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Indonesian podcasts among Spotify Lite’s global top five

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, September 9, 2020  /  03:10 pm
Indonesian podcasts among Spotify Lite’s global top five

Spotify Lite, a simplified version of music streaming platform Spotify, celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday. (Shutterstock/Kaspars Grinvalds)

Four Indonesian podcasts appear in the Global Top 5 most-streamed podcasts by Spotify Lite, a simplified version of online music streaming platform Spotify.

PODKESMAS topped the list, followed by Rintik Sedu, Do You See What I See and Kajian Hanan Attaki in second, third and fifth place, respectively.

In fourth place was Brazilian podcast NerCast, which focuses on nerd culture in the country.

PODKESMAS is hosted by four TV and radio personalities: Ananda Omesh, Imam Darto, Surya ‘Insomnia’ and Angga Nggok. The hosts’ chemistry results in honest and funny conversations about life.

Rintik Sedu is narrated by Nadhifa Allya Tsana, author of popular books Geez & Ann, Buku Minta Dibanting (The Book Asking to Be Slammed) and Masih Ingatkah Kau Jalan Pulang (Do You Still Remember Your Way Home?). For the latter book, she collaborated with the late celebrated poet Sapardi Djoko Damono. Rintik Sedu podcast reveals Tsana’s stories, experiences and perspectives about life.

For those who enjoy listening to horror stories, Do You See What I See? might be worth checking out. Created by Rizky “Mizter Popo” Ardi Nugroho and launched in 2018, the podcast tells horror stories shared by contributors.

Kajian Hanan Attaki is a podcast by young Indonesian preacher Hanan Attaki. He is an ustad (Islamic teacher), founder of the SHIFT Pemuda Hijrah community and an alumnus of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. The podcast contains the preacher’s messages and lessons on various topics.

Spotify Lite also revealed the top five tracks in Indonesia. “Waktu yang Salah” (Wrong Time) by Fiersa Besari and Thantri ranked first, followed by 2019 Latin pop song “Señorita” by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, “Tolong” (Help) by Budi Doremi, “Halu” (Hallucination) by Feby Putri and “Memories” by Maroon 5.

The rankings were announced as part of Spotify Lite’s first anniversary on Tuesday.

The app is used by music enthusiasts around the globe, including Brazil, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Argentina. Although it has less storage, about 10 MB, it features more than 60 million songs and 1.5 million podcasts. (wir/wng)

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