As in past years, the company also shared a selection of the most popular audio shows people listened to through Apple Podcasts. Few surprises here as old favorites like Stuff You Should Know, This American Life and The Daily came out as the most popular shows in the US. When it comes to shows new to 2020, Unlocking Us, Nice White Parents and CounterClock made the top three for the year. Apple’s editorial team had their say as well. They picked California Love, Canary by the Washington Post and Dying for Sex as their favorites of 2020. If you’re looking for something new to listen to, all three lists are a good place to start.
When it comes to books, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand and Long Bright River by Liz Moore made up the company’s top three. Meanwhile, Open Book by Jessica Simpson, Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey and Upstream by Dan Heath took top honors in the audiobooks category. You can see all the full lists through Apple Books and Apple Podcasts.