Awards & Accolades

Google Play Top Developer
Google Play Editor's Choice Award
Google Material Design Award
Lifehacker: The best podcast app on iOS (2019)
Android Authority: One of the 15 best Android apps of 2019
2018 Tabby Awards: Best mobile app for Android tablets
The Verge: One of the 10 best apps for your new Android phone (2018)
Engadget: Arguably the best podcast app (2018)
Business Insider: The best podcast app for iPhone (2017)
2017 Tabby Awards: Best mobile app for Android phones
Wired: Pocket Casts is the podcast app every iPhone user needs (2016)
The Verge: The best podcast app for Android (2015)

Pocket Casts Newsroom

The five best podcast apps for iOS and Android — Teller Report (Jan 18, 2020)
16 Essential Apps the Gear Patrol Staff Can’t Live Without — Gear Patrol (Jan 16, 2020)
The best Android Auto apps for 2020 — Digital Trends (Jan 3, 2020)
Here are 9 great apps for your new Android device — The Verge (Dec 27,2019)
Pocket Casts wraps up 2019 with an updated look and 100 top podcasts — Engadget (Dec 18,2019)
The best Android apps to download in 2019 — TechRadar (Nov 4,2019)
The 10 Best Podcast Player Apps for 2019 — PC Mag (Oct 16,2019)
Must have podcast apps — Techweez (Oct 7, 2019)
Picking the Best Podcast App (and a Guide to the Rest) — Vulture (Oct 3, 2019)
Pocket Casts Review: Still one of the best podcast players, now free — Android Community (Sept 27, 2019)
Popular Podcast Listening App Pocket Casts Is Now a Freemium Product — Forbes (Sept 20, 2019)
The Best Podcast Apps for Your iPhone and iPad (2019) — Gizmodo (Sept 19, 2019)
Pocket Casts has long been podcast users' favourite app; now it's free — Sydney Morning Herald (Sept 19, 2019)
Podcast mobile app Pocket Casts is free now — CNET (Sept 18, 2019)
The excellent Pocket Casts podcast app is now free on Android and iOS — The Next Web (Sept 18, 2019)
Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free — Engadget (Sept 18, 2019)
Pocket Casts, Our New Favorite Podcast App, Is Now Free — Lifehacker (Sept 18, 2019)
5 of the Best Podcast Apps for iOS in 2019 — Make Tech Easier (Sept 1, 2019)
The Best Podcast Apps for Android – September 2019 — TechJunkie (Aug 29, 2019)
The 10 Best Podcast Apps in 2019 — Paste Magazine (August 20, 2019)
The Best Smartphone Apps To Listen To Your Podcasts — Online Tech Tips (Aug 7, 2019)
The audio gear we recommend to students — Engadget (July 22, 2019)
The best Android apps to download in 2019 — TechRadar (July 20, 2019)
The 10 Best Podcast Player Apps for 2019  — PCMag (June 26, 2019)
10 of the Best Third-Party Android Apps with Native Dark Mode — 9to5Google (June 7, 2019)
These Are Our 5 Favorite Podcast Apps Right Now — Time (May 9, 2019)
Life at Triple Speeds: How to Listen to 36 Hours of Podcasts a Day — The Sydney Morning Herald (April 5, 2019)
55 Android Apps Everyone Should Own — Lifehacker (March 9, 2019)
Pocket Casts CEO On 'The Right Mix' Of Podcast Content And Ad Load — Cheddar (March 7, 2019)
Pocket Casts 7 for Android Released in Full — SlashGear (March 6, 2019)
Pocket Cast's Huge - and Controversial - Material Design Update is Finally Live — Android Police (March 6, 2019)
Pocket Casts for Amazon Echo picks up where your phone left off — Engadget (Feb 27, 2019)
Podcast App Pocket Casts launches Alexa Skill — VentureBeat (Feb 27, 2019)
One of the Best Podcast Apps Just Got an Alexa Skill So You Can Listen on Mobile and at Home — The Verge (Feb 27, 2019)
A Billion-Dollar Land Grab in Podcasting Has Begun, and Spotify's Leading the Charge — Sydney Morning Herald (Feb 18, 2019)
The Golden Era of Podcasts is Yet to Come — The Next Web (Feb 11, 2019)
What's on my tech: 2019 (review) — MKHBD by Marques Brownlee (Feb 7, 2019)
Spotify. It’s Not Just for Music Anymore — The New York Times (Feb 6, 2019)
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Into Podcasts — The New York Times (Jan 29, 2019)
Pocket Casts Forges Intimate Bonds With Listeners — Cheddar (Jan 24, 2019)
Pocket Casts Says Public Radio Acquisition Will Help Build Bond With Listeners — Cheddar (Jan 24, 2019)
Pump Up the Volume: Podcast Apps Keep Pushing Toward the Money — Fast Company (Jan 14, 2019)
These iOS Podcast Apps Are Way Better Than Apple's Default App — Lifehacker (Jan 14, 2019)
The Best Podcast Apps on iPhone Are Way Better Than Apple's Default App — Lifehacker (Jan 11, 2019)
The 100 Best iPhone Apps for 2019 — PC Magazine (Dec 30, 2018)
NPR wants to know what podcast ads you skip — The Verge (Dec 27, 2018)
The First 33 Apps You Should Download for Your New iPhone — Business Insider (Dec 25, 2018)
The 10 best apps for your new Android phone — The Verge (Dec 25, 2018)
NPR’s move into podcasting analytics raises privacy concerns — Columbia Journalism Review (Dec 18, 2018)
Android Auto Gets New Media, Search, Messaging Features — PC Magazine (Nov 30, 2018)
The Best iPhone Podcast Managers for 2018 — Lifehacker (Nov 27, 2018)
The Podcasting Phenomenon Owes Much to a Small Company in Adelaide — Sydney Morning Herald (Nov 22, 2018)
Q&A With Owen Grover: Pocket Casts Makes Life Easy — Podcast Business Journal (Nov 20, 2018)
55 Android Apps Everyone Should Own — Lifehacker (Nov 19, 2018)
The Adelaide podcast app taking on the world — InDaily (Nov 15, 2018)
Pocket Casts’ Major Redesign Made it My Favorite Podcast App – Again — The Next Web (Nov 15, 2018)
Pocket Casts' New Features Make it Arguably the Best Podcast App — Engadget (Nov 14, 2018)
One of the Best Podcast Apps, Pocket Casts, Just Got a Big Redesign — The Verge (Nov 14, 2018)
Podcast App Pocket Casts Relaunches, Hoping to Make Podcasts Less Excruciating to Find — CNET (Nov 14, 2018)


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John W. Gibbons is the Chief Executive Officer of Pocket Casts. With a career that includes 14 years at and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), founding a venture-backed data company focused on digital video creators, and helping disrupt the digital movie ticketing industry with the backing of the likes of Disney and Fidelity, John’s passions lie in user growth and monetization for digital entertainment products. And, he loves desserts. A lot. Connect on LinkedIn

Russell Ivanovic is the Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of Pocket Casts. Ivanovic has worked in technology his entire life, with over two decades of development experience as well as being involved in the App space since its inception in 2008. Before Pocket Casts, he co-created an app that was relied on by 1 in 5 Australian iPhone users every day.

Philip Simpson is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Pocket Casts. His love of staring at computer screens and listening to podcasts permeates through the app and the services it relies on. With a career spanning more than 18 years, Simpson hasn’t stopped learning and the most recent application of this knowledge is the complex server architecture which underpins all of Pocket Casts. He’s a passionate Android user and Google Material Design Award winner.


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