In case you didn’t know, Podcasts aren’t lame anymore. Podcasts have been around for a long time now; and it used to be that they were sort of… dorky. But Podcasts have come along way since the dawn of their inception. Now they are generally more professional in terms of content and production. If it helps, think of podcasts as “shows.” You love watching your favorite TV shows and there’s nothing like finding a truly good new show to watch. Well it’s the same with Podcasts. And now you don’t have to rely on the built-in discovery tools or podcast recommendations within your favorite podcast apps. Now you can proactively find the best new podcasts that will truly keep you riveted. Here’s how…
Audiosear.ch is a podcast discovery tool that is a bit more hands on. It’s for people who know what they are generally looking for an interested in. It’s like Google for podcasts except there’s also a podcast showcase, a people index, a tastemakers section and you can get audio alerts. I love the fact that you can see what podcasts are trending on Twitter or can sort shows by network or category.
Hear Your @Handle
Hear Your @Handle is a podcast discovery tool that uses your Twitter profile as a guide to choosing new podcasts you might like. I like the idea of this very much because if you’ve got a tightly curated Twitter profile (i.e. if you don’t follow too many people) then apps like this can make some pretty informed decisions. Entering in @DailyTekk to test found me a couple new podcasts I’m interested in and one I already subscribe to.
Podcasts is a podcast discovery app that runs a bit like Reddit: users vote the best podcasts up, so it’s community curated. If you’re looking for a simple way to find popular or new podcasts — or if you’d enjoy submitting your own podcast recommendations for others to discover — this is probably a good bet.
Podcast Gift is a show for people who like and who make tech products (hey, this is a tech blog). Choose from categories like Business, Code, Design, Startup and Tech and then go out and build the next great tech startup. I love the simple, clean interface.
Product Hunt Podcasts
Product Hunt has been an invaluable tool for discovering the latest, greatest tech products but has just recently launched a podcast discovery section which can help you find the best new podcasts by episode. As always, the PH community collectively decides which podcasts should move up to the top of the daily list.