Sep 1, 2017

The podcasts Americans listen to the most

Screen grab from The Best of Freakonomics with Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt, moderated by Faith Salie.

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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Flames from a nearby fire illuminate protesters standing on a barricade in front of the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis on Thursday. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump threatened via Twitter early Friday to send the national guard to Minneapolis following three days of massive demonstrations and unrest in the city over George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody this week.

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The state of play: Minnesota's governor on Thursday activated the state's national guard following violent outbreaks throughout the week, as the nation waits to see if the officers involved will be charged with murder.

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