There are TONS of podcasts on the open market now. Pandemic has actually seen a lot of people step away from their jobs (voluntarily or not), to find themselves with time and talent that they are turning towards podcasting. The barriers to entering the podcast world are easily surmountable, so the sheer number of podcasts in production seems to continue to rise.
Still, I will not tell you there are too many podcasts. For a number of reasons, which I’ll try to list here: