Ben Lang
Ben LangCommunity @NotionHQ, angel investor

What's the best app for listening to podcasts?

What are some great apps for managing podcast feeds and listening to them? Why? What is your favorite feature on it?
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    Overcast 3.0

    A powerful yet simple podcast player

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan HooverFounder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund · Written
    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. 😊
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    Hands down the best podcast player for iOS
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    Pocket Casts

    Powerful podcast manager for iOS & Android. New v.5 release.

    Aishwarya Hariharan
    Aishwarya HariharanMarketing at Freshworks · Written
    It has an extensive library, great interface and did I mention, great interface? They had me at Dark theme. I've tried quite a few podcast apps for Android but Pocket Casts is, by far and away, the best looking one. I personally love that there's an option to always start episodes of specific podcasts at x minutes so that I can skip the ads.
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    Chakkaradeep
    ChakkaradeepPrincipal Product Manager · Written
    This is my go to app for podcasts. Works and syncs across iOS, Android and web. It has pretty much all or similar features to Overcast and wins hands down when you want an app that works across multiple OSes.
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    Breaker

    The social podcast app 🎧

    Before Breaker, I would rarely listen to podcasts. Overcast and other apps were lacking discovery tools, making it difficult to find new shows/episodes. Breaker brilliantly solves this by adding a social layer, allowing you to see what friends are listening to, liking and commenting on. I'm now exposed to shows that I never heard of before, and listening to podcasts is now a daily habit.
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    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan HooverFounder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund · Written
    Breaker replaced Overcast as my default podcast player a month ago while in beta. Unlike other podcast players, they're focusing on episode discovery and community, surfacing podcasts listened to and loved by your friends. While early, its introduced me to new podcasts which I can't say any other podcast player has done.
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    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethibuilding things. · Written
    Cant' recommend Breaker enough. The social aspect was really important for me because the best recommendations for podcasts have always come from friends. I also like the notifications when new podcasts are released and the app is simple yet very user-friendly.
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    Castro 3

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

    Eithiriel DeMeré
    Eithiriel DeMeréB2B SaaS Consultant & Product Marketer · Written
    App designed to help you track a broad range of shows and pick out the episodes that appeal to you. To do this, they introduce a concept that is new to podcast apps: episode triage.
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    Ethan
    Ethan digital native | maker: gaston.tel · Written
    I used Overcast before but I felt like I was crawling under podcasts and Castro has one of the best interfaces for triage ever. Go to your inbox and easily send each episode to your playlist or the archive.
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    Spotify

    Any song. One tap away.

    Jake Crump
    Jake CrumpHead of Product Ops at Product Hunt · Written
    Currently you can only listen to podcasts on the mobile app, but this is my go to app for podcasts. It doesn't have every podcast available, but it's got the major ones. I haven't run into the problem of not finding a podcast I listen to on it yet. It's got the normal features of offline playback and the ability to make playlists as well. Plus, it has the added benefit of being the same music app I use which cuts down on having to flip between apps. Keeps everything nice and simple.
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    Sebastián
    SebastiánAudiovisual and Multimedia Communicator · Written
    Since I already use Spotify to stream music AND pay monthly for it, I found using its Podcast option easier than having another app. There are some podcasts that are not available, but it's not bad for me.
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    Play for Web

    Listen to articles from around the web

    Tobias Herber
    Tobias HerberStudent. Computers. If-statements. · Written
    You can listen to many high quality articles from medium.
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    Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell

    Carlo doesn't remember (Capitalism requires capitalization)

    NotAGuru
    NotAGuruSocial Media Mgr, ASU KED · Written
    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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    Player FM
    Miriam Schwab
    Miriam SchwabCo-founder & CEO, Strattic · Written
    Great podcast app for Android, being improved all the time.
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    PodcastMenu

    Listen to podcasts from your Mac menu bar

    Christopher Hannah
    Christopher HannahSwift Developer / Writer · Written
    The best way to listen to Overcast podcasts on a Mac
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    Broadcast

    Podcasts made social 🎙

    Podcasting has been proliferating day by day and more podcasts listening app trying to make it social.
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    Moon.FM

    A simple, beautiful podcast player for iOS & Android

    Deng Gao
    Deng Gaoindie developer · Written
    Deng Gao made this product
    Great podcast app for iOS / Android, being improved all the time.
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