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The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

Updated July 15, 2019 293 votes 58 voters 1.3k views35 items

List RulesVote up the best new podcast series that have premiered in 2019.

Podcasts are a huge part of daily life, giving us something to listen to on commutes, while doing tasks around the house or even to get us through the workday. With so many great podcasts out there it can be difficult to find new shows to listen to when we've binged all the episodes of old favorites. This list looks at the best new podcasts that premiered in 2019. The genres span from true crime to history, real-life romance, and fiction, but which are the best new podcasts in 2019?

Some of the new podcasts of 2019 are from teams and podcast networks with shows you may already be listening to. Wondery, the creators of Dirty John, have a new true-crime podcast about what happens when people pushed to the limit and do unspeakable things. The first season of Over My Dead Body follows the story of attorneys Dan and Wendi, whose marriage falls apart and becomes a story of justice and revenge. The creators of Welcome To Night Vale also have a new podcast, Start With This, focusing on sparking creativity and putting ideas in motion. Some of the other best new podcasts of 2019 include Proof, from America's Test Kitchen, and the official podcast for the HBO series Chernobyl.

Which new podcasts are you going to add to your playlists in 2019? Find new shows to listen to and vote up 2019's best additions to your playlist.

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  • 1
    Deadtime Stories Podcast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Ranker. Hosted by Deadhead, a friendly (and frightening) skeleton, this podcast version of the YouTube series shares fan-submitted horror stories of the supernatural, creepy, and macabre.

    Listen and rank the best episodes here!

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    High Crime is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Kayla Caldwell. Cold cases and true crime are discussed while under the influence.

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    The Dropout is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By ABC News. Chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation into the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.

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    Cold is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019
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    By KSL Podcasts & Wondery. This series dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details of the true story of Susan Powell, who vanished on Dec. 7, 2009.

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    Science Rules! With Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Stitcher & Bill Nye. With a little help from his co-host Corey S. Powell, field experts, and special celebrity guests, Bill Nye answers call-in questions ranging from "Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change?" to  "How often should I really be washing my pillowcase?"

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    Hear Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By BBC. Raw personal stories about growing up in Britain today, as told by BBC Young Reporters.

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    Winnetka: A Memoir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Global Media and Entertainment.A ten-episode memoir created and produced by award-winning actress Jessica Harper, with original music featuring the voices of the Harper family, who share in the telling of their remarkable story.

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    Ripley's Believe It or Notcast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Hosts Brent Donaldson and Ryan Clark dive into the wonderful world of weird.

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    #TellBlackStories is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Color Of Change. This series works to elevate the voices, stories and work of change makers, content creators, activists, and leaders driving a movement for accurate portrayals of Black people.

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    Carrier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By QCODE. Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award winner Cynthia Erivo journeys down a dark and lonely highway in this original scripted thriller from QCODE and creator Dan Blank that uses immersive audio techniques that create a dimensional listening experience.

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    Eli Roth’s History of Horror:  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Shudder. A chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society through Eli Roth’s unedited interviews with A-list storytellers.

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    The Chernobyl Podcast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By HBO. The official podcast of the miniseries Chernobyl, from HBO and Sky. Host Peter Sagal and series creator, writer and executive producer Craig Mazin after each episode as they discuss the true stories that shaped the scenes, themes and characters.

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    David Tennant Does a Podcast W is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Somethin' Else & No Mystery. David Tennant gets talking with the biggest names from TV, movies, comedy and elsewhere. Revealing conversation, surprise stories and lots of laughs.

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    Proof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By America's Test Kitchen. Hosted by Bridget Lancaster, this series goes beyond recipes and cooking to investigate the foods we love, don't love and asks the big questions about the hidden backstories that feed your food-obsessed brain.

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    10 Things That Scare Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By WNYC Studios. A tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks about the fears that keep them up at night, that define their lives, and inform their choices.

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    The Motherhood Sessions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Gimlet. Host Dr. Alexandra Sacks, a renowned reproductive psychiatrist, sits down with mothers and shares conversations about problems or questions that are hard to discuss outside of a therapist’s office.

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    Money Diaries is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Refinery29. Every episode, a diarist calls in with a money dilemma, question, or awkward situation, and hosts Lindsay Stanberry and Paco De Leon help them figure it out all – without freaking out about their finances.

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    Murderville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By The Intercept. Investigative reporters Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith uncover what happens when law enforcement locks up their first suspect, leaving another man free to continue his dark work.

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    The Hurricane Tapes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By BBC World Service. The full story of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, subject of a Bob Dylan song and convicted twice for triple murder.

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    Over My Dead Body is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Wondery. Hosted by Matthew Shaer, this series follows the stories of people who are pushed beyond their limits and do unspeakable things.

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    How To Burn A Million Quid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By BBC Radio 4. A comedy drama telling the true story of chart-topping agents of chaos, the KLF.

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    Loveville High is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Eric Svejcar and David Zellnik. A 9-part musical podcast series, each ten-minute episode is a self-contained love story in the fictional town of Loveville, Ohio on prom night.

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    Julie: The Unwinding of the Mi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By Pineapple Street Media. A companion to Julie Yip-Williams's posthumous memoir of the same name, following her process of preparing for her death and revisiting the events of her extraordinary life.

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    Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic My is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    By HartLife NFP. In this audio drama, Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy and discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.

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    All My Relations Podcast is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Podcasts Of 2019

    Hosts Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore their relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another. 

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