Hi everyone, I’m @Kara_YC – the newest Yes Crowd team member. This is my first blog post to go live on Yes Crowd and I’m excited to see what you think. Happy reading! 😊
Spotify has changed the way we listen to music, but there’s so much more to this streaming service than just hearing your favourite tracks. Whether it’s relaxing with an audiobook on the commute to work, laughing along to stand-up comedy, or using the app’s meditation playlists for a good night’s sleep, us Yes Crowders like to get the most out of Spotify.
I’ve asked the team to reveal the hidden gems they’ve discovered on Spotify, so I could share the results with you.
Nothing brightens up a rainy day for Felicity like having a giggle to stand-up comedy on Spotify. The service features plenty of go-to big name comedians like Chris Rock and Billy Connolly, but Felicity has discovered even more comedy gold from others like John Mulaney, Mike Birbiglia, Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro and Bo Burnham.
Felicity also likes to wind down using Spotify’s selection of meditation features. The ASMR sleep sounds and guided meditation playlists have been keeping her particularly Zen lately.
Megan’s greatest discovery on Spotify was the ‘Word’ section. Here you can find college lectures, speeches, short stories, poetry, old radio shows, podcasts and more – it has everything Megan needs when she isn’t in the mood for music. One of her favourite ways to relax after an intense sweat session at the gym is with a TED Talk or podcast.
Dan’s favourite feature on Spotify is Time Capsule. It creates personalised music playlists based on a musical era of his choice. So when Dan wakes up with an 80’s vibe, he can listen to two hours of iconic throwback jams from this time.
As a music buff Dan also often checks out the Artist Speaks playlist, where he can hear from some of his favourite musicians on how they created their albums and the meaning behind their music.
Who doesn’t love to put their detective hat on and dive into the middle of a murder mystery? Luckily for Ray, there’s a long list of true crime podcasts on Spotify to satisfy this need. Ray is currently hooked on ‘Casefile’, but also enjoys some more light-hearted podcasts like ‘Stuff You Should Know’ and ‘Reply All’.
Alistar recently discovered the language learning feature on Spotify and can’t wait to become a master linguist. Tres bien! French, Spanish Greek, Italian, Hebrew and so many more – the possibilities are endless. He’ll be fluent by the time his next overseas trip comes around.
As a bookworm I love the collection of classic literature audiobooks Spotify has to offer, from Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ to HG Wells’ ‘The War of the Worlds’. After reading off a computer screen all day at work, I love that I can give my eyes a rest with an audiobook. I’m currently listening to F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ to pass the time on my bus ride to and from work.
We’re always looking for more to listen to on Spotify and would love to know what features you’ve discovered. Tell us in the comments below 😊