The Top Podcasts in the USA by Popularity (⌚ Updated Daily)


I know, this is a tricky one. How can we judge the top podcasts in the USA, right now? Is it by production value? By entertainment value? By educational value? Or any number of the other amazing things that podcasts bring us!

Well, I’m going to take the wimp’s way out, and not judge it at all! Instead, here you’ll find a list of the top podcasts in the USA, right now, as judged by YOU and your downloads! Yes, this is a popularity contest: the most popular podcasts in the USA, this minute. True, the chart rankings are caused by many different variables. Some variables are stranger than others. May the most outrageous win.

The Top Podcasts in the USA by Download Numbers

This is a live feed, updated daily, of the most popular podcasts on Apple’s listings, right now. You’ll find the top 100 shows here. That should be enough to keep you busy for quite some time!

Remember, if you need more info on how to listen, check out the following:

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Last updated on the 20th of May 2024 at 09:01 am (GMT)

1. Blood is Thicker: The Hargan Family Killings

By: CBS News

Genre: True Crime, TV & Film

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2. Acquired

By: Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal

Genre: Technology, Business

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3. The Joe Rogan Experience

By: Joe Rogan

Genre: Comedy

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4. CounterClock

By: audiochuck

Genre: True Crime

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5. The Daily

By: The New York Times

Genre: News

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6. Dateline NBC

By: NBC News

Genre: True Crime, News

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7. Crime Junkie

By: audiochuck

Genre: True Crime

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8. SmartLess

By: Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett

Genre: Comedy, Education

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9. Morbid

By: Morbid Network | Wondery

Genre: True Crime, Comedy

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10. Dateline: True Crime Weekly

By: NBC News

Genre: True Crime

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11. Serial

By: Serial Productions & The New York Times

Genre: News, True Crime

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12. Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

By: Lemonada Media

Genre: Comedy

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13. 20/20

By: ABC News

Genre: True Crime

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14. Stuff You Should Know

By: iHeartPodcasts

Genre: Society & Culture

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15. White Devil

By: Campside Media

Genre: True Crime, Society & Culture

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16. Huberman Lab

By: Scicomm Media

Genre: Health & Fitness, Science

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17. The Mel Robbins Podcast

By: Mel Robbins

Genre: Education, Health & Fitness

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18. The Tucker Carlson Show

By: Tucker Carlson Network

Genre: News

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19. Up First

By: NPR

Genre: News

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20. This American Life

By: This American Life

Genre: Society & Culture, Arts

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21. Ransom

By: PodcastOne

Genre: True Crime

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22. Fail Better with David Duchovny

By: Lemonada Media

Genre: Society & Culture

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23. Call Her Daddy

By: Alex Cooper

Genre: Comedy

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24. The Bill Simmons Podcast

By: The Ringer

Genre: Sports

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25. Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

By: NPR

Genre: Comedy, Leisure

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26. Beyond All Repair

By: WBUR

Genre: True Crime

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27. My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

By: Exactly Right Media – the original true crime comedy network

Genre: True Crime

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28. The Ben Shapiro Show

By: The Daily Wire

Genre: News

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29. 48 Hours

By: CBS News

Genre: True Crime, TV & Film

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30. This Past Weekend w/ Theo Von

By: Theo Von

Genre: Comedy

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31. MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories

By: Ballen Studios

Genre: True Crime

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32. Tides of History

By: Wondery / Patrick Wyman

Genre: History, Society & Culture

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33. The Rest Is History

By: Goalhanger Podcasts

Genre: History

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34. Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

By: Money News Network

Genre: Business, Education

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35. Pod Save America

By: Crooked Media

Genre: News

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36. KILL TONY

By: DEATHSQUAD.TV & Studio71

Genre: Comedy

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37. Club Random with Bill Maher

By: Bill Maher

Genre: Comedy, TV & Film

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38. Conan Oâ€Brien Needs A Friend

By: Team Coco & Earwolf

Genre: Comedy

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39. The School of Greatness

By: Lewis Howes

Genre: Health & Fitness, Education

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40. The Ramsey Show

By: Ramsey Network

Genre: Business, Education

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41. The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

By: Ascension

Genre: Religion & Spirituality, History

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42. The Megyn Kelly Show

By: SiriusXM

Genre: News, Society & Culture

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43. The Commercial Break

By: Commercial Break LLC

Genre: Comedy

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44. REAL AF with Andy Frisella

By: Andy Frisella #100to0

Genre: Business

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45. Serialously with Annie Elise

By: 10 to LIFE

Genre: True Crime, News

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46. Uncared For

By: Lemonada Media

Genre: Health & Fitness

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47. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

