Fewer new podcasts in 2023; episode volume remains stable

2023 saw fewer new podcast launches (212,000) than in each of the previous four years. The most recent year which produced fewer was 2018 (203,000).

New episode volume remains high, over four years (2020-2023), while remaining fairly stable. About 27-million new episodes were released in 2023.

All this according to Listen Notes, which continues its monthly tracking. Below are the pertinent charts.

December was the slowest creative month, with 9,687 new podcasts launched — a significant year-over-year drop from December 2022 (15,702).


Brad Hill