Fewer podcasts; more episodes — a productive 2023

Fewer new podcasts were launched in 2023 than the year before, and every year since 2018. But that doesn’t mean podcast output is on the decline; more episodes were produced than in 2023. (According to ListenNotes.)

The charts below illustrate those two metrics:

Fewer podcasts were produced in 2023 than the year before…

…but more episodes were released in 2023 than in 2022.

A similar dynamic transpired in 2022, also illustrated above. The indication is that while the Covid-motivated boom in podcast creation (2020 – 2021) fell off the shelf in 2021 and 2022, creatie output of audio remains at near-Covid high levels.

Brad Hill