Top Podcast Hosting Companies by Episode Share (May 2024)

One of the ways to measure the health of the current podcast ecosystem is to measure the number of new episodes published in a given period.

We independently verify every single new podcast episode published (about 1.9 million in May 2024, up 1.1% from last month on a normalized basis) and identify which podcast hosting company it belongs to.


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We use the actual media file url (ignoring any non-host tracking redirects) to identify the host. It is not based on the feed url domain, which can often undercount hosts that offer custom domains.

In cases where a retail podcast host uses another podcast host to serve the audio, we credit the first host. In cases where a podcast migrates from one host to new host, we credit the new host. In general, the intent is to identify the podcast host the podcaster would say they are dealing with.

We were not able to identify a known host for 4.54% of the new episodes found in May.


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There are many market share numbers floating around out there for the various podcast hosting companies, but it’s often difficult to compare apples to apples - especially when considering inactive shows. Looking at only new episodes is one fairly objective way to compare each platform, at least by sheer amount of new output.


A special note for March/April 2024

We now have a better signal of when Spreaker releases new episodes, so our crawlers are finding more, starting early-March. It’s likely that we were undercounting Spreaker prior to this.

A special note for September/October 2023

We now have a better signal of when Spotify for Podcasters (formerly Anchor) podcasts release new episodes, so our crawlers are finding more, starting mid-September.

October was the first full month where this new signal was incorporated for the entire month, so should be a more accurate baseline going forward. It’s likely that we were undercounting S4P prior to this, in general our goal is to observe and validate every change to every podcast.


First, a quick chart of the top podcast hosting companies over time, based on share of new episodes every month.



Spotify for Podcasters , Spreaker , and Buzzsprout are the clear top three producers of new podcast episodes.

Now let’s graph the same data again, excluding them to see the others more clearly.



And finally, a ranking of podcast hosters ordered by new episodes published during the month of May 2024.

A rounded percentage of episode share is also included if at least 1%.


