2017 In Review & Looking Ahead

Holy cow. Just 7 months ago, Podchaser didn’t even exist. What started as a Reddit post has transformed into a tool by and for the podcasting community. We have a lot of exciting news to come, features to build, and work to do in 2018.

None of our progress or success would be possible without all of our users and supporters. It is almost trite at this point, but it’s true that the podcasting community is an overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic one. Here are a few incredible people and organizations that have helped along the way:

 Redditors of r/Entrepreneur and r/Podcasts
• Our awesome 
Slack Community
• 
DiscoverPods
• 
Brendan Hutchins
• 
Jabberjaw Media
• 
Cap Blackard/Nerdy Show Network
• 
Patreon
• 
Bradley Shoemaker & Creative Zombie Studios
• 
Nieman Lab
• 
Ben Greenfield Fitness
• 
Pam of Audiotainment
• 
Kentucky Enterprise Fund
• 
Paul Ehlinger & Kelby Price
• 
Gill Holland
• 
Meb Faber
• 
John Gibbons
• 
Karl von Randow
• 
Dan Franks
• 
Zac Caldwell
• 
Jeff Perry
• 
Legends of Tabletop
• 
Cynical Developer
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Nick Howell & Orbital Jigsaw Network
• 
Dave Keine & Uncover Studios
• 
Brandon Harrington & DiMe Collective
• 
Jim Brown & SalesTuners
• 
Travis Vengroff with Liberty & The White Vault podcasts
• 
John Dryden & Panoply
• 
Ade Olonoh
• 
John DuCane
• 
Karo Chakhlasyan & Wondery
• 
Christopher Cogswell & Dark Myths
• 
Mike Migas & Anna Priestland with Casefile
• Jeremy Hernalesteen & 
The Rolistes Podcast
• 
Brendan Bonham & Booze Before Noon
• All the other people/podcasts we’ve irresponsibly forgotten
• An extra special shout-out to our dearly beloved 
James Hitchcock


Looking Ahead to 2018

2018 will be the year of Podchaser. Here’s what on the roadmap based on advice and direction from our closest podcast partners.

Shareable Lists — Create your own custom list of podcast episodes or shows, then easily share your list online through your social channels or with a direct link. Word-of-mouth advertising for your podcast will never be easier than through Podchaser’s shareable lists.

People Search — Search Podchaser for personalities in the podcasting world. Find your favorite people and discover details on their involvement in podcast shows and episodes.

Podcaster Tools — More data and better control of your podcast, profile, and/or network page.

Player IntegrationGo straight from Podchaser to your favorite podcast player with a single click. Listen to your newly discovered podcast and then come back to rate and review on Podchaser.

Enhanced Social FeaturesClip, snip, and send moments from podcast episodes. Discuss episodes directly on Podchaser. Respond to listener reviews.

RecommendationsPersonalized recommendations for you based on listening habits and what’s trending.


Site Updates

You’ve hopefully noticed some small tweaks recently. The search text input no longer lags, the homepage no longer scrolls to the bottom, the site isn’t randomly down nearly as much, etc. We work daily to make the site more stable and usable.

Here are a couple more baby steps toward the big promises we’re making for 2018. If you can’t find a show on Podchaser, add the feed for the show directly from the navigation menu and watch it appear almost instantly.

Share an episode on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, or copy the episode’s link straight to your clipboard.


Podchaser’s Staff Picks

Ever wonder which podcasts pleasure the ear holes of Podchaser’s founding team? Here are our favorites we listened to last year:

Bradley:
Podcast: Making Oprah
Episode: Reply All — #102 Long Distance

Ben:
Podcast: Homecoming
Episode: Mission to Zyxx: Episode 108: Grt Milk? [ft. Zach Cherry]

Ryan:
Podcast: Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast
Episode: MBMBaM 373: Face 2 Face: Bonefolders

Cole:
Podcast: The Obstacle Order Podcast
Episode: The Tim Ferriss Show — Terry Crews

xoxo,

Bradley, Ben, Ryan, & Cole