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PODSPEC: Podcasting jumps into coronavirus: 10k episodes in the past week

Coronovirus is a rare example of a global #1 news topic. How is podcasting responding to the appetite for information?

Here’s one bullet point: Over 10,000 episodes have been released in the past week with “coronavirus” in the title or description. Here’s another: 3,129 such episodes have been published in the past 24 hours. (Past week is March 3-10; past 24 hours is at 10:00am ET March 10.)

Let’s look at coronavirus podcast episodes during the last week in important coronavirus regions:

  • China: 5
  • Italy:460
  • South Korea: 10
  • Iran: 0
  • Australia: 199
  • UK: 568
  • United States: 10,000+

Here are coronavirus episodes (one week) in different topical categories:

WEEK:

  • Alternative Health (25 episodes)
  • Business (1,773)
  • Fitness (109)
  • Health & Fitness (686)
  • Medicine (58)
  • Science (273)

(All data from Listen Notes.)

 

Brad Hill

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