By: Armchair Umbrella

Genre: Comedy, TV & Film

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48. Radiolab

By: WNYC Studios

Genre: Science, Society & Culture

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49. Something Was Wrong

By: Broken Cycle Media | Wondery

Genre: True Crime, Society & Culture

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50. Freakonomics Radio

By: Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher

Genre: Society & Culture

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51. That Was Us

By: Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chris Sullivan

Genre: TV & Film

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52. Pardon My Take

By: Barstool Sports

Genre: Sports

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53. Giggly Squad

By: Hannah Berner & Paige DeSorbo

Genre: Comedy

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54. Snapped: Women Who Murder

By: Oxygen

Genre: True Crime, TV & Film

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55. Nothing much happens: bedtime stories to help you sleep

By: iHeartPodcasts

Genre: Health & Fitness, Fiction

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56. The Ezra Klein Show

By: New York Times Opinion

Genre: Society & Culture, News

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57. Shawn Ryan Show

By: Shawn Ryan | Cumulus Podcast Network

Genre: Society & Culture

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58. Passion Struck with John R. Miles

By: John R. Miles

Genre: Health & Fitness

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59. All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

By: All-In Podcast, LLC

Genre: Technology, Business

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60. Inconceivable Truth

By: Wavland

Genre: Society & Culture

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61. Morning Wire

By: The Daily Wire

Genre: News

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62. Planet Money

By: NPR

Genre: Business, News

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63. Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast

By: Matt McCusker & Shane Gillis

Genre: Comedy

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64. Hidden Brain

By: Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam

Genre: Science, Arts

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65. We Can Do Hard Things

By: Glennon Doyle and Audacy

Genre: Society & Culture, Education

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66. Casefile True Crime

By: Casefile Presents

Genre: True Crime, Society & Culture

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67. New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce

By: Wave Sports + Entertainment

Genre: Sports, Comedy

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68. The Dan Bongino Show

By: Cumulus Podcast Network | Dan Bongino

Genre: News

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69. Last Podcast On The Left

By: The Last Podcast Network

Genre: True Crime, Comedy

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70. The Bible Recap

By: Tara-Leigh Cobble

Genre: Religion & Spirituality

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71. Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade

By: Audacy

Genre: Comedy

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72. Fresh Air

By: NPR

Genre: Arts, Society & Culture

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73. Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

By: Ten Percent Happier

Genre: Health & Fitness

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74. The Moth

By: The Moth

Genre: Arts

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75. Something You Should Know

By: Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network

Genre: Science, Education

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76. The Girlfriends: Our Lost Sister

By: iHeartPodcasts & Novel

Genre: True Crime, Society & Culture

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77. The Toast

By: Dear Media

Genre: Comedy, TV & Film

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78. Normal Gossip

By: Normal Gossip

Genre: Comedy

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79. Shrinking Trump

By: Really American Media

Genre: News

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80. The Daily Show: Ears Edition

By: Comedy Central & iHeartPodcasts

Genre: Comedy, News

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81. The Charlie Kirk Show

By: Charlie Kirk

Genre: News

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82. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

By: iHeartPodcasts

Genre: Health & Fitness, Business

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83. Criminal

By: Vox Media Podcast Network

Genre: Society & Culture, True Crime

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84. How Did This Get Made?

By: Earwolf and Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Jason Mantzoukas

Genre: Comedy, TV & Film

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85. Calm Parenting Podcast

By: Kirk Martin

Genre: Kids & Family, Education

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86. Habits and Hustle

By: Jen Cohen and Habit Nest

Genre: Business, Education

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87. The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

By: Dan Le Batard, Stugotz

Genre: Sports

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88. American Scandal

By: Wondery

Genre: History, Society & Culture

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89. Truth with Vivek Ramaswamy

By: Vivek Ramaswamy

Genre: News, Business

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90. The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway

By: Vox Media Podcast Network

Genre: Business

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91. Status: Untraced

By: Tenderfoot TV & Audacy

Genre: True Crime

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92. Up and Vanished

By: Tenderfoot TV

Genre: True Crime, Society & Culture

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93. The Joe Budden Podcast

By: The Joe Budden Network

Genre: Music

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94. Cover Up: The Conspiracy Tapes

By: Sony Music Entertainment

Genre: True Crime, History

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95. The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

By: Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

Genre: Education, Science

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96. Pivot

By: New York Magazine

Genre: News

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97. Small Town Murder

By: James Pietragallo, Jimmie Whisman

Genre: Comedy, True Crime

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98. The Journal.

By: The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet

Genre: News

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99. Prof G Markets

By: Vox Media Podcast Network

Genre: Business

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100. The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

By: DOAC

Genre: Business, Society & Culture

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