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The Podnews Ranker Top 30: May 2024

- 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 March 1 and May 31, and how they’re trending.

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Gender balance

Overall, in this 90-day period, Podnews gave 54 mentions (29%) to women, and 132 mentions to men. In the previous period, the gender split was 28%.

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→ 3Apple Podcasts
4↑ 10IAB
5↓ 4iHeart
6↓ 5Acast
7↓ 6SiriusXM
8↑ 9Global
9↑ 12Wondery
10↑ 11Libsyn
11↑ 23Pocket Casts
12↑ 17Edison Research
13→ 13Google Podcasts
14→ 14Buzzsprout
15↑ 18Megaphone
16↓ 7Podcast Movement
17↓ 8Audacy
18↑ 41Pacific Content
19↑ 42NPR
20↑ 24Podtrac
21↓ 15RedCircle
22↑ 28Captivate
23↓ 16Blubrry
24↑ 33LiSTNR
25↓ 19Veritonic
26↓ 21Podcast Business Journal
27↑ 32Podbean
28↓ 20New York Times
29↓ 26Triton Digital
30↑ 73SCA


1↑ 4John Spurlock
2→ 2Sam Sethi
3↑ 5Ashley Carman
4↓ 1Joe Rogan
5↑ 11Steven Goldstein
6↑ 20Max Cutler
7--Steve Pratt
8↓ 6Wil Williams
9↑ 21Danny Brown
10↓ 8Lisa Laporte
11↑ 22Dino Sofos
12↓ 10Jon Stewart
13↑ 26Elon Musk
14↓ 13Dan Misener
15↑ 32Mark Asquith
16↑ 33Evo Terra
17↓ 3Adam Curry
18↓ 16Mia Lobel
19↓ 17Christiana Brenton
20↓ 18Anna Sale
21↓ 7Malcolm Gladwell
22↓ 19Ariel Shapiro
23--Kara Swisher
24→ 24Georgie Holt
25↑ 89Adam Bowie
26↑ 92Bandrew Scott
27↑ 95Will Page
28↓ 25Pierre Bouvard
29↑ 109Brad Hill
30↓ 27Dave Jones

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