COVID-19 Update Podcasts

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Creation Date March 4th, 2020
Updated Date Updated April 16th, 2021
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Lots of podcasts are keeping tabs on the COVID-19 situation. Here are the ones we're featuring in our app. Let us know if we're missing any!
  1. The world is entering panic mode. COVID19 has spread to more than 50 countries, including the United States. Financial markets are faltering. Governments are scrambling. And every one of us is trying to figure out what to do and how scared to be. This show will walk you through everything you need to know about coronavirus, without the hype and hysteria. Just factual reporting based on the most authoritative sources. Launching March 2, 2020.
  2. Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.
  3. Your must-listen for valuable money and market stories from The Wall Street Journal. Each weekday our journalists from Heard on the Street, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, markets, taxes and retirement planning.
  4. NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
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    EPIDEMIC is a weekly podcast on the science, public health, and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Hear from some of the world’s leading infectious disease, public health, and other experts. We’ll help you understand the latest science, the bigger context, and bring you diverse angles—from history to politics to virology—depth and texture you won’t get elsewhere. Hosted by Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist who worked on tuberculosis and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and was and Ebola worker during the West African epidemic. The COVID-19 may well be the defining moment of our times. Our lives have changed irrevocably. We need to understand the science so we can care for ourselves, our families, and our communities. And we need voices of reason to help us make sense of it all.
  6. Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we've tried to fix people.
  7. Hosted by Anushka Asthana and Rachel Humphreys, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday 
  8. Author interviews that explore the latest clinical reviews.
  9. Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Tuesday on Economist Radio.
  10. News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.
  11. Lauren is a science teacher and Nick is a scientist. Together, they use comedy and science to debunk pseudoscience, myths, and common misconceptions they find on the internet. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/justnascience/support
  12. Guided meditations created just for women and those who identify as women that will inspire, calm and center you. Listen when you want to start your day with mindful intention, relieve stress or anxiety, fall asleep easier or simply tune into the wisdom of your inner voice. Each meditation is created with love to help you shine throughout all the seasons of your life. Hosted by Katie Krimitsos and part of the Women's Meditation Network. Get more meditation resources at https://WomensMeditationNetwork.com
  13. This podcast might not actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be. Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversation and provide the perfect cocktail recipe to match
  14. Profane, insane, and 100% primo science, Petri Dish is a no-BS podcast that explores the wildest subjects in modern science with clarity and evil joy. Hosted by Sean Allen, a Nanoparticle/Immunology Researcher, and Nathan Allen, his "screenwriter" brother, Petri Dish fuses hard science with a freewheeling and madcap conversational style. Cannabinoids, Plague, Cats, the dreaded Candiru, and the even more dreaded Covid-19: all these and more are dissected with intellect and irreverence, dropping every week. So reject ignorance. Join the Scientific Revolution. Join Petri Dish.
  15. Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
  16. There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to and cover everything from 5G and Pandemics, to Vaping and Fasting Diets.

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