Bootleg Podcasts Are a New Frontier for Unlicensed Music on Spotify

Browse Spotify's section for featured music podcasts, and at first you'll find what you'd probably expect. Last week, the top five slots were filled by two familiar NPR shows, a hip-hop talk show hosted by perennial shit-starter Joe Budden, a glossy true-crime-style look at the rise and fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine, and a podcast offering song-by-song breakdowns of various popular albums. Things got weirder as you scrolled.