What podcast player do you recommend?

If you don’t have a favorite podcast player, then Stratechery recommends Overcast. All Stratechery Podcasts also include the fully-formatted post from Stratechery, as well as all of the various images used in the Article or Daily Update. Overcast is the only client that fully displays all of these various parts.

Application Chapter Support Intra-Chapter Image Support
Overcast Yes Yes
Apple Podcasts* Yes No
Pocket Casts Yes Partial
Downcast Yes No
Castro Castro Plus Castro Plus
Google Podcasts** No No
Castbox No No
Player FM (Android) No images No
Podcast Addict (Android) Yes Partial
  • *Apple Podcasts does not properly format the show notes (which contain the entire post).
  • **Google Podcasts does not display the show notes in its apps, only on the web.
  • Chapter Support: Does this podcast player allow you to jump to different sections of the Stratechery post, and display the appropriate image for that section?
  • Intra-Chapter Image Support: Does this podcast player show images at different points in the podcast as specified by Stratechery, whether or not those images correspond to chapters?

That noted, the audio works the same everywhere, so there is no need to switch from your favorite podcast player.

If you still aren’t sure, you can always just use Apple Podcasts on iOS (which is pre-installed), or simply tap the ‘Android’ link which will show what podcast apps you have on your Android phone.