- Julie's Library, in which Julie Andrews and her daughter [pictured] will read a new story to kids every week, arrives today.
- In TIME For Kids' inaugural episode, "listeners learn about the new coronavirus and pandemics of the past." This podcast is available to Pinna subscribers only.
Love and Family
- Dating Diaries: Quarantine Confessions explores how singles are dealing with life during the pandemic.
- Ochenta Podcasts has adapted the French podcast Amour & Confinement ("Love and Quarantine") into English, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. "The show is a funny, upbeat guide to making the most of dating in quarantine," reads a tweet.
- Juleyka Lantigua-Williams has released a trailer for How to Talk to Mamí & Papí About Anything, a show that will offer "practical approaches to intergenerational tensions adult children of immigrants face in the U.S."
Comedy and Popular Culture
- Gimlet Media's Mogul is launching The Mogul Mixtapes today, a miniseries that "take[s] us back to some of the most iconic rap beefs, parties, iconic fashion and wild backstories from our favorite albums."
- The New York Times' Rabbit Hole "explores what happens when our lives move online." The first couple of episodes show how YouTube can influence or change a person's beliefs.
- Music podcast Dissect will spend its newest season examining Beyoncé's iconic Lemonade. Don't miss the podcast's in-depth visual guides to each song.
Art and Fiction
- Hello Monday published a two-part series on what happens to art during a pandemic. In part one host Jessi Hempel speaks with writer Glennon Doyle, who published a new book just as the virus hit.
- Play Me's new series The Show Must Go On "features audio adaptations of contemporary works from Canadian playwrights that were disrupted by COVID-19."
- The BBC World Service's Miriam and Youssef, a ten-part audio drama about the founding of Israel, launches today. It's told from the perspective of two neighbors: a Jewish refugee and a Palestinian Arab.
- Acclaimed off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has launched Soundstage, which features new work from accomplished playwrights. The show's creators moved up the launch date in order to make the content available to performing arts fans under quarantine.
History and Education
- On May 15, iHeartMedia will launch Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020, in which celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, Abby Wambach, David Chang, Chelsea Handler, Pitbull, and plenty of other famous people will share words of wisdom with graduates sheltering in place.
- Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham hosts Cadence13's limited series Hope, Through History, which explores America's battle with five past crises.
Coping with Covid and a Brand New World
- Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast host The Daily Beast's The New Abnormal, which promises "blunt truth and dark humor for a world in chaos."
- Tomorrow In the Dark launches a limited-run series on how the pandemic is impacting the communities of the Mississippi Delta.
- Podcaster Emily Shaw crowdsourced a wonderful piece of audio titled "Sounds of Comfort During Quarantine: A Global Audio Experiment" and is now seeking sounds of anger for her next piece. Please send your recording (voice memo app works fine), name, and location to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can, send a picture, too.
- In This Covid Life a doctor "shares thoughts from the frontlines with a curious friend." ("Fun Friend" AKA PodReacher founder Jaclyn Schiff.)
- Deepak Chopra and son Gotham have launched Now For Tomorrow, which is "tailored to a world in crisis, for people needing immediate answers, advice and spiritual support."
- In this episode of HowSound, we hear how reporters are managing to create compelling and sound-rich narratives while sheltering in place.
- In Tape Club, Rachael King in Los Angeles and Pete Naughton in London break down the latest podcast industry stories.
- In The Confessional, hosted by unconventional pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, guests reveal their worst moments and "what changed in their life as a result."
- Southern Jewish Life alums Arielle and Shira have released Counter Programming, "your new favorite coronavirus/COVID-19 distraction podcast." It's about countertops. It's funny and weird and I'm all for it.