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Podcast App & Podcast Player - Podbean

Podcast App & Podcast Player - Podbean

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The podcast app: listen to popular podcasts with the best podcast player

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  • Feb 19, 2021

    By Sue Hinkle
    Fr. Mike's voice is comforting and encouraging which makes listening to scripture much less daunting than I had imagined it might be. I love his commentary after each day's passages. It helps make it real so I can apply the messages to my daily life. Using Jeff Cavin's Bible Timeline, the story is much more cohesive than if read from beginning to end. I also appreciate the length of each episode, usually under half an hour. Thank you for this gift. It's a great way to start my day each morning.
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  • A recommendation of BARDSFM Feb 10, 2021

    By Restorer of Steets to Dwell in
    I somehow stumbled across BOW, a couple of weeks ago. WOW! What a blessing! I look forward to every presentation and have been sharing with my friends A number of us here in Missouri are taking courses with the Center for Self-Governance and meeting together to become educated on both our Federal and State government. Scott’s information and perspectives are refreshing and empowering. Just prior to finding this site, I had been reading about the Act of 1871, which of course was a shocking revelation to my Patriotic spirit. The deception we have been living under, was a hard pill to swallow. The treachery of those involved almost beyond my comprehension. I’m so thankful the Holy Spirit led me to this site, when Scott began his interviews with Jim Pugh. The information was immensely helpful in sorting through the carnage. Thank you, Scott and Team for bringing Truth and Hope, in the midst of such chaos. God Bless and Keep each and everyone of you. May God continue to extend His Hand of Mercy over America and bring repentance, awakening, revival, healing and reformation to our Nation.
    more
  • Jan 28, 2021

    By K G
    Updating this review as of Jan 2021. Thank you for the update! You have fixed the lock screen buttons for forward and reverse. Changing review to 5 stars. So happy. I used this until the update before the one in July 2020. After that, the controls on my lock screen stopped working, so I have to unlock my phone to rewind or fast forward 30 seconds. 4 stars because I use it in the car. I saw your response, and re-submitted a ticket, 9/27/2020. Thank you.
    more
  • Long way from Tennessee May 7, 2020

    By thankful in pa
    What an encouragement to me as a wife and a mom of two young adult men! I feel like this message is so vital to many around me and the key to first, viewing our service and relationship to christ, and second, the key to especially successful relationships and marriage. This was the first time listening to your church message, and I must confess, I was “checking you out”since my college age son attends your church. He is a long way from home in pa, and I prayed his whole first year in Tennessee that he would find a Bible believing and preaching family where he could hear truth, grow in his faith, and serve. Thank you lord for delivering such a sweet answer to prayer on all three counts. And thank you for these days where we are confined, even as believers, forced to seek alternative means of spiritual food and fellowship. So blessed by your message, and by the support I now know my son has spiritually hundreds of miles from home! Bless you all!
    more
  • I like it like it - UPDATED FOR DEVELOPER Sep 24, 2019

    By tibbys
    I appreciate sorting the episodes in order by date, I like to go the beginning of where it started. Two annoying things worth mentioning. It stopped automatically playing the next episode ***(I’m listening to Radiolab only right now so I don’t know if it’s other podcasts. I just texted it before replying to you. Finished listening to an episode from last night. Made sure my setting was still to auto play the next one and sure enough, nothing happened)***. I don’t know why. I had the setting to do so, and it was working fine, then it stopped. I checked the settings and it hasn’t changed so not sure what to do. And two....Once I’ve listened to, let’s say 30 episodes (a lot is the point here), since the next episode isn’t playing automatically, I go to the list and have to painfully scroll down until I find the next episode. Ok a third. Commercials are annoying.
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  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Douglas Gault
    Watch out for the unwanted down loads. I've turn off auto download & it doesn't work. Keeps on down loading. Every other day I've got to clear OUT UNWANTED DOWNLOADS to free up memory! And my limit has been hit for allowable ISP & THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN MY 33 YRS ON THE INTERNET. for 3 months in a row & this cost additional funds that I don't have. Fix it! In a ten-day period 14 gigs of unwanted downloads. In a word keep shopping around but say away from podbean
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  • Glitchy, difficult to navigate Oct 10, 2020

