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The Podnews Ranker Top 30: October 2021

- 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 174 mentions (37%) to women, and 302 mentions to men. In the previous period, the gender split was 37%.

The Wrap reports that only 21% of top-charting shows have a female host; Quartz puts the figure at one in three. 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↑ 2Spotify
2↓ 1Apple Podcasts
3↑ 5Acast
4↓ 3iHeart
5↑ 7Libsyn
6→ 6YouTube
7↓ 4Podcast Movement
8→ 8Google Podcasts
9↑ 16Audacy
10↑ 11Triton Digital
11↑ 32Anchor
12↑ 14Edison Research
13↑ 15IAB
14↓ 13NPR
15↑ 20New York Times
16↑ 36Facebook
17↓ 12Wondery
18↓ 17Buzzsprout
19↓ 9Podtrac
20↓ 18Clubhouse
21↑ 28Captivate
22↑ 49PRX
23↑ 31SiriusXM
24↑ 30Blubrry
25↓ 22Podchaser
26↑ 27Megaphone
27↑ 44CNN
28↑ 52AdvertiseCast
29↑ 53Australian Podcast Awards
30↓ 23PodcastOne


1→ 1Joe Rogan
2↑ 8Adam Curry
3→ 3Tom Webster
4↓ 2Evo Terra
5↑ 10Dave Jones
6↑ 9Jared Easley
7--John Spurlock
8↑ 23Jack Rhysider
9↑ 25Gary Arndt
10↓ 4Dave Jackson
11↓ 6Sam Sethi
12↑ 54Bandrew Scott
13↓ 11Richard Kramer
14↓ 13Ross Adams
15↓ 5Tanner Campbell
16↓ 7Ashley Carman
17↓ 16Rachel Corbett
18↓ 17Benjamin Bellamy
19--Dan Bongino
20--Adam Bowie
21--Eric Nuzum
22--Carlos Watson
23--Melinda Wittstock
24↑ 58Johan Billgren
25↑ 77Ashley Flowers
26↑ 98Genevieve Hassan
27↓ 19Jake Brennan
28↓ 21Alex Jacobi
29↑ 182Leah Lamarr
30↑ 192Clarissa Ward

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 diversity.

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