An estimated 144 million people in the U.S. have at one point or another listened to a podcast. That number, provided by Edison Research's latest study Infinite Dial, is 20 million more than in 2018. The growing popularity of on-demand audio this decade has led Hollywood stars like Will Ferrell to Amy Schumer to take notice.
To get you connected with the latest conversations featuring your favorite personalities, TheWrap has put together a list of stars that have gone into podcasting since the start of 2018.
The comedian is giving you more of the "Anchorman" character in 2019. Spotify announced that Will Ferrell would be joining the podcasting ranks in character as the famed Ron Burgundy.
Take a listen here.
In less than a year, the "Parenthood" and "Without a Paddle" star built the No. 1 new podcast on the Apple charts in 2018, "Armchair Expert." Shepard did so alongside co-host Monica Padman by using intimate conversations with stars like Seth Rogen and in-depth discussions with experts like Dr. Drew.
Listen to "Armchair Expert" here.
The Oscar-winning actor is executive producing and starring in "Blackout," a new fictional podcast in which a small-town New Hampshire radio DJ "fights to protect his family and community after the power grid goes down nationwide, upending modern civilization."
Listen to the trailer here.
The stand-up comic and "Trainwreck" actress started the podcast "3 Girls, 1 Keith" on Spotify last summer. Schumer is joined by fellow comedians Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett, and Keith Robinson.
Debuting in late March, "Minor Adventures with Topher Grace" will bring on stars like Nina Dobrev and Whitney Cummings to do a challenge with the "BlacKkKlansman" actor as they also try to answer interview questions.
Listen to the preview here.
The "Shakespeare in Love" and "Avengers" actress started a podcast last year where she talks to a variety of lifestyle experts. "The goop Podcast" is a part of her Goop health and wellness company.
The "Home Alone" star's "Bunny Ears" podcast features Q&As, conversations about his Velvet Underground cover band and celebrity guests like Freddie Prinze Jr. and Anna Faris.
After his late-night show shortened to 30 minutes, the former "SNL" writer decided to give his fans more content with his own podcast. O'Brien's guest list has included Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.
The "M*A*S*H" actor started his own podcast in July of last year "Clear+Vivid." The podcast aims to help listeners "connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people – whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country." Episodes have included conversations with comedian Sarah Silverman and author and activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin on feminism and the #MeToo movement.