Topping 50 Billion Downloads and Streams, Apple Podcasts Just Reached an All-time High


Where do you go to gain the latest foodservice industry insights? Sure there’s plenty of websites and articles to read through, but what about listening to them?

Podcasts have become one of the easiest ways to consume content on topics like what consumer trends drive restaurant growth or strategic partnerships to help grow your business.

Since launching in 2005, Apple podcasts alone has roughly 525,000 active shows.

Since then, the quantity of content on the platform has definitely grown. From repackaged news shows from the radio to Foodable’s own popular podcast shows

With so many choices, what do you listen to? How do you find a podcast that’s enjoyable and also has useful takeaways for your career?

Well, Foodable Network has got you covered!

With three currently airing podcasts, we bring to you insights from the pros on trending topics like how the scandalous Facebook debacle affects your restaurant, to how to deliver a brand experience and everything in between.

On “The Barron Report”, industry veteran Paul Barron connects with some of the leaders in the foodservice industry to discuss the latest restaurant and hospitality business insights, innovative trends, and to help give you a better view of what’s going on in the industry today.

The Takeout, Delivery and Catering Show” brings you tips from expert and CEO & Founder of MonkeyGroup, Erle Dardick, and editor of Catering Insights, Valerie Killifer. This podcast offers solutions to some of the challenges in the off-premise industry and provides you with strategies to help leverage your brand.

According to Apple, iTunes podcasts is now the home to more than 525,000 active shows with about 18.5 million episodes available for your hearing pleasure. This is not limited to common languages like English, Spanish, Italian etc. but over 100 different languages.

With Apple’s podcasts spanning the globe, covering 155 countries, there are “29 groupings of localized editorial,” according to Apple.

With steady content growth, a massive fanbase has followed. Apple has hit a record high of 50 billion podcast episode downloads.

Below depicts the growth Apple has received over the last few years.

2014: 7 billion podcast downloads

2016: 10.5 billion podcast downloads

2017: 13.7 billion podcast downloads

As of March 2018: 50 billion podcast downloads