Pocket Casts

NOT ON THE TOP 100 TOOLS LIST IN 2022

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

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

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Comments on PocketCasts

“this app sits on my phone and is my primary tool for listening to podcasts, and I’ll often listen to podcasts while cycling. Mostly I lean toward This Week in Technology – the main TWIT show as well as This Week in Google and Windows Weekly. I’d mention YouTube in this context, though I find that unless there’s a specifically visual element (like working with a tool or equipment) I really have no patience to watch a video for learning.” Stephen Downes, Canada, 2022

“my favourite podcast player” Andrew Jacobs, L&D, UK, 2021

“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, 2021

“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.

Pocket Casts is a popular app to listen to podcasts – to keep up to date with news from their industry or profession. Here is some guidance on how to use it


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