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Here are the top podcasts of 2020 on Spotify

Spotify has announced its annual Wrapped report. Spotify Wrapped helps discover what was popular on Spotify in the year gone by. It’s a personalized, intimate, and detailed audio trend analysis

I’ll skip the top artists, albums, songs, and playlists (you can check the complete listing here) but 2020 was podcasts’ year to shine. Spotify has shared that it lists 1.9 million podcasts on its platform (Apple Podcasts has 1.7 million).

Here are the 2020 Wrapped results for India, and globally, based on data collected between January and November 2020.

Most Popular Podcasts in India

  1. TED Talks Daily
  2. The Ranveer Show
  3. On Purpose with Jay Shetty
  4. Maha Bharat with Dhruv Rathee
  5. Good Minutes Daily Self-Improvement Podcast with Clyde Lee Dennis
  6. Bhaskar Bose
  8. Gita for the Young and Restless
  9. The Michelle Obama Podcast
  10. English Speeches | Learn English

Most Popular Podcasts Globally

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. TED Talks Daily
  3. The Daily
  4. The Michelle Obama Podcast
  5. Call Her Daddy

Spotify will be happy about its Spotify Originals lineup since six of them – Maha Bharat with Dhruv Rathee, Bhaskar Bose, Gita for the Young and Restless, The Michelle Obama Podcast, The Big Fat Indian Ghotala, and 22 Yarns with Gaurav Kapur – featured among the top 20 podcasts streamed on Spotify in India this year.

The podcast genres that Indians were most drawn to on Spotify in India were ‘Education’, followed by ‘Lifestyle & Health’, ‘Society & Culture’, ‘Arts & Entertainment’, and ‘Business & Technology’. On the other hand, the most popular genres globally were ‘Society & Culture’, ‘Comedy’, ‘Lifestyle & Health’, ‘Arts & Entertainment’, and ‘Education’.

Spotify also shared that 2020 saw more and more people listening to podcasts for the very first time and added that more 18-24-year-olds listened to a podcast for the first time this year.