Voice-chat with others who just listened to the same episode. Connect, hang out and even interact with podcast hosts.
All posting is w/ voice and transcribed.
Chat with podcasters such as Jordan Harbinger, John Lee Dumas, & Pat Flynn and many others!
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Paul Michaelenko
Maker
Founder, CEO @Listenapp.co
Hey there PH! 👋 🐈 Paul here, founder @ Listen App I know this is a strange time to launch products, but perhaps this will make quarantine more interesting. Listen App is a new type of social network. Just as podcasting is intimate; we're extending the human voice into your social interactions. Your app will come pre-installed with a few shows: Pandemic Checkin, Remotely Possible, and Market Snacks. The producers of these shows are looking to interact with you and create new episodes incorporating your voices! Podcasting needs a new social network: 1. Traditional social platforms don't interface with audio (ex. you can’t post a link to an episode because everyone uses a different player). 2. When you listen to an episode, it’s extremely difficult to find other like-minded people who have also listened to it for you to discuss. 3. Podcasts subscribers are some of the best naturally forming communities that are completely untapped. Meanwhile, podcasters are eager but don’t have a good way to engage with and build communities for their listeners. So we took all of our lessons from or previous podcast app and designed something that I’m incredibly pleased to present to you! Here's what makes Listen App different: 🎙 👄 We used voice+transcription instead of text for all posting/commenting. This allowed us to maintain the intimacy of the voice not just for listening but also for discussing. 💄📲Also, we're obsessed with product design and were fortunate to have some of the best designers working on this. 🤝🗣Listen App is uniquely bridging the gap between podcasters and listeners. Many fantastic podcasters joined the platform before we even launched. I can’t wait to read your feedback and hear your voices on the app! Claim your handle to get the good ones :) Let’s start to create a community of podcast listeners and geek out 🤓Btw, thanks @bramk for the hunt!
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Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
Hunter
@nocodemvp + @startupstash (sold)
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Paul Michaelenko
Maker
Founder, CEO @Listenapp.co
@bramk, you're the best!
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Yasser AnsariInto interfaces
@paulmikhaylenko congrats on the launch! Love the idea behind it and appreciate how well you executed on the overall experience. Looking forward to seeing how the conversations evolve around episodes.
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Paul Michaelenko
Maker
Founder, CEO @Listenapp.co
@urbanorganism Thanks you! Yes, I imagine it like sitting around the table with other listeners and having an asynchronous chat :)
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Brandon Uttley
CEO, Go For Launch
@paulmikhaylenko - I may be missing something but how do I interact/talk with the podcast hosts?
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John Lee DumasJohn Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire.
FIRED UP to be a supporter and advisor for Listen App. More than ever, podcast hosts and listeners need the ability to engage, and Listen App is the best opportunity for us to do just that. Love it!
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Paul Michaelenko
Maker
Founder, CEO @Listenapp.co
@john_lee_dumas John, you've been incredibly helpful. Honored to have you part of this project! 🙌
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Lyondhur Picciarelli
T&R Innovation HCI Industrial Designer
Very VERY cool concept. Definitely giving it a go. Congratulations on the first tutorial episode with your kid. That was nice. Nothing but love for this project so far.
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Lyondhur Picciarelli
T&R Innovation HCI Industrial Designer
One annoying thing though.. although I’ve skipped choosing interests and podcast to import only my subscriptions, the app subscribed me to a LOT of podcasts that I have no interest into nor did I want on my list anyway. And it’s really slow and hard to unsubscribe them (one by one, no batch actions). Aaargh!
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Paul Michaelenko
Maker
Founder, CEO @Listenapp.co
@lyondhur thank you for your kind words of support! Apologies for the inconvenience.. but the shows we pre-installed are part of a campaign to give our early users a starting place for interaction on the app.
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Lyondhur Picciarelli
T&R Innovation HCI Industrial Designer
@paulmikhaylenko it would be cool to be notify the user in advance. It took me a while to delete them all and I wouldn’t really want to add any of them regardless. It feels a bit like forced help if I may say so..? I’ll be sure to reinstall the app in the future to see how it evolves. As of now, sticking to my other app and not transitioning. All the best. PS: Not sure if this is a general issue, but it hogged quite a lot of my battery as well. iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 11 Pro, on both.
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Pat Flynn
Co-Founder, Fusebox
So incredibly proud to be a part of this project! Can’t wait to see it as a staple app on everyone’s device, and conversations happening where they should have been happening for a long time now. Well done team!
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Paul Michaelenko
Maker
Founder, CEO @Listenapp.co
@patflynn Thank you for being part of this project from the beginning! I'm honored to have such an amazing group of people supporting the project and giving feedback. 🙏😭🤓
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Basically like a podcast with my friends where we talk about our favorite podcasts, what could make more sense?
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