Alternative products to Google Podcasts

26 alternative and related products to Google Podcasts

Google Podcasts
Discover and listen to the world's podcasts on Android.

Integrated with the Google Assistant across your devices and packed with personalized recommendations, Google Podcasts is designed to make it easier than ever for Android users to discover and listen to podcasts.

26 Alternatives to Google Podcasts

The social podcast app 🎧

Listen to the best new podcast episodes with Breaker. Follow your friends to see what they’re listening to, and discover new shows that you’ll love. Like, share, and comment on your favorite episodes. Join the Breaker community and listen to the best stuff!

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John Ababseh
John Ababseh- Epiphany Enthusiast
Love listening to podcasts on downtime! This app does a great job of allowing you to stay in sync with what friends and famous entrepreneurs are listening to. Great UX as well!
Erik Berlin
Erik Berlin- Maker, Breaker
Breaker is a podcast app with a social layer that opens up a new window to discovery. It’s kind of like what the podcast section of Product Hunt would have looked like if it was an app.
Deep Dave
Deep Dave- Tech geek
I have been listening to podcasts on Breaker for a year. It's the best social podcast app.
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Idownloadblog
Podcast listeners are traditionally creatures of habit when it comes to the app of choice to access all their favorite shows. Thus, whenever a new gateway to podcasts comes along, it often cops the 'not as good as Overcast' treatment and is passed into oblivion.
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35 Alternatives to Breaker

All the tools you need to build & grow your podcast 🎙️

🎧 Transistor.fm hosting, analytics, and distribution for folks who are using podcasts to build their brand and grow their audience.

👉 This includes big companies, like Cards Against Humanity and Kickstarter, smaller companies, like Joe Workman’s Weaver’s Space, networks like Goodstuff.fm, and individual brands, like Productivityist.

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Prasad Lingawar
Prasad Lingawar- Growth @ Plivo
Awesome tool to build and distribute your podcast.
Prasad Lingawar
Prasad Lingawar- Growth @ Plivo
New player is in the market :)
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Podnews
August 2, 2018 Stitcher is looking for applicants for their Breakthrough Fellowship program. It's a paid position lasting four months in New York or Los Angeles. Matt Cundill posted a good set of notes from Podcast Movement 2018. For readers of a nervous disposition, please ignore the photograph of your Editor.
Indie Hackers
Podcasting is the best way to earn your audience's trust. But there are still lots of technical hurdles to starting a show. We want to help people share...
Build Your SaaS
37signals started an indie SaaS revolution when they launched Basecamp and Ruby on Rails. Since 2004, thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to capture some of that success by launching their own web apps. But what does it take to launch a Software as a Service business in 2018?
Hacker Noon
Justin Jackson does a lot of things. He is a founder, author, blogger, podcaster, dad, community builder, and is now working on Transistor.fm. Davis Baer : What's your background, and what are you working on? Justin Jackson : Professionally, I've been working with SaaS companies since 2008.
9 Alternatives to Transistor.fm

The easiest way to make a podcast. Ever.

Welcome to Anchor 3.0: the easiest way to make a podcast. Ever.

Anchor just got acquired by Spotify along with Gimlet Media: https://www.recode.net/2019/2/6/18213456/spotify-podcast-gimlet-anchor-q4-results/?ref=producthunt

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Recode
Spotify is a streaming music company that wants to become a podcast company, too. Not only has Spotify acquired Gimlet Media, a podcast producer and network, for around $230 million - a deal Recode told you about last week - but it has also bought Anchor, a startup that makes it easier for people to record and distribute their own podcasts.
Business Insider
Making a professional-sounding podcast isn't easy. Most podcasting how-to guides recommend investing in equipment like microphones, audio-editing software, and portable recorders, not to mention a computer. From there, you'll need to learn a set of new software programs and then hunt down a place to host and distribute your podcast.
The Verge
If you've always wanted to start a podcast, Anchor's new update is for you. The shortform audio app is fully embracing podcasting today with the launch of Anchor 3.0, which includes a redesigned app, the service's debut on the web, and tools to distribute a show and track its success.
Engadget
To that end, Anchor 3.0 for iOS and Android is an app for recording first and foremost; consuming short broadcasts from your friends is definitely taking a backseat now. For starters, users can record multiple bits of audio and create a library to build out a finished product.
Medium
With nearly 70 million Americans now listening monthly, podcasts have officially crossed over into the mainstream. Yet like radio, podcasts are incredibly difficult to make, distribute, promote, and monetize. Despite the increasing demand, expensive tools, confusing software, and fragmented, friction-filled workflows have held creators back.
Variety
New York-based audio startup Anchor unveiled a new version of its podcast creation app Thursday that aims to bridge the divide between amateur audio recording and professional podcast creation. In addition to revamped versions of its Android and iOS apps, Anchor also unveiled a new web ab as well as free, unlimited podcast hosting.
TechCrunch
Broadcasting app Anchor, which helps anyone record and share audio, is relaunching its app today with a new focus on serving the larger podcaster community.
31 Alternatives to Anchor 3.0

