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  • Sony Music Entertainment’s Podcasts Top New Apple Subscription Charts 
  • Aug 18, 2022

In Just Over Two Months Since Launching, The Binge Podcast Subscription Destination is Third Most Popular Subscription Channel in US and Canada 

Crooked City: Youngstown, OH and Kermode and Mayo’s Take Rank in Top 5 Shows in US and UK

New York, NY – Sony Music Entertainment today announced that several of its podcasts have topped two new Apple Podcasts charts focused specifically on premium podcast subscriptions, Top Subscriber Shows and Top Subscriber Channels. 


  • Since its launch in June, The Binge has become the #3 most popular subscription channel in both the US and CA
  • Crooked City: Youngstown, OH is the #5 most popular subscriber show in the US
  • Kermode and Mayo’s Take is the #5 most popular subscriber show in the UK

The Binge is a first-of-its-kind subscription channel providing fans with binge-access to full seasons of new podcasts each month from across SME’s robust slate. Developed to provide listeners with full control of their listening experience and super-serve audiences who are eager for premium, binge worthy shows, The Binge bundles some of the greatest podcasts from SME’s network of award-winning creators and provides fans with at least one brand new binge-listen every month from some of the top storytellers and journalists across the industry.

From the Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated storyteller Marc Smerling comes the debut of Crooked City: Youngstown, OH, and Sony Music’s podcast series exploring how the mob came to run a small midwestern city. The sweeping 15-episode series​ dives into the complicated history of a Rust Belt town where car bombs and mob murders became so common that in 1963, The Saturday Evening Post called it, “Crimetown, U.S.A.”

Leading film critic Mark Kermode and iconic host and movie fanatic Simon Mayo host Kermode and Mayo’s Take twice weekly, which features the finest reviews and previews, big guest interviews and a cornucopia of audience correspondence in every episode. Since its premiere, the show’s new season has featured conversations with top Hollywood talent Tom Hiddleston, Miles Teller and more.

Sony Music Podcasts is a division of Sony Music Entertainment, a global leader in audio at the intersection of music, podcasting, entertainment and technology. Through our diverse global partnerships with leading creators and our team of sales, marketing and business development professionals, Sony Music Podcasts uses our core strengths to help the podcast community achieve greater levels of success. In alignment with our creator-first philosophy, we drive impactful storytelling through compelling content everywhere.

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