April 25, 2022

Introducing three new Apple Podcasts Collections: Darkside, tbh, and Popped

Collections will be updated weekly with fresh content and curated recommendations for fans of true crime, culture, and entertainment.

Today Apple Podcasts launched three new editorially curated Collections — Darkside, tbh, and Popped — to provide listeners with dedicated spaces to discover new and popular podcasts covering true crime and investigations, society and culture, and entertainment, respectively. These Collections are available for free to all listeners in the US and Canada from the Browse and Search tabs across iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and will be updated weekly with new programming and recommendations.


True crime is one of the most popular and fastest-growing podcast genres in the world. Each Tuesday, Darkside presents new series and seasons that go deep into the wide and unpredictable worlds of crime. From murder mysteries to missing persons cases to scammers, con artists, and cults — listeners will find their next binge here, no matter how macabre it may be.


With tbh (To Be Honest), Apple Podcasts editors regularly highlight the voices and perspectives you need to hear, including those you may not have considered. This Collection serves up new ways to understand the world — with context, nuance, and empathy. Each Wednesday, stay up to date with the latest trending topics and get ahead of what’s coming next in culture.


Pop culture connoisseurs, unite! Popped helps listeners find the best discussions about their favorite TV shows, movies, music, books, video games, and more with podcasts that feature must-hear takes and interviews with the people who make these experiences so special. Updated each Thursday, Popped primes listeners for a fun-filled weekend.

More ways to connect with listeners

Darkside, tbh, and Popped join a growing portfolio of editorial franchises from Apple Podcasts to help listeners discover, enjoy, and support their next favorite show. These include the Kids & Family category, curated in partnership with Common Sense Media; Apple Podcasts Spotlight, which celebrates rising creators with singular voices each month; and Listen With, which highlights podcasts beloved by individual artists, authors, filmmakers, journalists, influencers, and other podcasters.

Creators are encouraged to pitch their channels, shows, and episodes for inclusion in these Collections using the promotional request form. Learn how to optimize your request for promotion on Apple Podcasts.