Edison Podcast Metrics releases top new podcasts of 2023

As statistical roundups for 2023 continue rolling in, we receive The Top New Podcasts Of 2023, an infographic from Edison Research.

In the infographic below, the result is based on weekly reach. The top shows are presented as an unranked group — not in rank order. (That’s unusual.)

This info is sourced from Edison Podcast Metrics, Q1 through Q4 of last year. The survey cohort which delivered these results comprised respondents 13 years and older.

Edison’s ranking method differentiates from most others, by deriving results from live surveys, not from download measurements. The key advantage of that method is inclusivity — any podcast in the world is eligible for mention, as opposed to download reports which are generally constrained to client podcast networks.

More detail on each of these shows:

  • Brain Leak is hosted by YouTubers Jacksepticye (Seán McLoughlin) and CrankGameplays (Ethan Nestor), and the first episode was released in April 2023.
  • Podcast P with Paul George is hosted by NBA Superstar Paul George and produced by Wave Sports + Entertainment, the same producer as New Heights. The first episode launched in March 2023.
  • That Chapter Podcast launched in January 2023 after success as a YouTube channel for over five years.
  • Brittany Broski co-hosted Violating Community Guidelines with Sarah Schauer for a little over a year and then broke out on her own in May 2023 to launch The Broski Report with Brittany Broski. Broski has also had a strong presence on YouTube since 2019.
  • With over 6.5 million followers on YouTube and a strong presence on TikTok and Instagram, Matt and Abby launched their official podcast, The Unplanned Podcast, in February 2023.

Brad Hill