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Howdy! ’sodes is a casual, cozy way to listen to the occasional podcast. There are no download queues or tricked-out audio features. Just tap a show, tap an episode, and listen.


● Don’t-have-to-think-about-it visual design. – Made for folks who want podcast listening to be a casual habit.

● No account required. – Everything happens right on your device.

● No downloads to manage*. – Tap an episode and it starts playing.

● Convenient home screen. – The “home” screen of the app has convenient access to your most favorite shows, in-progress episodes, and a few of the most recent unplayed episodes.

● Multiple color themes. – Switch from the Light to the Dark theme with a two finger swipe, like flicking off a light switch. Do it again to switch to the Campfire theme for ultra-low-light goodness (useful for moms ’n dads up at 3am rocking babies to sleep).

● Big, tappable buttons. – The player screen has extra large buttons with ample spacing. This should help anyone who has trouble tapping the right button in a hurry (walking, jogging, cooking, etc).

● Keep Screen Unlocked – A special feature for commuters: if you keep your phone plugged into a dashboard mount on long road trips, and you don’t have or can’t use Bluetooth controls, try enabling the “Keep Screen Unlocked” option in settings. This keeps your screen unlocked as long ’sodes is open AND it is playing (not paused) AND the device is connected to a charger. Why? Because then you can quickly pause or skip without fumbling to unlock your phone.


* ’sodes requires an internet connection in order to play audio. Once you start playing an episode, only the portions of audio data requested by the system will be downloaded. This data is stored temporarily on disk in order to limit network data usage and does not provide offline playback. Audio data is stashed in a directory that doesn't count against your iPhone’s local storage and which your iPhone manages for you automatically. ’sodes also periodically removes old audio data so the system doesn't have to.

What's New

Version 1.0.2

• Fixed incorrect max number of home screen favorites (was supposed to have been 6, not 9).
• Added a little feedback when snapping the playback speed to 1.0.
• Added handling of a networking edge case when searching.
• Now displays the current chapter title instead of the date, if available.
• Now properly hiding back catalog episodes from feeds that only provide access to a handful of the newest episodes.
• Added subtle confirmation sound when skipping via remote controls.
• Added audio output button to the now playing options.
• Fixed a bug that could cause the favorites list on the home screen to be empty.
• Fixed the wrong keyboard type in the search screen.
• Fixed an occasional networking crasher.
• Fixed a bug that could cause a bad audio file to stall forever instead of failing early.
• Fixed an animation issue with the now playing options.
• Added episode durations to episode lists, when the durations are available in the feed.
• Fixed a crash that could occur when tapping a podcast show link.
• Miscellaneous minor UI improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

43 Ratings

43 Ratings

This is how a podcast app should look


'sodes is an example of how app design should be done. It’s beautiful, and it puts every other podcast app on any platform to shame in the look and feel department.

It’s also stellar for intentional, stress-free podcast listening. I have personal issues with always speeding up playback. Our speech loses some meaning when we speed it up and cut out gaps.

Yes, I do this on many podcasts that I listen to in another app. But with ‘sodes, I take my time and enjoy those podcasts that mean the most to me at 1x in a beautiful app where the only focus is THAT episode I’m listening to. Nothing else.

For that reason, ‘sodes is perfect for me for listening to Japanese podcasts in. I want to listen to those at 1x anyway since it’s not my native language.

There are a couple minor issues, and I do require the smart queue feature of Overcast for times when I don’t want to have to manually choose the next podcast, so ‘sodes probably won’t become my full time podcast app.

But wow, is it nice to use and to look at when I do.

App is great - feature request


Really great app. Great design and aesthetic. It is very easy to search podcasts and play episodes for a la carte listening. I enjoy being able to listen without the need of making a playlist or queue (these are features of almost every other app, and get in The way for me).

Feature request: I would really enjoy the ability to download 1-5 episodes for offline listening. Not being able to download prevents me from being able to use this app in any situation where I can’t stream well. Thanks!

Awesomely simple podcast player


I love how simple and intuitive the app is to use. And not having to worry about my podcasts eating a bunch of valuable space on my phone is great.

One feature request would be to be able to mark all episodes of a given podcast as finished. I’d rather not see a bunch of back-episodes pop up in the “unplayed” section even though I played them in another app.


Nice Boy LLC
14.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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