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AudioBoom

AudioBooms app is easy to use, as they are a leading podcasting and on-demand platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. They host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world, and the app makes is simple to connect to their vast network, including podcasts across the globe. Hear the best audio and podcasts from across the globe, including hit Serial follow-up Undisclosed, The Russell Brand Podcast, the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show, TIME, VICE, Sky News, the Premier League, the BBC, Yahoo! Sports, NPR, 10 Downing Street, Fox News…and so much more. Download now for free. Read More

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NPR One

NPR One is the powerful audio app that connects you to a stream of public radio news, stories, and podcast curated to you. Informing, engaging, inspiring and surprising (as they say on their website). But they’ve really done some great things enhancing the app, and for the die-hard NPR listener, why not use this exclusively! Read More

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Overcast

Let’s just say Overcast is at the top of the list for a number of reasons. Every overview we looked at, the one word that was consistent is ‘powerful’. Easy downloads, custom playlists with smart filters, and flexibility with voice boost & speed adjustments. Browsing is simple, and you can play offline or through streaming. Also, you will receive social media recommendations as well. PS – It works on Apple Watch and CarPlay! Read More

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Stitcher Radio

How can you go wrong using the Stitcher Radio app? You really can’t! The name says it all. It lets you connect, or stitch your on-demand listening habits all together!  Listen to podcasts by NPR, CNN, Fox News, and ESPN! You can create customized playlists, accessing latest episodes once they are released, without downloading or syncing. Stitcher also allows off-line listening. For those of us that enjoy ‘real-time’ data, Stitcher has a functionality that allows news audio alerts sent to your phone, when breaking news happens (love that). It also will identify shows that may interest you, based on your user history. This is a can’t miss app, that integrates social platforms well too, allowing you to share with friends via Twitter, Facebook, and email. Don’t just take it from us…it earned a spot among the Top Android & Top iPhone Apps by TIME MAGAZINE and has been recognized by Tech Crunch. Read More

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Pocket Cast

Pocket Casts is ‘the world’s most powerful podcast player’, and at $3.99 on Google Play and $5.99 on itunes, integrates style and function in a unique design that backs up a sleek look with powerful features. Multiple tiles, highlighting shows, allow you to easily discover what you’re interested in. Tapping a tile takes you to episodes. In addition, the app includes video podcast support, auto-downloading, and you have the ability to trim silences from episodes, saving you time as you listen. A number of smart tools make it simple to sync and refresh your favorite podcasts, while always being looped in on new additions. The most unique feature, beyond a sleep timer, is the fact that you can go cross-platform, between devices and OS’s, which is magical for those that have both iOS & Android devices. Read More

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Castro

Unlike most other alternatives, Castro’s objective is ‘simplicity’. They’ve created a User Interface build on ‘ease-of-use’, of which may ‘newpods’ will appreciate. Because episodes download in the background, you won’t find Castro cluttered, and you won’t be overwhelmed by complex features. Highlights of the app include storage management, automatic episode downloads, and episode streaming. Read More

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iCatcher!

For those of us that love multiple screens, this is the app for you. It’s perfect for new iPad users because of this split screen functionality. There are a massive number of configurable settings and features ideal for the advance podcast listener. Users can subscribe and download their cherished podcasts within the app and with Wi-Fi/cellular options. Multiple levels of playback speed options are at your fingertips, along with a sleep timer, touch controls, and quick jump or back buttons. All in all, it’s a very nice app, coming to you for $2.99. Read More

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Downcast

Unless we missed something, Downcast, at $2.99, in only available on iOS. But, for those iOS users, Downcast offers a beautiful layout for all you podcast needs. Bottom line, this app provides a powerful online search for podcast subscriptions, auto-downloading and the ability to import and export OMPL podcast feeds to keep you up-to-date. There are a multitude of podcast features, including options for supporting password-protected podcasts, and iCloud syncing meaning you can continue where you left off, no matter what device you are using (pretty cool). This app has added to its features, with CarPlay & Google Cast support as well. Read More

