This week’s cool tool recommendation is Listen Notes – a free podcast search engine.
At this time when many of us are forced to spend more time at home, now might be a good time to listen to more podcasts.
With this tool, you can not only search the whole Internet’s podcasts, but you can also curate your own podcast playlists. (Note that the Listen Notes search engine is designed to help you find content such as people topics, not specific shows.)
If you’re researching a specific person or topic, the search tool can help you find related episodes from a range of podcasts. You can then add results that interest you to a playlist. After you create a playlist in Listen Notes, you receive a playlist URL that you can copy and paste into your favorite podcast app so you can listen to that playlist. You can also use the URL to share the playlist.
More cool features include the clipping feature which lets you annotate, save, and share audio clips from podcast episodes. You can add individual episodes to Listen Later playlists and bring these playlists to your podcast player apps via RSS.
The tool is totally free and if, as many people are these days, you are a podcast fan, you will want to add this tool to your toolkit.