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Listen: The First Social Networking Podcast App For Listeners
Do you love listening to podcasts? Do you oftentimes find yourself wanting to discuss a specific episode after listening? Don’t’ worry, you are not alone,…
Do you love listening to podcasts? Do you oftentimes find yourself wanting to discuss a specific episode after listening? Don’t’ worry, you are not alone, and because of that, the app Listen was created. Listen allows listeners to connect, hang out, and even interact with podcast hosts after an episode.
Paul Michaelenko founded Listen after realizing there was a gap in the social side of podcasting. According to Michaelenko, the app was created because they “believe it’s unfortunate that podcast communities don’t exist. Listeners are naturally subscribing to shows that reflect their deep interests. The more niche the podcast, the more valuable the potential community.” He added that “podcasting needs a good place where creators can engage with their loyal listeners directly and where fans can support their favorite creators,” which is where Listen steps in.
Listen brings together podcast aficionados, new listeners, and hosts to connect over their favorite podcast episodes. Listen uses voice and transcription instead of text for all posting and commenting in order to maintain the intimacy of the voice not just for listening but also for discussing. Uniquely bridging the gap between podcasters and listeners, Listen serves as a great option for many avid podcast streamers.
Not only is Listen a free app, but they pride themselves in being ad-free, that way you can enjoy your conversation without any unwarranted interruptions.
With 600 upvotes on Product Hunt and counting, Listen is well on it’s way to going viral. The app has a 5/5 star rating on the app store, from 15 reviews, after only launching a few months ago. The app has received kudos from many different podcast listeners as well as hosts. Jack Kramer and Nick Martell, the Hosts of the Snacks Daily podcast, said, “we finally have a good place for the Snacks Daily community to hang out.” Jordan Harbinger, the host of the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast also commended the app, saying, “Listen App is not only sexy but it lets me build relationships with my listeners.”
Download Listen and start connecting today.
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