Ok, since we all know what a *podcast* is (think Serial), it’s time we had a talk about your podcatcher. (Didn’t realize you had a podcatcher? Well, this is going to sound a lot like that time someone told you Internet Explorer wasn’t your only option.) If you’re using the default app that comes with your mobile, I recommend upgrading your experience. I’ve been a fan of Overcast for several years. There are a lot of options out there.
Today I came across Castro 2, and its “inbox” concept makes it worth a look. Here’s how they describe it:
Newly published episodes arrive in the Inbox tab. From here, you can review the descriptions, queue the best ones and archive the rest. The Queue tab is a single central playlist. Queued episodes are automatically downloaded, and can be re-ordered or archived any time.
You can set your favourite shows to queue automatically and use the inbox to triage the rest.
This triage system allows you to expand your listening habits without overwhelming your play queue. Subscribing to a podcast doesn’t have to be a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to choose a narrow few shows and miss out on the rest.