106 – Pocket Casts


Pocket Casts is a powerful podcast player for iOS and Android devices.

Website: shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts
Cost: Free. Premium subscription service
Availability: Download app

Ranking on the 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 55
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
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Overall rankings in the PREVIOUS 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: – 2019: 105 2018: – 2017: – 2016: 175 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on PocketCasts in 2021

“my favourite podcast player” Andrew Jacobs, L&D, UK

“I’ve discovered many interesting pieces of content in podcasts. I also work on my English listening skills with them.” Mercè Gamell, Freelancer teacher and project manager, Spain

Previous comments

“one of the few paid apps I use, PocketCast is my preferred podcast app. Easy to add sources and synchronisation across devices makes it my preferred choice.” Andrew Jacobs, UK, 2019

“I regularly listen to podcasts, and I have found this to be my preferred app. While initially it caught my eye because it was Australian made, I have been won over by the clean and easy-to-use interface and being able to create playlists of episodes that I want to listen to.” Head of Risk Skills, Australia, 2019

“User-friendly podcast platform. I prefer this app’s organization to Apple Podcasts, free!” Instructor, USA, 2019

“Since I started running I found that I sometimes needed to hear something other than the sound of my feet on the pavement. I don’t like running to music too often as I find it makes me speed up so looked around at audiobooks and spoken word content. I discovered a great podcast app (Pocket Casts) and have a menu of 20+ podcasts which I listen to regularly. These include the TED radio hour, Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History, the Tim Ferriss Show, RadioLab and This American Life. There is enough variety that I can find content which I can use in work and it’s all available for nil/neutral cost.” Andrew Jacobs, L&D Manager, UK, 2016

Quick Guide to Pocket Casts 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Pocket Casts for teaching, training, learning and development.

Access to the Quick Guides is currently only for registered users. Registration will open up again shortly.