‘Heavyweight’ caused a storm for a reason. It’s a podcast that many of us have been searching for for years, even if we didn’t know it yet. Ever lay awake at night, wincing about that thing you did five years ago? Podcast host Jonathon Goldstein wants to hear it. The podcast works through listeners’ most painful memories, dissecting and working through them. In 2023, Heavyweight is currently on its seventh season, and the stories range from the harrowing to the absurd, from family feuds to niggling unsolved mysteries, and it will have you hooked.
Everyone gets their music from Spotify. Long gone are our days of downloading songs off dodgy websites and finding the album artwork ourselves. Now, we get artists recommended to us. We get playlists curated for us. We even get to see what all our friends are listening to, if we’re really nosy. But parts of Spotify still lay undiscovered for some of us – it’s also really, really great for everyone’s other favourite thing: podcasts.
And if you haven’t dipped your toes in yet, you’re missing out. Some of the greatest podcasts around can only be found on Spotify, and nowhere else. But with over 3 million pods on the platform, it can be very, very tricky to know where to begin. Fear not, keen listeners, we’ve got you covered. Below are the 20 top podcasts to get your teeth into that are streaming right now, all only available on Spotify. Here, we’ve got everything from true crime and comedy to science and narrative fiction, and from historical podcasts to sex advice. And no, Joe Rogan does not make our list. Happy listening!
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