I knew they had been proliferating, but this seems crazy to me. 1 million shows added this year sounds like another side effect of Covid - too many people with too much time on their hands.
Yeah a lot of people seem to have started podcasts during the pandemic which is good and bad
That’s an insane amount of podcasts!
I find, as with anything, find something that meets with your interests and maybe venture out of comfort for the odd item.
I have a few I listen to on iTunes, and a couple on Spotify.
I listen while I crochet, so I don’t have to look at the tv
Never listen… Maybe it is time to start
Wow, that is a lot! However, podcasts may no longer be a niche category overall but I think it’s definitely true that there is the popular people podcasts, the radio station/news digest podcasts and the niche topic podcasts.
So there’s basically podcasts on everything and some people listen to meditation or story podcasts to sleep so that’s a whole other category where you might rack up a lot of regular listeners.