Screen grab from The Best of Freakonomics with Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, moderated by Faith Salie. https://youtu.be/nhfWR1q6kYE

By nearly every metric, podcasts are growing more and more popular, according to Adweek. And they can be highly lucrative: NPR's podcasts added over a million listeners between 2015 to 2016, and Slate's podcast the Slate Political Gabfest made $1 million in revenue last year.

But what do people listen to the most? Podtrac has a list of July's most popular podcasts:

  1. The American Life - This American Life
  2. Stuff You Should Know - HowStuffWorks
  3. RadioLab - WNYC Studios
  4. TED Radio Hour - NPR
  5. Planet Money - NPR
  6. Up First - NPR
  7. Freakonomics - WNYC Studios
  8. Fresh Air - NPR
  9. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! - NPR
  10. The Daily - The New York Times

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