A social podcast player



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Alex Carter — Operations @ 60dB. Ex-PH Podcasts 😻
There aren't many podcast-only apps with a social first focus and Tung is one of those apps. It aggregates social proof around specific episodes, kind of like Nuzzel does for articles, and allows you to recommend, clip, and talk about specific episodes with other people. There's a lot of untapped potential in the podcast space and I'm excited to see what's in store for Tung.

I also really like the fun colors and feel. Thanks for making this Jamie (@inorganik)!
Adam Marx — CEO, Glipple, Inc.
@alexcartaz @inorganik Alex, this seems to go right to the social aspect that many podcast apps have been missing, as per our convo a couple months ago. It looks like it's fairly easy to navigate, so my hope is that it takes on a Nuzzel-like dynamic and makes it easy not only to share and see other people's preferred podcasts, but also organize the ones I've been trying to keep up with. Intrigued to see just how smooth this will make my podcast consumption. :)
Jamie Perkins — Founder, tung
@alexcartaz Thank you Alex!
Ryan Hoover — Founder, Product Hunt
Looking forward to giving this a try. There have been a few other apps focused on making podcasts social and while I believe there's a strong opportunity here, it's super hard with this format.

Curious to hear the backstory on this, @inorganik.
Jamie Perkins — Founder, tung
@rrhoover I have been dreaming of this day :) super stoked to be on PH! I've always felt a big issue with podcasts is how hard they are to discover. Algorithms are generally bad at recommending content. Your peers always give you the most reliable recommendations. With clip sharing, people can get a taste without having to devote an hour to a podcast. Or you can share that "did he just say that?!" moment with your friends, and optionally to Twitter and FB, because Tung is super geared towards sharing content.

Also, so many times before Tung I've wanted to chime in on a podcast. Tung aims to be the forum for discussions around a podcast. Comments are timestamped and @mentions are supported as well. And the player itself is more interactive - many podcasters include web-ready content in their episode descriptions and Tung supports that. So pictures, links, etc are all supported.

The next phase of Tung is all about podcasters. Lots of features in the works designed to support them. Plus I am trying to build the same experience for the web as you get in the app. Android support is also high on the list; the only thing holding it back is lack of resources.

In general I built Tung to be the podcast player of my dreams. It's my passion project, and I sincerely hope it will help you discover amazing podcasts, and be enjoyed by all.
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