How podcasts became so popular


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  • The Verge
    The Verge   2 months back

    What’s your all-time favorite podcast?

    • prudentescent
      prudentescent  2 weeks back

      The 404! Even though it ended about 2 years ago, I still miss it 😢

    • Mary-Ellen Wayne
      Mary-Ellen Wayne  1 months back

      The Guardian Books podcast.

    • Mary-Ellen Wayne
      Mary-Ellen Wayne  1 months back


      Today in Focus by The Guardian News
      Recode Decode with Kara Swisher
      Stuff You Should Know by iHeartRadio Productions
      The Argument by The New York Times.

      The Guardian Books podcast is really amazing, as well!

    • Eddie Jack
      Eddie Jack  1 months back

      Heavyweight. Or Mystery Show.

  • Ryder
    Ryder  4 weeks back

    Not a single JRE reference, atrocious. *Don't* pull this up Jamie

    • avicohen2k
      avicohen2k  4 weeks back

      This actually explains why its not popular in my country. Since at that time apple was not popular or officially selling in my country it was not an option. Although today it is, our country is small and most people's commute to work is allot shorter, so there's not much time to listen to anything. Plus broadcasting in English to 250 million Americans + many other English speakers is allot more lucrative then doing so for 7-9 million Hebrew speakers. Personally I don't understand why people prefer to listen to people gaber on instead of listening to some nice music.

      • Eli Peter
        Eli Peter  1 months back

        Another big variable in this: it's content that can be consumed while doing other tasks, in ways that TV, print, etc. can't.

        • Kris B
          Kris B  1 months back

          I love listening to podcasts on my WearOS watch with an app called Wear Casts.

          • Kris B
            Kris B  1 months back

            Podcasts are just a natural evolution of radio. You can listen to what you want, when you want which is a restriction of traditional radio. Same as CDs were a better cassette tape and mp3s were a better CD, podcasts are a better radio.

            • Ajay M
              Ajay M  1 months back

              Somebody call Joe Rogan....

              • Fauzan Harahap
                Fauzan Harahap  1 months back

                "I have a podcast too" - Ashley

                • Badoo Renc
                  Badoo Renc  2 months back


                  • Dan H
                    Dan H  2 months back

                    Ad industry shill.

                    • Ian Lasrado
                      Ian Lasrado  2 months back

                      I heard about the term podcast a while ago n seen it on the large ipad as well back in the day. But I actually started by listening to Joe Rogan. Came across clips on youtube which convinced me to listen to the whole thing. It's not scripted and the guests are often cool n it's honest like listening to friends. I even sometime chk out some really old episodes

                      • Daniel R
                        Daniel R  2 months back


                        • Anindya
                          Anindya  2 months back

                          "SUNDAY SUSPENSE" hit like from thy heart if u r familiar with the term...

                          • Kirsten Galea
                            Kirsten Galea  2 months back

                            But have you ever done DMT while flying ?

                            • Jesus F.C.
                              Jesus F.C.  2 months back

                              2020| 1 hour Podcast = 30 minutes of Ads

                              • Jørgen Smith
                                Jørgen Smith  2 months back

                                Kudos for bringing this in at 5:04, very well scripted and edited with no fluff.

                                • Conor Lansdale
                                  Conor Lansdale  2 months back

                                  Shout out to @jrepodcast

                                  • Shubham Tripathi
                                    Shubham Tripathi  2 months back

                                    Wait, it's 2019! People only listen to radio in their cars for the lack of a better alternative (atleast here in India). Why would someone otherwise want to spend their time only listening to people talk, when they can watch something instead? Just curious.

                                  • Johannes Zwilling
                                    Johannes Zwilling  2 months back

                                    Obviously great quality since, you know,'s The Verge!

                                    You could get even better if you would provide context to all the numbers you just mentioned! "Half a Billion Dollars in Revenue...." Great! Compares to everything relevant and related here,... how exactly??? We don't know, but if it's spelled in Billions it must be a lot.... :(

                                    • Whole Food Plant-Based Man

                                      I already knew podcasts were related to iPods. It is just obvious. I would have been surprised if it was not the case.

