Joe Rogan, Stuff You Should Know top Spotify, Apple's NZ podcast charts for 2020

Apple and Spotify have revealed the most listened to podcasts in New Zealand in 2020.
Call Her Daddy and The Joe Rogan Experience are big hits with Kiwis. Photo credit: Barstool Sports / Spotify

The popularity of podcasts has exploded in recent years and now the most listened to shows in New Zealand for 2020 have been revealed.

Spotify is said to have paid US$100 million to Joe Rogan for rights to his podcast and that is looking like a sound investment - The Joe Rogan Experience topped the streaming platform's charts for both Aotearoa and the entire world. 

At the top of the list for Apple Podcasts is Stuff You Should Know, which has consistently ranked in the Top 10 on iTunes since it launched in 2008.

Sex advice and comedy podcast Call Her Daddy is a hit on both platforms, landing number seven for Apple and number five on Spotify.

RNZ and Stuff's award-winning co-production White Silence, a documentary series about the Mount Erebus disaster, is the only New Zealand-made podcast on either chart.

Spotify's top five most popular podcasts of 2020 in New Zealand

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience
  2. TED Talks Daily
  3. Call Her Daddy
  4. Stuff You Should Know
  5. Your Daily Podcast

What was your favourite podcast of the year? Let us know in the New Zealand Podcast Chat Facebook group