How to Create Your Own Podcast Playlists on Spotify

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There are more than 3 billion users creating their own Spotify playlists these days. That means after hours of carefully curated lists of tracks listeners can’t get enough of. Until recently, playlists were exclusive to music. But now, in the true spirit of Audio First, Spotify users can create a playlist including both music and podcasts.

Create Your Own Podcast Playlists

With this recently launched, frequently requested functionality, users can create podcast playlists, or include podcasts to existing playlists for a variety of types of media experience. Users can even create a playlist of multiple podcasts in a row—excellent for a long drive or a run—or integrate their favorite songs with news, comedy, or sports podcasts. (Here’s an idea: arrange a selection of sunny, feel-good songs for before, after, and in between a bunch of great true-crime podcast episodes—you know, to balance yourself out.)

With these new opportunities for creativity, the choices are endless. And the perfect part—it’s as simple as making a playlist full of music.

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Follow these steps to include a podcast to a playlist on mobile:

  1. Simply navigate to a podcast episode you like.
  2. Tap the three dots in the right of the track or episode.
  3. Tap “Add to playlist.”
  4. Choose a playlist you’ve already created you want to add it to.
  5. Or, tap to create a brand new playlist from scratch.
  6. Play around with interspersing podcast episodes with music tracks to curate hand-picked listening sessions.
  7. Share with your mates or make your playlists public—others are sure to like them too!

Then, when you’re ready to play tons of random content, go back to “Your Library” to see all of your playlists in one place under the “Playlists” tab in Music. Sound familiar? If you’ve ever created a playlist for your favorite songs, you’re already a pro.

**Pro tip: If you’re using Spotify on your computer desktop, you’ll be able to stream the playlists you’ve made on mobile that embrace podcasts. You just can’t create a podcast playlist from your desktop—yet.

Some Things You Want to Know about Podcasts

Have you ever raved to your friend about a podcast you’re bingeing (say, Stay Free: The Story of the Clash) only to have them ask, “Wait, what’s a podcast?” or even, “Can I make money with it?”

However, maybe you’ll be able to talk all day about Game of Thrones finale theories or your feelings about the latest album drop, and also you need to share your thoughts with the world. Good news: It’s easier than ever to express your ideas.

Whether you’re a podcast aficionado looking to share your passion, or just looking to stay up on the latest trends, this easy and shareable Podcast 101 infographic is your one-stop shop for any podcasting questions.

What is a podcast?

It’s an audio show that you can listen to via a dedicated app, on the internet, or by downloading and streaming anytime. A podcast is usually a series of episodes, or a daily or weekly show, that explores a selected subject, story, personality, or theme.

More than 50% of people in the US have listened to a podcast in the last year. Nearly 1 in 3 listen to at least one podcast every month. Podcast listening has grown 157% in the past 4 years in the US. Other countries where podcasts are especially common: Germany, Spain, Sweden, Australia, and Brazil.

Anyone passionate about a thought has something to say can make their own podcasts. Platforms like Spotify and Anchor have tools that will let you create a podcast and distribute it to millions of potential listeners worldwide.

Advertising is the main type of revenue from podcasts, and the money that podcasters are generating from advertising is on the rise. And the future is bright with platforms, distributors, and creators exploring new, exciting ways to evolve the podcast business model.

Now that you can safely explain podcasts, why not start creating your new one? Or try to make a playlist of all your favorite podcasts on Spotify.

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