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tavington  ·  631 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 225th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I limit myself to podcasts for privacy reasons, and mostly listen to random ambient in the background while I write. This particular episode has been looping for a few weeks, and contains a mistitled Steven Roach song that I can't seem to find anywhere on the internet. Whoever created the podcast seems to have given up after 8 episodes, adding to a long list of abandoned podcasts that I still listen to on a regular basis.

korey  ·  631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

what are the privacy benefits of listening to podcasts over streaming music?

tavington  ·  631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's free and easily accessible, so you don't have to provide payment information or have your email spammed to death. Avoiding the streaming sites means not worrying about possible tracking or invasive cookies. I'm overly cautious, but it works if the music your finding is acceptable to your tastes. Listening to random currated music shows is akin to music discovery on a site like Pandora, but most importantly without the endless commercials and ad spam.

korey  ·  628 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nice. I was thinking the answer was somewhere along these lines, I appreciate you clarifying it for me. I also love to listen to music podcasts, but sometimes the curation can be a little off for the mood I'm going for, or else there's an album or artist that I want to specifically listen to, which brings me back to apple music. Glad there are people like you out there willing to resist this temptation!

cgod  ·  631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Or of owning the music you play?