Check out this counter-intuitive decline in podcast listening.

You’d think that with everyone locked inside that more people would have time to listen to podcasts. Maybe so, but the podcasts of choice these days seem to involve news and cornavirus information.

Chartable (go to RAIN for a better look) has this look at the decline in various podcast categories by analyzing a subset of 6,000 programs. Another counter-intuitive thing: Note the dramatic drop in listening to Religion & Spirituality on Spotify.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Check out this counter-intuitive decline in podcast listening.

  • April 2, 2020 at 11:40 am

    My podcast listening is way down. I used to listen on my commute..


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