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Spotify Podcasters Are Making $18,000 a Month With Nothing But White Noise

Some of the audio app's biggest podcast hits are full of soothing static and calming sounds



Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

People on the prowl for a new podcast to consume often go for a stimulating option like a political debate or a true crime mystery to quicken the pulse. But when the din of the world becomes too much, listeners often need the opposite vibe: something soothing and sedating, maybe with the sound of static or falling rain. Perhaps a touch of crickets. 

Enter — quietly, on tippy-toes — the white noise podcasters.