What are popular podcast themes emerging in 2024?

Podcasts have become incredibly popular over the last decade, in which today there are 464 million podcast listeners worldwide.

Statistics show that the average listener spends a staggering 7 hours per week listening to their favorite podcasts, in which today’s listeners are not only young people but people of all ages, cultures and locations across the globe.

Today, there are a huge variety of podcasts available from nutrition advice to true crime series, romance and dating advice, childhood studies and parenting podcasts, to podcasts on specific hobbies like golf, online gaming, or gardening.

Finding a podcast that interests you may seem like an easy task, however once you begin browsing podcasts, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to start as there is so many different podcast topics and styles to choose from. Whether you want one to cheer up your mood or whether you want an educational one to teach you how to play bingo, there will always be a Podcasts available. 

Below, we’ll help you out by taking a look at some of the most popular podcast themes emerging this year. 

Casino games

Online casino games have become incredibly popular in recent years, in which technology has really helped to transform traditional offerings like poker, slots and blackjack. Today’s online casino games have never been easier to access and offer some exciting themes, bonuses, and real cash prizes. However, there is so much choice that it can often be difficult to navigate the online casino world and find a site that offers exactly what you want it to.

Similarly, many games like poker and blackjack require a well thought out strategy if you wish to be successful in the games. The good news is that there are so many podcasts out there that can help you navigate this world, from showing you how to create a great poker strategy, to choosing the best online casino sites. 

Some of the best casino podcasts of 2024 include:

Vegas Confessions – With three fun hosts, this podcast involves interviews with Casino CEO’s, Casino Hosts, Casino Managers, You-tubers, Bloggers & Podcasters, finding out fun and interesting stories on everything that happens in the casino world. 

The Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast – Practical tips, hard earned wisdom and exciting stories from the world of blackjack, teaching you everything you need to know to survive and thrive in the blackjack world. 

Due for a win – A podcast about Atlantic City casino businesses, that also highlights the best local bars and restaurants to create the best casino experience in Atlantic City. 

Online bingo

Bingo is a game that has been popular for centuries, yet in recent years it has skyrocketed to success through the introduction of online bingo. Online bingo is the same concept as real-life bingo, only if it offers players the chance to play in private or with friends, from any location with Wi-Fi and at any time, day or night. Learning how to play bingo online is easy, in which the rules are essentially the same and you never have to worry about missing a number on your card.

Some of the best online bingo podcasts of 2024 include: 

  • The broken bingo addict
  • Bingo! – The Meg – John and Justin podcast 
  • Ringo Jingo Question Bingo

True Crime Stories

There’s something about the dark horrors of true crime stories that have people all over the world gripped on this topic. From catfishing to murder mysteries, drug rings and elaborate heists that have taken place, people really want to know all of the details and what happened to the criminals. 

One of the most popular true crime podcasts currently is Love, Janessa. Love, Janessa is a BBC limited series that talks about one of Brazil’s biggest catfishes and how she got away with fooling thousands of people. It’s well worth a listen if you’re into all thing’s true crime. 


Cults are something that have existed for centuries and seem to fascinate people around the globe. Some cults are good, some not so good and the more you delve into these podcasts, the more interesting it gets. 

One of the best cult podcasts currently is ‘Sounds like a Cult’. This easy to listen to series takes a look at many modern-day cults, including mild pop culture cults like mom-influencers and Swifties. 

It also takes a look at some of the darker cults, from spiritual scammers to doomsday preppers. All topics are approached with a fun lightheartedness, genuine curiosity, and a good sense of humor. 


Within the UK, comedy has been voted one of the top podcast genres, with a large percentage of those podcasts originating on Spotify. Here are a few of the top trending comedy podcasts worth listening to:

  • Live, Laugh, Love – LadBaby
  • Help I s**xted My Boss
  • LuAnna: The Podcast
  • Saving Grace

The demand for comedy themed podcasts is outstanding and we will be seeing more of this trend within charting podcasts throughout the year. 

Overall, there are a huge variety of interesting podcast topics out there today that can teach us so much. Whether you’re looking for pure entertainment, to learn a new skill, or need some help on a difficult topic in your life, chances are that there’s a podcast out there for it. 


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