2019 was an interesting year for my entertainment consumption. I was still travelling the first 6 months of the year which means a lot of Spotify (especially podcasts) and Netflix was consumed during that period. I spent 27 hours listening to Drake. 27 hours well spent I’d say. Heavily influenced by my time in Asia Bohan Phoenix is the newcomer in my top 5 most listened artists on Spotify this year. According to that same Spotify my most played genres are rap, hip-hop, Dutch hip-hop en, yes indeed, disco. And although my favourite genres might be about drugs, violence, street life and other masculine subjects, my most listened number was I’m every woman by Chaka Khan 💅because, you know, gender is just a social construct.
2019 was definitely the year of the podcast. At least in my rotation. With two hip hop podcasts (Woordenschat and Convo) and the official Ajax podcast being among my most listened podcast, Looppraat (a podcast about running) is definitely my favourite podcast of the year. 1470 minutes I listened to podcasts this year. The other 23.373 minutes I was wearing headphones I was listening to music.
When it comes to consuming tv I started the year with Marie Kondo and finished it with Spiderman. Quite the summary. Saturday the first of June must have been a great day. According to my Garmin data I was super low on steps that day (only 5715 compared to around 12.000 the rest of the days that week). Looking into my Netflix data that starts to make sense: apparently I spent the entire day watching all four Bourne films 🤷♂️. Homeland, Terrace House and Top Boy were among the most watched series this year.