Podcast Listenership Falls Off as Coronavirus Halts Commutes

Data shows the medium may be heavily reliant on straphangers

a guy with headphones on on a bus
People are listening to podcasts less across the board. Getty Images

As the coronavirus pandemic shortens the commutes of most office workers to a matter of steps, the podcasts that would otherwise fill stretches of subway or car-bound boredom are suffering.

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