The Secret to the Quick Success of Breaking Points With Krystal and Saagar

by Sunjay Muralitharan, June 12, 2021

It goes without saying that Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti have reached national acclaim for pioneering anti-establishment media with their show The Hill Rising. However, when they left the Hill to start their new independent media source, Breaking Points, nobody expected it to be a smash hit in less than a week.

Breaking Points was launched on June 7th 2021 and by the time that I am writing this article (June 10th 2021) they have already broken records; Breaking Points currently stands as the most popular political podcast in America on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts, surpassing the likes of New York Times’s The Daily, Pod Save America, The Ben Shapiro Show and Louder with Crowder. Even more surprisingly, they rank 3rd on Spotify as the most popular podcast in all of America ranking only behind The Joe Rogan Experience and Dark History.

This begs the question, how did Breaking Points become so successful in such a short time? Was it because of the following they built up when hosting The Hill Rising? Was it because they focused on how the elites are the true enemies of all Americans instead of the corporate media pushed narrative that race and party affiliation is what truly divides us? Was it because the two hosts of the show don't come from the same side of the political spectrum? Well it is a mix of all of these things.

The financial resources of a large corporate entity like the Hill coupled with two genius political pundits with diverse perspectives pushing a narrative that resonates with average Americans is the perfect recipe for a successful show. Their message touched people throughout the nation and allowed them to build a passionate following that would be willing to support them wherever they went. This strong following that they built up due to the Hill’s financial resources, Krystal and Saagar’s message that the elites are the true enemies of the American people, and their diverse viewpoints is the secret to Breaking Points’s quick success.

Sources

Krystal and Saagar BEAT NYT, Become Top Political Podcast IN THE USA - Breaking Points on YT

Krystal and Saagar: CNN FREAKS That YouTubers Have Larger Audiences, Calls For Deplatforming - The Hill on YT