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Tom Webster: What is the Biggest Platform in Podcasting Today?

by Tom Webster

It’s not the first time Edison Research SVP Tom Webster has addressed this topic. In this guest column, he shares info from his company’s Podcast Consumer Tracker to investigate where listeners really find their podcasts. The answers shift around depending how the question is asked. But one platform always seems to rise to the top when survey respondents list all the apps they use. A must read.
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Tom Webster: A Crucial Metric of Podcasting’s Health

by Tom Webster

In his inaugural guest column, Tom Webster illuminates hidden signifiance in metrics from The Infinite Dial, the annual report on American listening produced by Edison Research and Triton Digital. Have you wondered about the conversion rate from monthly to weekly podcast listening? Or mere awareness to actually listening? Those numbers are significant: “What converts people from awareness to usage to habit is not the inevitability of the passage of time, it’s improvement — better content, better access, better discovery — better podcasts.” A must read.
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