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PodcastOne

The PodcastOne app is a great app to discover, download and customize 200 of today’s most popular podcasts in ONE place – for FREE! Listen anywhere… anytime! Share clips with friends, add your favorite podcasts to your custom playlist, or download podcasts to pause and finish later. There is a PREMIUM version available at $7.99 a month too, with on-demand library archives. Subscribe to the BEST comedy, news, politics, society, culture, sports, recreation and TV & film-related podcasts around, featuring hosts like Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin, Heather Dubrow, Bret Easton Ellis, Shawn and Larry King, Jim Ross, Dr. Drew, Penn Jillette, Eddie Trunk, Ross Mathews, Dan Patrick, Ross Tucker, Rich Eisen, Chris Jericho, Jay Mohr, TheCHIVE, Nik Richie, Chael Sonnen, Rob Has a Podcast, Barstool Sports, WNYC’s Radiolab and Freakonomics, Laura Ingraham, and a whole lot more. Plus, the PodcastOne app and categories help you discover new shows similar to the ones you love. Read More

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Podbean

Podbean is both a podcast hosting solution for those who want to try their hand at hosting their own show and a listening app for podcast fans to listen, learn, watch, and enjoy episodes from their favorite podcasters anywhere, anytime. The app offers an easy way to access your favorite podcasts for streaming or offline listening. You can search categories and get suggestions based on your on-demand history. The app has multiple functions, such as a play speed adjustment, timer, and sleep function. Read More

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TuneIn Radio

This is a beautiful app for the radio lover, offering you radio station/podcast cross over option. TuneIn gives you the option of streaming real radio stations from around the world while also downloading your favorite podcasts. Their premium subscription goes even further, offering audiobook downloads, commercial free music station, play-by-play commentary for major sports, and live coverage of TV news outlets like CNN. In addition, key features include live coverage of NFL, MLB, and NHL games. It also connects with Google Voice, with access to more than 4 million podcasts! Read More

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Podcast Addict

With Podcast Addict (Android only), you can manage and play podcasts, radio on demand, and audio books. Experience live stream radio, YouTube channels and playlists, and RSS news feeds in addition to your favorite podcasts without downloading multiple apps. Podcast and Radio Addict is a popular option for podcast apps thanks to its non-existent price tag and it’s decent set of features. This one comes with Android Wear, Pebble (RIP), Android Auto, and Chromecast support along with download preference settings, audio and video podcasts, widgets, themes, and a lot more. The interface can look cluttered from time to time, but everything in it works as it should. This is a great podcast app to try out, especially if you’re a little short on money. Read More

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The Podcast Source from Libysn

The Podcast Source app by Libsyn gives users access to all their favorite Libsyn shows from a single app. Libsyn also provides podcast hosting services and custom app development for podcasters. Libsyn hosts more than 10,000 shows, from Adam Carolla to Marc Maron. They allow you to keep all your favorite shows organized, and you get bonus content from your favorite Libsyn shows. Read More

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WeCast

Another app that focuses on ‘simplicity’, which our visitors will appreciate. The app offers a very clean interface where you can access ‘user-generated’ information and images about topics discussed in the podcasts. What’s more unique about this app is the fact that users participate in knowledge sharing by generating and tagging relevant content on episode timelines & sharing extra information about episodes, creating an enriching experience for the users (we love this functionality, on the episode level). It has all the bells and whistles, and gives you access to any podcast with a feed address. It also has automatic deletions of episodes you listened to. Key features include ability to access all content relevant to episodes contributed by other users and an easy to use user-interface (UI). It’s like a ‘visual Wikipedia of podcasts’. For $1.99, all features are unlocked on Android & it’s Free on iTunes! Read More

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Spreaker Podcast Radio

This app keeps programs, channels, and your personalized playlist up to date. A unique feature is their ‘explore’ function, that serves up curated channels and lists based on a multiple of topics, such as tech, pop culture, and travel. The Spreaker Podcast Radio app allows you to utilize social platforms to like, share, and comment on episodes, and more importantly, even contact hosts and other listeners. Choose from thousands of recorded podcasts, streams, and live broadcasts right from your mobile device. Read More

