The Ben Shapiro Show
“The Ben Shapiro Show” is a podcast and syndicated radio show hosted by Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro. “The Ben Shapiro Show” podcast launched under The Daily Wire in 2015 and quickly became one of the fastest growing podcasts in the world. By 2017, the show was the second-most listened to podcast on iTunes, surpassed at one time only by Oprah Winfrey’s podcast. In 2018, Politico described Shapiro’s show as “massively popular.” The reach of the show expanded further in April 2018, when Westwood One began syndicating the podcast to radio. In January 2019, Westwood One expanded Shapiro’s one-hour podcast to three hours by adding a nationally syndicated two-hour radio show.
By March 2019, Shapiro’s show was being carried by more than 200 stations nationwide, including in nine of the top ten markets. In March 2019, Podtrac ranked “The Ben Shapiro Show” as the second-most popular podcast in the U.S. In January 2019, The Ben Shapiro Show won the Best News Podcast Award at the inaugural iHeartRadio Podcast Awards.
“The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special,” a weekly video podcast in which Shapiro interviews major names in politics, media, entertainment, and culture, debuted on May 6, 2018. Among the guests that have appeared on the show are clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, podcast host Dave Rubin, columnist Jonah Goldberg, comedian Adam Carolla, commentator Dennis Prager, television host Mike Rowe, writer David Mamet, Fox News hosts Greg Gutfeld and Tucker Carlson, radio host Glenn Beck, actor Gary Sinise, psychologist and TV personality Dr. Phil, former ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
“The Ben Shapiro Show” is the flagship podcast for The Daily Wire, which currently sponsors four daily podcasts.
What is the format of “The Ben Shapiro Show?” “The Ben Shapiro Show” takes the form of a one-hour daily podcast that is followed by two hours of additional nationally syndicated radio. The two-hour radio portion is generally, though not always, recorded live.
How many days of the week does “The Ben Shapiro Show” air? “The Ben Shapiro Show” normally airs on weekdays, and “The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special” is also released on weekends.
How popular is “The Ben Shapiro Show?” “The Ben Shapiro Show” has been ranked by iTunes as high as the number two podcast in America. Politico has described the show as “massively popular,” and the show has a particularly strong market share among the younger and middle-aged listening demographic.
What popular segments does “The Ben Shapiro Show” have? Popular segments of “The Ben Shapiro Show” include “Good Trump/Bad Trump,” “Things I Like,” “Things I Hate,” and the Friday-only “Mailbag.”