Swoot

Podcast app where you see what your friends are listening to

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Whether you're new to podcasts or a long time listener, Swoot helps you connect with friends, discover shows you’ll love, and never miss an awesome podcast again. Available on iOS and Android.
Reviews
  • Anand Sharma
    Anand SharmaCEO, Gyroscope
    Pros: 

    I never used to like listening to podcasts until using Swoot

    Cons: 

    Not all my friends are on it yet

    Everything is on there, so you can just search for whatever you want. It makes it really convenient to find new ones (my bookmarked list is endless now) and start listening in a few seconds. I use the 1.25 or 1.5x mode to save time

    Anand Sharma has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Fantastic UX that brings a well-executed social element to listening to podcasts.

    Cons: 

    I think it's a great initial release, and there's so much more that can be done with it. Looking fwd to future versions.

    I was never much of a podcast listener until I started using this app. Now I'm hooked.

    Scott Novich has used this product for one month.
Discussion
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Kevin Rose
Kevin RoseHunter@kevinrose · Builder of internet things.
Congratulations on the launch, I know you guys have been working hard on this! :)
Garret Heaton
Garret HeatonMaker@powdahound · Cofounder of Swoot.com
Hey Product Hunt, Excited to be here! We haven't launched something this big since HipChat in 2010, back when producthunt.com was still a parked domain on GoDaddy - whoa. So here's the deal. We absolutely love podcasts, and think they're possibly the most important medium of our time. But we feel like existing podcast apps are a lonely and lacking experience. We built Swoot so people can connect with their friends, discover shows together, and never miss awesome podcasts again. Our mission is to give podcasts the home they deserve. A place that has the best interests of listeners and creators in mind. Happy listening! We're just getting started and would love your feedback. 🤘
Jeff Kingman
Jeff Kingman@jeff_kingman · Radio guy that listens to podcasts
@powdahound Have used many Podcast apps, and the concept is the closest thing to organization in the wild west of podcasting. Search is on point, and love that it pulls topics, and not just shows. Word needs to get out. I work in radio and have been trying to figure out for the past two years how to incorporate podcasts in the medium outside of just repurposed content. Have you guys thought of forming partnerships with radio companies that don't have the capital or resources to develop their own platforms (i.e. Iheart, Podcast One,)? Reason being they are thirst to jump in to the space, and your interface is user friendly and non intrusive. Just asking for a friend ;)
Garret Heaton
Garret HeatonMaker@powdahound · Cofounder of Swoot.com
@jeff_kingman Haven't considered that side of things much yet but curious to learn more about what you're thinking. Drop me a line at garret@swoot.com if you want to discuss further. 🤘
Finally, you are now available to make sense of the podcast boom and mushrooming of the podcast content. I am beyond excited.
Daniel Tyreus
Daniel Tyreus@tyreus · CTO, Peck, Inc.
Excited to see this launched! I've been using the beta for a while and have really enjoyed seeing what podcasts my friends have discovered. I use it for podcasts much like I use Strava for outdoor activities. It's a very promising tool for podcast discoverability.
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee@christopher_lee4
Wow, didn't know you guys were the creators of HipChat :). Love the concept & design. Seeing as you guys just launched, I'd recommend a share button with link in one of your onboarding screens (of which there are a lot). The contacts I'd want to tune in with are not in my iPhone's contacts nor on twitter - mostly on LinkedIn. And to kickstart your network seeing as none of my contacts have I'd like an easily shareable link to my groups.
Garret Heaton
Garret HeatonMaker@powdahound · Cofounder of Swoot.com
@christopher_lee4 Definitely agree that we can surface the profile URL & share better. LinkedIn is an interesting one to consider as well. 🤔As for an easily shareable link you can send out, you can grab one from the "View Profile" button on the rightmost tab (your account). Really appreciate the detailed feedback - thank you!
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee@christopher_lee4
@powdahound No problem. Maybe it's just me, but my most interesting podcasts come by way of coworkers. Btw, if you're interested I have a market research service where for $12 you can ask 100 people a question then follow-up based on how they answered and even interview them for user research https://scoops.io/ You could ask e.g. "Would you use a podcast app that showed you what your network was listening to?" and interview people who said "Yes". Anyway if you want to give it a shot I'll pass you $12 in free credits. Just thought it may help :) Best of luck otherwise! Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
Garret Heaton
Garret HeatonMaker@powdahound · Cofounder of Swoot.com
@christopher_lee4 Thanks - neat idea! Will keep it in mind for when things settle down a bit :)