑ 33Alex Jones
23↑ 359Kulap Vilaysack
24↑ 50Fi Glover
25↑ 51Jane Garvey
26↑ 54Danny Brown
27↑ 55Annalise Nielsen
28↓ 21Michael Mignano
29↓ 22Dino Sofos
30↑ 404SuChin Pak

Source: We match names and companies mentioned in Podnews’s main newsletter editorial (stories, tips, tech and podcast news) between August 1 and October 31, and compare these figures with mentions between July 1 and September 30. Jobs, events, press releases or separate articles are not included in the above data. Where two or more people have the same number of mentions, we bias newer entries to our database. Our data does not include racial or sexual diversity.

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