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From Life Hacks to Light Humor, Check Out the Nine Indonesian Podcasts Coming Exclusively to Spotify

May 28, 2020

Podcasts continue to rise in popularity around the world, and there’s one country that’s particularly fond of the medium: Indonesia. Our data shows that the nation’s listeners stream podcasts on Spotify more than any other country in Southeast Asia. Now, to give these users more of what they love, we are announcing a new line-up of Indonesian podcasts that have become exclusive to Spotify.

These shows cover a wide range of genres and topics—from relationships to comedy to horror—with a local flair that makes them relatable and beloved by listeners. Get the inside scoop on each of them, as they feature a variety of well-known Indonesian personalities as storytellers and hosts.

BKR Brothers

BKR Brothers is brought to you by three radio personalities: Bobby Mandela, Molen Kasetra, and Ryo Wicaksono. Having known and worked with one other for a long time, they are indeed brothers in every way but blood, which makes for great chemistry, easy listening, and lots of banter. Thanks to their common background and shared networks, BKR Brothers is the go-to source for what’s happening in food, fashion, and professional life. Prominent episode guests include model Manohara Odelia Pinot, singer Ardhito Pramono, and actor Zack Lee.

Makna Talks

Makna Talks offers candid conversations with fascinating public figures and influential trendsetters. Delivered weekly, the in-depth and curiosity-fueled podcast is hosted by Iyas Lawrence, one of the most well-known interviewers today. A creative himself, Iyas always finds a way to get his guests to discuss the unexpected. From sci-fi and K-drama to political voting and sustainable living, Makna Talks provides a wide breadth of perspectives on things you wish you knew.

DESTAnya Siapa?

DESTAnya Siapa? may be familiar to those who know Deddy “Desta” Mahendra, Indonesia’s beloved TV host, radio presenter, and former member of the Club Eighties band. Now Desta, whose name is synonymous with his witty jokes and loud personality, brings his signature charm to his very own podcast. On the show, he holds nothing back as he discusses everyday topics with humor.

DariTadi Yu Yak Yukk

The idea for DariTadi Yu Yak Yukk began with two celebrity couples: drummer Ditto Percussion and actress Ayudia C., as well as actor/singer Tarra Budiman and his wife Gya P. Sadiqah. Through their frequent chats, they realized that they shared similar obstacles and anxieties in their respective family lives. Understanding that other millennial households may have the same questions, the two couples have taken to the world of podcasting to share lessons and offer solutions, with many laughs along the way.

Malam Kliwon

Malam Kliwon is hosted by two voiceover talents, Bimo Kusumo and Ramadhanu. The podcast tells horror stories about ancient Javanese ghosts straight from the personal experiences of its listeners. True to the country’s deep-rooted love for local horror stories, Malam Kliwon has attracted a large audience. Bimo and Dhanu are confident that the podcast will take the audience to a horror theater of the mind that has never been imagined.

Rintik Sedu

Rintik Sedu is created by Jakarta-based novelist Nadhifa Allya Tsana, and the podcast is titled after her pseudonym. During the course of her career, she has written six novels, one of which is currently being adapted into a movie. In her podcast, she shares her personal love stories and invites listeners to reflect by posing deep questions.

Teman Tidur 

Teman Tidur began in 2019 as its host, influencer and creator Dera Firmansyah, struggled to fall asleep every night. He believed that, like him, others would love to hear stories that usher them to sleep. Through this podcast, Dera shares tales about love and relationships that trigger self-reflection. Some of his podcast episodes are also based on his followers’ questions, which he links back to his own experiences.

Kinosgina

Kinosgina is hosted by Indonesian celebrity, host, and radio announcer Nycta Gina, along with her husband and fellow TV personality Kinos. Kinos and Gina share their experiences and tips about family and relationships and how they solve problems in their own way. The couple started a podcast so they could stay in the entertainment industry but found it so fun and addictive, they decided to keep creating podcasts for their loyal listeners.

Thirty Days of Lunch

Thirty Days of Lunch was created by Ario Pratomo and Fellexandro Ruby, a dynamic duo who are passionate about sharing their experiences, ideas, thoughts, and life hacks on various topics, from technology to self-development. Thirty Days of Lunch also gathers the thoughts and perspectives of its guest speakers from diverse backgrounds, such as Najwa Shihab and Ernest Prakasa.

Dive into these podcasts with an episode of Makna Talks.