6 discovery tools to help podcast listeners decide what to hear next
- Podcasting is quickly gaining popularity, but plenty of people aren't familiar with the audio trend.
- As more podcasts hit the market, so do new discovery tools that simplify the search process.
- Websites, apps, and even chatbots can make recommendations by things like category and chart data.
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The podcasting space is getting saturated. Anyone with a minimal amount of equipment and training can make their own podcast, say executives at one of the top podcast production companies.
Now, tools are emerging that can help people narrow their search.Websites like Podchaser, PodSearch, and Discover Pods let people filter podcasts by category and keyword as well as read show reviews and industry news.
Website Podchaser and Breaker app bring a social component to discovery by letting users make their own playlists to share with friends.
A new app called Spkr curates playlists of short clips from podcasts and refines suggestions based on user activity. And there's even a Facebook chatbot, PodFinder, that makes recommendations.
Scroll down to read about six options for podcast discovery.