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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77.7K Ratings

77.7K Ratings

Ashlie and Anthony ,

Best Podcast Ever!!!

I’m so glad my friend introduced me to this podcast because now I’m hooked. I started listening in season 12 with the finale. I bought all the seasons because the stories are just so unique and keeps you wanting more!! I love the multiple part series and I love the very long ones that used to be at the finales. I know you can’t keep everyone happy but I’d get away from the episodes with the quick stories, I can’t remember off the top of my head what they’re called, but it’s where 20+ short stories are read in quick succession. I don’t like them very much, some of them are hard to keep up with while I’m working and then by the time you’re starting to get the gist, they’re over. My last critique would be to bring back the one long story at the finale, those were always my favorites. Anyway, just an all around awesome podcast. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 17. Great job guys…and gals!!!

neostryder ,

Irreparably broken

I used to use this app every single day to listen to hours of my backlog of my favorite podcasts, then Apple suddenly switched directions and completely removed the ability for users to load and store old episodes of podcasts and manage them as they like. I spent countless hours trying to find a hidden feature to do what used to simply be the natural function of the app, when it was built into iTunes, but to no avail. My huge library of podcast content was simply lost to me. It was first scrambled by the broken Podcast app for macOS, so I could no longer access the files directly, then this app failed to support playback of the files I did have.

Archives of older episodes are often very difficult to come by, as many providers truncate the older files, or creators switch services and don’t bring their older episodes over to the new service. My years-old collection was lost. I ended up scouring the Internet to gather up as many of the raw MP3 files as I could find, and am awaiting someone to give me a way to organize and listen to them. Finally, recently, I discovered that iMazing may be a solution to load podcasts directly into this app manually, but my first attempt got some into my library, then they disappeared after I synced my phone again.

I just don’t understand they need to remove a core functionality from one of their apps that is used by so many people. :(

Old 86 ,

Did apple contract this app out?

How can Apple, on of the first companies to realize how important user interface is, make such a convoluted and confusing app. Is there really no way to auto play a season from beginning to end? Unless a que up the next episode when I finish an episodes the podcast app doesn’t play anything or starts the newest episode from a podcast I haven’t listened to in over a year. There isn’t even a “recently listed to” menu. I have to search for it every time and figure out what episode I’m on. It has also stopped keeping track of what episodes I have already played. So I put a bunch of episodes in que, this afternoon they dispersed and it started playing a podcast I subscribe to but don’t listen too. I suspect subscribing to the new podcast I want to listen to would fix some of this, but at least auto play the next episode of the podcast I’m whether I am subscribed to or not. I listen while working and sometimes I want to try a podcast before subscribing… I can’t be stopping every half hour to find the next episode if I forgot to air on up. Anyways, this app lacks a intuitive interface and takes to much effort to figure out. I will find another place to listen to podcasts… just hard to believe the company that made podcasts a thing can’t make a worthwhile app for them.

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