Because users can subscribe to your podcast anywhere, such as, iTunes or other podcast directories etc., there is no accurate way for us to give you an exact subscriber number. Platforms like iTunes do not release that data. You can estimate subscribers by looking at download numbers after you release an episode as compared to other times (you’ll see a peak of downloads as subscribers’ podcasts are automatically downloaded). You can also view your Podbean followers on your home page and in the Podbean app (these are only Podbean followers, not those who subscribe on other platforms).


For podcasters, the number of downloads (which includes downloads/streams) you get for each episodes is the number to watch. This is the primary way podcasters and sponsors analyze audience reach. Find this statistic in your “Trending” tab in your Podbean statistics.