The best podcasts in the world - Apple Podcasts 2020

The best podcasts in the world - Apple Podcasts 2020

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Apple Podcasts have released a list of their “Shows of the Year”, together with their “Biggest Shows”, “Biggest News Shows”, and editorial favourites.

The 'biggest’ lists are drived by the Apple Podcast charts, which encompass a mix of new subscriptions, playback activity and completion rate; ratings and reviews aren’t factored into these charts. Eligible shows were those with multiple episodes available on December 1.

Your own country’s list of shows is in the Apple Podcasts app - but here are the biggest shows (including the biggest NEW shows, shows that were only released in 2020) for a number of countries across the world.

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US

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Apple Podcasts’ “Our favorites this year”:

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UK

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Radio France has its podcasts listed in Apple Podcasts, but Apple does not supply third-parties like Podnews with their RSS feeds.

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Spain

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Italy

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Germany

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South Africa

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Turkey

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Austria

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Arab World

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Australia

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New Zealand

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China

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Taiwan

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Korea

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Japan

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