Some people have a niche that they look for when they are searching for a new podcast to add to their list.

Others just love having a podcast playing in the background while they go about everything else — like driving and washing dishes.

Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, we can all agree that some have managed to rise in popularity, with a select few managing to stay on top.

It begs the question: What are some of the most popular podcasts of 2023, and how did they get people to keep coming back?

Before the new year's fireworks go off, media update's Alrika Möller looks at some of the most popular podcasts of 2023: 

We adore podcasts just as much as the next person, which is why we would love to know what kind of podcast content you would like to see from us next. Let us know in the comment section below. 

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**Sources used include Apple and Variety