Hamish Blake and Andy Lee have Australia’s most popular podcast

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Hamish Blake and Andy Lee surpass true crime show Casefile as Australia’s most popular podcast with almost a MILLION listeners last month

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Hamish Blake and Andy Lee’s self-titled LiSTNR podcast, Hamish & Andy, has become the most popular podcast in Australia.

The boys toppled Casefile True Crime to land the top spot in March with almost one million listeners, according to the Australian Podcast Ranker.

The comedians and best mates, both 40, had an incredible 960,488 monthly listeners and 2,258,540 monthly downloads.

Success: Hamish Blake (left) and Andy Lee (right) have surpassed true crime show Casefile to become Australia's most popular podcast with almost a million listeners last month

Success: Hamish Blake (left) and Andy Lee (right) have surpassed true crime show Casefile to become Australia’s most popular podcast with almost a million listeners last month

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Meanwhile, Audiobloom’s Casefile True Crime podcast had 922,162 monthly listeners last month and 2,244,927 monthly downloads.

The duo previously joked to Mumbrella that if they ever slipped from the top spot of the Australian Podcast Ranker they’d ‘quit’ podcasting.

‘Well we only ever do podcasts for awards, rankers, status,’ Andy quipped. 

‘So obviously we’ll quit [if we fall down the charts],’ he added. 

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Nailing it: The comedians and best mates, both 40, had an incredible 960,488 monthly listeners and 2,258,540 monthly downloads

Nailing it: The comedians and best mates, both 40, had an incredible 960,488 monthly listeners and 2,258,540 monthly downloads

Second place: Meanwhile, Audiobloom's Casefile True Crime podcast had 922,162 monthly listeners last month and 2,244,927 monthly downloads

Second place: Meanwhile, Audiobloom’s Casefile True Crime podcast had 922,162 monthly listeners last month and 2,244,927 monthly downloads

He added on a more serous note: ‘We’ve just been lucky that so many people listen to us, so we’re grateful for that.

‘We know that, as I think we mentioned in the press release, if you didn’t listen, it would just be two guys hanging out in an expensive studio.’

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Hamish and Andy have had incredible success with their podcast after quitting traditional radio in favour of a digital-only approach.

They first met in their student days at the University of Melbourne and went on to host the Hamish & Andy drive show on the Hit Network for years. 

Pioneers: Hamish and Andy (pictured together at the 2019 Logies) have had incredible success with their podcast after quitting traditional radio in favour of a digital-only approach

Pioneers: Hamish and Andy (pictured together at the 2019 Logies) have had incredible success with their podcast after quitting traditional radio in favour of a digital-only approach 

In 2011, the show was cut down to one day a week so the boys could focus on other aspects of their career. 

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That same year, they branched into television with their Gap Year series and later True Story with Hamish & Andy. 

They’ve also had successful solo projects, including Andy becoming the host of game show The Hundred and Hamish presenting Nine’s Lego Masters. 

Andy previously said that above all else, their ‘friendship is paramount’.

‘As soon as we met, we started hanging out and pretty much haven’t stopped since. To then have someone turn around and say, “You two being mates is really important to our company,” well, it’s kind of funny,’ he said.

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Duo: In 2011, they branched into TV with their Gap Year series and later True Story (pictured)

Duo: In 2011, they branched into TV with their Gap Year series and later True Story (pictured)

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