Because of the pandemic, listening to podcasts has become a habit for me, but somehow, it felt like something was...missing. When podcasters mention specific songs, it makes me want to listen to those songs ASAP and I end up missing good old music-oriented radio shows. Well...buckle up because Spotify Philippines' new format allows us to do just that!
What is Spotify Music + Talk?
Music + Talk "blends music and spoken-word content into one listening experience." According to Spotify, you can find podcasts under this category by typing in "Music + Talk" on the search bar. Some Filipino shows under the Music + Talk feature are Makinig Ka Muna With Jim & Saab, Soundtrip With Jugs & Teddy, and Worms Upon A Time: An Itchyworms Podcast.
"It's like a radio show you can listen to anytime, anywhere, with any device," Itchyworms' lead vocalist Jugs Jugueta shared during the Music + Talk virtual event. He says that this new audio format allows him to provide "a deeper layer to the meaning behind some legendary songs."
"Being passionate about music, we're excited to bring Filipinos on a journey with us, giving them insights into OPM they never knew about. Music + Talk makes it easy for creators to engage listeners on a more personal level and also shine a spotlight on local Filipino musicians."
When you listen to a Music + Talk podcast, you can actually see which parts of the episode are "music" and which ones are all "talk." Case in point: Makinig Ka Muna's "When Your Boyfriend Has No Ambitions" ep:
Other Pinoy shows like Ang Walang Kwentang Podcast have *special* Music + Talk episodes now, too!
Happy listening, you guys!