Hear and Now: Why Listening to Ambient Music Is Good for You

Allison Loudermilk

Hear and Now: Why Listening to Ambient Music Is Good for You HowStuffWorks Now
Hear and Now: Why Listening to Ambient Music Is Good for You HowStuffWorks Now

This week on the HowStuffWorks Now podcast, Robert Lamb, the host of Stuff to Blow Your Mind and the guy behind Space Music, explains how ambient tunes can calm down all of us looking for a little inner peace and clarity. He also rounds up some listening suggestions from ambient music aficionados. You can catch the 6.5-hour playlist here.

Speaking of music, our resident tech expert and host Jonathan Strickland reports on a bug that had been plaguing Spotify users. The popular music streaming service reported 40 million paying subscribers as of September 2016, many of whom listen on the Spotify desktop client.

As it turns out, the desktop version of the music program was writing and rewriting gigabytes or even terabytes worth of data onto users' hard drives. The problem has since been solved with Spotify's latest update.

Lastly, host Lauren Vogelbaum brings you the scoop on some Californians who are looking to secede from the union following the U.S. presidential election. It wouldn't be the first time it's been attempted. What's different this time? And how would the Calexit succeed? Lauren gives you the details.

Want to hear a lot more about these stories? Click on the links below, push play on the podcast embedded here or check out the episode on your favorite podcasting service.

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