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The Podnews Ranker Top 30: June 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 April 1 and June 30, and how they’re trending.

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Gender balance

Overall, in this 90-day period, Podnews gave 226 mentions (41%) to women, and 321 mentions to men. In the previous period, the gender split was 35%.

Context: 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→ 2Acast
3→ 3iHeart
4→ 4Apple Podcasts
5↑ 6Lemonada Media
6↓ 5YouTube
7↑ 11Sounds Profitable
8↓ 7Libsyn
9↑ 10Triton Digital
10↑ 13Anchor
11↓ 8NPR
12↑ 19Global
13↓ 12Edison Research
14↓ 9Podcast Movement
15→ 15Buzzsprout
16↑ 28Bloomberg
17↑ 18SXM Media
18↓ 17PRX
19↑ 20AdvertiseCast
20↑ 21Blubrry
21↓ 16IAB
22↑ 41Substack
23↑ 43Pacific Content
24→ 24Megaphone
25→ 25New York Times
26↑ 27Podtrac
27↓ 14SiriusXM
28↓ 26Facebook
29↑ 46RØDE
30↑ 33CBC


1→ 1Tom Webster
2→ 2Dave Jones
3↑ 7Joe Rogan
4--Mike Grunwald
5--Tamar Haspel
6↑ 21Courtney Kocak
7--Shilla Kim
8--Rachel Kibbe
9--Christina Binkley
10--Shayle Kann
11↓ 10Connor Franta
12↑ 19Lauren Passell
13↑ 399Arielle Nissenblatt
14↓ 12Ashley Carman
15--Stephen Lacey
16--Maya Prohovnik
17↓ 15Andy Slavitt
18↓ 16Mpumelelo Malumo
19↓ 17Robert Riggs
20↑ 45Michael Mignano
21↓ 11Daniel J Lewis
22↓ 5John Spurlock
23↓ 6Matt Deegan
24↓ 9Evo Terra
25↓ 13Rachel Corbett
26↓ 14Adam Curry
27--Maria Gallucci
28↓ 24Stephanie Wittels Wachs
29↓ 25Alberto Betella
30↓ 26PJ Vogt

Source: We match names and companies mentioned in Podnews’s main newsletter editorial (stories, tips, tech and podcast news) between April 1 and June 30, and compare these figures with mentions between March 1 and May 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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