    By OtherGh
    Glitchy- If I press pause or hit the back button more than once or twice during a podcast, it will stop playing. Won’t go back, won’t go forward, won’t play. I’ve closed and reopened the app. Tried starting a different podcast, then gone back to the one that stopped- no change. The only way it will start again is to close the app for several days (ridiculous) or if I delete and reload the app. Due to this issue I would never use it, but a favorite podcast has bonus content only on Podbean so I listen only to that podcast on the app. Difficult to navigate- I’ve probably got about 30 podcasts saved on my Podcast app. My list of shows and episodes comes up immediately and is easy to navigate and toggle through. Using Podbean is like “50 First Dates”- I’m greeted with a generic home screen with no mention of my listening history and recommendations that clearly aren’t relevant. I have to search for the ONE show I listen to every. single. time. Once you finally get to the show you want, you have to go into a menu to have your episode list refresh- otherwise you’d never know that another episode had been released. Glitchy, not intuitive, cumbersome.
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  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Sandra Lumiarense
    I used to love this app but after updating it I got all kinds of problems. I tried everything, then decided to reinstall the app and the only way I was able to get back in was if I logged in through Google Play store, and now I have a totally different interface that I hate. It's a MESS right now, I can't scroll my Following list to get to a new podcast from the one I was listening to earlier. What's going on with this app???
    more
  • I wanted to love this app... May 4, 2019

    By sarahebeth
    I originally posted 5 stars after switching to Podbean. I did love several of the features of this app that I didn’t have with others, and it never crashed. It also downloaded episodes quickly (I didn’t have mine set to auto download, just chose the individual episodes I wanted), and the downloads deleted immediately after they finished playing space and time. HOWEVER, I just deleted the app. Podcasts I listened to daily would disappear from my feed. I would have to search for them again to follow and listen. I thought it was me at first, maybe an accident with my touch screen. But then it did again, more than once, it happened with more than one show. I reached out to customer service, but the response was completely useless. Even if they didn’t/don’t have a fix or answer at the moment, the response could have been handled better. I would have preferred them not to answer at all than what I received. I was too annoyed at that point to keep trying. Promptly deleted.
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  • Counterintuitive setup Apr 4, 2018

    By KellyK376
    I really want to enjoy this app. But everything about it feels backwards, and there’s no option to sort the locked episodes in with the standard ones based on date, which makes keeping up to date super difficult. For some reason downloading episodes is also separate from the original location, and I have no option to have it automatically deleted after I listen to it from that different location, which makes me spend a lot of time on the unsorted list, rather than just seeing the ones I have left to listen to. Clicking on an episode automatically begins the recording, rather than popping up with options about it. What happens when you tap the wrong episode? Now it’s redirected you to a new page, and you’ve got to backtrack to get to the right one. It’s exhausting, honestly, and if I didn’t have to use it to reasonably access the bonus content I get, I would just delete it. I wonder if they’ve got an access link that I can punch into Overcast.
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Reviewed by Kaylin on March 7, 2018

  • Feb 19, 2021

    By Sue Hinkle
    Fr. Mike's voice is comforting and encouraging which makes listening to scripture much less daunting than I had imagined it might be. I love his commentary after each day's passages. It helps make it real so I can apply the messages to my daily life. Using Jeff Cavin's Bible Timeline, the story is much more cohesive than if read from beginning to end. I also appreciate the length of each episode, usually under half an hour. Thank you for this gift. It's a great way to start my day each morning.
    more
  • A recommendation of BARDSFM Feb 10, 2021

    By Restorer of Steets to Dwell in
    I somehow stumbled across BOW, a couple of weeks ago. WOW! What a blessing! I look forward to every presentation and have been sharing with my friends A number of us here in Missouri are taking courses with the Center for Self-Governance and meeting together to become educated on both our Federal and State government. Scott’s information and perspectives are refreshing and empowering. Just prior to finding this site, I had been reading about the Act of 1871, which of course was a shocking revelation to my Patriotic spirit. The deception we have been living under, was a hard pill to swallow. The treachery of those involved almost beyond my comprehension. I’m so thankful the Holy Spirit led me to this site, when Scott began his interviews with Jim Pugh. The information was immensely helpful in sorting through the carnage. Thank you, Scott and Team for bringing Truth and Hope, in the midst of such chaos. God Bless and Keep each and everyone of you. May God continue to extend His Hand of Mercy over America and bring repentance, awakening, revival, healing and reformation to our Nation.
    more
  • Jan 28, 2021

