Speaking of podcasters, if you have no idea about how to listen to a podcast or if you’re just getting started with this form of media, here’s a few software options you should consider.
If you run Linux, gPodder seems to be the best option you’ve got. It’s the one I use on my machine and it does a great job of organizing my collection. However, it cannot play anything on it’s own — you’ll need to open downloaded files in an external application.
Another option is Vocal, which was specifically built for Elementary OS, but works on other Ubuntu-based distributions, RPM distributions (such as Fedora), and Arch Linux.
Clementine is a music app with excellent support for podcasts as well, but it does not support video podcasts since it’s only an audio player.
iTunes is the most popular podcast app for Windows but I find it to be clunky, slow and certainly overkill if all you want is a simple podcast manager.
Grover Podcast (free) is a decent alternative for Windows 10 devices. It looks really nice and provides iTunes integration.
The aforementioned gPodder app is also available on Windows.
For OS X users who do not want to use iTunes, Downcast ($7.99) provides a great alternative, or you can just use Pocket Casts’ web version which costs $9. gPodder also works on OS X.
There’s no shortage of podcast clients on mobile devices for catching up on your favorite shows on the go.
On the iOS side of things, Overcast (Free — iPhone/iPad) is considered the best podcast app by many.
Downcast ($2.99) is another great option if you want to sync your subscriptions between your iPhone and Macbook.
If you like to jump between devices, Pocket Casts ($3.99 — Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone) is simply the best for syncing your collection between these devices, and it also provides a web client for listening on your computer.
Other notable apps include: Doggcatcher ($3.99 — Android only), Player FM(Free — Android, Web), and Grover Pro ($2.99 — Windows 10 Mobile). Open source nerds should use AntennaPod (Free — Android only).
Personally, I use Podcast Addict (Free/$2.99 — Android only) and my experience with it has been flawless, so it’s an excellent option to look at as well.