Spotify yesterday launched its first original podcast with an Asian host, Nas Talks, with video blogger Nuseir Yassin.
The 28-year-old YouTuber better known as Nas Daily has made the leap from video to audio for fans to stream for free on the platform. He currently has 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube and is best known for documenting his travels worldwide.
The weekly podcast will cover topics such as his journey as a content creator and discussing politics and philosophy. It will also feature guests like Filipino-American Vlogger Wil Dasovich and Israeli Historian Yuval Noah Harari, who are set to appear in the first few episodes.
“In this podcast nothing is off-limits: The Israel and Palestine conflict, growing up as a brown kid, anything that makes me angry. Me and my guests simplify topics that no one cares about, and suddenly everyone relates.” Yassin said in a blurb about the podcast.
Known for creating concise topical videos only several minutes long, the Singapore-based creator will engage in longer-form discussions and delve deeper into topics as each podcast episode will run 45 minutes.
“Going into podcasting makes perfect sense for the Nas Daily journey,” Yassin said. “It’s hard to deep-dive into topics in less than three minutes and I’m looking forward to longer discussions with other points of view. It’s my first venture into long-form content and I am thrilled to partner with Spotify to bring this show to life.”
In the first episode released yesterday, he and his team talk about memorable, behind-the-scenes stories from his past videos and share how they became who they are today.
Check out the trailer for the podcast below.
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