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BeyondPod

An Android only app, here’s an app for the heavy listener. It comes with an advanced file management and search functions, and allows you to easily categorize the podcasts you listen to. It’s the perfect app for those that have listening habits all over the map. Specific settings control how much the app downloads in the background, and the app comes with many features: Smart Play list builder, Homescreen widgets, and Chromecast support. Read More

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Player.fm

This app offers users enhanced podcast discovery tools as well as terrific playback, subscription, and management features. It has a very user friendly search platform based on a wide-variety of vast topics. You can even get more granular during a search. Users can subscribe to shows, download episodes for offline listening, and set the app to auto-delete played episodes. It comes with variable listen speed options and has the ability to launch content from your Android Wear smartwatches. The app continues to evolve, with video support, audio enhancements, and compelling discovery features. Player.fm is a podcast player you can use in your browser. Read More

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RSSRadio

RSSRadio for iOS is for the advanced listener, offering audio/video podcast playback. They also provide options for clearer audio, silence removal, and volume boosting. Bottom line, they have developed this app focused on hearing crisp, concise sound quality to enhance your listening experience. The app offers the ability to search for shows by keyword and category, or you can type in a URL. The app also will suggest shows based on your current subscriptions. It also allows you to keep multiple devices in sync, using iCloud. A $3.99 in-app purchase remvoes the adds, and the app also works with your Apple watch. Read More

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Soundcloud

More focused on music than most apps on the list, SoundCloud is perfect for discovering new music you don’t already know about. It also allows you to arrange playlists and track your subscriptions to individual artists. In addition, there are ‘tons’ of podcasts hosted on Soundcloud, and many first-time podcasters use the platform. You have the ability to subscribe to any podcast and never miss an episode. It’s a music app combined with podcasting intermingled, and very easy to use. It is a FREE app or subscribe to SoundCloud Go for $9.99 a month. Read More

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DoggCatcher

DoggCatcher has been dubbed ‘The Best Podcast Manager for Android” by Lifehacker, and it is a very popular app for most Android users. Features include syncing to your ChromeCast, easy to find new podcasts/feeds fully automated download and cleanup of media files,  and the abilitiy to have offline playback of both audio and video. The app also supports authenticated feeds via username and passwords and has a very active user community. It can be yours for $2.99 Read More

PodcastRepublic
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Podcast Republic

Podcast Republic is all your need for managing and playing your Podcasts, Audio books, and YouTube channels/playlists. Even better, they’ve added the live radio streaming support! Feature completed and highly customizable.Just download it and enjoy your podcasts on your Android devices. It’s all the Android user needs. And you can even sync devices using Dropbox. Bottom line, manage all your audio & video podcasts, as well as radio-on-demand and/or your You Tube Channels here, including RSS news feeds! Read More

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aCast

This app, as they say, gives ‘listeners an easier way of discovering new podcasts – and they want a richer experience too’. Acasts patent-pending technology enables listeners to interact with podcast creators in new, exciting ways, following and sharing moments from their favorite shows. They also have the traditional app features, allowing listeners to discover new content and new voices based on listening habits. In addition, Acast podcasts also include extra videos, images, and audio clips, and external links that enrich the experience. Read More

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Podkicker

Podkicker Podcast Player is a free app for the Android by which gives you an alternative to bloated podcatchers and a good replacement app for the Google Listen. You can stream or download your favorite podcasts and supports audio and video pod casts. There are 260,000 searchable database of podcasts and gives you recommendations based on your current subscription.It also features a minimalistic design, has Chromecast support, Flattr integration, automatic download, car mode, sleep timer and more. Podkicker Pro is available for $1.99, if you don’t want the ads. Read More

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Spotify

The powerful app that is mostly used for curating your favorite music is quickly being recognized as a powerful podcatcher. As one of the audio-streaming powerhouses, we are actively watching what other bells and whistles Spotify brings to the on-demand world. Simply use the browse function to search and discover podcasts or videos. Features include the ability to queue podcast episodes for later, save podcasts offline, and an ad-free music and offline listening platform is available with premium, which is available for $9.99 a month. Read More