    By K G
    Updating this review as of Jan 2021. Thank you for the update! You have fixed the lock screen buttons for forward and reverse. Changing review to 5 stars. So happy. I used this until the update before the one in July 2020. After that, the controls on my lock screen stopped working, so I have to unlock my phone to rewind or fast forward 30 seconds. 4 stars because I use it in the car. I saw your response, and re-submitted a ticket, 9/27/2020. Thank you.
    more
  • Long way from Tennessee May 7, 2020

    By thankful in pa
    What an encouragement to me as a wife and a mom of two young adult men! I feel like this message is so vital to many around me and the key to first, viewing our service and relationship to christ, and second, the key to especially successful relationships and marriage. This was the first time listening to your church message, and I must confess, I was “checking you out”since my college age son attends your church. He is a long way from home in pa, and I prayed his whole first year in Tennessee that he would find a Bible believing and preaching family where he could hear truth, grow in his faith, and serve. Thank you lord for delivering such a sweet answer to prayer on all three counts. And thank you for these days where we are confined, even as believers, forced to seek alternative means of spiritual food and fellowship. So blessed by your message, and by the support I now know my son has spiritually hundreds of miles from home! Bless you all!
    more
  • I like it like it - UPDATED FOR DEVELOPER Sep 24, 2019

    By tibbys
    I appreciate sorting the episodes in order by date, I like to go the beginning of where it started. Two annoying things worth mentioning. It stopped automatically playing the next episode ***(I’m listening to Radiolab only right now so I don’t know if it’s other podcasts. I just texted it before replying to you. Finished listening to an episode from last night. Made sure my setting was still to auto play the next one and sure enough, nothing happened)***. I don’t know why. I had the setting to do so, and it was working fine, then it stopped. I checked the settings and it hasn’t changed so not sure what to do. And two....Once I’ve listened to, let’s say 30 episodes (a lot is the point here), since the next episode isn’t playing automatically, I go to the list and have to painfully scroll down until I find the next episode. Ok a third. Commercials are annoying.
    more
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Dave Kelly
    Occasionally doesn't update some podcasts with the new episodes until much later, but other than that it's my go-to podcatcher Update: No longer an issue with updating podcasts. One newer issue is sometimes the episodes will just stop suddenly and the app is completely closed out. If that can be fixed this will be a 5 star review
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  • Feb 8, 2021

    By No Way
    Solid podcast app. I just wish that there were a few more options in the download section as far as organizing. For instance, from the download screen there's nowhere to select a podcast channel directly. You have to go back and select the channel and go forward from there. Just little things like that that are annoying. But all in all, as I said before pretty solid. I like the volume boost and the dead air cutter is pretty intuitive.
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  • Best podcast app I’ve found Apr 24, 2020

    By TEP1115
    The features I love about this app are: -Very easy to make playlists (the main thing I couldn’t find on several other free apps!) -Keeps listen history so I can easily return to a podcast I didn’t follow or save to a playlist -Customizable order in which episodes and follow list appear (oldest, newest, etc) -In general just very easy to keep track of the podcasts I want to listen to Thankfully, all of the bugs/ features I don’t like are pretty minor, but it would definitely improve the experience if they were fixed: -Often pauses immediately after I click play, so I have to hit play again. I listen on Bluetooth and saw another review mention this same problem. -Audio controls disappear from lock screen if you pause for more than a couple seconds (saw this in another review as well) -When I’m browsing the app and the episode is paused, clicking anywhere on the bottom bar to return to the episode (not just the play icon in the bottom right) automatically plays it. I think there should be a way to return to the episode while keeping it paused, and it should only play if I hit a play icon. -The green downloaded icon does not always appear by recently downloaded episodes, so I frequently have to double check -The skip 15/30s doesn’t work when the episode is paused -It would be nice if the catalog of shows/categories was more extensive in order to discover more new shows.
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  • Jan 27, 2021

