Amid the uncertainty and chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, podcasts offer Americans the chance to tune in — or tune out. In this rapidly evolving crisis, where the news seems to change by the hour (if not by the minute), podcasts aren't a replacement for local or national news outlets, but rather a supplement to consumers' daily media diet. A growing list of coronavirus-themed news shows dig deep into the science, politics, and socio-economic impacts; at the same time, fictional, comedy, and true-crime content offer a much-needed refuge.
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