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The Podnews Ranker Top 30: August 2023

- 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 June 1 and August 31, and how they’re trending.

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Gender balance

Overall, in this 90-day period, Podnews gave 46 mentions (28%) to women, and 121 mentions to men. In the previous period, the gender split was 29%.

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→ 2YouTube
3→ 3iHeart
4↑ 13Podcast Movement
5↓ 4Acast
6↓ 5Apple Podcasts
7↑ 11Libsyn
8↓ 6Edison Research
9↑ 10Wondery
10↑ 31Triton Digital
11↓ 9SiriusXM
12↓ 8PRX
13↑ 18Podcast Index
14↓ 7Podcast Business Journal
15↑ 24AdvertiseCast
16↓ 14Amazon Music
17↓ 15Pocket Casts
18↑ 28Magellan AI
19↑ 29Stitcher
20→ 20Facebook
21→ 21Audible
22↑ 55Patreon
23↑ 38Signal Hill Insights
24↑ 26LiSTNR
25↓ 22Audacy
26↓ 12Global
27↑ 37Veritonic
28↑ 61Westwood One
29↑ 48Blubrry
30↑ 41Riverside


1↑ 2Adam Curry
2↑ 4Eric Nuzum
3→ 3Joni Deutsch
4↑ 29Elon Musk
5→ 5Joe Rogan
6↑ 9Christopher Lydon
7↑ 24Kai Chuk
8↑ 85John Spurlock
9↑ 99Dave Jones
10↑ 100Arielle Nissenblatt
11↑ 12Meghan Markle
12↓ 7Rob Greenlee
13↑ 16Dan Franks
14↑ 17Christiana Brenton
15↑ 21Lauren Passell
16↓ 10Dan Granger
17↑ 69Larry Rosin
18↑ 22Skye Pillsbury
19↑ 23Courtney Kocak
20--Jared Easley
21↑ 26Jennifer Witz
22--Steve McLendon
23↑ 105Dan Misener
24↓ 1Sam Sethi
25↓ 6Daniel Ek
26↓ 15Evo Terra
27↑ 110Justin Jackson
28↑ 112Sharon Taylor
29↑ 35Neal Veglio
30↓ 8Nish Kumar

Source: We match names and companies mentioned in Podnews’s main newsletter editorial (stories, tips, tech and podcast news) between June 1 and August 31, and compare these figures with mentions between May 1 and July 31. 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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