1. JobSteves's Avatar
    And also what podcasts do out listen to (or what are some of your favorites).

    I'll start. So for the last few months I've been trying to use overcast because of all the reviews it's getting. While it's interface is very pretty I have some complaints. First of all everyone says smart speed is amazing and while it's probably pretty good for amateur podcasts most of the podcast I listen to seem to (at least to my ears) already do this themselves with their own editing so smart speed doesn't seem to make that much of a difference.

    Also they have the vocal booster but maybe it's just me but I think that without the vocal boost overcast is actually quieter than most other podcasting apps because I have to turn up overcast fairly loud without vocal boost to hear it at a comfortable level.

    Also I know that they don't have streaming because the podcast have to be downloaded first so they can be analyzed by the server so all the smart speed and stuff actually works but I only have a 16 gig iPhone so streaming for me is a must.

    So I've tried overcast, stock podcast app, Castro, Instacast, Icatcher, and downcast.

    Downcast is leaps and bounds my favorite. It may not be the most beautiful app, but I still think it looks pretty damn good and the feature set has exactly what Id want in a podcasting.

    As for what some of my favorite podcasts I listen to, here you go.

    The iOS Show
    Macbreak weekly
    The iMore show
    Android central
    Pocketnow
    Girl on guy
    Car talk
    Getting Doug with high
    The Bob and Tom show
    Upvoted by Reddit

    Just to name a few.

    So tell what all you podcast lovers such as myself are rocking.
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    02-13-2015 09:43 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Stock app works for the few podcasts I listen to... that are talk shows that I missed live...
    Coachbulldog likes this.
    02-13-2015 10:18 AM
  3. JobSteves's Avatar
    Stock app works for the few podcasts I listen to... that are talk shows that I missed live...
    Man the Stock is is actually really good. I don't know why people **** on it slo much. Just a little lacking on features hit otherwise it's very nice and syncs between devices flawlessly.
    Coachbulldog and Chrisy like this.
    02-13-2015 11:55 AM
  4. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    I'm a huge podcast listener and the stock app works well for me. My favorites:

    Freakonomics Radio
    This American Life
    PRI Radio West
    Invisibilia
    New Yorker: The Political Scene
    Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
    Chrisy likes this.
    02-13-2015 12:02 PM
  5. JobSteves's Avatar
    I'm a huge podcast listener and the stock app works well for me. My favorites:

    Freakonomics Radio
    This American Life
    PRI Radio West
    Invisibilia
    New Yorker: The Political Scene
    Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
    My least favorite thing in the stock app is not being able to choose your forward and back time. Only being able to fast forward or reverse 15 seconds is absolutely asinine.
    Last edited by JobSteves; 02-14-2015 at 02:11 AM.
    02-13-2015 01:49 PM
  6. zerog46's Avatar
    I'm using Castro right now and am using the Beta version, I really like the app and have about 22 Podcasts right now.
    02-13-2015 02:01 PM
  7. JobSteves's Avatar
    I'm using Castro right now and am using the Beta version, I really like the app and have about 22 Podcasts right now.
    Although it's one the most beautiful apps I've ever used it lacks a lot of features I use (it's been ages since I last used it though so maybe it's better lol)
    02-14-2015 02:13 AM
  8. Chrisy's Avatar
    I use the native podcast app. Works great for me! I'm a big fan of podcasts! My favorites are here: http://forums.imore.com/iphone-apps-...-you-have.html
    02-14-2015 02:34 AM
  9. zerog46's Avatar
    Although it's one the most beautiful apps I've ever used it lacks a lot of features I use (it's been ages since I last used it though so maybe it's better lol)
    I was using a bunch of different apps with a ton of features and started using Castro. Now that I'm using it I don't miss any of the other features. I like that it's so simple to use.
    JobSteves likes this.
    02-14-2015 08:28 AM
  10. Speedygi's Avatar
    I personally like iCatcher.
    02-14-2015 08:48 AM
  11. Kevin Webb2's Avatar
    Instacast has been my player of choice for years. I listen to about six or seven weekly.

    The Football Ramble - soccer to us yanks
    No Agenda
    Android Central
    Men in Blazers
    Car Talk
    WTF

    Strangely enough I can't find an iOS /iPhone podcast that interests me. Tried all of the well known shows and they don't come close to android central.
    02-14-2015 10:20 AM
  12. 2ndAmendNut's Avatar
    I agree. Downcast is by far a cut above all others.


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    02-14-2015 08:59 PM
  13. stonerman33's Avatar
    I listen to a ton of podcasts, and overcast is my player of choice.



    54 HOURS!!!!

    That's a lot of time saved for me, though your mileage may vary.

    Accidental tech podcast
    MacBreak Weekly
    iMore
    Android Central
    Back to work
    Pen addict
    Dot Grid
    Roderick on the line
    Tech Douchebags
    Gear Geeks Live
    Erasable
    Mac power users
    Gun Dudes


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    02-16-2015 08:14 AM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My favorite among those I have used is Downcast, but since I don't listen to podcasts like I used to, I only have the native Podcast app installed. It suits my current podcast needs perfectly.
    02-16-2015 09:29 AM
  15. JobSteves's Avatar
    Instacast has been my player of choice for years. I listen to about six or seven weekly.

    The Football Ramble - soccer to us yanks
    No Agenda
    Android Central
    Men in Blazers
    Car Talk
    WTF

    Strangely enough I can't find an iOS /iPhone podcast that interests me. Tried all of the well known shows and they don't come close to android central.
    While I love Phil, Jerry, Alex and all the guys sometimes AC an get a tad stale (still love them).

    Also hve you tried the iOS Show? Even though I disagree with them often they still have great personalities, good content and their shows aren't to long. PS Jeff's face and voice do not match in the least lol


    My favorite among those I have used is Downcast, but since I don't listen to podcasts like I used to, I only have the native Podcast app installed. It suits my current podcast needs perfectly.
    I accidently deleted downcast (don't ask) and had paid for it with my old apple ID that I can no longer access and since have been using the stock podcast app. It's actually super good other than only being ble to skip/reverse 15 seconds but even that I'm getting used to..
    02-24-2015 03:11 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I use Downcast and have for a couple of years. It works great.
    02-24-2015 03:55 PM
  17. JobSteves's Avatar
    I'm using Castro right now and am using the Beta version, I really like the app and have about 22 Podcasts right now.
    They just updated their app a few days and the change log says they are working on Castro 2.0.

    Are you using the beta for 2.0?
    02-25-2015 05:29 AM
  18. zerog46's Avatar
    Nope still using version 1.
    02-25-2015 07:33 AM
  19. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Stock app works for the few podcasts I listen to... that are talk shows that I missed live...
    Where is the stock app? Newsstand?

    Edit: I found it... Right in front of me...lol
    02-25-2015 08:24 AM

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