How Many Podcasts Could You Possibly Listen To?

If every second of every waking hour was spent with earbuds in

Erik Jones
3 min readMay 19, 2024

Sometimes I can’t help but think of weird ways to understand how much of something there are. Like podcasts. There are so many of them!

There are millions of podcasts and even more episodes. Too many for one lifetime, right?

But what if you really tried? Like dedicated your entire life to listening to as many podcasts as humanly possible. What kind of dent could you put in the pile of podcasts?

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Here are the facts:

What can we do with this information?

Let’s look at the average human life compared to the total minutes of podcasts out there.



Erik Jones

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