Discover the Best Podcast Episodes with Podic

Karson Enns
3 min readNov 15, 2020

This is a part of a challenge I’m doing, 28 concepts in 28 days. If you want to read about it head over to the Introduction.

Discovering new podcasts is often overwhelming, there are over 850,000 active podcasts spanning over 30 million episodes. Even when you discover a new interesting podcast, where do you start to listen? At the most recent episode, in the beginning, or do you Google the best episodes?

Some popular podcasts have a backlog of hundreds or thousands of episodes. Podcast creators will even repost their old episodes in order to pull new folks into their best content, but that tends to alienate their long-standing users who have already listened to the episode.

Today I want to introduce you to Podic, an app that helps you discover the best episodes from popular podcasts.

🕵️‍♂️ Trending Episodes

Podic will look at your subscribed podcasts and incorporate trending episodes from around the world and show you a curated list of episodes that would interest you.

🏋️‍♀️ Activity-Based Recommendations

When you’re headed on a road trip, or your commute Podic can automatically put together a queue of popular podcasts, so you can make sure that the 3-hour drive is filled with great content.

🔗 Integrations

Podics value is about expanding your podcast bubble giving you the opportunity to discover something you may not normally listen to. Podics isn’t intended to be a full-featured podcast replacement. It has integrations with Pocketcasts, Spotify, and more! You can listen to a podcast on Podic, and it will save your progress, but when you’re ready to commit to listening to it, you can subscribe to it on your chosen platform.

Competitors

Podyssey
This app does have recommendations but does not target episode recommendations, just whole podcast ones.

Regular Podcast Apps
Spotify, Pocket Casts, etc.. are all competitors to this product to an extent, it will always be a challenge keeping people coming back to Podic after they’ve found a podcast they like. There would need to be some sort of solution to this.

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Karson Enns

Writing about Engineering & Product. Redefining the healthcare experience at felix.ca