When it comes to podcast finders, we might first think about some podcast player apps, such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Google Podcasts, etc. Those apps can search for podcasts, but if you want to find relevant episodes, or add multiple filters for more precise searches, here is the professional podcast search engine to use.
Listen Notes: the Best Podcast Search Engine
Listen Notes is worthy of the best podcast search engine. It has a database of over 1 million podcasts, with a total number of over 64 million episodes. The whole internet’s podcast is here. To find the podcast you want, just type the podcast name in the search box, and it will display as you type.
If you want to find podcasts about cryptocurrency but don’t exactly know the title, you can type the words you know and press enter. On the result page, it allows filtering the search results using categories, language, region, fields, etc. to quickly find out the most relevant podcasts. If you want to find episodes with keywords, then switch to “EPISODES”.
Every podcast comes with tags. For example, the first one has a tag Crypto & Blockchain, you can click that to search further. Filters can not only be used to search all podcasts, but also individual podcasts. It’s very convenient for users to find the podcast they want.
On the page for that podcast, there is iTunes URL and RSS feed for the subscription. Listen Notes has another useful feature, which is quite impressed, you can download every episode to an MP3 audio file and save on the computer. Good news for people who want to cut/splice podcast clips.
If you have no idea about what podcast you want to listen to, you can discover in Listen Notes. It provides many lists include real-time, best podcasts, hot podcasts, and curated podcasts.
So far, Listen Notes doesn’t want to be the engine behind other podcast player apps, To add the podcast to your favorite app except Apple Podcast, you have to search for it again in the app. If you want to share podcasts with friends, sending the podcast link from Listen Notes is not convenient for your friends to open the podcast in their apps.
While we’re at it, I mention in passing that the best website for sharing podcasts is PodLink. PodLink has a tagline which is “The easiest way to share podcasts”. You just need to search the podcast in PodLink and share the link to others, your friends will be able to choose their favorite apps to open the podcast you share. But if you all use the same podcast player app, you don’t need this.
The following apps support opening podcasts directly from PodLink:
- Apple Podcasts
- Google Podcasts
- Pocket Casts
- Player FM