The short of it is, Apple Podcasts are doing well. The service, which launched way back in 2005 as a part of iTunes, has slowly been building both content and users of the now independent app for iPhone and iOS. Now, according to a report from Fast Company, the Cupertino company has now seen some 50 billion all time downloads on the service.
In all, there are some 18.5 million podcast episodes available for download in Apple Podcasts with over 100 languages supported in those episodes. It is a staggering number on the whole and is a proof point that Apple has positioned itself well as being the go-to place to find a podcast on virtually any subject out there.