10 Exciting New Podcasts to Download Throughout the Month of October
New month, new podcasts. Though you can always depend on your go-to podcast series to deliver episodes each week, road trips and commutes sometimes call for more entertainment — which means it may be time to try some new series. There are tons of exciting podcasts debuting in October, including a series on sustainable living from The Umbrella Academy besties Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper, a wild true-crime series about a Hollywood con artist, and a comedy series hosted by two RuPaul's Drag Race alums. Check out the gallery ahead for all the podcasts that deserve a listen in October 2020.
Produced by CherryPicks (a site that provides movie reviews from female-identifying and nonbinary critics), this podcast miniseries is all about accurate representations of female sexual pleasure in movies. It's hosted by film critic Beandrea July and CherryPicks director of production Meg McCarthy, who use their movie expertise to break down the scenes that do it best.
The Sarah Silverman Podcast
Still upset about the cancellation of Hulu's I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman? Then you'll love this Kast Media-produced comedy podcast series, which is hosted by comedian Sarah Silverman and covers everything from her personal life to societal issues, politics, and current events.
Kamala: Next in Line
Hosted by MSNBC's Joy Reid, this Wondery-produced podcast series is a must-listen for anyone who wants to learn more about Joe Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris. The show features exclusive interviews with the people who know Harris best, telling the story of how she became the first African American woman to represent California in the Senate (and now, the first African American woman to be the vice presidential nominee for a major party).
The Bald and the Beautiful With Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo
Produced by Studio71, this comedy series features drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova, who rose to fame on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Together, the friends will host models, moguls, influencers, drag queens, adult performers, actors, and more to discuss all different aspects of the modern beauty industry.
Turnout With Katie Couric
In this limited series from iHeartRadio, journalist Katie Couric takes a deep dive into the reality of how voting works in America. With the help of activists, historians, and politicians, Couric explores the ways in which certain voters have been kept out of the system, as well as what can be done to restore our democracy.
The Earth Locker
Hosted by The Umbrella Academy's Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper (as well as their friend Byron Knight), The Earth Locker helps its listeners find ways to be more sustainable, more mindful, and more present. The three hosts combine their own research with the recommendations of experts to provide advice on being a respectful inhabitant of planet Earth.
Louder Than a Riot
Hosted by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, Louder Than a Riot revolves around the interconnected rise of hip-hop artists and mass incarceration. Each episode focuses on a different hip-hop star (including Bobby Shmurda, Nipsey Hussle, Mac Phipps, and DJ Drama), using their stories to examine how the criminal justice system disproportionately impacts Black America.
Hosted by writer, poet, and producer Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr., this Spotify and Gimlet Media production tells the stories of activists on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement. You can expect Resistance to feature New York organizers like Chi Ossé and Dwreck Ingram of Warriors in the Garden, as well as Black artists such as Anderson .Paak and Drea the Vibe Dealer.
Say Their Name
Produced by DCP Entertainment, this podcast series serves as a memorialization for unarmed Black people who were assaulted or killed by police officers in states with stand-your-ground laws. Say Their Name highlights incidents that have occurred throughout the US, spreading awareness and offering solutions. The best part: this podcast includes a crowdfunding campaign throughout the series, which directly benefits the families impacted by these incidents.
Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen
Journalists Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis host this Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment podcast series, which follows the trail of a con artist who impersonates powerful female producers in order to scam hopefuls looking for a big break in the industry. Aspiring photographers, makeup artists, actors, and screenwriters have been fooled by the con artist over the past six years, and Dean and Grigoriadis hope to figure out who she really is.