most popular podcasts

Most Popular Podcasts of 2020

Which new podcasts are audiences listening to most on Castbox last week? Browse top podcasts from this blog, updated weekly.

#1 Coronavirus Daily

Coronavirus DailyA daily news podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, covering all dimensions of the story from science to economics and …

A daily news podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, covering all dimensions of the story from science to economics and politics as well as society and culture. Hosted by Kelly McEvers from Embedded. Approximately 10 minutes in length. Publishing weekday afternoons. Includes stories and interviews from NPR’s Science, International, National, Business and Washington reporting teams, as well as station reporters, and the crews at Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

#2 Staying In with Emily & Kumail

Staying In with Emily & KumailIn this podcast — whose profits go to charities helping those affected by Coronavirus — Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanji …

In this podcast — whose profits go to charities helping those affected by Coronavirus — Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani are uniquely qualified to lead you through this forced quarantine situation. They are both writers who work from home. Emily was a therapist and currently is a chronically sick person (see: The Big Sick) who often has to quarantine herself, and Kumail is her main caretaker. Plus, we both just like being at home. Let us advise you on how to stay calm and avoid cabin fever. Let us give you entertainment recommendations. Let us give you constant updates on the squirrel vs. bird war happening right outside our window. Let us not talk about the C word at all. And most of all, let us take all of the proceeds from this podcast and spread it amongst charities that are helping those who are hit hardest by this quarantine.

#3 Stories of our times

Stories of our timesOur new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. …

Our new free daily news podcast takes you to the heart of the stories that matter, with exclusive access and reporting. Published for the start of your day, it is hosted by Manveen Rana and David Aaronovitch. 

#4 MARVELS

MARVELSBased on the graphic novel by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross, Marvels takes place in the aftermath of the Fantastic Four’s ba …

Based on the graphic novel by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross, Marvels takes place in the aftermath of the Fantastic Four’s battle with Galactus, high above New York City for the fate of the world. One intrepid photographer, an ambitious college student, and a cynical journalist embark on an investigation to confirm or debunk one of the most super-powered conspiracy theories of all time.

#5 Even the Rich

Even the RichOur lives can be crazy, but you can take a break from it all with Wondery’s new series, Even the Rich, where co-hosts Br …

Our lives can be crazy, but you can take a break from it all with Wondery’s new series, Even the Rich, where co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams pull back the curtain and chat about someone else’s craziness for a change. They tell stories about some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Murdochs to the Royals to the Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé, that is). Because as Queen Elizabeth once said, “A good gossip is a wonderful tonic.”

#6 COVID-19: What You Need to Know

COVID-19: What You Need to KnowEach day, ABC News answers your questions about COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus. ABC’s Chief Medical Correspon …

Each day, ABC News answers your questions about COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus. ABC’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton and other experts respond directly to questions submitted by listeners and viewers. And our team of correspondents and medical contributors keep you up to date on the latest news related to the virus. New each weekday afternoon. Hosted by Aaron Katersky.

#7 Public Health On Call

Public Health On CallExperts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offer science and evidence-based insights on the public …

Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offer science and evidence-based insights on the public health news of the day. The current focus is the global outbreak of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

#8 Coronacast

CoronacastCoronacast is a podcast that helps to answer your questions about coronavirus. We break down the latest news and researc …

Coronacast is a podcast that helps to answer your questions about coronavirus. We break down the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through a pandemic.

#9 Coronavirus Daily Briefing

Coronavirus Daily BriefingThe daily update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 15 minutes and you’re up to date.

The daily update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 15 minutes and you’re up to date.

#10 The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway

The Prof G Show with Scott GallowayWe live in a winner-take-all economy that’s bifurcating into those who are part of the innovation economy and those who …

We live in a winner-take-all economy that’s bifurcating into those who are part of the innovation economy and those who aren’t. Every week best-selling author, professor and entrepreneur Scott Galloway answers questions from you (his listeners) on who’s winning and losing, and how you can get ahead. Other professors, practitioners, and entrepreneurs join Scott to contribute ideas, alternate opinions, and insights to help you thrive at work. Tune in for a no mercy, no malice take on how you can level up your game in the world of business. To submit a question, email a voice recording to OfficeHours@Section4.com.

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