Inside the Democrats’ Podcast Presidential Primary, Where Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang Rule

Democrats have made more than 1,200 podcast appearances ahead of the 2020 election

Four years after Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to go on a podcast, Democratic presidential contenders have logged more than 1,200 podcast appearances. Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson is winning this podcast primary, clocking five full days of podcasting hours, including 43 shows this year alone.

But to what end? Despite all that time, she remains near the bottom of the polls. It remains to be seen this election season whether podcasts give an opening to longshot candidates like Williamson, or are just a lot of people talking.

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