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'Armchair Expert' podcast to become Spotify exclusive on July 1

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The "Armchair Expert" podcast, hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, will leave Apple Podcasts and become a Spotify exclusive in July.

All past and future episodes of "Armchair Expert" will be pulled from Apple Podcasts and other podcast platforms starting July 1, Spotify announced Wednesday. The episodes, however, will "remain free and available."

"Armchair Expert" is one of the more popular podcasts on Apple's podcasting platform, currently sitting in 13th place on the Podcasts Top Charts. According to Forbes, the show likely has about 20 million monthly listeners.

This marks the second time that Spotify has nabbed an exclusive podcast deal with a popular show. Back in 2020, "The Joe Rogan Experience" also became a Spotify exclusive.

Apple in April announced a new subscription podcast service to keep up with Spotify. In March, a research firms suggested that Spotify may overtake Apple in spoken word content by the end of 2021.

On Monday, Apple secured an Apple Podcast Subscriptions deal with Amazon-owned Wondery.

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