Spotify has launched a new distinctive podcast, ‘We Need To Talk About’. Hosted by filmmaker Jolyon Rubenstein, each week he shall be joined by a panel of pals to debate the week’s info.
Episode one, titled ‘Finding The Funny In The Far Right’, is out now. On it, Rubenstein chats with radio presenter James O’Brien, comedy actor and writer Asim Chaudhry and come up comedian Bridget Christie.
“Podcasts are increasing in popularity, both with our users, and as a growing category as a whole”, says Spotify’s Head Of Podcasts EMEA, James Cator. “Spotify users have been asking for more podcast content on the service for some time, so it’s great to be able to respond to that demand with great original shows, such as ‘We Need To Talk About’, and with the recent launch of ‘Show & Tell’ with Shaun Keaveny”.
He continues: “Podcasts are definitely a category we are working to expand on at Spotify, particularly in Europe. The hugely popular ‘Fest & Flauschig’ in Germany was our first move into original content, and Spotify is investing in further original podcast content in the UK and across Europe. We’re really excited to bring fresh, original podcasts to Spotify, and the next twelve months are going to see us focus on expanding our original content offering”.
Which is all very thrilling, though at any time once I log into the Spotify app it on a regular basis feels similar to the service goes to considerable lengths to try to make it possible for most people don’t perceive it even has a podcasts half. It does though – it’s positively there – and there are some very great podcasts in it. Speaking of which, the CMU Podcast is relaunching on Monday. You can subscribe correct now on Spotify proper right here.