  1. Spotify for Podcasters 27.5%
  2. Spreaker 9.7%
  3. Buzzsprout 7.8%
  4. Omny Studio 4.3%
  5. Megaphone 4.0%
  6. Podbean 3.9%
  7. Libsyn 3.5%
  8. Soundcloud 2.8%
  9. Acast 2.3%
  10. Simplecast 2.1%
  11. RSS.com 1.9%
  12. Transistor 1.7%
  13. iVoox 1.6%
  14. Captivate 1.4%
  15. Triton Digital
  16. Podigee
  17. RedCircle
  18. Audiomeans
  19. Audioboom
  20. Blubrry
  21. Ausha
  22. Ximalaya
  23. Amazon S3
  24. Akamai CDN
  25. SoundOn
  26. Firstory
  27. Castos
  28. Squarespace
  29. Subsplash
  30. ART19
  31. StreamGuys
  32. Futuri Media
  33. SermonAudio
  34. Podomatic
  35. mave
  36. Substack
  37. Audiostart
  38. podcaster.de
  39. stand.fm
  40. Amazon CloudFront
  41. SoundStack
  42. iono.fm
  43. Kajabi
  44. RTVE
  45. Deutschlandradio
  46. NPR
  47. NRJ-Group
  48. WideOrbit
  49. Enacast
  50. Radio France Internationale
  51. Internet Archive
  52. Cesky rozhlas
  53. Castbox
  54. Small Universe
  55. BBC
  56. Sharpstream
  57. LetsCast.fm
  58. Pinecast
  59. Octopus
  60. PodServe.fm
  61. Sermon.net
  62. OnePlace.com
  63. Sveriges Radio
  64. Voice of America English News
  65. Blog Talk Radio
  66. Podcast.co
  67. Adventist World Radio
  68. Wasabi Cloud Storage
  69. hearthis.at
  70. Radiotalk
  71. Podcastle
  72. Kabbalah Media
  73. Podspace
  74. Zencastr
  75. RTÉ Radio
  76. Hubhopper
  77. Fireside
  78. Onda Cero
  79. LIVEBOX
  80. RTP
  81. NHK
  82. Seoul Broadcasting System
  83. Rackspace Storage
  84. Feedpress
  85. Vatican News
  86. Radio Taiwan International
  87. RTHK
  88. Springcast
  89. Podcastics
  90. Jewish Podcasts
  91. Eesti Rahvusringhääling
  92. RNC Media
  93. Podcastbude
  94. Nederlandse Publieke Omroep
  95. Julep Hosting
  96. Civic Media
  97. Controradio
  98. PRX
  99. DigitalOcean Spaces
  100. podCloud
  101. EITB
  102. CanalSur
  103. the Cloud Network
  104. Österreichischer Rundfunk
  105. LightSource
  106. CCMA
  107. SRF
  108. bCast
  109. MBC TV
  110. Seesaa
  111. DR
  112. Church Plant Media
  113. CBS Radio News
  114. COPE
  115. LSM.lv
  116. Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  117. Sonicbowl
  118. Congregate
  119. Podetize
  120. Podster.fm
  121. Bayerischer Rundfunk
  122. Nox Solutions
  123. Korean Broadcasting System
  124. Faithlife Sermons
  125. lizhi.fm
  126. Il Sole 24 Ore
  127. Radiotelevizija Slovenija
  128. ListenBox
  129. podcasts.com
  130. CHGA
  131. Muslim Central
  132. Google Cloud
  133. Audion
  134. Zencast
  135. Alitu
  136. Securenet Systems
  137. Radio Popolare
  138. Radio Télévision Suisse
  139. Radio France
  140. mediastream
  141. Monte Carlo Doualiya
  142. Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  143. WordPress
  144. (all other known hosts)
  145. YUTorah Online
  146. Hello Audio
  147. Lightcast
  148. Nucleus
  149. Dee Jay
  150. 95bFM
  151. Daily Audio Bible
  152. WNYC
  153. Talkshoe
  154. American Public Media
  155. cba.media
  156. Wistia
  157. BaladoQuebec
  158. LISTEN
  159. RMF FM
  160. BoxCast
  161. Flumotion
  162. Red Basset
  163. Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
  164. Barstool Sports
  165. swap.fm
  166. VoiceAmerica
  167. NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation)
  168. Radio New Zealand
  169. Dropbox
  170. Vodio
  171. Radio Free Asia
  172. CFIM
  173. Fluidstream
  174. Houston Public Media
  175. Podeo
  176. Dragonfly FM
  177. Zeno Media
  178. LiveWriters
  179. Bundesverband Freier Radios
  180. Kerkdienst Gemist
  181. Fusebox
  182. Shortcast Club
  183. KFKA
  184. United Nations
  185. Studeo
  186. WavPub
  187. ChristianWorldMedia.com
  188. TwentyThree
  189. Radio Maria
  190. Ràdio Ciutat de Tarragona
  191. CoHost
  192. Djpod
  193. Whooshkaa
  194. This Is Distorted
  195. Radio Nikkei
  196. msk.ru
  197. Canstream Internet Radio
  198. Adori Labs
  199. Linode Object Storage
  200. Podle
  201. Aragon Radio CARTV
  202. Podhome
  203. Dropwave
  204. Funkhaus Rosenheim
  205. Progzilla Radio
  206. JustCast
  207. RCF
  208. DoctorPodcasting
  209. Fans.fm
  210. Play.ht
  211. PodcastAI
  212. TerraSpaces
  213. Syndicast
  214. Casted
  215. JW Player
  216. stationista
  217. LightSource
  218. JOY Media
  219. Radio Activ
  220. Issues, Etc.
  221. Type III Audio
  222. Typlog
  223. Podcast Your Sermons
  224. Soundwise
  225. UPLINK Digital
  226. Afripods
  227. Cuonda
  228. Cast
  229. The Washington Post
  230. podkast.no
  231. PromoDJ
  232. podseed
  233. Graffiti Urban Radio
  234. RSS Blue
  235. Infowars
  236. TWiT
  237. Radio Martí
  238. Attitude
  239. Voxnest
  240. KBOO
  241. AudioVerse
  242. Zee News
  243. CacheFly CDN
  244. Discerning Hearts

Analysis by John Spurlock

Thanks to the Podcast Index and other sources, for giving us signals of when to check for new episodes in public podcasts.