    By Greg Berger
    I enjoy this App. Only request, I'd like to be able to automatically play episodes from oldest to newest. I've been told I can sort the episodes from Old to New and that will change the play order as well, but I really just want to Play from Old to New, not have to go the the bottom of the list to find the most recent episodes.
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  • Feb 11, 2021

    By RA Scott
    This app was great but has become super buggy as of late. Playback stops randomly, the app closes and when I relaunch, it comes up with a connection error. I usually must do a force stop then relaunch but even that isn't a guarantee. Episodes aren't being labeled as played, even when listened to completion. Episodes I haven't listened to are listed in my play history
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  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Jessie Wollmuth
    Great app for listening to your fav podcasts/news/etc. Though lately, some podcasts are not updated correctly/timely. Some shows that air later in the day post before shows that were aired 2 hours earlier. Sometimes they don't air until the next day. They air on the same channel so I don't know if it's the app or something with the particular show. I have noticed this in the last 2 weeks at least.
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  • Great app with great features, but still buggy Nov 26, 2019

    By Spicey90
    I love this app with all it's features, especially the control that you have over playlists, and batch managing podcast episodes. It's perfect for someone like me who listens to nearly 20 episodes a week of different podcasts. However, there are a couple of small bugs that keep me from rating it five stars. When I'm connected to a Bluetooth device, the first time I try to play from the app, it will stop immediately. I have to press play a second time for a podcast to play. Second, the app will not always delete played episodes from a playlist. And third, the app will often disappear from the lock screen when paused. Edit: I dropped my review from four to three stars because the app stopped automatically playing the next episode, even after turning the option off and back on and restarting the app.
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  • Dec 31, 2020

    By Me Ge
    Overall, a decent app, and engaged (if imperfect) help staff. I have a podcast, but serious limits on income and time. Which means limited data. The app says it is able to import prerecorded audio, but this is false. Every time I press that, the app says "failed." I reported this twice. Each time, support was prompt and respectful, but they simply weren't able to fix the issue. There is nothing unusual about my phone. Moto G7 Play. As the app is, it requires an internet connection ro record.
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Bethany Clemmons
    EDIT: Thanks for the quick responsse! Unfortunately, I still haven't fixed the issue, but bumped my rating up a bit because of the quick reply... it means a lot when developers are responsive. [Original] Loved the app at first...but lately it just stops every few minutes. I have tried the troubleshooting tips to no avail. Very frustrating. First world problem, I know, but still. I uninstalled for now. I will bump to 5-stars and re-install if it gets fixed.
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  • Glitchy, difficult to navigate Oct 10, 2020

    By OtherGh
    Glitchy- If I press pause or hit the back button more than once or twice during a podcast, it will stop playing. Won’t go back, won’t go forward, won’t play. I’ve closed and reopened the app. Tried starting a different podcast, then gone back to the one that stopped- no change. The only way it will start again is to close the app for several days (ridiculous) or if I delete and reload the app. Due to this issue I would never use it, but a favorite podcast has bonus content only on Podbean so I listen only to that podcast on the app. Difficult to navigate- I’ve probably got about 30 podcasts saved on my Podcast app. My list of shows and episodes comes up immediately and is easy to navigate and toggle through. Using Podbean is like “50 First Dates”- I’m greeted with a generic home screen with no mention of my listening history and recommendations that clearly aren’t relevant. I have to search for the ONE show I listen to every. single. time. Once you finally get to the show you want, you have to go into a menu to have your episode list refresh- otherwise you’d never know that another episode had been released. Glitchy, not intuitive, cumbersome.
    more
  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Sandra Lumiarense
    I used to love this app but after updating it I got all kinds of problems. I tried everything, then decided to reinstall the app and the only way I was able to get back in was if I logged in through Google Play store, and now I have a totally different interface that I hate. It's a MESS right now, I can't scroll my Following list to get to a new podcast from the one I was listening to earlier. What's going on with this app???
    more
  • I wanted to love this app... May 4, 2019

