These Are Adweek's Podcasts of the Year for 2020

The winners show how audio has amplified voices on issues of race, economic turmoil and adaptation

With commuter audiences suddenly not commuting amid the Covid-19 quarantines, many podcasters likely feared the year would be a damaging one for the audio industry. And while professional-oriented shows did indeed see short-term audience drops, the podcast universe also grew considerably as homebound thought leaders began putting their energy into audio content.