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 Hoover82Founder, Product Hunt · 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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    Jack Dweck
    Jack Dweck20Product Manager at Unroll.Me · Written
    Hands down the best podcast player for iOS
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  2. 12
    Pocket Casts

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

    Aishwarya Hariharan
    Aishwarya Hariharan3Marketing 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
    ChakkaradeepSenior Program Manager, Microsoft · 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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  3. 5
    Breaker

    The social podcast app 🎧

    Jack Dweck
    Jack Dweck20Product Manager at Unroll.Me · Written
    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 Hoover82Founder, Product Hunt · 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 Sethi19building 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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    • Gil Fewster
      Gil FewsterTinkerer

      Adding a social layer to listening and discovering podcasts is a nice idea, but Breaker doesn’t appear to offer any easy way to unlink social platforms or erase your profile/data of you change your mind. Given the incredibly vague privacy policy, it’s asking for a big leap of faith.

    • I am using this app in every commutes. It has some handy features as the 'jump silences' in podcast that can make you win up to 5 min per podcast

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    Castro 2

    The ideal app for today's broad-minded podcast enthusiast

    Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré
    Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré10Co-Founder PurposeBeyondProduct.com · 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 ✏Co-founder @ Gaston · 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 Crump5Community Team with 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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    Chevy
    ChevyAudiovisual 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 Medium)

    Listen to Medium Stories with a Chrome Extension

    Tobias Herber
    Tobias HerberStudent. Computers. If-statements. · Written
    You can listen to many high quality articles from medium.
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    • madmork
      madmorkExec Coach, Storyteller, ex googler

      asks:

      - would love something equivalent for Wix blog

      - would be great if you could somehow download the file and upload this as a podcast for iTunes and Android

    • Melvin Thambi
      Melvin ThambiCreative Director RapidValue Solutions

      Can try a feature to match the speaker voice to match with the authors voice.

  7. 1
    Otto Radio

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

    #NotAGuru
    #NotAGuruCMO, BRANDish Social Media Marketing · 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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  8. Miriam Schwab
    Miriam SchwabFounder & CEO, Strattic · Written
    Great podcast app for Android, being improved all the time.
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  9. 1
    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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  10. 1
    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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