Rishi Sunak is just politician I’d interview, says Diary of a CEO podcast host Steven Bartlett | EUROtoday

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Since 2017, he has recorded his podcast, admitting that he’s now going through “increasing pressure” to host controversial company on the influential platform.

It comes as he revealed that his present reached the milestone of hitting Spotify’s Global Top Ten charts for the primary time this yr, coming in because the ninth largest podcast on the streaming service.

He was the one British podcaster to look on the record, which additionally options podcasts akin to The Joe Rogan Experience, The Huberman Lab by Andrew Huberman and On Purpose With Jay Shetty.

“It was unimaginable to me,” Bartlett mentioned of the achievement. “I’ll never understand it because we’re all just having conversations in my fake kitchen and people are listening, and I don’t entirely know why people are listening if I’m honest.”


At the start of the yr, he personally launched an inside aim for him and his podcast group to attain a much more international attain for The Diary of a CEO. He codenamed the mission “Moonshot” to channel US president John F Kennedy’s profitable problem originally of the Sixties to place a person on the moon by the top of the last decade.

Bartlett mentioned: “[Moonshot] was just making sure that our team knew that we’re irrelevant around the world.

“In the grand scheme of things, we’re reaching such a small amount of people, there’s seven to eight billion people on Earth. We’re reaching 40-50 million a month.”

The latter figures, nevertheless, mark years of constant work and progress on The Diary of a CEO, which in 2023 has seen a follower progress of 152 per cent and streaming progress of 94 per cent on Spotify.

It additionally stays Apple’s primary present and most adopted present this yr, in addition to YouTube’s primary most subscribed podcast with 4 million subscribers.

He mentioned: “It boggles the mind. I mean, there’s only 60 million people in the UK, so it’s a big number, but… you need a goal to aim at.”

Inflight leisure

He credit his podcast being on the inflight leisure channels of 11 totally different airways with serving to him break into “new territories”, in addition to just a few “bombshell” company, which went viral on social media.

His two most streamed episodes this yr embrace those with broadcaster Davina McCall and the epidemiologist and writer Tim Spector.

Former company have additionally included world-renowned medical psychologist and writer Jordan Peterson, comic Jimmy Carr and actor Seth Rogan.

Asked about how he chooses who will get the airtime, Bartlett mentioned: “Do I want to sit in a room for four hours talking about something with them is the framework, and it’s really reliable.

“We never think about how many followers someone has or how famous they are… you don’t see all the people that we turn down who have more followers than the people we accept.”