The Podyssey Podcast app is a community of podcast listeners that help you find the very best podcasts & episodes. Edison Research shows that 42% of podcast listeners are subscribed to three or fewer podcasts. Our mission at Podyssey is to connect the quality podcast content available to people looking to discover more podcasts that interest them.
We have taken a different approach compared to anything currently out there. Rather than building another podcast player, we focus solely on helping users discover quality podcasts. We built Podyssey to be the place where people shared their favourite podcasts and episodes irrespective of which podcast player they use for listening.
The first thing you do when you download Podyssey is import your subscriptions from your podcast player. This builds your profile and our users have told us they love this feature. To understand why, let’s contrast the experience of opening your podcast player, which allows you see the podcasts you have subscribed to and love with having the ability to also open up Podyssey, where you finally get to see which podcasts and episodes your friends are listening to and loving. Another one of the main things to do in the app is to echo out an episode. If a user discovers an episode they are excited to recommended, they can “echo” it out to their friends and the community at large. All their friends see it on their community feed as an episode a friend is recommending and it also shows up on a screen which displays the most echoed out episodes of the month. Lastly, podcast creators, who have been some of our earliest users, are using Podyssey as a platform to connect with their fans and see what they are saying about particular episodes.
Podyssey used to be Echo Podcasts but we have recently gone through a rebrand, and other people have referred to us as Podessey, Podyessey, Podessy, Podyssy, and even Podicy. Podyssey is for you if you want a better sense of which podcasts your friends are listening to, what recommendations they have, or a convenient place to discuss them. Come join us!
We updated the Podyssey website so that you can not login and echo right from there. If you want to login with your existing account but dont remember if you signed up with Facebook, Twitter or email, go to your Profile > Settings > Connected Account to see if you have connected your Facebook, Twitter or email to Podyssey. Enjoy :)
Ratings and Reviews
Great way to discover new podcasts. I wish it was a bit better organized and easier to navigate. I usually try to get to the podcast to listen to it directly from Echo once I find one I think sounds interesting, but since it doesn’t go directly to the episode, I have to switch apps a couple times to get the exact episode name so I can scroll through and find it. When they changed the interface recently, I couldn’t figure out how to get to the podcast I wanted to listen to anymore, but they responded quickly to my previous review where I mentioned I couldn’t figure out how to get to the episode I wanted to listen to and gave me a couple options.
Developer Response ,
Hey, the update was meant to make it easier to listen to the episode on your podcast player. Once you press the 'Add Episode' button, if you open up Apple Podcasts and go to the 'Listen Now' tab, it should be there ready for you to listen to it (you may have pull to refresh that screen so that the screen updates). Also, if you are on an Episode screen on Echo, tap the podcast artwork near the top of the screen, you will then go to the Podcast screen (which lists all the episodes of that podcast). This screen has an option to link you to the podcast directly in your podcast player. It doesn't directly go to the episode but should be a good start. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further help.
It was a pleasure to talk with Danny Matthews from Podyssey today on Inspirado Projecto! The app is a great way to catch up on the podcasts your friends are listening to and get hooked onto new ones. If you dig an episode of your favourite podcast, you can echo it out for others to see and re-echo themselves! It’s a fantastic social network-of-sorts, bringing similar interests together to geek-out on the podcasts they feel most passionate about. Podcasters - Submit your podcasts to Podyssey for inclusion in their directory, so more Podcastlovers who delight in your perspectives, can find your podcast like a lighthouse (labs) beacon in the night. All around great vibes!
I just downloaded the app yesterday and love the concept. My only critiques are that two of my podcasts which are both on iTunes aren’t in the database (one is new so that might be why but the other isn’t). I’d also love to have the option to limit my feed to people I follow - toggle between people I know and the whole community since the full community is what will introduce me to podcasts I’d never heard of. That said, I’m inviting my friends to join.
- ToyBox Media Inc.
- 71.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2017 ToyBox Media Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.