What are you listening to? by The Quarto Staff

Illustration by Charlie Blodnieks

Illustration by Charlie Blodnieks

We’re back at school after winter break, and as you all know, it’s colder than ever. This week, the staff compiled what we’re listening to on our way to class as we brave the chilly weather. We’re always curious to hear what people are listening to–from favorite podcasts, long-time music loves to the latest new releases. Tweet at us or comment on our Instagram (@columbiaquarto for both!) to share what’s playing through your headphones!

This is what we’ve been streaming:


  • Did someone say “Juice” by Lizzo?...Really all of Lizzo’s discography!

  • Maggie Rogers’ new album

  • “This Night Has Opened My Eyes” by The Smiths, “Carmensita” by Devendra Barnhart, “Generation Why” by Weyes Blood

  • I've been experiencing a Frank Ocean revival recently.

  • “400 Lux” by Lorde

  • Maggie Rogers' new album Heard It in a Past Life, Billie Holiday, Leon Bridges, a whole lot of love songs to keep my heart warm, and Frank Ocean for the necessary angst.

  • “Hunnybee” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

  • Grateful Dead's “Workingman's Dead” & Noname's “Room 25”

  • Omar Khorshid

  • “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies

  • “Roll Some Mo and Karma” by Lucky Daye

  • “Sunflower” from the Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse soundtrack!

  • “Bookstore Girl” by Charlie Burg and the entirety of the Mamma Mia! soundtracks on repeat.

  • “Shark Smile” by Big Thief and “Sweet Jane” by The Velvet Underground

Want more recommendations? Listen to our staff-curated Spotify playlist! We update the playlist bi-weekly, so be sure to follow the playlist for recommendations all semester.


  • Still Processing with Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham from the NYT. They're back and better than ever with their new season!

  • Slow Burn by Slate about the Nixon impeachment

  • Ear Hustle–produced by men and volunteers in San Quentin Prison!

  • NPR’s Code Switch

  • Borns

  • Invisibilia

  • Storycorps

  • I’m super into murder podcasts, mainly My Favorite Murder. I also listen to Last Podcast on the Left & Still Processing!

  • Buffering the Vampire Slayer

  • Song Exploder–musicians take apart their song and talk about how it was made!

  • NPR’s Morning Edition while I get ready for class and catching up on old episodes of the podcast Lore on Spotify