Apple has announced its own picks for the best podcasts of 2021.
Each year, Apple recognizes “the best and most popular podcasts for their exceptional content, unique ability to engage audiences, and innovation in craft, spanning production, presentation, sound design, and more, that expand the definition of podcasting and deepen its impact on listeners worldwide.”
This year, Apple Podcasts Best of 2021 “features shows and creators that provided listeners with a powerful sense of connection in a challenging and uncertain time, curated by Apple Podcasts’ world-class editorial team.”
A Slight Change of Plans with Maya Shankar, which “blends compassionate storytelling with the science of human behavior to help listeners navigate their own big change,” was named by Apple as 2021’s best show.
Anything for Selena with Maria Garcia, which “asks profound questions about belonging,” was named as the best newcomer.
“2021 marked the start of a new chapter for podcasting with shows that moved us in ways unlike ever before,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “We are honored to recognize the phenomenal creators who are redefining podcasting with this year’s best shows, and to help more listeners around the world discover, enjoy, and support their inspiring work.”
Find out more about 2021’s hottest podcasts, and all the others that Apple has recognized for their success throughout the year, on the Cupertino company’s website.