One list to list them all

Well, it’s that time of the year when everybody publishes a list about podcasts. From the biggest publishers to pretentious podcast consultants. Not me! Instead, here’s a curated list of the best lists…the one true list!

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The best podcasts on iTunes

Top 25 Hot Podcast Episodes of 2018 on Breaker

2018 in (Podcast) Retrospect Radiopublic

Most-Streamed Exclusive Spotify Podcasts

The Anchor team’s favorite podcasts of 2018, created by you!

Stitcher 2018 Year in Review

Castbox 2018 year in review

2018 By The Numbers: The Biggest Moments on TuneIn This Year

100 Outstanding Podcasts for 2018 on Podchaserby Bello Collective

Humans & Publications

From indie music to Premchand’s stories: What the best Indian podcasts of 2018 are all about – Preetha Banerjee/Scroll

The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018 and The 10 Best Podcast Episodes of 2018 – Vulture/Nicholas Quah

The A.V. Club’s 2018 podcast superlatives – AV Club

18 podcast debuts from 2018 I can’t imagine a world without by Ma’ayan Plaut

The Best Podcasts of 2018, According To 33 ‘Best Of’ Lists by Alex Kapelman. This one is a bit meta. A best of list from other lists being listed in a list of lists.

We Listened To A Lot Of Podcasts In 2018. Here Are 31 We Loved – HuffPost

The Best Podcasts of 2018 – Sarah Larson/New Yorker

Five Great Podcasts From 2018 – The New York Times

Our 11 favorite new podcasts of 2018 – Adrew Liptak/The Verge

100 Outstanding Podcasts of 2018 – The Bello Collective

The best podcasts of 2018 – Caroline Crampton/The New Statesman

Our 15 favourite podcasts of 2018 – The Guardian

10 best podcasts of 2018 – Anna Bonet/Harpers Bazaar

The Top 10 Podcasts of 2018 – Eliana Dockterman/Time

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2018 – Laura Jane Standley Eric Mcquade/The Atlantic

Quartz Casties: The Best Podcasts (And Podcast Episodes) Of 2018 – Elijah Wolfson/Quartz


What did you think were the best single episodes this year? – Nicholas Quah

What was the best podcast episode you listened to in 2018? – Shane Parrish

What are your Top 3 #podcasts from 2018? – Josh Wade

Industry roundup

Bubble fears, old-guard acquisitions, and Audible: This was 2018 in podcasts
Nicholas Quah

13 Predictions for Podcasting in 2019 and 2018 — The Year In Podcasting by Steve Pratt

Trends, surprises and must-hears: 13 podcast experts weigh in on 2018 – CBC Podcasts

From Anchor’s founders: 2018 in podcasting – Michael Mignano and Nir Zicherman

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Ok…this got out of hand. Wasn’t expecting the list of lists to be so yugeee. But, on the bright side, you have recommendations for the next 2674 years.

If you are podcaster, here’s something nice:

Happy new year podheads and see y’all next year.

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Posted by Bhuvanesh

A podcast junkie on a mission to make podcasts great.

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