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Spotify podcasts you should be listening to right now

03/10/2022

Spotify podcasts you should be listening to right nowSpotify podcasts have taken the world by storm, especially since 2020 when we were locked up in our homes.

by Lwandlekazi Gwiji

03-10-2022 15:30

in Culture

Stock photo of a podcast setup. Image: Adobe Stock

Spotify podcasts cover a wide range of topics, including history, business, relationships, parenting and sports, and they're a great source of entertainment and educational information.

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On Spotify, finding the ideal podcast might be like looking for a needle in a haystack. However, we have compiled a selection of some of the most engaging Spotify podcasts to assist you in choosing your next listen.

The NDL Show

Format: Individual episodes

Length: 70 episodes so far, about one hour each

Hosted by: Financial journalist and digital creator Nondu Lehutso

The South African Spotify podcast focuses on the arts and sociopolitical issues, while covering a wide range of themes.

You might listen to an aspiring musician one week and a cosmetic surgeon the following week. You will learn about everything from politics to nuanced aspects of body beauty on The NDL Show.

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The NDL show. Image: The NDL show

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Lesser Known Somebodies

Format: Individual episodes

Length: 23 episodes so far, about one hour each

Lesser Known Somebodies should absolutely be checked out if you have a great interest in the behind-the-scenes activities of the South African comedy industry.

This Spotify podcast, hosted by South African comedian Simmi Areff, explores the country's expanding comedy scene.

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Simmi's eccentric humour and in-depth interviews with comics such as Jason Goliath, Orlando Gaston and Chandler Aziz make for an enjoyable listening experience.

Image: Twitter / @simmiareff

Why Won't You Date Me?

Format: Individual episodes

Length: 257 episodes so far, about 90 minutes each episode

US comedian, actress and TV personality Nicole Byer discusses contemporary dating, addressing topics like applications, open partnerships, matchmakers and more on her Spotify podcast Why Won't You Date Me?

She invites a comedian, friend or ex-lover to each show so that they discuss their dating experiences while she also analyses her own.

Image: Spotify

Black Girl Songbook

Format: Individual episodes

Length: 37 episodes so far, about 90 minutes each episode

The former editor-in-chief of Vibe conducts a weekly deep dive into a different black woman in the music business in this podcast from The Ringer, concentrating on craft, impact and legacy while delivering very specific moment-in-time stories.

In-depth interviews with songwriters, producers and performers are featured on the Spotify podcast. Songs by black women who revolutionised American music are also played.

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F&S Uncensored

Format: Individual episodes

Length: 174 episodes, about 80 minutes each episode

Simi Badiru and Feyikemi Akin-Bankole saw F&S Uncensored as an opportunity to strengthen their friendship and prepare for life after graduation. They began the Spotify podcast by conducting the recordings in their dorm rooms at university.

Unintentionally, it led them on the self-realisation journey that came with gaining experience while working in the Nigerian music industry. Their perspectives on current pop culture news stories are influenced by this experience, which also corresponds to the challenges of their peers in their mid-20s.

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