Buzz factors

Number of ratings
Chart position
Score breakdown

Top-scoring episodes

Surface the highest-quality shows and episodes out there.

When it comes to finding a podcast to listen to, there's nothing quite like a recommendation from someone you know and trust. Think of our buzz score as an aggregation of those personal recommendations. Derived from a number of relevant factors, including endorsements from podcast tastemakers across the web, this quality rating helps you find the best of episodes of the shows you love -- as well as uncover new hidden gems. Feed your curiosity, and explore a more nuanced approach to evaluating quality, with this sophisticated tool.