And thanks to the Open Podcast Analytics Working Group for maintaining a list of media url patterns. We’ve incorporated these patterns along with some of our own to come up with the host identification and metadata for this ranking.


Updated 2024-06-01, with data for the month of May 2024. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2024-05-01, with data for the month of April 2024. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2024-04-01, with data for the month of March 2024. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2024-03-02, with data for the month of February 2024. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2024-02-02, with data for the month of January 2024. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2024-01-01, with data for the month of December 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-12-03, with data for the month of November 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-11-02, with data for the month of October 2023. Still ex Radio France. October was the first full month where the new S4P signal was incorporated for the entire month, so should be a more accurate baseline going forward. It’s likely that we were undercounting S4P prior to this, in general our goal is to observe and validate every change to every podcast.

Updated 2023-10-01, with data for the month of September 2023. Still ex Radio France. We now have a better signal of when Spotify for Podcasters (formerly Anchor) podcasts release new episodes, so our crawlers are finding more, starting mid-September.

Updated 2023-09-01, with data for the month of August 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-08-01, with data for the month of July 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-07-01, with data for the month of June 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-06-01, with data for the month of May 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-05-01, with data for the month of April 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-04-01, with data for the month of March 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-03-01, with data for the month of February 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-02-01, with data for the month of January 2023. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2023-01-01, with data for the month of December 2022. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2022-12-01, with data for the month of November 2022. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2022-11-01, with data for the month of October 2022. Still ex Radio France.

Updated 2022-10-02, with data for the month of September 2022. Removed Radio France from the universe this month due to many of the same episodes appearing in multiple feeds but with different urls. We try to make sure in cases like this that we are not underrepresenting everyone else until we can ensure duplicates are properly represented.

Updated 2022-09-01, with data for the month of August 2022.

Updated 2022-08-01, with data for the month of July 2022. Updated share pct calculation denominator to all new episodes, not just new episodes with known host entities. As part of this, also now reporting the pct of new episodes with unknown hosts.

Updated 2022-07-01, with data for the month of June 2022.

Updated 2022-06-01, with data for the month of May 2022.

Updated 2022-05-01, with data for the month of April 2022.

Updated 2022-04-05, RSS Podcasting is now known as RSS.com.

Updated 2022-04-02, with data for the month of March 2022 and a new graph. Removed dynamic/aggregate search feeds that don’t represent shows, which signifcantly lowered the episode share ranking for Internet Archive, SermonAudio, and PromoDJ.

Updated 2022-03-01, with data for the month of February 2022.

Updated 2022-02-01, with data for the month of January 2022.

Updated 2022-01-10, was missing data for December 31, now fixed.

Updated 2022-01-02, with data for the month of December 2021. Now filtering out episodes with the same media file url across multiple feeds (e.g. in aggregate category feeds), and filtered out dynamic search feeds from archive.org (they do not represent “shows” for any meaningful definition of the term). Universe shrank by 10.6% with these new filters. After that, December’s universe was still 6.8% smaller than November’s, presumably due to the holiday season.

Updated 2021-12-02, with data for the month of November 2021.

Updated 2021-11-11, tweaked the host identification algorithm: in cases where one known host performs a temporary redirect (302, 307) to another known host as part of a single request chain, we credit the redirecting host, not the target. For permanent redirects (301), we credit the target.

Updated 2021-11-11, added a new footer link to last month’s version.

Updated 2021-11-10, with data for the month of October 2021.

Updated 2021-10-09, to clarify the universe and identification scheme, added an overall episode count, and replaced short domains with hosting company names.


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