I use Spotify for MUSIC, you know, what it was initially designed for. I don’t listen to podcasts on it. The new re-design has completely wiped out some basic music features to accommodate the podcasts being in the same space. I can’t see how many songs are in my playlists now? I can’t go to my artist section and see the songs I’ve saved by each individual artist? I’m sure there’s more I haven’t even seen yet.
Keep them completely separate. Every re-design makes the app so dumbed down it’s ridiculous. I’m so close to switching to Apple Music, if there was a way to export my playlists I’d have done it already.