Apple Shares Most Popular Podcasts of 2022

Apple today revealed the top podcast episodes, shows, channels, and subscriptions that listeners engaged with in the Podcasts app throughout 2022. Crime Junkie, The Daily, and Dateline NBC were the top three overall podcasts of 2022, and among new shows, The Deck, Fly on the Wall, and The Thing About Helen and Olga topped the charts.

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Shows with the most subscribers include Morbid, SmartLess, and American Scandal, with Apple also providing breakdowns by free and paid channels. Full lists are below.

Audiochuck, which produces Crime Junkie and The Deck, was the most popular podcaster in the United States, and The New York Times had the most Top Shows of 2022 with The Daily, This American Life, and Serial. Speaking of Serial, "Adnan Is Out" was the top shared podcast episode of the year.

Apple's year-end charts are available to listeners in almost 100 countries and regions, so they're worth checking out if you're looking for something new to listen to.

Apple last week named "Slow Burn" by Slate as the first ever Apple Podcasts Award winner, and since then, the show has become the number one history podcast, hitting the top charts across all categories in over 100 countries.

Top Rated Comments

GMShadow Avatar
19 months ago
What a sad list. People need healthier podcasts to listen to than news (on either side) or “true” crime.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiVolt Avatar
19 months ago
These lists are not viewable on PC's. Kinda dumb.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rique Avatar
19 months ago

This is the most disturbing detail. The idea that a more emotional than factual solicitation to subvert a long and repeatedly decided criminal case can be perpetrated through a slickly produced podcast truly bodes poorly for the future of criminal justice in this country. There is so much evidence and testimony against this guy that it makes the OJ trial outcome look honorable in comparison.
Did you follow Undisclosed? A factual account, grounded in the law, it exhaustively covered reasons why the conviction was unwarranted and unjust. There was also an excellent documentary on HBO and an excellent book written by Rabia Chaudry.

To state that the finding was "more emotional than factual" would indicate that you have yet to consume the immense body of evidence which at the very least convincingly shows the prosecution was unjust and unfair.

Read up on The Innocence Project. Sadly, there are many unfair and unjust prosecutions and convictions to keep those good people very busy indeed as they seek justice.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobenhaus Avatar
19 months ago
How many PC related Podcasts ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Coochie Boogs Avatar
19 months ago
This American Life always gets my vote, been listening to it for years and years.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ackmondual Avatar
19 months ago

How many PC related Podcasts ?

These lists are not viewable on PC's. Kinda dumb.
Oh snap. When I try to click on the links, it directs me to install the Podcast app! Yeah, I'll see if I can view these lists some other way, but otherwise, it'll be a "pass".
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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