Andrew Denton to the Top of the Australian Podcast Chart

Staff Writer

Former Triple M radio host and TV personality Andrew Denton has shot straight to the Number 2 position on the iTune Podcast Chart in Australia. Denton’s Better Off Dead podcast series this week was second only to the hugely popular series Serial.

Better Off Dead which looks closely at the subject of euthanasia overtook top downloaded podcasts by the likes of Hamish and Andy, Mia Freedman, Tim Ferriss, BBC radio, Triple J’s Hack, Ted Talks, This American Life, Wil Anderson, Radio Lab, Mama Mia and Kate Tim and Marty.

The iTunes charts reflect the number of individual podcasts and relate to the popularity of podcast channels, some channels comprising a large number of episodes. Denton’s podcast series consists of 17 episodes.

 We asked Andrew about his surprise chart success, he said:  “I’m not sure what it means – might be a bit like Twitter a few years ago where 30 Tweets meant you   were trending – but if the Algorithm Gods want to be kind, I’m not complaining “

The series is available at and iTunes, Soundcloud, You Tube, Omny, iHeart, Tune in, Sitcher,, Pocket Casts and new podcast platform Whooshka.

The listener reviews include comments like: “very respectfully presented”, “well produced”, ” a discussion that needs to happen”, “emotionally powerful”, “a must listen”, “thought provoking”, “sensitively handled”, “Denton has done it again”, “he has fire in his belly”,  ‘”shows real mastery of the medium”.

You can read Brad March’s chat with Denton here.

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