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Stop playing a specific podcast Spotify keep playing a specific podcast I do NOT want to listen to at all. Why? After it plays whatever it goes to The Last of Us podcast. It’s so irritating.
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Hi there,


Thanks for the post.


Currently there is no way to block certain podcasts from playing.

 

If this same podcast plays every time a song finishes, it's most likely loaded up in your queue. I'd suggest opening the play Queue and clicking on 'Clear Queue' this should be available on Desktop and Mobile.

 

Hope this helps.

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There is a way. Select song from any playlist, and select "Play song radio". Stop it. Now everything will work.

There is a way. Select a song, and choose "play song radio". Stop it. Now there is nothing in queue.

LET US BLOCK THE STUFF WE DONT WANT TO HEAR!
LET US DECIDE FOR OUR SELVES!
ITS AN EASY 10 LINE CODE TWO ENABLE USERS TO BLOCK PODCAST, ITS NOT QUANTUM COMPUTING.

IF YOU DONT LET PEOPLE BLOCK PODCAST, PEOPLE WILL GO TO BETTER SERVICES, BECAUASE THIS IS JUST STUPID AND NOT BECAUSE OF LIMITATIONS. EVEYR TIME A PODCAST ENDS, I GET THE SAME RACIST PODCAST PLAYED AFTERWARDS. SO WHEN I HAVE KIDS OVER, I CANT LISTEN TO PODCAST. THATS JUST STUPID. I WANT TO USE YOUR PRODUCT, BUT I CANT - UNLESS I WANT KIDS TO HEAR THE N WORD BY ACCIDENT, IF IM NOT AWARE THE PODCAST HAS ENDED AND THE RACIST ONE HAS STARTED. 

I have the same problem, Alex. This is absolutely ridiculous, I can't believe I pay money for them to keep forcing me to listen to a football podcast that I have less than 0 interest in. 

Hi @Lethologica,

Thanks for posting on the Community!

It's possible for podcasts to appear on your Home feed or in the play queue once they've been started. You can, however, mark episodes as played. This should remove them from the queue while you're listening to podcasts, meaning that the episode will no longer play after another one ends. Just go to Your library > Podcasts & Shows > New episodes > Click on the checkmark on the right side.

 

If you want to play only a specific episode, you can open it from the list of all episodes and then hit Play - the app will not queue the rest, just make sure that Autoplay is disabled.

For other suggestions on how to remove podcasts it's worth having a look at this page. There's also this idea which you may find interesting, so feel free to check it out, if you haven't already. Note that despite its current status, the idea is open for voting and you can still leave a thumbs up. We revisit such ideas on regular intervals and it just might be that their time would be right in the future.

Cheers!

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It's SO annoying when new episodes of podcasts I started listening to and decided I didn't like start autoplaying.

 

Two solutions:

 

  • Please allow us to choose autoplay on songs, but not podcasts
  • Please only show/autoplay new episodes of podcasts we're following

I've been trying to find a solution to removing a podcast from my list or from automatically playing. I've tried to find block buttons, hide buttons, thumbs down buttons to no avail. I figured I would take it to Google because somebody would have a solution, so it's incredibly frustrating to read threads and threads of people with the same issue here and on reddit with zero solution or ETA on a solution for the platform. I listened to a podcast I'm not at all interested in to support my boyfriend who was a guest on the show. Now every time I listen to the one podcast I do like to listen to regularly, it constantly plays after the newest podcast episode is over. I also worry that because it's automatically the next one to play the algorithm will think I like the podcast and refer me to more like it. It looks like the only solution is listening to more podcasts (which I'm not really interested in doing) or turning off autoplay, but I like to keep that on because that feature is beneficial when I listen to music. Being able to disable or remove podcasts from automatically playing or from being listed as 'your shows' would be an sought-after feature that would make the premium price of Spotify worth it. It would also probably make me and others interested in exploring more podcasts because we wouldn't fear that we would get stuck with it autoplaying constantly. Fingers crossed a block or remove feature is integrated soon.

then they just end up back in my queue next week when they make a new episode so this is no kind of solution. Spotify is never going to get the return on their Joe Rogan investment and are only alienating its users by not giving us the option to block podcasts

Plan

Premium Duo

Country

United Kingdom

Device

iPhone 15 pro max

Operating System

iOS 17.3.1

 

My Question or Issue

Recently I noticed that podcasts I'm listening to are playing in disorder and instead of next episode, start playing previous episode or even completely different podcast I follow and random episode start playing. Anyone else with similar experience?

I'm also super frustrated by this.  It would be nice to be able to listen to podcasts, music, and audiobooks all on one app, but the functionality for this really sucks.  Spotify does not seem to consider the way that various users want to do this.  

For me, I want to have a podcast-specific cue separate from music (same for audiobooks).  I want to be able to listen to part of something, then jump to music, and then jump back to where I left off on one or more episodes.  It should be much easier to manage my content and get to what I want; instead I keep having to fumble between things, and have this dumb issue with autoplaying podcasts when I'm just in the mood for music on that given day...

I'll be looking for alternatives.

Recently I have noticed that Spotify will just play a random episode of a podcast that I have not listened to before. Many times it is in the middle of the series so if I do want to listen to that podcast at some point I already have heard things about an investigation that I do not want to hear.

I also noticed in my queue there are podcasts that I did not add and there is no way to remove. The "add" button is still active even though they are in my queue.

My issue is that certain horror podcasts come up while my child listens to his kid's story podcasts. I don't listen to these podcasts on Spotify (but on other podcast apps). So why is Spotify keep pushing them when I've never listened to them on Spotify? You're scaring the **bleep** out of my kid. 

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