Spotify is now making it easier to find trending and top podcasts with the launch of podcast charts by officially dropping the Top Podcasts and Trending Podcast charts across 26 markets including the US, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Germany and Australia.
The new podcasts charts mark a significant leap for podcast discovery, offering listeners an accurate resource for the most-listened-to and of-the-moment trending shows, while giving podcasters an opportunity to get their shows discovered.
The Top Podcasts charts will also now be available by podcast category for seven markets listed above, adding a layer of more granular discoverability - for example, the top true crime podcasts in Brazil.
Users can find the Top Podcasts and Trending Podcast charts on the Spotify app on your phone (iOS and Android) via Search/Browse > Podcasts > Podcast Charts. Here’s what you’ll find:
Trending Podcasts: New to the charts, the Trending Podcasts include the fastest-climbing of-the-moment trends. With a unique algorithm blend that will allow for discovery of newly-launched shows, this chart gives users a variety of podcast options to choose from, and for creators to get on the charts and reach new audiences. The top UK
Trending Podcasts include:
Vicky Pattison: The Secret To
All Killa no Filla
Doing It Right with Pandora Sykes
Rule Of Three
The Gary Neville Podcast
More Than – With Héctor Bellerín
Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
Spinning Plates with Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Test Match Special
Top Podcasts: This chart includes the overall most popular podcasts, geared for stability and integrity, determined by recent listener numbers. Updated monthly, this chart provides an accurate resource for the most-listened-to shows. The Top UK Podcasts include:
Sh**ged Married Annoyed
That Peter Crouch Podcast
Grounded with Louis Theroux
Harry Potter At Home: Readings – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s / Sorcerer’s Stone
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Wake Up / Wind Down (UK & IE)
TED Talks Daily
The Receipts Podcast
No Such Thing As A Fish
As part of the charts launch, there will also be an updated product experience in Spotify for Podcasters - adding notifications to users’ dashboards to alert podcasters when they are charting. The notifications include a shareable card they can use as a visual to share their success across their own social media.
With more than 1M podcasts in our catalogue, Spotify offers a comprehensive destination for finding and following your favourite shows - but this scale also necessitates tools for listeners to find new shows and creators they’ll love. With curated content such as podcast editorial playlists and Your Daily Drive/Wellness, algorithmic recommendations like Your Daily Podcasts and now our new Podcast Charts, we’re making it easier for listeners around the world to discover new podcasts to love, wherever they are.