And, The Most Popular Celebrity Podcasts for 2024 are …

By Marie-Antoinette Issa
on 8 May 2024

Social media has allowed once unattainable A-listers to connect with their audience on a more intimate level. And, while you may never actually achieve Meghan Markle’s super star status, subscribing to her blogs and liking her Instagram posts can certainly make you feel a little more connected to the regal beauty. However, alongside visual platforms, a growing number of Hollywood-ers are also are increasingly leveraging podcasting to connect with their audience in a more personal way. Whether it’s sharing insights, discussing societal issues or simply having candid conversations, these audio communication have become a staple in the industry. But, which ones reign supreme in 2024? According to research by the experts at, these are most popular celebrity podcasts of 2024…

Topping the charts is “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” hosted by the iconic American comedian and writer, Conan O’Brien. With an impressive listening score of 85, this podcast has captured the hearts and ears of audiences worldwide. Boasting 464 episodes and a monthly search volume of 62.5K, O’Brien’s witty banter and engaging interviews have solidified his podcast as the crème de la crème of celebrity shows. Not to mention, O’Brien’s net worth of over $200 million only adds to his allure.

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Following closely behind is “Oprah’s Super Soul,” spearheaded by the queen of media herself, Oprah Winfrey. With a listening score of 83 and a staggering 496 episodes, Winfrey continues to inspire and uplift listeners with her thought-provoking discussions. Garnering 54.8K searches per month, it’s clear that Winfrey’s influence knows no bounds, cementing her status as one of the richest celebrities in podcasting, with a net worth of $2.8 billion.

In third place, we have “LeVar Burton Reads,” hosted by the multi-talented actor, director, and TV host, LeVar Burton. With a listening score of 77 and over 210 episodes, Burton transports listeners into the world of captivating short fiction stories. Garnering 308K monthly searches, Burton’s podcast is a testament to the enduring power of storytelling in the digital age.

Russell Brand’s “Under The Skin” claims the fourth spot with a listening score of 75. Featuring over 300 episodes, Brand’s podcast delves deep into thought-provoking conversations with guests from around the globe. Despite his net worth of $20 million, Brand’s podcast resonates with listeners from all walks of life, attracting 16K searches monthly.

Travis Kelce’s “New Heights with Jason & Travis Kelce” rounds out the top five with a listening score of 72. With 79 episodes under its belt, this podcast has quickly risen in popularity, garnering an impressive 591K searches last month alone. Kelce’s foray into podcasting has undoubtedly struck a chord with audiences, proving that success on the field can translate to success behind the mic.

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Turning attention to the leading ladies of podcasting, Gwyneth Paltrow’s “The Goop Podcast” takes the sixth spot with a listening score of 70. With over 440 episodes, Paltrow’s podcast offers listeners a glimpse into the worlds of art, journalism, and culture. Despite her net worth of $200 million, Paltrow’s down-to-earth conversations have earned her a dedicated following in the podcasting sphere.

Michelle Obama’s “The Light Podcast” follows closely behind with a similar listening score of 70. With 34 episodes to date, Obama’s podcast shines a light on uplifting and empowering conversations with friends, family, and fellow celebrities. Despite her net worth of $70 million, Obama’s podcast continues to inspire listeners to find joy and purpose in their lives.

In eighth place, we have Anderson Cooper’s “All There Is with Anderson Cooper,” with a listening score of 68. With 21 episodes tackling themes of loss and grief, Cooper’s podcast offers a poignant exploration of the human experience. Garnering 13.7K searches monthly, Cooper’s podcast proves that vulnerability is indeed a strength in the world of podcasting.

Jameela Jamil’s “I Weigh” claims the ninth spot with a listening score of 66. With over 200 episodes focusing on societal norms and mental health, Jamil’s podcast encourages listeners to embrace their true selves. With episodes averaging an hour in length, Jamil’s podcast offers a deep dive into important conversations that resonate with audiences worldwide.

Rounding out the top ten is “Red Table Talk,” hosted by Jada Pinkett-Smith, her daughter, and mother. With a listening score of 61, this podcast offers a candid look into the lives of the Pinkett-Smith family, tackling a wide range of topics with honesty and authenticity. Garnering over 30K searches monthly, Pinkett-Smith’s podcast continues to captivate audiences with its raw and unfiltered discussions.

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