A powerful yet simple podcast player

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Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
Overcast is the best podcast player on iOS with must-have features like offline play, a sleep timer, and playback speed adjustments. That said, I'm beta testing a new podcast app from a YC-backed startup that provides most of the same features but with community and better discovery. Eager to share with everyone. 😊
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck- Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Hands down the best podcast player for iOS
Jeff Bowen
Jeff Bowen- Software Engineer
“I run Overcast with no other employees, no VC funding, and a sustainable work-life balance (hopefully) so I can spend enough time with my family.” – Marco Arment from https://overcast.fm/contact
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Marco
After a year of work, Overcast 2 is now available as a free update for everyone. It's mostly a major under-the-hood improvement, with relatively few user-facing changes. But they're pretty good, I think.
Marco
I designed Overcast 1.0 in 2014 for iOS 7, and it was a product of its time: it used ultra-thin text and lines against stark, sharp-edged, full-screen white sheets and translucent blur panes, with much of the basic functionality behind hidden gestures. That fundamental design carried through every update until today.
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9 Alternatives to Overcast 3.0

Listen to podcasts from your Mac menu bar

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Shmully Wolfson
Shmully Wolfson
PodcastMenu is a simple app which puts Overcast on your Mac's menu bar so you can listen to your favorite podcasts while you work.
Christopher Hannah
Christopher Hannah- Swift Developer / Writer
The best way to listen to Overcast podcasts on a Mac
Guilherme Rambo
Guilherme Rambo- I make apps
I use it all the time to listen to podcasts while I work :)
16 Alternatives to PodcastMenu

Now anyone can host a podcast on SoundCloud

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John Ababseh
John Ababseh- Epiphany Enthusiast
Soundclouds a great platform for publishing podcasts!
David V. Kimball
David V. Kimball- Founder, Family Friendly Live
While certainly a controversial choice among the podcasting community, I suggest SoundCloud. I did a 6-month podcast called Beyond Tweeting (beyondtweeting.com). While I recorded episodes, I live streamed to 5-7 different services at once (including YouTube). When I was finished, I'd edit the audio and upload to SoundCloud, distribute on Tumblr, and the li… See more
Sam Rye
Sam Rye- Founder
Why not just use Soundcloud's podcast functionality? https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/e...
25 Alternatives to Podcasting on SoundCloud

Founder Coffee is a bi-weekly podcast that explores what makes founders tick.

Hosted by Salesflare co-founder Jeroen Corthout, Founder Coffee allows listeners to gain more insight into how founders from Intercom, Mailshake, Showpad, Predictable Revenue and more think about entrepreneurship, life and how they find balance between the two.

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Salesflare Blog
Jeroen: Hey Aaron, it's great to have you on Founder Coffee! Aaron: Yeah, I just wish there was some actual coffee as well! Jeroen: Well, I do have have some coffee right next to me for our chat. What about you? Aaron: Going a little slow on that, but I'm going to get it right after!
Salesflare Blog
Meet the daredevil behind Mailshake, Pick, ContentMarketer, Narrow, Linktexting, Quuu, Voila Norbert, Ramp Ventures, and Web Profits. Sujan a serial, but even more so a parallel entrepreneur who likes to keep pushing his own limits to the extreme. He knows all about building startups and is a great guy to have a coffee with.
Salesflare Blog
Loving Intercom? Join in for a chat with Des Traynor, who's built out the product and marketing at this unicorn messaging company. Des and I talk about how to build great products, his plans with Intercom, personal passions, and what he'd change if he did it all over again.
13 Alternatives to Founder Coffee ☕ - startup podcast by Salesflare

