Decision 2020: Which Candidate is Winning the Podcast vote? (Democrat Edition)

Decision 2020: Which Candidate is Winning the Podcast vote? (Democrat Edition)

We’ve aggregated a list of every podcast episode that has included a personal appearance from one of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Check out each candidate’s Podchaser creator profile to see a full list of their podcast interviews and appearances (links below), to better get to know the people who are running for President of the United States.

Jump Ahead

🏆 View the 2020 Presidential Podcast Leaderboard
🇺🇸 Meet the 2020 Democratic Candidates


🎧 Podcasts For President!

The 2020 US Presidential Election is just around the corner, but first we get primary season! At the time of the first debate, twenty Democrats had launched their presidential campaigns. Unfortunately, with so many candidates in the running for the party’s nomination, it’s hard to really get a sense of what each candidate stands for. Complex ideas are often cut down to sound bites and hurled across a busy debate stage.

Luckily, podcasts are here to save us all! From highly-specific news reports to longform, in-depth interviews, podcasts allow listeners to hear the full platforms behind the soundbytes. That’s why we’ve brought together every podcast featuring a Democratic presidential candidate. With over 525 hours of audio, you’ll be well-equipped to perform your civic duty.

So, now we get to have some fun with all of these stats and ask the question: among those 525+ hours of airtime, who is leading the field and connecting with the ever important podcast vote? Which candidate is out there hustling to shake hands and kiss microphones? In our humble opinion, the Road to the White House is a lot more fun when you can listen to a podcast while we’re on our way.


🏆 Podcast Leaderboard

We’ve ranked the Democratic presidential candidates based off of their total podcast airtime. Click their name to learn more about the candidate or you can click “Listen” to view a full list of their podcast appearances. From there you can listen to an episode and rate & review it on Podchaser.

(Leaderboard updated July 30, 2019)

1. Marianne Williamson – 155 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 4 days, 23 hours (Listen)
2. Andrew Yang – 99 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 2 days, 13 hours (Listen)
3.* Joe Biden – 371 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 1 day, 23 hours (Listen)
4. Pete Buttigieg – 73 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 1 days, 12 hours (Listen)
5. Tim Ryan – 54 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 1 day, 9 hours (Listen)
6. Amy Klobuchar – 44 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 1 day, 4 hours (Listen)
7. Elizabeth Warren – 41 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 1 day, 2 hours (Listen)
7. Cory Booker – 41 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 1 day, 2 hour (Listen)
9. Bernie Sanders – 57 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 1 day, 1 hour (Listen)
10. John Hickenlooper – 45 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 23 hours (Listen)
11. Jay Inslee – 44 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 21 hours (Listen)
12. Kirsten Gillibrand – 34 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 18 hours (Listen)
13. Julián Castro – 28 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 17 hours (Listen)
14. Tulsi Gabbard – 18 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 16 hours (Listen)
15. Kamala Harris – 20 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 14 hours (Listen)
15. Beto O’Rourke – 27 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 14 hours (Listen)
17. Michael Bennet – 19 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 12 hours (Listen)
18. Steve Bullock – 17 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 9 hours (Listen)
19. John Delaney – 13 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 7 hours (Listen)
20. Bill de Blasio – 9 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 5 hours (Listen)

* Joe Biden has his own podcast called Biden’s Briefing, which boasts 365 episodes, BUT while he calls himself the host, he isn’t on the podcast more than just a pre-recorded pre-roll (Not cool, Joe). So, he’s either doing very well in podcasting, or very badly. We’ll let you decide.

😕 The Dropouts

These candidates have dropped out of the race. Their podcast numbers have been frozen at the time of their announcement.

Eric Swalwell (July 8, 2019) – 48 Podcast Appearances – Total Airtime: 17 hours (Listen)


🇺🇸 Meet the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

Get to know the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and click the link to check out the full list of their podcast appearances.

(Candidates appear in alphabetical order)

Michael Bennet

Who is Michael Bennet?

Michael Bennet is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Colorado since 2009. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on May 2nd, 2019.

What podcasts has Michael Bennet been on?


Joe Biden

Who is Joe Biden?

Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Biden also represented Delaware in the U.S. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on April 25th, 2019.

What podcasts has Joe Biden been on?


Cory Booker

Who is Cory Booker?

Cory Booker is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party. The first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey, he was previously the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on February 1st, 2019.

What podcasts has Cory Booker been on?


Steve Bullock

Who is Steve Bullock?

Steve Bullock is an American politician, attorney, and former professor who is the 24th Governor of Montana. Bullock has chaired the National Governors Association since 2018. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on May 14th, 2019.