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iHeart

Finally, a radio company banking on a digital revolution. iHeart Radio has been aggressively working to deliver a powerful app that curates your listening habits, particularly, their recent ‘ALL ACCESS’ platform that gives the listener massive control of their on-demand audio demands. IHeartRadio offers a big cross over between podcasts & radio, and they’ve made tremendous strides in aligning with audio partners to push out a plethora of powerful personalities. From music, news, sports, talk, comedy, to podcasts, you can blend on-demand listening with live audio content from around the country. Read More

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Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts brings you podcasts straight from the source: iTunes. Discover thousands of downloadable podcasts spanning everything from inspirational stories to thought-provoking talks, comedy, and sports. It’s great for the first-time to get used to the one-demand world. You can subscribe to your favorite shows, automatically get new episodes, browse audio and video podcasts, view the top podcast charts, and stream episodes or download to listen offline. Read More

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Google Play

Google Play is your first-stop, as a user on the Android platform. It is a digital distribution service, by Google, offering music, magazines, books, movies, podcasts, and television programs. Since Google Play added their podcast submission platform in late 2015 this has become an ever increasingly popular listener destination. Read More

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Radio.com

Radio.com is the on-demand streaming arm of CBS Radio.Original programming, interviews with top artists and industry experts, 24/7 interactive streaming network of all of their music and spoken word stations. Their app is an all-inclusive app to discovery their stations, shows, and podcasts. Read More

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60db

60db brings you today’s best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business, technology…all personalized for you. Their app delivers a library of millions of stories. The more you listen with 60db, the more they’ll find shows customed to your interests . Read More

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Clammr

Welcome to the Clammr app, which is the world’s #1 short-form audio community, which they like to be known as the Audio Instagram & Audio Twitter of the on-demand world. Their app delivers what’s happening in your world and what your friends are sharing, with continuous streams of 24-second highlights, expandable with a single tap . Read More

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Howl: Earwolf's Podcast App

Howl is officially the best and most convenient way to listen to all Earwolf and Howl Premium podcasts. Sign up for Howl Premium and get exclusive access to all the Earwolf archives, including access to the WTF with Marc Macon archives. Read More

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Pandora

Pandora will change the way you discover and listen to music. Pandora gives you personalized radio that plays what you love and continually evolves with your tastes. Pandora offers a new premium services that offers users an extensive library featuring millions of songs available on-demand. Premium separates itself from Spotifys of the world via personalization, as the browse section is tailored to your tastes, including a new release section  . Read More

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Slacker Radio

Slacker says they are the best kept secret in music. They deliver free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk. By blending cutting-edge analytics with a  team of expert music curators and content programmers, slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personal entertainment. Read More

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CastBox

CastBox offers more than 60,000 radio stations, continuous playback with customized playlists, the ability to download episodes for offline listening, and one-button subscription options. Key features include 1) Convenient widgets to control playback 2) Listen to 60,000+ on-air radio stations, and 340,000 free podcasts with the ability to subscribe to favorite channels with one click. Read More

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Deezer

Deezer offers unlimited access to the latest hits, your favorite songs, artists you love, and top radio stations from your smartphone. Boasting the ‘world’s largest music catalog’, Deezer offers an ad-free listening experience. Key features include 1) No ads or interruptions 2) Download songs and playlists for offline listening 3) Search and find your favorite tracks and artists 4) Endless Playlists 5) Sports coverage, live radio stations, and podcasts, 6) Mixes for every mood 7) Flow, a one-click mix you’ll love! NOTE: FREE – flow and mixes only or PREMIUM: $9.99 a month with unlimited tracks and listening. Read More

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Podwalk

Listen to stories at locations in the real world and experience the immersive learning experience at the places you visit. Podwalk helps you to explore the world through site-specific radio documentaries and remarkable museum guides. Key features include 1) Learn about the history of the place you visit 2) The streets become a state with your private guide via your smartphone 3) Chapters link to real places in the real world 4) The app knows where you are and delivers the right location-relevant content. Read More

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