A community for discovering podcasts and favorite episodes 🎙

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Daniel Mathews
Daniel Mathews- Founder @podysseyapp.
A social network for people that want to find the best podcast episodes. You "echo" out awesome episodes and see what others in the community are echoing. It easily imports your subscriptions from your podcast player so its fast to get up and running. And it connects to your player so when you find an episode on Echo you can easily listen to it on your pod… See more
17 Alternatives to Echo Podcasts

The first and only Podcast Magazine

Wilson is a podcast magazine. Once a week, we’ll send you a curated playlist of culturally relevant and thematically significant episodes packaged into a perfect issue. You don’t need to register, there is no onboarding, and we don’t use algorithms that syphon you into your own personal content hell.

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9 Alternatives to Wilson FM

Discover podcasts & news you love with the push of a button

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NotAGuru
NotAGuru- Social Media Mgr, ASU KED
Love the discoverability it provides of other shows and news related to what I already enjoy and have selected/favorited. The UX is efficient and appealing too. I was a big Stitcher user until about a year ago when I found Otto and switched over entirely, been happy ever since especially with the new features they've added since then.
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26 Alternatives to Otto Radio

Get amazing podcast recommendations from interesting people

Chorus is a platform to share podcasts with friends, fans and fascinating strangers.

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Medium
🚀 Update: we're live on ProductHunt ! Come say hello :-) A great podcast can change your life. It can expand your worldview. It can make you spend half an hour in the driveway, in tears, with the lights off and the engine running.
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6 Alternatives to Chorus

Search (almost) all podcasts & episodes in the world.

Listen Notes is a search engine for podcasts, with some simple tools for listeners: Listen Later, Listen Alerts, Listen Clips.

A use case that may be useful for people on Product Hunt: Before meeting a VC or a celebrity entrepreneur, use Listen Notes to find all podcast interviews of that person and binge listen all of them, e.g., Justin Kan

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Broadcast - The Official Listen Notes blog
Listen Notes is a standalone podcast search engine website. It's not a podcast player. It's not a mobile app. But why a standalone podcast search engine website? It's actually two questions: Why a standalone podcast search engine? Isn't this available in any podcast player apps? Why a website? Why not an app?
CNET
It's easy enough to use a search engine to find a particular podcast. For example, are you a fan of Battlestar Galactica? Just hit up Bing, Google or Yahoo and you're pretty likely to locate (shameless self-promotion alert!) Battlestar Recaptica, a podcast devoted to the show.
Lifehacker
Most podcast apps are built around finding and subscribing to shows, not episodes. But Listen Notes, Lifehacker's favorite podcast search engine, now lets you build a custom playlist of various podcast episodes. With Listen Later, you can build a list of episodes, which you can subscribe to in any podcast player, like Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.
The Next Web
If you've been meaning to listen to all those excellent podcast episodes you've read about online, or want to finally get your best mate hooked on podcasts, Listen Notes has you covered with a handy playlist creation tool.
9 Alternatives to Listen Notes 3.0

Queue-based podcast app updated with trim silence, chapters.

Castro 3 brings silence trimming, robust chapter support, an Apple Watch app, and per-podcast settings like intro skipping. Its queue-based take on podcast listening feels as intuitive and polished as ever, and the new optional Plus subscription should help keep development moving into the future.

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Macstories
Castro has long been one of the premier podcast clients on iOS, and its excellent version 2 - with an innovative triage system and delight-inducing design touches - helped solidify it as such. Those strengths in 2.0, however, were mitigated in part by the absence of a few key features that competing podcast apps tout.
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Stream & discover new podcasts

Podible is the best podcast app to find new, interesting podcasts. It learns what podcasts you love and recommends new ones in an easy, digestible playlist. Spend more time listening and less time digging.

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Fast Company
There are a lot of podcasts in the world. While we do our best to make recommendations, it's hard to keep up with all of them, so Podible is bringing artificial intelligence into the fight. "We constantly hear from podcast listeners that they have one or two podcasts that they like but can't find any ...
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13 Alternatives to Podible
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