Produced by Discover Pods (www.discoverpods.com), the Podcast Trends Report 2019 benchmarks podcast listener growth, how podcasts stack up to other content mediums, and current trends and challenges faced by podcasters. The data was taken from a survey of over 1,000 podcast fans and includes surprising stats, such as: - 82.4% of people listen to podcasts for more than 7 hours each week. - 33.2% of respondents have listened to a podcast on a smart speaker. - 59% of respondents spend more time listening to podcasts than on social media. - 55.6% of respondents said they purchased an item after hearing it advertised on a podcast. - 61.3% of podcasters list marketing and building an audience among their top challenges.