Podcast Listeners Rejoice: The Top 5 New Podcasts of 2020 Revealed

Headset connected to a phoneTo many, listening to a podcast is a form of escapism, entertainment, and/or education. It’s our companion for work, sleep, and finding small talk ideas at dinner. Podcasts are awesome, and if you’re looking for a new one to tune into, you’re in luck. Here are five new podcasts to follow!

1. Rabbit Hole, a New York Times’ Podcast


If you ever found yourself wondering, how did humanity get to where it is today in terms of Trump, anti-vaxxers, and Brexit, Rabbit Hole is here to kindly provide these answers. The podcast focuses on tracking how the internet is changing society and human behavior as a whole. It’s more than which celebrity got “canceled” last week, but what led the public to such actions.

2. Wind of Change, a Dubious Conspiracy Theory

 Wind of Change, a Dubious Conspiracy TheoryPodcast listeners definitely love a good conspiracy theory, and when that theory involves a world-famous rock song, things are bound to get interesting. Reporter Patrick Radden Keefe tries to get to the bottom of the truth: whether The Scorpions’ mass hit Wind of Change was secretly written by the C.I.A as a form of cultural propaganda at the tail end of the Cold War. Too conspirative for your liking? Just wait till the moment Keefe ends up in a German hotel room with Klause Meine.

3. What Planet Are We On? – The Impact of Climate Change

What Planet Are We On? - The Impact of Climate Change
If the recent global events have taught us anything, it is our undeniable footprint on the planet… and how it’s far from positive. We only have one planet, and it’s our job to keep it healthy. Hosted by Liz Bonnin, this podcast is a beautiful reminder of how every person can contribute to creating a sustainable future. Fans of David Attenborough will be happy to tune into his guest appearance on the podcast too!

4. Anthems, a Podcast Devoted to Those Who Need to Be Heard

Anthems, a Podcast Devoted to Those Who Need to Be Heard
Podcasting is a beautiful thing that helps people voice their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. Anthems is a platform created as a response to white male voices, and it’s a place that sheds light on those who aren’t as equally heard. The format is of personal essays, and the vibe is of a TED talk, an awesome combination.

5. Lockdown Parenting Hell, A Legitimate Podcast Idea

Lockdown Parenting Hell, A Legitimate Podcast Idea
Lockdown Parenting Hell was launched back in March when the UK went into a national lockdown, and it’s a hilarious excuse for comedians Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe to sneak out for an hour away from the chaos of homeschooling… only to discuss it on their podcast. It’s quirky and fun, and something you didn’t know you needed in your life.