New Jersey’s Favorite Podcast Focuses On 1 Sport
With the current writer’s strike, there’s potential for many new tv programs to be delayed, leading fans to seek alternate entertainment. While waiting for your favorite new show to return, why not try a new podcast? The Waycroft recently highlighted the top podcasts in every state. The most popular podcast in New Jersey focuses on one particular professional sport.
Over the past three years, The Waycroft noticed a significant increase in podcast popularity. Moreover, it became apparent that after the pandemic, people were expanding their entertainment interests beyond just a binge of “Netflix and chill.”
“We collected Google search data in the U.S. over the past 12 months on the first 50 podcasts on Apple Podcasts’ Top 100 chart. Then we crunched the numbers and uncovered the podcasts people searched for the most across the country,” they explain.
So what is the most popular podcast in New Jersey for 2023?
From The Ringer, Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor release two to three episodes per week where they analyze everything happening in the NBA. The Missmatch covers the news, trends, and transactions in professional basketball.
Even during the offseason, there is plenty to talk about. The show has produced episodes on every NBA topic. This includes the draft, the summer league, and the sport’s biggest sensation, Victor Wembanyama, this summer alone.
Demandsage reports that so far in 2023 there have been 464.7 million podcast listeners, exceeding the 424.2 million listeners from 2022. The irony here is that there currently is no professional basketball team based in New Jersey, with the Nets now in Brooklyn. Nonetheless, the Nets and Knicks are still nearby.
New Jersey is not alone in their choice for most popular podcast listened to. Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania also have The Mismatch at the top of their list. In fact, The Mismatch was the second most popular podcast in the country, according to The Waycroft. Only Code Switch ranked higher. That podcast is the most popular in nine states.