Top Podcast Hosting Companies by Episode Share (July 2022)

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 look at every single new podcast episode published (about 1.6 million in July 2022, down 8.3% from last month) 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 6.06% of the new episodes found in July.


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.

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



And finally, a ranking of podcast hosters ordered by new episodes published during the month of July 2022.

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

Comparative growth or decrease from last month’s share is not included this month, since the share calculation changed to reflect the share of all new episodes, not just the share of new episodes with known host entities.

This small increase in the denominator does not affect any rank positions, but causes every host’s share to appear to drop by a small amount compared to last month.

We’ll include comparative growth or decrease numbers again next month and going forward.


  1. Anchor 23.2%
  2. Buzzsprout 7.9%
  3. Spreaker 6.8%
  4. Libsyn 5.0%
  5. Omny Studio 5.0%
  6. Podbean 4.4%
  7. Soundcloud 4.0%
  8. Megaphone 2.6%
  9. iVoox 2.2%
  10. Simplecast 1.6%
  11. Acast 1.4%
  12. Triton Digital 1.3%
  13. Captivate 1.3%
  14. Blubrry 1.2%
  15. Transistor 1.1%
  16. RSS.com 1.0%
  17. Audioboom
  18. Radio France
  19. Amazon S3
  20. Podigee
  21. Squarespace
  22. RedCircle
  23. Whooshkaa
  24. Audiostart
  25. ART19
  26. SoundOn
  27. Ximalaya
  28. Podomatic
  29. Google Cloud
  30. SermonAudio
  31. Futuri Media
  32. Akamai CDN
  33. Podtrac
  34. StreamGuys
  35. Voice of America English News
  36. Castos
  37. Ausha
  38. iono.fm
  39. NPR
  40. Subsplash
  41. Deutschlandradio
  42. Castbox
  43. Internet Archive
  44. BBC
  45. RTVE
  46. Radiotalk
  47. Enacast
  48. PromoDJ
  49. Amazon CloudFront
  50. mave
  51. Audiomeans
  52. WideOrbit
  53. Radio France Internationale
  54. Hubhopper
  55. Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
  56. Blog Talk Radio
  57. Nox Solutions
  58. Sveriges Radio
  59. Feedpress
  60. NRJ-Group
  61. podcaster.de
  62. Kabbalah Media
  63. Sounder
  64. Sermon.net
  65. Substack
  66. Pinecast
  67. Cesky rozhlas
  68. OnePlace.com
  69. Adventist World Radio
  70. hearthis.at
  71. Wasabi Cloud Storage
  72. Atresmedia
  73. Fireside
  74. Podcast.co
  75. Clover Sites
  76. Sharpstream
  77. RTÉ Radio
  78. ABC Australia
  79. Kajabi
  80. PodServe.fm
  81. Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  82. Church Plant Media
  83. Streamakaci
  84. Rackspace Storage
  85. Radio Télévision Suisse
  86. Chartable
  87. Yle
  88. lizhi.fm
  89. Vatican News
  90. Europe 1
  91. LIVEBOX
  92. WordPress
  93. DigitalOcean Spaces
  94. RTP
  95. SRF
  96. Jewish Podcasts
  97. Seesaa
  98. LetsCast.fm
  99. Kerkdienst Gemist
  100. the Cloud Network
  101. SpokenLayer
  102. Radio Taiwan International
  103. COPE
  104. PodPoint
  105. Canstream Internet Radio
  106. Österreichischer Rundfunk
  107. CBS Radio News
  108. Seoul Broadcasting System
  109. Bayerischer Rundfunk
  110. Eesti Rahvusringhääling
  111. bCast
  112. Radiotelevizija Slovenija
  113. Zeno.FM
  114. Nederlandse Publieke Omroep
  115. podcasts.com
  116. LSM.lv
  117. Podcastics
  118. RTHK
  119. Congregate
  120. Zee News
  121. MBC TV
  122. Radio Totem
  123. CCMA
  124. Podspace
  125. Zencast
  126. W Radio (Mexico)
  127. Radio Nacional Argentina
  128. PRX
  129. PodBoxx
  130. Nucleus
  131. DR
  132. Faithlife Sermons
  133. Radio Free Asia
  134. Springcast
  135. Talkshoe
  136. YUTorah Online
  137. Podetize
  138. podCloud
  139. RAC1
  140. Il Sole 24 Ore
  141. msk.ru
  142. RCF
  143. Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  144. Julep Hosting
  145. Podcastbude
  146. Podster.fm
  147. Daily Audio Bible
  148. Adori Labs
  149. (all other known hosts)
  150. Dropbox
  151. Flumotion
  152. Hipcast
  153. Securenet Systems
  154. VoiceAmerica
  155. Lightcast
  156. JW Player
  157. Callin
  158. PitPa
  159. BoxCast
  160. Cast
  161. WNYC
  162. RFI România
  163. Monte Carlo Doualiya
  164. Fans.fm
  165. Podbbang
  166. Wistia
  167. DAX
  168. Bundesverband Freier Radios
  169. Play.ht
  170. Djpod
  171. Backtracks
  172. American Public Media
  173. Hello Audio
  174. Voxnest
  175. Dropwave
  176. Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
  177. Octopus
  178. This Is Distorted
  179. LightSource
  180. Podvine
  181. Soundwise
  182. stationista
  183. Podsights
  184. Linode Object Storage
  185. Cogeco Media
  186. Spooler
  187. TwentyThree
  188. Aragon Radio CARTV
  189. Typlog
  190. DAR.fm
  191. Supporting Cast
  192. Podcorn
  193. Megafono
  194. PodCloud
  195. podseed
  196. Casted
  197. LightSource
  198. Podeo
  199. Cuonda
  200. MediaFire File Storage
  201. Podcast Your Sermons
  202. BackdoorPodcasts
  203. CacheFly CDN
  204. The Washington Post
  205. AudioVerse
  206. Empire Streaming
  207. Vodio
  208. WavPub
  209. Nobex Partners
  210. Disctopia
  211. Messy

Analysis by John Spurlock

Thanks to the Podcast Index for crawling every podcast, and giving us a signal of when to check for new episodes.

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 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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