Listen Notes, a podcast search engine, identified 897 thousand new podcasts in 2020. The previous year, 2019, had 313 thousand new podcasts. This is a growth rate of 187%, year over year.
The growth rate of new episodes was lower: 65%. In 2020, the number of new episodes was 28 million, while in 2019, the number of new episodes was 17 million.
English is a popular language when it comes to podcasting, followed by Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, and German. United States, Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, and Spain were the countries with more podcasts.
Society and Culture is the first genre in popularity, followed by education, religion and spirituality, arts, and business.