Stitcher – Smart Radio
For a while now I’ve been using a podcast aggregation app called Stitcher. Many of you may already be familiar with this little slice of app heaven, but for those of you that are not…get ready.
Stitcher does for podcasting what Spotify did for streaming music. It makes the medium itself much more useful. Sticher works directly with podcasters and collects feeds from all manner of topics. Everything from news and commentary to sports talk to educational podcasts. The app is available as a web-based service, but the most useful platform is definitely the native mobile app available for iOS or Android. I work a lot and so there isn’t nearly as much time for reading as I would like. My routine typically involves listening to podcasts or audio during my morning commute or my afternoon bike ride. This is when I catch up with what’s going on in the world. Since I am a tech nerd I like to subscribe to podcasts that keep me abreast of news and events in technology. With Stitcher, I can select multiple tech podcasts and “stitch” them together to create a custom radio station where they only discuss topics you want to hear. Stitcher is definitely a home screen app for me. Before Stitcher, podcasts were only moderately useful. Now I’m consuming more relevant content and staying up to date on all of the topics that matter to me.