Can Apple Podcasts News & Politics Top 100 be a microcosm of gender parity in news media?

Friday night I took a look at the top 100 ranked podcasts in the Apple Podcasts News & Politics chart. I went show by show and made a spreadsheet with these columns: ranking, male hosted, female hosted and then name of the podcast. 

This pie represents the gender of the hosts of the most visible shows, the top 100.

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The methodology was simple and a little tedious. Using the Apple Podcasts app some shows were obvious. I looked in descriptions and listened to clips of shows that weren't. These are a few highlights. 

Women helm number 1 and 2 in the rankings. 

Maddow's new Rachel Maddow Presents from MSNBC is number one and Serial is number two. Rachel Maddow has two separate shows in the rankings.

Conservative talk radio veterans Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity ranked in this list. 

The majority of publishers featuring male and female hosts came from outlets like NPR, The BBC, The Economist, The Guardian and Slate.

If I have made the wrong call on any of these categorizations, please me let me know. This is the full list as of late on the night of November 2, 2018. 

Numbers one through 100 are in order here. 

RACHEL MADDOW PRESENTS

SERIAL

THE DAILY

GLADIATOR

KICK ASS NEWS

UP AND VANISHED

POD SAVE AMERICA

THE ARGUMENT

THE BEN SHAPIRO SHOW

BEAR BROOK

SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING

UP FIRST

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW

WHAT IS HAPPENING WOTH CHRIS HAYES

IN THE DARK

UNCOVER

THE CITY

CRIMETOWN

NPR POLITICS

MUELLER TIME

ON HEIR

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT

DECONSTRUCTED

WORDS MATTER

THE ELECTORETTE

MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW

THE DAN BOINGO SHOW

THE TEACHERS PET

VOX TODAY EXPLAINED

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHR

TRUE CRIME GARAGE

NPR NEWS NOW

GLOBAL NEWS PODCAST FROM THE BBC

LOUDER WITH CROWDER

ACCUSED

STAY TUNED WITH PREET

INTERCEPTED

VOX THE IMPACT

TRUMP INC

TODAY IN FOCUS BY THE GUARDIAN

VOX’S THE WEEDS

FINDING CLEO

MORNING JOE

POD SAVE THE WORLD

CODE SWITCH

ALL IN WITH CHRIS HAYES

POLITICAL GABFEST

NPR ON POINT

THE AX FILES WITH DAVID AXELROD

GLEN BECK

WOMEN BELONG IN THE HOUSE

MARK LEVIN AUDIO REWIND

CALIPHATE

THE WILDERNESS

CHAPO TRAP HOUSE

ABE LINCOLN’S TOP HAT

THE LAST WORK WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL

CARRUTH

CHAPO KINGPIN ON TRIAL

LOVETT OR LEAVE IT

UNDERDOG BETO VS CRUZ

THE ECONOMIST

REVEAL

CAN HE DO THAT, WASHINGTON POST

RUBIN REPORT

SHATTERED WHITE BOY

CITATIONS NEEDED

ON THE MEDIA

DEMOCRACY NOW

SLATE TRUMPCAST

NPR 1A

THE ANDREW KLAVIN SHOW

THE MARK LEVIN AUDIO REWIND

THE MICHAEL KNOWLES SHOW

GET OFF MY LAWN WITH GAVIN MCINNES

EMDEDDED

UNDISCLOSED

COMMON SENSE WITH DAN CARLIN

KATIE COURIC

DEADLINE WHITEHOUSE

KCRW LEFT, RIGHT AND CENTER

SAVAGE NATION WITH MICHAEL SAVAGE

SWORN

SEAN HANNITY

THE LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW

THE UNITED STATES OF ANXIETY GENDER AND POWER

TRUE CRIME OBSESSED

THE REMNANT WOTH JONAH GOLDBERG

THE FORECAST WITH HARRY ENTEN

SLATE WHAT NEXT

60 MINUTES

THE GIST WITH MIKE PESCA

THE NEW YORKER POLITICS & MORE

A KILLER ON THE CAPE

BILL O’REILLY

RUSH LIMBAUGH

HARDBALL WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS

THE EYES OF TEXAS

NPR ROUGH TRANSLATION

FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY FROM THE BBC

Thoughts?



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