Most popular podcasts of 2014
I produced a lot of podcasts last year. Probably over 200 shows spanning 300 or more hours. We don't post all of them here at iMore anymore, but for much of the year they did, and they all embody the spirit we try to bring to iMore — that all this technology is by and for people, and it's the people that really matter. Out of all of those shows, I could never pick any favorites. Every time I'd try, I'd be reminded of another, and another, and find myself in an endless loop. So, I figured I'd see which ones appealed to you, our listeners, the most. According to the download numbers, and recognizing that's just one metric, here are our most popular podcasts of 2014.
5. Vector 59: Dave and the Canadians
Midway through the year we changed the format of our technology interview show, Vector. We needed a panel format that was less dependent on finding guests, and we wanted to focus more on the human side of the story. So, we enlisted a designer, a developer, and a therapist, and the rest is history... in the making. With over 40K downloads, the one with the title that sounds like a Barenaked Ladies cover band seems to have resonated the most.
- Vector 59: Dave and the Canadians
4. Iterate 74: Designing for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, with Kawano, Sinclair, and Wiskus
Following up Apple's hottest event of the year made for the hottest Iterate of the year. At 60k downloads it showed that designing for displays and experiences both smaller and larger were suddenly on everyone's mind.
- Iterate 74: Designing for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, with Kawano, Sinclair, and Wiskus
3. Review 13: The Terminator
One of the greatest cult classics of the 1980s made for our most popular episode of Review this year — The Terminator. 75K of you enjoyed reliving it with us, which means it will most definately be back.
- Review 13: The Terminator
2. iMore show 396: The WWDC 2014 lottery
Maybe it was pent-up demand for new Apple products, or maybe there was some whacky glitch in the matrix, but with over 100k downloads, our most popular iMore show of the year was the episode on Apple's WWDC 2014 announcement.
- iMore show 396: The WWDC 2014 lottery!
1. Debug 47: Melton & Ganatra episode I: Demoing software to Steve Jobs
A love letter from former directors of internet technologies and iOS apps, sensationalist media tried to twist it into an anti-Apple story and failed. With over 105K downloads, our most popular Debug — and podcast — of 2014 showed that hard work really does matter. (All told, 5 episodes of Debug hovered around the 100K mark this year, including the Nitin Ganatra trilogy and Swift round table.)
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dan-carlins-hardcore-history/id17300... (Also in overcast's directory but I don't see how to share that link) Sent from the iMore App