From smart playlists to voice-activated discovery, these apps are changing how we uncover, listen to, and share podcasts.
RadioPublic’s playlists are generated around themes -- their creators start building them based on episodes or shows they’ve heard and loved, and then use those as a jumping off point to uncover new and related content using Audiosear.ch. Audiosear.ch helps RadioPublic create a more dynamic, surprising, experimental -- and ultimately satisfying -- listening experience.
“Audiosear.ch is a great tool to improve the efficiency and speed with which we create playlists. It’s helping us experiment and prototype new ways of creating a dynamic listening experience.”
PodcastRE believes that what today’s podcasters are producing will have value in the future, not just for its content, but for what it tells us about audio’s longer history, about who has the right to communicate and by what means. PodcastRE will enable scholars and researchers to search audio through keywords, titles, descriptions, and other filters, as well as stream podcasts from their original location online. Thanks to a collaboration with Audiosear.ch there are also over 5000 interactive transcripts that users can query. The team is also working on new analytics platform that will provide users new tools for the visualization and sonification of podcast metadata.
“Our collaboration with Audiosear.ch has been essential for our project. Not only is the Audiosear.ch platform a model for how to make audio more analyzable, their transcriptions have significantly enhanced what PodcastRE can provide for its users. By drawing on their API, we were able to seamlessly integrate several thousand transcriptions into our database (with more on the way!) and make our search platform even more effective and comprehensive for our users. The team has been an absolute joy to work with and they’ve helped us build a much more useable and useful resource for our community of scholars and researchers.”
Otto’s goal is to transform the time listeners spend on everyday tasks like driving, cooking and exercising into opportunities to learn, be entertained and stay informed about the things they care about most. They use the Audiosear.ch API to power deep search and surface the long tail of audio content — so listeners are constantly delighted by what they hear.
“Most technologies can’t meet our scalability requirement or handle our time-sensitive requests efficiently. Audiosear.ch’s custom tools and features built around the podcast vertical immediately impressed us, and convinced us that they were the right partner on our mission to organize and curate spoken word audio, and make the otherwise hard-to-discover content accessible for the masses."
The Alexa skill Magic Podcast uses the Audiosear.ch API to find and play podcasts based on title or subject matter. This means you can simply say, “Play Fresh Air” — or whatever your podcast of choice is — and the newest episode of that podcast will begin. Even cooler, Magic Podcast can also be used as a discovery tool. Discover podcasts by subject area by asking Alexa to “Find a podcast about food,” or “Find a podcast about business.” Magic, indeed.
“Audiosear.ch is my choice because it is the only API that consistently supports HTTPS streaming and has a diverse library of podcasts. It worked so well that I created an Alexa skill.”
Pastime wants to simplify both podcast discovery and the listener experience. Using a simple interface and the Audiosear.ch API, Pastime connects listeners to content through playlists that reflect the tastes and quirks of their curators.
“My mission is to to make it dead simple for podcast newcomers to find, listen, and share great episodes. Audiosear.ch's API provided an outstanding foundation for me by offering basic discovery features -- like a podcast directory, and searchable episodes -- as well as tastemaker episode recommendations. Because I didn't have to roll all of these backend discovery features myself I could really focus on providing a quality user-experience.”