What podcasts has Steve Bullock been on?


Pete Buttigieg

Who is Pete Buttigieg?

Peter Buttigieg is an American politician and former military officer who has served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2012. Buttigieg was elected mayor of South Bend in 2011 and reelected in 2015. Before his reelection, he came out as gay. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on April 14th, 2019.

What podcasts has Pete Buttigieg been on?


Julián Castro

Who is Julián Castro?

Julián Castro is an American Democratic politician who was the youngest member of President Obama’s Cabinet, serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017. Castro served as the mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas from 2009 until he joined Obama’s cabinet in 2014. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on January 12th, 2019.

What podcasts has Julián Castro been on?


Bill de Blasio

Who is Bill de Blasio?

Bill de Blasio is an American politician who since 2014 has been serving as the 109th Mayor of New York City. Prior to his first election to the position of Mayor, he served as New York City’s public advocate from 2010 to 2013. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on May 16th, 2019.

What podcasts has Bill de Blasio been on?


John Delaney

Who is John Delaney?

John Delaney is an American attorney, businessman, and politician who is running for President of the United States in 2020. He was the United States Representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district from 2013 to 2019. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on July 28, 2017.

What podcasts has John Delaney been on?


Tulsi Gabbard

Who is Tulsi Gabbard?

Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, she is also the first Samoan American and Hindu member of the United States Congress. She announced her 2020 presidential candidacy on January 11th, 2019.

What podcasts has Tulsi Gabbard been on?


Kirsten Gillibrand

Who is Kirsten Gillibrand?

Kirsten Gillibrand is an American attorney and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New York since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, she was a member of the U.S. She announced her 2020 presidential candidacy on March 17th, 2019.

What podcasts has Kirsten Gillibrand been on?


Kamala Harris

Who is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from California since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017, and as the 27th District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. She announced her 2020 presidential candidacy on January 21, 2019.

What podcasts has Kamala Harris been on?


John Hickenlooper

Who is John Hickenlooper?

John Hickenlooper is an American politician and businessman who served as the 42nd Governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on March 4th, 2019.

What podcasts has John Hickenlooper been on?


Jay Inslee

Who is Jay Inslee?

Jay Inslee is an American politician, author, and lawyer serving as the 23rd and current governor of Washington since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 1995 and then again from 1999 until 2012. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on March 1st, 2019.

What podcasts has Jay Inslee been on?


Who is Amy Klobuchar?

Amy Klobuchar is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential candidacy on February 10th, 2019.

What podcasts has Amy Klobuchar been on?


Beto O’Rourke

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

Beto O’Rourke is an American businessman, musician, and politician who represented Texas’ 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on March 14th, 2019.

What podcasts has Beto O’Rourke been on?


Tim Ryan

Who is Tim Ryan?

Tim Ryan is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on April 4th, 2019.

What podcasts has Tim Ryan been on?


Bernie Sanders

Who is Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Vermont’s at-large Congressman from 1991 to 2007, he is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history and a member of the Democratic caucus. Sanders ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on April 4th, 2019.

What podcasts has Bernie Sanders been on?


Eric Swalwell (Dropped Out July 8, 2019)

Who is Eric Swalwell?

Eric Swalwell is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 15th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, his district covers most of eastern Alameda County and part of central Contra Costa County. He announced his 2020 presidential candidacy on April 8th, 2019.

What podcasts has Eric Swalwell been on?


Elizabeth Warren

Who is Elizabeth Warren?

Elizabeth Warren is an American politician and former academic, serving as the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts since 2013. Warren was formerly a law school professor specializing in bankruptcy law. She announced her 2020 presidential candidacy on February 9th, 2019.

What podcasts has Elizabeth Warren been on?


Marianne Williamson

Who is Marianne Williamson?

Marianne Williamson is an American author, lecturer, and activist. She has written 13 books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers within the ‘Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous’ category. She announced her presidential candidacy on January 29th, 2019.

What podcasts has Marianne Williamson been on?


Andrew Yang

Who is Andrew Yang?

Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur, the founder of Venture for America (VFA) and a U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. He has a background in startups and early-stage growth companies, acting as a founder or executive. Andrew Yang announced his presidential candidacy on November 6th, 2018.

What podcasts has Andrew Yang been on?


🥰 Let Us Know What You Think

We’d love to hear what you think about our list of presidential candidate podcast appearances. Do you think it’s an effective tool for voting in the upcoming election? Let us know on social media by using the hashtag #thepodcastvote. You can also help keep the list up-to-date by creating your Podchaser profile and adding credits to your favorite podcasts.