These are the titles most searched for by Spotify subscribers. (Infobae)
Although there are many debates about the origin of podcasts and which one was the first in history, there is no doubt that the emergence of streaming platforms such as Spotify in the new millennium have boosted the popularity of this format.
As the word “podcast” says, it is an audio product that describes an episodic series available to listen to when the user so wishes. The word was formally born in 2004, when it was combined Ipod y broadcast.
Whether it’s about health, sports, politics, culture and entertainment, this format has also regained its fame among the Argentine public, although not all genres enjoy the same acceptance.
From criminal topics to welfare, here is a list of the most popular podcasts in Argentina.
Migue Granados was always interested in disturbing, fighting and investigating to get a little further. In each episode, Migue interviews hand in hand, in an intimate and sincere conversation, different personalities with unique life stories. A single premise: ask and discuss until the last vertebra; take off our masks to talk about what really happens to us. Life has a raw part… And Migue doesn’t leave it aside. La Cruda, an original Spotify podcast.
2. Case 63
Year 2022. Psychiatrist Elisa Aldunate records the sessions of an enigmatic patient, registered as Case 63, who claims to be a time traveler. What begins as routine therapeutic sessions quickly transforms into a story that threatens the borders of what is possible and what is real. A story that moves freely between the future and the past of two characters who, perhaps, have the future of humanity in their hands. Starring Antonia Zegers and Néstor Cantillana. Case 63 is a Spotify original podcast.
3. Psychology Al Desnudo | @ psi.mammoliti
In this podcast we talk about emotions. Of your internal mechanisms: Why do you do what you do? Why can’t you express certain emotions and others? Why do you feel bad sometimes? Why are there things that anguish you, that generate fear, nostalgia, or that give you pleasure? How to regulate your emotions to feel balanced? Emotional management is the KEY to living a meaningful life. And it’s up to you to learn it! The gateway to this process? Naked Psychology. From the hand of Clinical Psychologist Marina Mammoliti. www.psimammoliti.com
4. Phoenix Seminary – Brian Tracy
Phoenix Seminar by Brian Tracy. Complete modules in Spanish.
5. Nobody Says Nothing Podcast
#Nobody Says Nothing with Nico Occhiato, Flor Jazmín Peña, Nati Jota and Nacho Elizalde. Now we also accompany you in podcast format. Listen to us live from YouTube, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
6. Unwanted mail
Did you ever find those letters that you sent each other with your first love and read them again? Have you ever checked those emails you wrote to your partner from 10 years ago? Malena Guinzburg and Connie Ballarini are going to be encouraged to read all those letters, emails and notes that they sent or that they didn’t dare to send. Letters of love and heartbreak that were forgotten and that Male and Connie bring back to transform all that nostalgia into lots of laughs. Spam, a Spotify Original Podcast.
7. think again
The human brain is the most powerful machine that has been created in the history of mankind. Neuroscientist Facundo Manes invites you to discover the secrets of that wonder we call the mind. Today, more than ever, is the time to think again. Only on Spotify.
8. Before anyone
#BeforeNobody with Diego Leuco, Cande Molfese, Trinche and Mica Vazquez. Also listen to us live on YouTube and Twitch from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
9. Call Her Daddy
Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy is the most listened to podcast by women on Spotify. In a world prone to snap judgment, Cooper cuts through the bullshit with every guest and topic, asking the questions you want the answers to. Stop guessing what you’re going to see on CHD each week – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel, you’ll think. New episodes on Wednesdays only on Spotify. Go to @callherdaddy on Instagram if you wanna talk about it.
10. Facing the killer
In the early 1990s, a series of murders of young women shook Uruguay. For more than a year, the police tried unsuccessfully to solve the mystery, resorting to interrogations, clairvoyants, hypnosis and even FBI agents. But the murderer was there, hidden in plain sight. In Facing the Murderer, César Troncoso and a team of investigative journalists tell the incredible story behind the fall of a serial killer on the loose in 1990s Montevideo. A story that to this day fuels quiet conversations.
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Podcasts have regained strength among users of streaming platforms, especially after the coronavirus pandemic. (Google)
A podcast is an audio product that has a defined frequency and can be made up of several episodes. Although it has its origins in the radio, today those who like this format can find it on internet pages or streaming platforms such as Spotify.
Although podcasts began as a discussion between several participants on a specific topic, over time the ways of doing them have been diversifying and now it can be a person speaking or a group, likewise, they are not only used as a space to exchange points of view, but also cover interview genres such as the podcast #AtCasaDeMara where he asks questions to various characters such as Edy Smol, or fiction, as happens with the suspense story of the Chilean podcast Case 63or deal with science, politics, journalism, welfare, among others.
The word “podcast” was first used on February 12, 2004 by journalist Ben Hammersley of The Guardian in an article in which he talked about how economically viable it was to make an online radio program and access them whenever users want.
Although there are various debates about when the first podcast in history emerged, several experts have pointed out that the idea was clear since the creation of Thomas Alva Edison’s phonograph in 1870, when the intellectuals of the time such as Philip Hubert, Octave Uzanne or Edward Bellamy predicted that people would end up “reading with their eyes closed” books, newspapers and magazines and even mothers would stop snoring by telling children stories before going to sleep.
It was on September 25, 2013 when the streaming music platform arrived in Argentina, being the second country in Latin America only behind Mexico. His arrival in this South American country was only two years after the arrival of Apple’s iTunes.
Created in 2006, the company of Swedish origin initially offered a musical catalog of 20 million songs; currently has a catalog of songs from more than seven million artists who are affiliated.
Currently the platform is present in 187 territories around the world and in recent years it has been gaining a greater presence throughout the world.
Today the streaming platform has agreements with Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI Music, Hollywood Records, Interscope Records, Warner Music, among others. With this, it has currently been possible to reach more than 433 million users according to the latest data revealed by the company itself.
Compared to its competitors, who have chosen to pay based on physical sales or downloads, Spotify has followed a model in which it has chosen to pay the artists in its catalog at a fixed price per song or album sold and number of plays.
Additionally, 70% of their total revenue goes to copyright holders, mostly record labels, who then pay artists based on their individual contracts.
It should be noted that currently anyone can enjoy the free Spotify service, as long as you are willing to put up with ads and with restrictions such as not being able to skip some songs. Or there are different plans that can be adjusted to your needs and your pocket.
The coronavirus pandemic not only benefited podcasts by increasing their number of users, but also audiobooks added more consumers on various platforms, including Spotify, since it is estimated that they can leave annual profits of up to 70 billion dollars.
The streaming platform, where audiobooks have been growing by 20%, has turned to book narration with the voices of Hollywood celebrities.
Its rise could also be due to criticism of the ease with which the platform has allowed podcasters to speak, falling into misinformation errors in the midst of a pandemic, as was the case with Joe Rogan, who also caused the company to lose up to 2 .1 million dollars.