Burn Through Your Podcasts Faster Than Ever With the New Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts has long been one of our favorite cross-platform podcasting tools, and there's a new Android version out today with a Material Design overhaul and even more ways to cut down the amount of time it takes to burn through your podcast queue. You can also get statistics on the amount of listening time you've… » 3/11/15 10:06am 3/11/15 10:06am

WNYC Says Why It Deleted Its Controversial Podcast on Women in Tech

Earlier this month, we asked a question: Why did WNYC delete an episode of its internet-focused podcast TLDR that criticized Vivek Wadhwa, a professor frequently quoted as an expert on the issue of women in technology? The updated episode is now available online, complete with a painfully tense interview between… » 2/20/15 12:31pm 2/20/15 12:31pm

Remixing the Serial Theme with Notorious B.I.G. Is Surprisingly Perfect

Did you listen to the Serial finale yet? Good for you, now please don't tell me what happens. Instead, you should listen to this Notorious B.I.G. remix featuring the Serial theme. Fafu, the New York-based producer behind this little work of genius, even made it downloadable so you can listen to it on the go—just… » 12/18/14 10:28pm 12/18/14 10:28pm

What Serial Gets Wrong

If you haven't been listening to Serial you've surely been hearing about it, so I won't summarize the whole story other than to say that there are three critical characters here. There's Hae Min Lee, who was brutally strangled 15 years ago, Adnan, her ex-boyfriend who's currently in jail for life for her murder, and… » 11/20/14 12:22pm 11/20/14 12:22pm

Listen to Serial, a Riveting New Podcast from the This American Life

This fall's best new podcast is called Serial and it's the first podcast series I've ever listened to that can objectively be described as suspenseful. It's a WBEZ production, and it's basically like This American Life if TAL went in super-deep on one story. Which makes sense, because it's the same staff working… » 10/05/14 7:00pm 10/05/14 7:00pm

Podcasts: Where to Start, What to Listen To, and How to Do It Yourself

Podcasting has long since broken out of the niche corners of the internet. If you haven't gotten into it yet, it's time to. Here's what you need to know to get started not just enjoying the vast selection of content available online, but to create your very own show as well. Internet stardom is just a few clicks away. » 8/09/14 12:00pm 8/09/14 12:00pm

Do You Listen to Podcasts?

We had something of a collective revelation at the Gizmodo office: we never listen to podcasts. They were once seen as the great killer of radio, but have instead become something more of a compliment. Maybe we don't listen because we're perpetually reading the news, or can't stand constant talking while we're… » 7/18/12 9:20am 7/18/12 9:20am

Every Comedy Podcast Worth Listening To

There's a great, big, beautiful world of comedy podcasts out there. Too big, maybe, to navigate comfortably on your own. Fortunately, you've got Splitsider's guide to dozens of funny people whose downloads won't do you wrong. » 1/18/11 6:00pm 1/18/11 6:00pm

All the Comedy Podcasts Worth Downloading

Splitsider has a terrific roundup of comedy podcasts that are actually, you know, funny. There are some familiar names here, but also quite a few lesser-knowns who are worth cozying up to. » 10/02/10 12:40am 10/02/10 12:40am

"Twitter Strangers": Joel Johnson and Jonah Lehrer on CBC Radio's Spark

Prompted by my posts on "Why I Stalk a Sexy Black Woman on Twitter (And Why You Should, Too)" as well as my follow-up piece, CBC Radio's Spark interviewed me and me-if-I-were-10-times-smarter Jonah Lehrer on the benefits of following strangers on Twitter. [CBC.ca/spark] » 8/26/10 4:51pm 8/26/10 4:51pm

Convert Gizmodo's Posts to Audio Podcasts for Nokia Phones

What's this? An Ovi app, on Gizmodo? Finally, we've found one worth talking about—though admittedly this technology isn't exactly new, having been kicking around desktops for a few years. » 7/30/10 5:35am 7/30/10 5:35am

iPhone 3.0 Lifts 10MB Over-the-Air Download Cap For Podcasts

This could easily get snuffed out before release, but OS 3.0 beta users can download >10MB podcasts over 3G. An annoying catch: the 10MB limit is still in place for the app store. » 3/19/09 5:50am 3/19/09 5:50am

Stephen Fry Expands his Online Life with "Podgrams"

Gadget-loving actor Stephen Fry has added podcasting to his digital repertoire, though in quintessential Fry style he's dubbing them "podgrams." Issue one is out on his site now, detailing his recent arm-breaking disaster. We hope it heals soon Stephen, so that in future podgrams we can hear more of your thoughts on… » 2/20/08 6:18am 2/20/08 6:18am

Coolness Roundup: Cellphone Pen, the Inside Story

It's a busy episode with the Gurus of Cool covering everything from new hard drives for TiVo, free software for TiVo2Go, the HD DVD race heating up, a really big monitor and the inside scoop about that pen that's really a cellphone. All this, plus the Rapid Fire Roundup of Cool Products. [Free Podcast at Coolness… » 11/12/07 12:45pm 11/12/07 12:45pm

Coolness Roundup on Sirius: Talking EV-DO and More

The weekly version of Coolness Roundup takes to the airwaves on Sirius Satellite Radio again tonight, where Stephen Schleicher of Major Spoilers and Gizmodo's Charlie White talk about that world-changing EV-DO. This connectivity-everywhere technology lets you use your laptop or cellphone to hook up to the Internet… » 1/18/07 2:00pm 1/18/07 2:00pm

Zune Website Podcast Downloads: Almost

The Microsoft Zune website still doesn't have podcast support that's as good as iTunes, but the Zune nation does seem to be limping toward easier podcast downloads. Take a look at its "Pass It On" page, and if you follow the NPR Podcasts link and click on a podcast within, you'll see a button labeled "download to… » 1/18/07 9:31am 1/18/07 9:31am

Upcoming Zune Features: Podcasts, Synchronized Lyrics

By using a resource hacker and looking inside the Zune software files on a PC, some curious Zune owners found a few possible upcoming upgrades to Microsoft's player. Among them, synchronized lyrics, podcast subscription, aspect ratio, plugins, syncing lyrics to the Zune, and mini-mode playback options. » 12/28/06 2:21pm 12/28/06 2:21pm

NYC MTA Launches Podcast, Huh?

Sure, we've heard of some pretty whacky podcasts out there, but this one may take the cake. Reader Nick sent us this photo of a promotional poster for TransitTrax, the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority podcast. According to the picture the podcast provides service advisories, MetroCard promos, safety tips,… » 8/08/06 5:27pm 8/08/06 5:27pm

BlogTalkRadio: Live Talk Podcasting is Here

One of the weaknesses of podcasts has now been eliminated with BlogTalkRadio, a hosting service that lets podcasters broadcast live over the Interwebs, accepting live callers or instant messages while on the air. The talk service allows podcasters to have up to five people (including the host) on a phone line at once,… » 7/25/06 12:18pm 7/25/06 12:18pm