Apple presents the best books, podcasts, and audiobooks in the App Store in 2020

Every year, Apple likes to present its picks for the “best of” in several different categories. Today, that’s books, audiobooks, and podcasts.

On Tuesday, Apple released its picks for the aforementioned categories, highlighting the “best” of each category for 2020. Apple will likely release the other picks throughout the week, but this one’s all about books, audiobooks, and podcasts. And, for the first time ever, it introduced “Show of the Year” for podcasts.

Here are the picks.

Podcasts – “Show of the Year”

This one’s new for Apple. So, taking the inaugural crown is NPR’s “Code Switch“. Here’s how the official description reads for this podcast:

It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.

At the time of publication, “Code Switch by NPR” has over 250 episodes.

Podcasts – Favorites of the Year

Books – Best of the Year

Audiobooks – Best of the Year

So, there we have it. Which of these have you already checked out? Which ones will you check out now?