Considered one of the most “intimate” digital formats, The podcasts have gained fame and have positioned themselves among the taste of the Argentine public following the arrival of streaming platforms in the new millennium, such as Spotify.
Their boom was significant since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, which forced the majority of people to remain in confinement, who in turn began to experiment with various formats and channels to be informed and entertained.
Podcasts are audio products that are available through files or streaming platforms and one of their great advantages is that the user can listen to them whenever they want and as many times as they want.
However, the podcast is not something new, rather it is a product that enjoyed wide popularity at the beginning of the 21st century, but that then he was relegated by the arrival of compact discs, ipods, among others.
However, its easy access, broad genres and diverse narratives have facilitated its new heyday and many companies have started betting on them again to reach more users.
Currently this type of productions have been well received in Argentina and proof of this are these 10 podcasts that are on everyone’s lips.
1. Intoxicated: The Case of Pity Álvarez
Intoxicated is a documentary podcast that delves into the life of Pity Alvarez, a charismatic and talented musician who ended up in jail for murdering a man with four bullets. In addition to delving into the police case, the tour portrays the intense and stormy life of Pity, from his origins with Viejas Locas in the 90s – when he created a new subculture – to his days in a psychiatric ward in Ezeiza. The case also exposes the institutional weaknesses to contain addictions and mental health disorders.
two. the hangover
Migue Granados was always interested in bothering, fighting and investigating to go a little further. In each episode, Migue interviews, hand in hand, in an intimate and sincere chat, different personalities with unique life stories. A single premise: ask and discuss up to the last vertebra; take off our masks to talk about what really happens to us. Life has a raw part… And Migue does not leave it aside. La Cruda, a Spotify original podcast.
3. Naked Psychology | @psi.mammoliti
In this podcast we talk about emotions. From your internal mechanisms: Why do you do what you do? Why can’t you express certain emotions and others can? 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 is in your hands to learn it! The gateway to this process? Naked Psychology. From the hand of Clinical Psychologist Marina Mammoliti. www.psimammoliti.com
Four. case 63
Year 2022. The 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 turns 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 Nestor Cantillana. Case 63 is a Spotify original podcast.
5. Nobody Says Anything Podcast
#NobodySaysNothing 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, from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
6. Phoenix Seminary – Brian Tracy
Phoenix Seminary by Brian Tracy. Complete modules in Spanish.
Two fishermen walk along the beach and find a ship aground, on its mast there is a crucified man. The fishermen get on the boat, inside they will find three brutally murdered bodies and an African girl chained in the engine room. Who is that crew, why are they lying dead, why does it seem that they carried a curse and why is there a girl Captured, sentenced to oblivion. On the side of the hull is the name of the boat. This is a story about slavery and about what happened on a journey through the Atlantic that lost control, it is the story of Montserrat.
8. Unwanted mail
Have you ever found those letters you sent to your first love and read them again? Have you ever reviewed 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 did not 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 laughter. Spam, a Spotify Original podcast.
9. Buddhism in Slippers
A podcast about conscious happiness, personal growth and the psychology of Buddhism, in a simple way, without words in dead languages, directly and without mysticism. Spirituality without dressing in white, without lighting candles, without rituals… and with a lot of heart; yes: in slippers. Read more about what I do here (http://bio.site/lucascasanova)
10. stop the hand
The COMPLETE episodes of Paren La Mano. With Luquitas Rodríguez, Germán Beder and Alfred Montes de Oca. Monday to Friday from 19 to 21 by Vorterix.
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A podcast is an audio product which has a defined periodicity and can be made up of several episodes, although it has its origins on the radio, currently those who like this format can find it on internet pages or streaming platforms such as Spotify.
Although podcasts began as a discussion among several participants on a specific topic, with the passage of time the ways of doing them have diversified and now one person or a group can be speaking, likewise, they are not only used as a space to exchange points of view, but also encompass genres of interview like the podcast #AtCasaDeMara where he asks questions to various characters such as edy smoleither fictionas it happens with the suspense story of the chilean podcast case 63or deal with issues of science, politics, journalism, well-being, among others.
The word “podcast” was first used on February 12, 2004. by journalist Ben Hammersley of Guardian in an article in which he talked about how economically viable it was to make a radio program online and access them whenever users wanted.
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 the Thomas Alva Edison’s phonograph in 1870when the intellectuals of the time such as Philip Hubert, Octave Uzanne or Edward Bellamy predicted that people would end up “reading books, newspapers and magazines with their eyes closed” and even mothers would stop snoring 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. Its 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 music catalog of 20 million songs; it currently has a song catalog of more than seven million artists that are affiliated with it.
Currently the platform It 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. This has allowed us to currently 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 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. either there is various 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 also 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 Roganwhich also made the company lose up to 2.1 million dollars.