RadioPublic: Podcast App

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About this app

You’re ready to find something good to listen to. Whether you Google “podcasts” as a first-time podcast listener or you’re a long-time podcast addict, RadioPublic’s free, easy to use podcast player for Android makes listening to podcasts simple, enjoyable, & fun. (Also: free. We like that podcasts are free & we don’t provide our app for free at the expense of your privacy or personal data; we don’t require an account or social login to browse or listen. And unlike other free apps, we have no banner ads AND offer features that only paid apps have.)

Our podcast catalog
When you download the app through a podcast’s RadioPublic link, we magically return you to the show to listen^ subscribe If you’re not sure what else to add to your queue after that, you can search through our catalog of 500,000 podcasts (!!) for popular podcasts, podcast audio books, music podcasts (Spotify & Pandora aren’t the only places for listening to music!), & podcasts from networks like Gimlet, Radiotopia, BBC, Earwolf, Maximum Fun, HowStuffWorks, Stitcher, & the CBC or from news publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, & USA Today.

The human touch
Our Podcast Librarians regularly highlight award-winning podcasts, picking shows at the top of podcast charts like Apple Podcasts from NPR, WNYC, & PRX like This American Life, Criminal, & Serial while digging deep to surface small indie podcasts.

Overwhelmed by all the choices?
Tune in to one of our podcast stations organized by topic, theme, or time of day (podcasts are perfect for folding laundry!). Browse our podcast playlists curated by podcast experts & listeners like you, or explore some of our popular categories like Trending on RadioPublic, Indies to Watch, News & Current Events, Portraits of People, Interviews with Musicians, & Shows that Talk about Pop Culture. All our podcast recommendations are hand-curated by real humans & as one happy listener said, “I love all of the recommendations from their librarians. Total game changer.” (We couldn’t agree more.)

Key benefits & features for new listeners
RadioPublic is a Public Benefit Corporation, which means that everything we do benefits podcast listeners & podcasters alike.

• Add a HearMark™ to any podcast episode to bookmark a moment you want to return to
• Download episodes while on WiFi & listen without using mobile data
• Tap play & stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
• Create a continuous playlist by adding episodes to your queue
• Share podcasts & episodes with friends
• Follow your favorite shows & get notified when new episodes are published
• Hop to a specific moment in a show selected by a podcaster with chapter support
• Frequent app updates from nice people who love podcasts & podcasters. (Our release notes are a thing of beauty. We like Canadian references a lot.)

Features power users will love

• Adjust playback speed or Trim Silence
• Smart Folders help organize & filter your shows/episodes
• Auto-downloads for offline listening
• Add any podcast, including private Patreon RSS feeds
• Import/export your shows using OPML import

How podcasters benefit from listening on RadioPublic

• Podcasters can be paid when their show is heard in RadioPublic
• Your brand-new listeners arrive at your show first
• Stats appear in your hosting dashboard
• Message your most loyal listeners with Affinity Promotions

As one happy podcaster said, "RadioPublic’s development of Paid Listens is created with producers in mind. You all are going to revolutionize the industry.”

That revolution is to help us create the podcast republic we want. Happy listening!
Updated on
Sep 21, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

1.21K reviews
A Google user
April 4, 2019
This most recent update actually improved a lot of things, except for the one function that is, in my mind, absolutely crucial for an audio player: Being able to play/pause episodes without navigating into the app. This has been broken for quite some time, and I will be using Spotify until it is fixed. RadioPublic is STILL better than all of the other free podcasting apps put there, but this is a pretty big problem.
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A Google user
February 10, 2019
on Samsung Note 8, I cannot pause an audio while the phone is locked. Similar to all other audio playing apps, when the phone is locked and the track is playing, you are presented with the option to skip, pause or play a track. when you try to pause, it does it for a few seconds but starts playing it again, which is quite frustrating. You have to unlock the phone, go to the app, find your track and pause it.
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RadioPublic - Podcast App & Free Podcasts Player
February 11, 2019
Hey Arash, thanks for letting me know we'll take a look. /Matt
A Google user
March 12, 2019
I want to like this app but it's just so difficult to use if you listen to more than 5 podcasts at a time! I never use folders or playlists for podcasts -- I listen to the shows that have the most unheard episodes first. I need to be able easily access the shows themselves, not the most recent episode. The OPML import isn't working and I listen to over 70 podcasts. Also, it keeps crashing like crazy!!!
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RadioPublic - Podcast App & Free Podcasts Player
March 12, 2019
Hey Sarah, I think maybe I've been answering your questions on Twitter? /Matt

What's new

* Update library packages
* Fix links to Terms of Service and Privacy Policy