How Podcasts Have Changed in Ten Years: By the Numbers

Podcasting is booming, and podcasts are getting longer and more diverse


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CATEGORIES: What iTunes categories have the most podcasts?

ACTIVITY: How many podcasts are active?

Between June 2005 and June 2015, a typical podcast ran for six months and twelve episodes, at two episodes per month, before going inactive.

LAUNCHES: How many podcasts are launched per month?

TIME & RELEASE RATE: How long is a typical podcast episode? How often is a typical podcast updated?

EXPLICITNESS: How many podcasts have explicit content?

LANGUAGE: How many podcasts are not in English?

USER RATINGS: How many ratings does a typical podcast receive?

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