13 Podcasts That Got Us Through 2020

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been at home a lot more often, and that’s meant finding ways to work, connect and entertain ourselves, largely with the help of screens. In the wake of Zoom happy hours and Netflix marathon after marathon, you probably took a much-needed screen break — and, if you’re anything like us, that meant you queued up some podcasts. From immersive audio dramas and pop culture-focused comedy pods to incisive cultural critiques, insightful interviews and top-notch investigative journalism, these podcasts not only stood out in a year full of content, but they also helped us weather an incredibly challenging and isolating year.