Top Podcast Hosting Companies by Episode Share (January 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 1.8 million in January 2024, up 4.2% 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 4.77% of the new episodes found in January.


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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 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.



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

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


  1. Spotify for Podcasters 30.8%
  2. Buzzsprout 8.7%
  3. Spreaker 4.8%
  4. Megaphone 4.3%
  5. Omny Studio 4.2%
  6. Podbean 3.9%
  7. Libsyn 3.7%
  8. Soundcloud 2.9%
  9. RSS.com 2.1%
  10. Acast 2.0%
  11. Simplecast 1.8%
  12. iVoox 1.6%
  13. Transistor 1.6%
  14. Captivate 1.5%
  15. Triton Digital 1.0%
  16. Podigee
  17. Audioboom
  18. RedCircle
  19. Blubrry
  20. Amazon S3
  21. SoundOn
  22. Ximalaya
  23. Ausha
  24. Audiomeans
  25. Firstory
  26. Squarespace
  27. SermonAudio
  28. Castos
  29. Akamai CDN
  30. ART19
  31. Podomatic
  32. Futuri Media
  33. StreamGuys
  34. Subsplash
  35. Audiostart
  36. Voice of America English News
  37. mave
  38. Substack
  39. Deutschlandradio
  40. NPR
  41. SoundStack
  42. RTVE
  43. podcaster.de
  44. stand.fm
  45. Amazon CloudFront
  46. Kajabi
  47. iono.fm
  48. Enacast
  49. Radio France Internationale
  50. Internet Archive
  51. Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
  52. Castbox
  53. BBC
  54. Cesky rozhlas
  55. NRJ-Group
  56. WideOrbit
  57. Blog Talk Radio
  58. Sermon.net
  59. Kabbalah Media
  60. Sveriges Radio
  61. Sharpstream
  62. PodServe.fm
  63. OnePlace.com
  64. hearthis.at
  65. LetsCast.fm
  66. Wasabi Cloud Storage
  67. Onda Cero
  68. Radiotalk
  69. Podcast.co
  70. Adventist World Radio
  71. Small Universe
  72. RTÉ Radio
  73. Seoul Broadcasting System
  74. Church Plant Media
  75. Zencastr
  76. Fireside
  77. LIVEBOX
  78. Podspace
  79. Feedpress
  80. Hubhopper
  81. Rackspace Storage
  82. RTP
  83. Vatican News
  84. Radio Taiwan International
  85. RNC Media
  86. Octopus
  87. RTHK
  88. Jewish Podcasts
  89. Podcastics
  90. Podcastbude
  91. Springcast
  92. Podcastle
  93. SoundCast
  94. Julep Hosting
  95. Österreichischer Rundfunk
  96. Eesti Rahvusringhääling
  97. the Cloud Network
  98. Controradio
  99. podCloud
  100. Nederlandse Publieke Omroep
  101. DigitalOcean Spaces
  102. Seesaa
  103. SRF
  104. bCast
  105. WordPress
  106. MBC TV
  107. CanalSur
  108. COPE
  109. CCMA
  110. PRX
  111. DR
  112. CBS Radio News
  113. Shortcast Club
  114. Congregate
  115. Bayerischer Rundfunk
  116. LSM.lv
  117. Podetize
  118. ListenBox
  119. Faithlife Sermons
  120. NHK
  121. lizhi.fm
  122. podcasts.com
  123. Civic Media
  124. Google Cloud
  125. Nox Solutions
  126. Monte Carlo Doualiya
  127. Korean Broadcasting System
  128. Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  129. Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  130. Radio Free Asia
  131. Pinecast
  132. Radio France
  133. (all other known hosts)
  134. Nucleus
  135. Podster.fm
  136. Alitu
  137. Radio Télévision Suisse
  138. Securenet Systems
  139. CHGA
  140. Il Sole 24 Ore
  141. Zencast
  142. Audion
  143. Radiotelevizija Slovenija
  144. YUTorah Online
  145. Muslim Central
  146. RMF FM
  147. Radio Popolare
  148. mediastream
  149. Polyglot FM
  150. Sonicbowl
  151. Daily Audio Bible
  152. Lightcast
  153. Hello Audio
  154. Dropbox
  155. Dee Jay
  156. American Public Media
  157. Talkshoe
  158. Flumotion
  159. WNYC
  160. Houston Public Media
  161. VoiceAmerica
  162. PodOps
  163. BoxCast
  164. RFI România
  165. Barstool Sports
  166. NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation)
  167. All India Radio
  168. Radio New Zealand
  169. Dragonfly FM
  170. 95bFM
  171. Ràdio Ciutat de Tarragona
  172. Kerkdienst Gemist
  173. Red Basset
  174. This Is Distorted
  175. Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
  176. ChristianWorldMedia.com
  177. podkast.no
  178. Fusebox
  179. Canstream Internet Radio
  180. Studeo
  181. Cihan Radyo
  182. Vodio
  183. Wistia
  184. Belgischer Rundfunk
  185. Podeo
  186. Radio Nikkei
  187. LISTEN
  188. TwentyThree
  189. LightSource
  190. Zeno Media
  191. Bundesverband Freier Radios
  192. CoHost
  193. LiveWriters
  194. United Nations
  195. Radio Maria
  196. Dropwave
  197. Funkhaus Rosenheim
  198. Djpod
  199. msk.ru
  200. Play.ht
  201. Radio Martí
  202. Casted
  203. Podle
  204. Linode Object Storage
  205. WavPub
  206. TerraSpaces
  207. Whooshkaa
  208. Aragon Radio CARTV
  209. Adori Labs
  210. Fans.fm
  211. Typlog
  212. Soundwise
  213. LightSource
  214. JW Player
  215. Type III Audio
  216. Issues, Etc.
  217. Radio Activ
  218. Cast
  219. RCF
  220. Podcast Your Sermons
  221. podseed
  222. RSS Blue
  223. CacheFly CDN
  224. Voxnest
  225. Discerning Hearts
  226. stationista
  227. UPLINK Digital
  228. The Washington Post
  229. Podbbang
  230. Radio Nacional Argentina
  231. BackdoorPodcasts
  232. Cuonda

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 2024-02-02, 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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