Fathom Podcast Player 12+

Podcast player from the future

Fathom Labs, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings
    • Free

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Find the best podcasts and the most interesting voices in podcasting.

Fathom is a new podcast player that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to search episodes and recommend content based on what you listen to, like, and follow. Preview episodes by listening to podcast highlights that are tuned to your interests using the power of AI. Search deep within episodes by asking questions and hearing answers directly from podcasts! Fathom brings podcasts to life.

Search, preview, and explore the best podcasts and most interesting voices with Fathom.

With Fathom, you can:

• Discover new podcasts based on what you listen to.
• Hear podcast highlights showcasing what’s most interesting in an episode, for you.
• Search within podcasts by asking questions and getting answers directly from thousands of episodes.
• Follow your favorite podcasts all in one place.
• Like podcasts to tune recommendations and add them to collections.

What’s New

Version 1.3

This new release is an improvement for podcast lovers which makes it easier than ever to import and follow podcasts.

This release includes:
• Performance improvements and bug fixes
• Import podcast functionality
• Improvements to the new user experience

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

NRB2689 ,

Like Tinder for Podcasts

…But unlike “that” dating app, you’re much less likely to regret your matches.

I listen to a LOT of podcasts and assumed I’d run through all the best True Crime/Tech and Science/Pop Culture shows out there. Within seconds, the Fathom app had matched my interests to both popular podcasts in the genre I hadn’t considered, along with newer and less well-known shows.

I can be really fussy about the podcasts I like. Too low-energy, too HIGH energy, certain vocal qualities and I can’t get into the show. This app is really great for this in particular: Fathom will pull up a podcast with an audio sample most unique to the show so I can immediately get a sense of what the podcast is like. I can Like/follow if I like it and swipe up if I don’t.

No more scrolling through recommendation posts to find more podcasts, I’m just using Fathom from now on.

Mj6986 ,

Beautiful and fancy but the future is bleak (since this from the future)

Lots to like and inspire here but as constructed this app comes off as a bundle of features and somewhat incomplete rather than a product that delivers on its pitch.

Pros: beautiful UI, episode preview feature.
Cons: in the future apparently there are no serialized podcasts. Everything is episodic. Should add an episode list view to resolve this. The preview feature is not explained well, it is just a little play button separate from the main play button. Hitting the preview button drops you into the middle of the episode which might be fine but then you miss the beginning of the episode. And you might hear an ad pretty quickly which sort of defeats the purpose. In the future your favorite podcasts might not exist! Missing a bunch of my favorite Audacy podcasts (just as an example); either that or search is not doing its job. The apple import functionality sounds promising but doesn’t work because it’s not possible unless you have episodes downloaded from those that you follow. I follow tons of podcasts on apple but the feature here returned zero podcasts.

All in all, beautiful and a nice start but not lots to improve on for me to consider a switch. But good luck Fathom crew!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the helpful feedback! We're just getting started and working on all of the issues you mentioned. Next major release we'll be re-working the home screen a bit to provide a more cohesive daily-driver oriented pod listening app. I'm curious which Audacy pods you were unable to find - if you could provide a few examples to hello@fathom.fm we'd really appreciate it as we're still dialing in the pod search.

Jeff in GR ,


I was skeptical that the AI search capability could work, but it didn't just work... it blew me away. The ability to search in and across podcasts for topics I'm interested in is a game-changer. Not only will this help me discover new podcasts I might be interested in, but it allows me to find parts of podcasts I already subscribe to that I want to go back and listen to.

App Privacy

The developer, Fathom Labs, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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