Discovery is one of the biggest problems facing the audiobook, e-book and podcasting industry. There are so many out there, finding quality content can be a real challenge. Audiosear.ch is a podcast specific search engine that allows you to search for specific shows, topics, people, and even direct quotes.
Audiosear.ch has been around for awhile, but they have just launched a new version of their website today and it looks utterly amazing. You might not heard of these guys before but several podcast apps, as well as Amazon Alexa’s Magic Podcast feature, use Audiosear.ch’s API.
One of the benefits of using this search directory is that each podcast has a “Buzz Score”: a 100-point rating system based on the iTunes chart position and ratings. This helps, but it doesn’t really tell you if a podcast is good or not — just that a lot of people are listening to it. Once you search for a podcast, or a specific episode, you can immediately listen to it.
People might be asking themselves, why would I use this over Google. It is a valid question. If you search for murder mystery or steamy romance, you are brought to a million sites, most of which do not have podcasts or are click baity top 10 type of things. Audiosear.ch specializes in being the best podcast directory and is worth checking out.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.