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17 podcasts to fill The High Low-shaped hole in your life

From the new audio double-act to the series that still bring the LOL factor, here’s where to get your weekly pop-culture fix 


10 pivotal moments that took Ed Sheeran from zero to hero

We chart his mind-boggling rise, from playing gigs in people’s back gardens to becoming the biggest UK artist of the decade


Spotify’s Sound Up diversity in podcasts programme is back

Spotify wants to improve representation in podcasting from hosts to listeners 


The Michelle Obama Podcast will launch in July

'I hope this podcast can help us explore what we’re going through and spark new conversations with our loved ones'


World’s biggest stolen data archive will soon reach 10 billion records

Scammers who rely on internet users recycling their passwords are selling people's Netflix logins on social media

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Kim Kardashian set to launch criminal justice podcast with Spotify

The podcast will reportedly look back at the case of Kevin Keith


What you need to know about the new Apple antitrust investigations

The European Commission has launched two investigations into Apple's practices 


The British Podcast Awards 2020 nominees for you to listen to

Looking for a new podcast to listen to? Here's a few suggestions...


Plugging in podcasts and 90s tunes: the new sounds of lockdown

Pandemic listening is all about the feelgood factor 


Spotify’s Group Sessions feature is here to soundtrack your disco

Friends can listen along to the same playlist and queue up songs with Group Sessions 

Celebrity News

Streams for Dave's Black surge nearly 2000% after Brits performance

The 21-year-old rapper won unanimous praise for his politically-charged performance


Spotify Kids launches to the relief of parents everywhere

Your kids now have their own Spotify accounts to play the music they like on repeat 


From jazz to classical, hyper-focused streaming services are growing

From jazz to classical, the music streaming world has some new competitors 


Spotify Stories is the new way to connect with your fave influencer

First Snapchat, then Instagram and now Spotify: Stories are taking over 


The brands targeted the most by hackers and what to do about it

Just because these brands are susceptible to being targeted doesn't mean you are at risk if you take the right steps 


Barack and Michelle Obama are making podcasts exclusively for Spotify

The high power duo are promising series that will inspire and bring diverse voices to the entertainment world 


WWDC 2019: Apple may finally kill iTunes for good today

The next macOS update signals a break up in the iTunes platform