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The Best Podcast Episodes of 2020

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

#1 #1409 – Joey Diaz

#1409 – Joey DiazJoey “CoCo” Diaz is a Cuban-American stand up comedian and actor. Joey also hosts his own podcast called “The Church of …

Joey “CoCo” Diaz is a Cuban-American stand up comedian and actor. Joey also hosts his own podcast called “The Church of What’s Happening Now”.

#2 MISSING: Brittanee Drexel

MISSING: Brittanee DrexelHigh school junior Brittanee Drexel just wanted to get away for Spring Break and have a good time with her friends in My …

High school junior Brittanee Drexel just wanted to get away for Spring Break and have a good time with her friends in Myrtle Beach. Her mysterious disappearance would frustrate law enforcement and haunt her family for years to come. For more information on human trafficking, visit https://polarisproject.org/

#3 691: Gardens of Branching Paths

691: Gardens of Branching PathsStories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.

Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.

#4 Why Australia Is Burning

Why Australia Is BurningWildfires are devastating Australia, incinerating an area roughly the size of West Virginia and killing 24 people and as …

Wildfires are devastating Australia, incinerating an area roughly the size of West Virginia and killing 24 people and as many as half a billion animals. Today, we look at the human and environmental costs of the disaster, its connection to climate change and why so many Australians are frustrated by Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s response. Guest: Livia Albeck-Ripka, a reporter for The Times in Melbourne a reporter for The Times in Melbourne who spoke with Susan Pulis, a woman who fled the fires with kangaroos and koalas in her car. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: After Australia’s hottest and driest year on record, Mr. Morrison has minimized the connection between the wildfire crisis and climate change and declined to make moves to curb the country’s carbon emissions.Many Australians entered the new year under apocalyptic blood-red skies as smoke from the fires choked the country’s southeastern coast. “I look outside and it’s like the end of the world. Armageddon is here,” one woman in Canberra said.The fires have burned through dozens of towns, destroying at least 3,000 homes. Now, unbridled by continuous fire fighting, the blazes have returned to some scorched areas to level what is left. Rupert Murdoch controls the largest news company in Australia, and his newspapers have contributed to a wave of misinformation about the cause of the fires. 

#5 205 – Everyone Gets A Horse

205 – Everyone Gets A HorseKaren and Georgia cover the Blackout Murders and Scott Scurlock, the Hollywood Bandit.

Karen and Georgia cover the Blackout Murders and Scott Scurlock, the Hollywood Bandit.

#6 Ep. 930 – When The Media Don’t Care About Iranians

Ep. 930 – When The Media Don’t Care About IraniansIranians protest the ayatollahs, and the Democrats can’t stand it; Bernie takes on Biden and Warren as the Iowa caucuses …

Iranians protest the ayatollahs, and the Democrats can’t stand it; Bernie takes on Biden and Warren as the Iowa caucuses approach; and Pelosi finally decides to hand impeachment charges to the Senate.

#7 Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Saturday, January 11th, 2020Iran admitted that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane this week — blaming it on human error. We’ll have reaction …

Iran admitted that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane this week — blaming it on human error. We’ll have reaction to the admission. Also, President Trump claims that multiple embassies were part of the “imminent threat” that led to the U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian military commander last week. Power is returning to Puerto Rico after an earthquake earlier this week, but people are still sleeping outside there, as strong aftershocks continue to shake the island.

#8 Nikki Glaser

Nikki GlaserComedian Nikki Glaser feels overwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Nikki and Conan sit down to discuss modern …

Comedian Nikki Glaser feels overwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.
 
Nikki and Conan sit down to discuss modern perspectives on the vagina, the emotional toll of performing a roast, how discovering stand-up comedy helped Nikki manage an eating disorder, and going down in flames with her worst-ever jokes told at a wedding. Plus, Conan responds to the idea of his name on a rump-cheek as he and his staff Review the Reviewers.
 

#9 Halloween w/ Creed Bratton

Halloween w/ Creed BrattonThis week Jenna and Angela welcome their Office co-star and Angela’s real-life neighbor, Creed Bratton, to the pod to di …

This week Jenna and Angela welcome their Office co-star and Angela’s real-life neighbor, Creed Bratton, to the pod to discuss the Halloween episode. Creed talks about memorizing his first big scene on The Office, and his wild life as a musician. Then Jenna, Angela and Creed discuss the hierarchy of cat whiskers, Three Hole Punch Jim, PPC category drama, and how to complete a successful air high-five. We end this episode with new song from Creed, called The Ride. Check out more of Creed Bratton’s music at creedbratton.com . Enjoy, and see you at Poor Richards after the podcast (You’re all invited). 

#10 “It’s wide open!”

“It’s wide open!”The Trump Administration is caught lying about Iran, the public sours on the President’s handling of the crisis, and the …

The Trump Administration is caught lying about Iran, the public sours on the President’s handling of the crisis, and the Des Moines Register poll shows a very close race in Iowa between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden. Then Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement talks to Jon L. about climate change and the group’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders.

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