Some of the top podcasts in the United States so far in 2023 on streaming sites like Apple and Spotify discuss things like faith, the Bible, and Christianity, beating out ones from The New York Times, NBC, and more.
In a tweet on Wednesday from Ascension Press, it shared that the number one podcast on Apple is the Catholic media’s “The Catechism in a Year podcast” (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) [CIY].
“You people are crushing it with your CIY & BIY listens!” the outlet tweeted. “Nearly a WEEK at the top of the charts and still going strong!”
“What’s your favorite takeaway so far? Tell us below!” it added.
🎧 You people are crushing it with your CIY & BIY listens! 🎧
Nearly a WEEK at the top of the charts and still going strong! 🎉🎉
— Ascension (@AscensionPress) January 4, 2023
Chartable.com also showed that “The Catechism in a Year” was in the top spot on Apple Podcasts in the United States. It was followed in second place by “The Bible Recap,” with the third spot occupied by “The Bible In A Year” (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) [BIY]. Rounding out the top five was NBC News’ “Dateline NBC” and The New York Times’ “The Daily.”
The same faith-based podcasts made it into the Spotify list for Top Podcasts In The United States. At the time of this publication, “The Catechism in a Year podcast” (with Fr. Mike Schmitz),” held the number 2 spot.
In first place was “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast and “The Bible Recap” in third place. In fourth place was “Real Ones with Jon Bernthal.” And closing out the top 5 spot on Spotify was “The Bible In A Year” (with Fr. Mike Schmitz).
— Podbam (@podbampodcasts) January 4, 2023
“CIY” is described as the sequel to the successful 2021 podcast launch of “The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz),” PR Newswire.com noted. In January 2021, “BIY” kicked off and took over the #1 spot on Apple that month. One year later, the Bible podcast landed in the top spot again. And as of 2023 it occupies the #3 position in all categories as of this writing, the outlet noted.
“BIY” was also Chartable’s top global podcast in Religion & Spirituality in 2022, and has been downloaded 430 million times, the outlet noted.