If you’re a podcast lover, you’re not alone. In 2006, only 22% of the population was aware of podcasts, and now at least 75% of the adult population knows about podcasts; the number of listeners is expected to increase by about 20 million each year.1
To learn more about what podcasts America listens to, we created a list of America’s favorite podcasts from the top 50 charts of Google Podcasts, Spotify, and iTunes. After using Google Ads search volume to narrow down the list to the most popular podcasts, we realized America’s top shows fell into two genres: comedy and true crime.
So is your state listening for laughs, or is it trying to solve crimes? And what does our podcast listening say about us?