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Trevor Noah Surpasses Joe Rogan, Claims Spotify’s Top Podcast Throne with New Show

Trevor Noah’ first podcast on Spotify beats Joe Rogan’s long-standing record, signaling a change in the podcast giant’s rankings.

The Rogan Era

For more than ten years, the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) has been a widely recognized and influential presence in the podcasting World. Rogan’s talent for having in-depth and varied discussions has attracted a large worldwide audience, resulting in an exclusive deal with Spotify in 2020 and strengthening the platform’s podcasting dominance.

Trevor Noah’s Triumph

Meet Trevor Noah, former host of “The Daily Show,” whose new podcast on Spotify, “What Now?,” is making a significant impact. Trevor Noah’s first podcast episode with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has briefly become more popular than Joe Rogan’s on Spotify in the UK and the US.


A Temporary Upset

Although Trevor Noah’s podcast success is noteworthy, many expect Joe Rogan’s podcast to regain the top spot once the excitement over Noah’s debut episode diminishes. Rogan, known for regularly publishing episodes, has not wavered in sustaining the popularity of his podcast.

Trevor Noah’s Spotify Venture

Additionally, Trevor Noah has signed a deal with Spotify for a weekly podcast series scheduled to start later this year. The upcoming series, yet to be named, assures a mix of Trevor Noah’s humor and global perspective, showcasing in-depth interviews with influential figures globally. Unlike certain exclusive Spotify deals, Trevor Noah’s podcast will be accessible on multiple platforms, aiming to reach a wider audience.

Spotify’s Ongoing Pursuit of Star Power

Trevor Noah’s partnering with Spotify highlights the platform’s strategy to bring in well-known and influential personalities. While Spotify expands its podcast offerings, not all exclusive deals have succeeded, as seen with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exiting their exclusive podcast agreements. Yet, Spotify’s ongoing pursuit of renowned creators like Trevor Noah shows its dedication to sustaining a diverse and engaging podcast platform. As the competition for podcast dominance unfolds, listeners can anticipate further changes in the dynamic realm of digital audio content.

Shivam Kumar


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