trying to find a new podcast app

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I was using Stitcher and I loved it. Then the new version came out and it no longer plays my podcast how I like. I was hoping someone on here could help me.

So I subscribe to various podcasts, I have them arranged in an order that I like to listen to them in. I want to listen to them in that order... I just basically want a list of my podcasts where the most current episode downloads automatically. I want to be able to click on the first podcast (or first available) and play through my list of podcasts.

I am finding with other apps and stitcher that I can subscribe to the podcast but then I have to add the episode to a queue or playlist. Or it generates a playable list of most recent episodes. This would be fine but I don't want to listen to them as most recent, I want to listen to them in the order that I prefer.

Thanks for any help. The real takeaway here is that I wish I would not have updated the stitcher app or I wish I could roll back to the older version.

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Submitted by Brad on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

I don't know if it can do what you want though, but it does have nice features like volume boost and speed and another one I can't remember at the moment, basicly if you skip forwards and backwards it will try to land between the words, i'm not sure how to explain it.

Submitted by WellF on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

You can create smart playlists. You add podcasts on them and their episodes appear on the playlist and you can play them in a queue or just pick one to listen to.

Submitted by Skippy on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Hi,
have you heard of downcast?
Perhaps, you could try it.
Castro & icatcher are also good.

Submitted by DPinWI on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

I use iCatcher, and it allows you to set playlist priorities by podcast. I don't do this, so I can't give details, but I see the sorting options are there. The developer is very responsive, and accessibility is great.
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Submitted by Tanya Harrison on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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Hi, I used the native Apple Podcasts app for years, until a couple of months ago when I heard about Castro. Although it has a yearly subscription fee to enable all the features, I'm so glad I took out that subscription. Being able to queue up episodes in the order in which I wish to listen to has been a game-changer for my podcast listening. Once you have subscribed to podcasts, new episodes will show up in the new tab, and you can clear episodes you don't wish to hear, and queue the ones you wish to listen to in the order you want. Then if you still want to change the order, you go into the queue tab, and you can drag and drop the episodes in whatever order you wish them to be played. I've found that handy with a medical podcast that has over it's 200 episodes, covered a vast amount of topics. Being able to sort these into an order of the topics I wanted to hear first, has made it easier for me to listen to episodes on the same topic, so I have a more succinct understanding of the subject matter. You can also set Castro to notify you when new episodes become available. You simply flick down once on the notification to view, then you get a dialogue that looks like that in the new tab, so you can queue next, queue last, or clear the episode out of your queue, so you don't have to listen to that episode at all. I'm also happy that Castro has chapter support for podcasts that cover a lot of topics in one show.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, January 9, 2021

trying castro now, but I can't import my opml file into castro as it says no valid audio file found. I've not gotten that error before. Help?