Radio catch-ups & true crime dominate most-downloaded podcasts of 2018

Staff Writer

Apple has released its list of Australia’s Most Downloaded Podcasts of 2018, with radio show catch-ups and true crime podcasts featuring prominently.

ABC Radio: Conversations topped the list, with the top three rounded out by The Joe Rogan Experience and TED Talks Daily

Radio catch-up podcasts to make the Top 25 included Kate, Tim & Marty (#8), triple j’s Hack (#9), RN Breakfast (#21) and triple j’s Dr. Karl (#25).

The Hamish & Andy Podcast was also popular at #7.

Meanwhile there were multiple True Crime podcasts on the list, highlighting the rise in popularity of the genre. Those to feature included Casefile True Crime, The Teacher’s Pet, Australian True Crime and My Favorite Murder.

Apple also released a list of Australia’s Most Downloaded Podcasts That Launched in 2018.

Coming in at #1 on that list was Walkley-award winning The Teacher’s Pet, followed by Unravel True Crime and The Betoota Advocate.

Radio catch-up podcasts including The Sunday Triple M NRL Catch Up (#6), The Rush Hour With MG (#15) and Jase & PJ (#17).

Check out both lists in full, below.

Australia’s Most Downloaded Podcasts of 2018 

  1. ABC Radio: Conversations
  2. The Joe Rogan Experience
  3. TED Talks Daily
  4. Stuff You Should Know
  5. Casefile True Crime
  6. The Teacher’s Pet
  7. Hamish & Andy
  8. Kate, Tim & Marty
  9. Hack (triple j)
  10. The Daily (The New York Times)
  11. Australian True Crime
  12. My Favorite Murder
  13. Global News Podcast
  14. Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
  15. My Dad Wrote a Porno
  16. This American Life
  17. All In the Mind (ABC)
  18. The GaryVee Audio Experience
  19. Freakonomics Radio
  20. Serial
  21. RN Breakfast
  22. Mamamia Out Loud
  23. The Tim Ferriss Show
  24. No Filter
  25. Dr Karl on triple j

Australia’s Most Downloaded Podcasts That Launched in 2018

  1. The Teacher’s Pet
  2. Unravel True Crime
  3. The Betoota Advocate
  4. Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
  5. Russia, If You’re Listening
  6. The Sunday Triple M NRL Catch Up — Paul Kent, Gordon Tallis, Ryan Girdler, Anthony Maroon
  7. The Signal (ABC)
  8. The Pineapple Project
  9. Caliphate
  10. Dr. Death
  11. Crawf & Hirdy – We Talk Football
  12. The Health Code
  13. Talk is Jericho
  14. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
  15. The Rush Hour with MG
  16. Wrong Skin
  17. Jase & PJ
  18. Conspiracy Theories
  19. Today, Explained
  20. Death in Ice Valley
  21. Fierce Girls
  22. The goop Podcast
  23. Business Wars
  24. The Hub (ABC)
  25. Mafia

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