Podtrac show ranker for August features a new top podcast

This American Life has been dethroned as the top podcast in Podtrac’s monthly show ranking. After several months atop the chart, the popular program dropped to second place behind The New York Times’ The Daily. Weekday news podcasts have been growing in number and in popularity. The Daily and NPR’s Up First have long been commanding high placements on the monthly ranking of the top 20 podcasts by unique monthly audience.

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe is back on the list for August, as is true crime show Sword and Scale. Those two edged out Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History and TED Talks Daily from the July chart.

Anna Washenko