The pandemic birthed a rise in puppies, planting flowers in Animal Crossing, and podcasts — with 1.1m+ shows launched in 2020 alone.

But soon, the podcast phenomenon plateaued. New podcasts decreased a year later, and in 2022, fell by 80%. 😬

Would you ride this rollercoaster? Be honest. Source: NiemanLab

Does this mean the podcast train has left the station? No more tickets available to savvy hosts and sultry voices?

Not at all — your podcast just can’t suck.