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Best New Podcasts on Spotify to listen to Right Now (May 2021)

Best New Podcasts on Spotify to listen to Right Now (May 2021)

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Hello! Spotify Podcast Editorial team here to share our favorite new podcasts on Spotify in May (so far). Here’s the list below organized by their genre.

 

Enjoy! 

 

Comedy Podcast 

 

May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove

May I Elaborate? Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove

JB Smoove and friend Miles offer a dose of daily wisdom brought to you by those tear-off daily inspirational calendars. JB Smoove will make you laugh and hopefully give you the motivation to become a better you.

 

News Podcast

 

The Times

The Times

A daily news podcast through a West Coast lens produced by the Los Angeles Times. This podcast will share original stories and investigations exploring California's influence on entertainment, culture, policy, and the world.

 

Relationships Podcast

 

The World's First Podcast

The World's First Podcast 

No topic is left untouched in the new podcast by Barely Famous' stars Erin and Sara Foster. Listen in on conversations about friendship, dating, aging, motherhood, and more with guests from Hollywood and beyond.

 

History Podcasts

 

Lore

Lore

This bi-weekly podcast explores real-life creepy tales of weird creatures and monsters, scary places, and frightening people. This is not fiction though, all these stories are true which makes them even scarier. You'll want to sleep with the light on.

 

Society Podcasts 

 

Asian Enough

Asian Enough

Returning for season two, Asian Enough is a podcast about being Asian American.  Listen to guests share their personal stories about their identity as the podcast’s hosts seek to expand the definition of Asian American.  Killing Eve star, Sandra Oh, is the first guest of the new season.

 

Life Jolt 

Life Jolt  

Life Jolt is a CBC podcast about women in Canada’s correctional system. Meet daughters, sisters, and mothers who are serving life sentences. This podcast isn’t just about life in prison, host Rosemary Green shares her own personal story about the challenges facing former inmates after prison and how the system makes it hard to transition to a life away from crime.

 

Sports Podcasts

 

Called Game

Called Game

NBA and culture collide with Kenny Beecham's new podcast, Called Game. If you love the NBA and hearing from your favorite current and former players off the court, you'll want to listen. Plus, Kenny will also cover the NBA's growing influence in gaming, sneakers, and collectibles.

 

True Crime Podcasts

 

CounterClock

CounterClock 

Season 3 of CounterClock investigates The Pelley Family murders in Indiana. Host Delia D'Ambra's year-long investigation travels back in time to learn about the case, the victims, and the evidence that led to the conviction of Jeff Pelley. 

 

Imposters: The Spy

Imposters: The Spy 

Wayne Simmons spent 27 years undercover with the CIA and when he retired he became a guest commentator on Fox News. But some say his CIA career was all a lie. So who really is Wayne Simmons? And why did he have some much influence on Americans' views of foreign policy? Alex French investigates.

 

Badlands

Badlands 

If you love Hollywood and true crime, listen to Badlands, a weekly podcast exploring the most scandalous tales from Hollywood’s biggest stars. The first two episodes explore the life of Marilyn Monroe. Badlands is from Jake Brennan, creator and host of Disgraceland.

 

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Do you have a favorite new podcast to recommend? Please let us know!

 

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Hubo

I’ve been listening to the Duolingo podcasts to make sure my French doesn’t get rusty! They feature stories from people all over the world to gain perspective.

https://open.spotify.com/show/2Mu5dTlsG1vRE25twu1P2l

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henry_gindt

Awesome list - feel free to check out my podcast. 

I am making free documentaries on top musicians and athletes and have non-copyrighted audiobooks as well (mainly classics like Frankenstein and the like:

https://open.spotify.com/show/7oDExb9mvUYnHGlM3nFyHI?si=-0-9QhNiSDqD5QpxKDnIYQ

henry_gindt

Music-infused audio documentaries on Musicians, Athletes and American Legends. 

Some of the latest episodes are of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lou Gehrig, Cristiano Ronaldo and Abraham Lincoln:

 

https://open.spotify.com/show/7oDExb9mvUYnHGlM3nFyHI?si=8ee5fed294c44522

 

Also includes free non-copyrighted audiobooks like Frankenstein and Pride and Prejudice.

HEBushido

Hi, where is the option to hide these suggestions? Right now "Best of Rotten Mango" is on my page and I don't want it there. I actually don't listen to podcasts and never want them recommended.

saltdo

Check out this podcast on wildlife: https://open.spotify.com/show/7xvncLiYoiJCfzL7SucQZ2

SpotifyPodcasts

oooooh! this sounds amazing. thanks for the recommendation!

Ccastle210

I definitely recommend Unread by Chris Stedman. Very moving podcast that takes you through emotions of loosing a friend, the darkness of mental health & finding a community in the aftermath of such a loss. Also, I'm still not convinced that's not Britney...Definitely worth checking out, only 4 episodes

Compence

My favorite new podcast, without a doubt, is "The Yard," a comedy podcast with twitch streamer Ludwig and 3 of his friends. They cover a lot of topics, but mostly just end up telling embarrassing stories of each other:

 

https://open.spotify.com/show/1CRvLoVEgaEfkfRZ3qrhiE?si=urXkL1C8TPyfsqaaN7YX7w&dl_branch=1

LondonDJ

Some awesome recommendations that I can't wait to get stuck into.

 

A friend and I have curated a few of our favourite episodes from podcasts in our regular rotations. Enjoy!

 

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0ByCnmwNpjeM2HHqFe6xns?si=L6mCDHhuT5WXzJsxQLzcBQ&utm_source=copy-l...

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