    By sarahebeth
    I originally posted 5 stars after switching to Podbean. I did love several of the features of this app that I didn’t have with others, and it never crashed. It also downloaded episodes quickly (I didn’t have mine set to auto download, just chose the individual episodes I wanted), and the downloads deleted immediately after they finished playing space and time. HOWEVER, I just deleted the app. Podcasts I listened to daily would disappear from my feed. I would have to search for them again to follow and listen. I thought it was me at first, maybe an accident with my touch screen. But then it did again, more than once, it happened with more than one show. I reached out to customer service, but the response was completely useless. Even if they didn’t/don’t have a fix or answer at the moment, the response could have been handled better. I would have preferred them not to answer at all than what I received. I was too annoyed at that point to keep trying. Promptly deleted.
    more
  • Counterintuitive setup Apr 4, 2018

    By KellyK376
    I really want to enjoy this app. But everything about it feels backwards, and there’s no option to sort the locked episodes in with the standard ones based on date, which makes keeping up to date super difficult. For some reason downloading episodes is also separate from the original location, and I have no option to have it automatically deleted after I listen to it from that different location, which makes me spend a lot of time on the unsorted list, rather than just seeing the ones I have left to listen to. Clicking on an episode automatically begins the recording, rather than popping up with options about it. What happens when you tap the wrong episode? Now it’s redirected you to a new page, and you’ve got to backtrack to get to the right one. It’s exhausting, honestly, and if I didn’t have to use it to reasonably access the bonus content I get, I would just delete it. I wonder if they’ve got an access link that I can punch into Overcast.
    more
  • Poor Interface May 5, 2019

    By JB_Smithwick
    As many have gone into, this app’s interface makes No sense. There are multiple ways to search for new content, but what I really need is to get to and view the podcasts I’m already listening to and their episodes. The episode list is Infuriating. Every podcast I’ve listened to likes to list and play in reverse order...so, for example, when I finish Episode 5, it will autoplay Episode 4, which I just heard. To make matters worse, the episode lists start with only recent episodes shown and then an option to “see more” - which will let you see the next 5-10. Well, God help you if you’re starting to listen to a Podcast with 100+ episodes, as you’ll have to get used to tapping “See More about 25 times at the start of every listening session. Two stars because it works and many podcasts are available - now just take the time to redo the interface/menus. I’s say ‘fix’ instead of redo, but this steaming pile of hot refuse is beyond repair.
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  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Douglas Gault
    Watch out for the unwanted down loads. I've turn off auto download & it doesn't work. Keeps on down loading. Every other day I've got to clear OUT UNWANTED DOWNLOADS to free up memory! And my limit has been hit for allowable ISP & THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN MY 33 YRS ON THE INTERNET. for 3 months in a row & this cost additional funds that I don't have. Fix it! In a ten-day period 14 gigs of unwanted downloads. In a word keep shopping around but say away from podbean
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Constantine Blayz
    UPDATE: When i share a link, it takes my listeners to the app instead of the live podcast or a scheduled podcast. It used to take me to a page that had a countdown...I am paying for service to send my listeners to my podcast...this is a sales tactic that needs to change...my two cents. Update: I uninstalled the app, and then reinstalled app...keep getting account expired...app will not let me pay...I am now officially done with Podbean and will be writing a review in the days ahead. Excellent when it works, don't mess up on a payment...you will then locked out with no options...but bye.
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Joe Yovanovich
    This is the worst podcast app you can get. Avoid like the plague. Ads make the app unusable and they regularly delete all your saved and downloaded podcasts. I would give this app a negative amount of stars if possible. Total trash. They contact you and ask for details on how to fix the app issues and *HUGE SURPRISE* do not fix any of the issues.
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  • If I could give this half a star, I would. Apr 17, 2020

    By alone_inacrowdedroom
    I’ve had more issues with this app than any other since buying my first smartphone. I haven’t been able to access content for a month, even though my payments have still come out of my account. I just deleted and reinstalled the app and now it’s not recognizing me as a user at all, it’s trying to get me to sign up for a new account when I click the reactivate link. I’m hoping my favorite podcast switches hosts soon. I have a Stitcher Premium account as well and have never had a problem with it. Update: just resubscribed to some premium content 6 days ago, and I inexplicably received an email today saying, “this is a confirmation that you have cancelled your subscription to...” I absolutely did not cancel or request a cancellation. I logged in to my account on my laptop and there is no sign of a cancellation and my subscription is still active. What is going on?!
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