The Extra Dimension

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“What’s a Podcast?”

Episode #49

Getting into podcasts can be a daunting task, since there are so many choices to make. How do you find interesting shows? How do you listen to them? Is there an app for that? We're here to help! This episode will give an overview of the different options you have for listening to podcasts, and serves as a companion to our Podcast Players Roundup on Second Opinion Reviews.

Episode Summary

00:00 | Intro
01:12 | Episode overview
02:29 | Podcast publishing
05:02 | How to listen to podcasts
09:45 | Essential features
10:06 | Platform availability
10:53 | Directory of shows
13:09 | Subscribe to arbitrary RSS feeds
15:30 | Automatically download new episodes
16:48 | Optional features
17:29 | Notifications about new episodes
17:42 | Automatically delete played episodes
18:32 | Intuitive interface
18:52 | Skipping
19:32 | Variable speed
21:06 | Truncate silence
22:01 | Displays show notes
23:18 | MP3 chapters
24:32 | Google Cast/AirPlay
25:09 | Android auto/CarPlay
26:05 | Stream episodes
26:31 | Video podcasts
27:43 | Import/export OPML files
28:19 | Start at custom time
29:03 | Play without subscribing
29:36 | Sleep timer
30:07 | Widget
30:49 | Play local files
31:37 | Visual appeal
31:58 | Extra features
32:19 | Other notes
32:59 | Outro

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