                                      • Nathan Vandenlangenberg
                                        Nathan Vandenlangenberg  1 months back

                                        It wasn't the case. They were online long before the introduction to podcast support in iTunes. The format just had different names depending on the feed

                                    • Danny E
                                      Danny E  2 months back

                                      No mention of the Gilmore Guys? Hmm, a little disappointed, not going to lie :(

                                      • aaDHi
                                        aaDHi  2 months back

                                        I don't

                                        • Parth Chauhan
                                          Parth Chauhan  2 months back

                                          wait! so this video had an ad in it ?

                                          • Nicholas Berry
                                            Nicholas Berry  2 months back

                                            The Joe Rogan Experience transformed me

                                            • Syed Haider
                                              Syed Haider  2 months back

                                              Joe “DMT” Rogan will always be the GOAT

                                              • Edward Bell
                                                Edward Bell  2 months back

                                                Joe Budden Podcast 👍
                                                If you love music and guy talk humor!

                                                • Chemtrail Dreams
                                                  Chemtrail Dreams  2 months back

                                                  All of this sounds like podcasters will make way less money, but you baselessly assure that it will be more lucrative.

                                                  • Josh S
                                                    Josh S  2 months back

                                                    They said lucrative but didn’t mention for whom. Lucrative for the podcasters or the advertisers?

                                                • Sebastian Zellah
                                                  Sebastian Zellah  2 months back

                                                  when you hear "new podcast arrived at 2014 that changed everything" and you start hearing weekly planet pod theme song.

                                                  • Димитър Клатуров

                                                    I made a podcast in 2007 till 2014, this video inspire me to awake my podcast again. :)

                                                    • arbaaz sayed
                                                      arbaaz sayed  2 months back

                                                      Ashley just wanted to promote her podcast.....😂

                                                      • Sean Carstens
                                                        Sean Carstens  2 months back

                                                        I actually love your podcast

                                                        • c c
                                                          c c  2 months back

                                                          9/11 ..Psyop Staged By the United Terrorist Snakes (War Criminal) & the World Elite

                                                          • Koray Tugay
                                                            Koray Tugay  2 months back


                                                            • axreyify
                                                              axreyify  2 months back

                                                              They should have nodded to Adam Curry, the Podfather and awesome former MTV VJ

                                                              • Karthik Ticat
                                                                Karthik Ticat  2 months back

                                                                The presenter is amazing. Perfect speech.

                                                                • CoinOpTV
                                                                  CoinOpTV  2 months back


                                                                  • MR.WeiRDo
                                                                    MR.WeiRDo  2 months back

                                                                    Why you changed the title of the video?

                                                                    • Buchanan Games
                                                                      Buchanan Games  2 months back

                                                                      The Rooster Teeth Podcast - the all time best !
                                                                      ..formerly The Drunk Tank

                                                                      • DarkPa1adin
                                                                        DarkPa1adin  2 months back

                                                                        I would start a podcast! But I won't be making money out of it!

                                                                        • Jehoiakim Jade Esgana
                                                                          Jehoiakim Jade Esgana  2 months back

                                                                          So does this confirm there will be a season 2 of "What's Tech?"

                                                                          • tony c
                                                                            tony c  2 months back

                                                                            The serial music gives me goosebumps. However, stuff you should know is the best podcast.

                                                                            • Dale Fairless
                                                                              Dale Fairless  2 months back

                                                                              The Ricky Gervais podcast was my first and fav podcast - true crime pods are far too addictive too.

                                                                              • Neil A
                                                                                Neil A  2 months back

                                                                                because they're easy to make

                                                                                • Angel Ramos
                                                                                  Angel Ramos  2 months back

                                                                                  I started listening podcasts since I bought my iPhone XR and I like it. when I had Android never see an app like this free .

                                                                                  • Sebastian Münch
                                                                                    Sebastian Münch  2 months back

                                                                                    Spotify ruins Podcasts. They are commercializing them, making them exclusive and are just buying their competition - I switched to Apple Music because Spotify became what they
                                                                                    sought to destroy.

                                                                                    • neek n
                                                                                      neek n  2 months back


                                                                                      • OmerM92
                                                                                        OmerM92  2 months back

                                                                                        Great video 👍 I really was wondering about that.. Thanks!

                                                                                        • Kimberly Yusay
                                                                                          Kimberly Yusay  2 months back

                                                                                          Hi. You're awesome.