Best Podcasts to Stay Informed on the Coronavirus

Stay Informed and Join the Conversation on Coronavirus 

Best Coronavirus Podcasts

March 12, 2020 | Resonate Recordings

Coronavirus is the center of conversation for people around the world. Within the past weeks and months, there has been a growing awareness of the virus. Many universities have canceled all on-campus classes, major conferences like SXSW and E3 2020 were canceled, the NBA has suspended its season, and the list of travel bans is growing longer. 

As countries around the world respond to the crisis, the noise gets louder and panic grows. It’s an important time to stay informed and stay calm. 

We created this list of the best podcasts to help you stay informed, monitor the ever-changing situation, and form your own opinion by engaging with podcasts. 

Best Coronavirus Podcasts

So far the CDC has only posted one podcast specifically related to the coronavirus. In this 40 minute episode on the virus they talk about nonpharmaceutical ways to stop the spread of the virus and protect yourself. This episode is a conversation between host Sarah Gregory and Dr. Ben Cowling, Editor In Chief of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses.

CNN’s official Coronavirus podcast dropped the trailer episode on February 29th. This podcast appears to post a new episode every weekday. This podcast is hosted by CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Each episode is brief, ranging from 5 to 16 minutes, and strives to demystify the virus and answer the biggest questions surrounding the situation. They even interview the Principle Deputy Director of the CDC, Dr. Anne Schuchat. 

What’s the best way to wash your hands? Is it safe to go to the gym right now? Do face masks work? These questions are all answered on the Coronacast podcast from ABC Radio. This is a daily podcast with short 10-minute episodes that answer common questions about how the virus affects our everyday lives.  

Epidemic brings you “some of the world’s leading infectious disease and public health experts.” Hosted by Dr. Celine Gounder and Ronald Klain, these half-hour episodes bring you expert opinions on the virus, and provide insight into multiple angles of issues, “from history and anthropology to politics and economics.” They are also offering to answer specific questions from their listeners if they submit questions to  

The BBCs Coronavirus Global Update is one of two podcasts BBC is producing on the topic. This show offers 5-minute breakdowns of the latest updates surrounding the coronavirus. This podcast is hosted by different people from BBC on different episodes. They talk about the virus itself and offer updates about closings and the ever-changing global response to the crisis. 

The Coronavirus Podcast is the second show BBC is publishing on the topic and was started a day before the Coronavirus Global Update according to their release dates. So far they have only released three episodes, but they take a long-form approach to the subject with episodes ranging from 25 to 44 minutes. 

Although the official podcast of the World Health Organization does not have any new episodes on the coronavirus as of the time we’re writing this, we wanted to include it on the list to raise awareness about this official channel. You can subscribe to this podcast to get notified if they do post new episodes with updates in the days to come. You can also monitor the developing situation on their website

Daily News Podcasts

Now that we’ve highlighted some of the top podcasts on the outbreak that we’ve found thus far, we are transitioning to several general news podcasts. We have already recommended some of these podcasts on our post about the best news podcasts. Stay informed on the virus, and the impact it’s having on other industries and the general state of the world on these podcasts. 

Best Podcast Episodes on Coronavirus

More and more podcasts from various industries and topics are chiming in on the coronavirus, and how the situation is unfolding. We’ve introduced you to the best podcasts specifically on the virus, plus a few of the best general news podcasts, but we wanted to go a step further and provide some specific podcast episodes that deal with the topic from different angles and perspectives. 


In times of crisis information and communication are critical to safety and health. Podcasts provide an incredible opportunity to raise awareness on issues around the world. There is a lot of noise and confusing sweeping the world, but we hope that these podcast resources will help you get informed about the unfolding situation. 

While this list of podcasts can help you monitor the situation and engage with varying opinions on the topic, we are not medical professionals, and an appearance on this list does not equal a Resonate endorsement of opinions and content contained within episodes. Learn about the proper preventative measures, symptoms, and situation developments from the official sources of the CDC and WHO

Have a podcast on the coronavirus you think we should include on this list? Send us an email and let us know why you think we should add it! 


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