RadioPublic: Free Podcast App For Android

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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!
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Kat
September 11, 2020
5
There's no "play all" of a podcast so you can't keep playing all episodes in order. The queue makes no sense, I can't get them to add in the correct order. So you have to scroll all the way thru & click each episode. Not safe in a car. Only good point, audio quality is better than Stitcher, but hone...
There's no "play all" of a podcast so you can't keep playing all episodes in order. The queue makes no sense, I can't get them to add in the correct order. So you have to scroll all the way thru & click each episode. Not safe in a car. Only good point, audio quality is better than Stitcher, but honestly only have RP bec a podcast I listen to isn't on Stitcher. Fix this and I'll switch back honestly.
Daniel Cole
September 11, 2020
7
It is the only podcast app with a bookmark feature on the lock screen controls. I would rate only four stars, but I feel compelled to balance out all the people rating 1 star. There is a legitimate criticism: devs NEED to add a "rewind X seconds" button to the lock screen controls. There is more tha...
It is the only podcast app with a bookmark feature on the lock screen controls. I would rate only four stars, but I feel compelled to balance out all the people rating 1 star. There is a legitimate criticism: devs NEED to add a "rewind X seconds" button to the lock screen controls. There is more than enough room. Additionally, the search feature is unstable, with paradoxical effects when pasting valid RSS links and randomly returning the the Discover page home when you back out of a podcast.
Scott Stenman
July 26, 2020
15
Terrible UI. Say you're pulling into a gas station and miss the pause buy a little bit, you're lost. If you don't realize it until you're on the road, there's no safe way to get back to last action, you'll either have to pull over or go without. There's no way to go to the next one in your list, aga...
Terrible UI. Say you're pulling into a gas station and miss the pause buy a little bit, you're lost. If you don't realize it until you're on the road, there's no safe way to get back to last action, you'll either have to pull over or go without. There's no way to go to the next one in your list, again you have to stop, find and start it. Any bump on the screen gets you lost - an option to hold a button for a second to implement the button action would be a godsend. One info screen has the close
Aaron Josephs
September 21, 2020
Please help. I downloaded this app because of the Hearmark feature, but it does not seem to work. In the app, it said I simply had to click the bookmark button, yet no such button is visible anywhere in the app or the notification bar.
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What's New

UI improvements, updates to address new versions of Android and background sync changes
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Additional Information

Updated
January 31, 2020
Size
13M
Installs
100,000+
Current Version
2.2.12
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
Teen
Sexual Themes
Permissions
Offered By
RadioPublic - Podcast App & Free Podcasts Player
Developer
RadioPublic 109 Kingston St. Floor #3 Boston, MA 02111
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