Podcasts! There... are... thousands of them and all about different things! It’s sometimes difficult to choose what you should focus on your podcast on, but there are a handful of topics that seem to be the most popular. Here are the 10 best podcast topics frequently chosen by podcasters and listeners alike.
10. Food 🍉
We all love food, don’t we? Luckily, there’s no shortage of food podcasts. If you want restaurant reviews, new recipes, or strange cooking challenges then there’s a probably a podcast out there ready to feed your cravings!
9. Questions and Mythbusting 🤔
Since the internet, finding answers to your burning questions have been a cakewalk, but there are always cool new things to discover around every corner.
Stuff You Should Know is all about answering odd questions and busting common myths. You end up finding out loads of stuff that you wouldn’t normally know.
8. Feminism 👩
7. The Paranormal 👻
BOO! Did I scare you? No? Darn, well these podcasts might! Those who love the paranormal and ghostly goings-on have found a love for spooky paranormal podcasts.
This Paranormal Life podcast has covered everything from unexplained disappearances, alien encounters, and everything in between.
6. Sports ⚽
Professional sports like American football, basketball, and racing are multi-million dollar industries, so they were bound to break into podcasting.
Football podcasts have been some of the most popular since the beginning. Take The Totally Football Show with James Richardson. It was downloaded 26 million times last year, so it’s well worth a listen to keep up with all the premier league footie!
5. TV Shows, Books, and Films 📖
Podcasts about popular TV shows, books, and films get a LOT of attention. When Game of Thrones ran, the podcast Binge Mode, jumped on the trending show to grow their audience massively.
4. Audio Drama 🎭
Get lost in an exciting fictional world or period drama piece! Take Welcome to Night Vale which has kept listeners hooked for years within its strange little desert town. There’s also MASTERPIECE Studio which shifts from different shows like Sherlock to Poldark.
3. News and Current Affairs 📰
How we consume news has drastically changed over the last 20 years. From newspapers to podcasts, keeping up-to-date with current affairs is easier than ever! People even set news podcasts as their alarm clock, like Global News by the BBC.
2. Chat Shows 💬
If there ever was a king of podcasts, it’ll probably be The Joe Rogan Experience. Running since 2009, chat shows like this are popular because of interesting personalities and their take on what’s going on in the world. It’s why celebrities have started their own podcasts, like Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin, Under The Skin with Russell Brand, and Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard.
1. True Crime 👮
People’s fascination with the darker side of life has seen the true crime genre flourish. iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher often have 2 or 3 podcasts about murder mysteries and true crime in their top 10 charts.
Serial was the first trendsetter back in 2014 and hasn’t dipped in popularity since. As of 2018, it’s had 340 million downloads! It’s laid the groundwork for other successful shows like My Favourite Murder, Case Closed, and True Crime Garage!
Best Podcast Topics: What's Your Favourite?
True crime by far takes the crown when it comes to best podcast topics. Most podcasters talk about true crime and listeners tune in, but what do you prefer listening? Let us know in the comments below 👇
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