[Freemium/$9.99 per year] New podcast app from the maker of Instapaper.
Settings: continuous play, keep/delete played episodes, variable seeking buttons, priority podcasts
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Pro Smart Speed and Voice Boost
For listening to talk shows, Smart Speed allows you to skip silences and pauses. Voice Boost is very helpful when the speakers vary from really quiet to really loud - it balances the whole thing out. And you enable them during playback, so neither will mess up music podcasts.
Pro Feed redirection
Sometimes podcasts change their hosts/urls. Overcast will handle and remember this.
Pro Easy playlists
By far the easiest UI for making playlists of podcasts I've seen
Pro Voice Boost
Boosts and normalizes volume
Pro Very good audio quality
It has the best sounding audio when sped up. It also has neat features like the "Voice Boost" setting being tuned for being played when the phone is set flat on a table.
Pro Good catalogue
Pretty much the same as the other options, but nicer categories and list views
Pro Ability to add podcast from URL
RSS or whatever else will work
Light, Dark (dark blue), Black
Pro Podcast specific settings
speed, voice boost, smart speed, notifications, download/stream new episodes,
Pro OPML import/export support
Pro Twitter integration
Recommendations within the app are surfaced to your followers
Con Unable to sort by playtime
It would be nice to have the ability to sort tracks like podcasts from the shortest to the longest.
Con Very barebones webapp
Con Unplayed episodes
Does not have the ability to show unplayed episodes for individual podcasts.