Top 20 Podcasts of June

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Podtrac, which measures a large selection of podcasts, released the list of the 20 most listened to shows in June.

The nationwide interest in political media amplified across all mediums last month. On the TV side, the three main cable news channels were up substantially year-over-year: Fox News +48%; CNN +120%; MSNBC + 34%. NPR even overtook iHeart as the top podcast publisher with 218 million downloads.

It was no different for the individual podcasts. NPR Politics hurdled five spots, the Ben Shapiro Show entered the top five, and the list had an appearance from the Dan Bongino Show.

Dan Bongino’s status is growing as a regular on Fox News’ top programs. He’s perhaps most known for his loud, compelling debates with Geraldo Rivera on Hannity.

If you are looking to get into podcasts, I’d strongly advise the political/news category.

I expected to see the Breakfast Club continue its momentum from May. Instead, it failed to even reach the top 20.

Barstool is coming off another strong month. As a company, it jumped to fourth in publishing. Call Her Daddy, now without Sofia Franklyn, held off the competition as the fourth most listened to podcast. And Pardon My Take was, again, the only sports entry on the list.

The lack of sports in July will likely prevent an additional sports podcast from making the list this month. But we can hope.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest media topics as well as trending sports, cultural and political stories.

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcast and radio stations.

Previously, Burack was a writer at The Big Lead where he covered similar topics. He also hosted an eponymous podcast where he interviewed several personalities such as Joe Tessitore, and Adam Schefter.

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