Podcasts continue to grow with great topics and non-mainstream media information. The podcasting revolution opened up many interesting  podcasts and topics that are difficult to keep track. Player FM does a great job of helping to  discover new podcasts with a podcasts directory and in staying subscribed to a show.

A beautiful curated catalog of podcasts presented in material design make it a breeze to find your favorite show or host.

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Player FM
Developer: Player FM
Category: News & Magazines
Google play Rating: 4.3
Install from Google Play

Shows can be downloaded for offline use and you can play it on your commute home. Another interesting feature is the ability to follow a topic rather than a single show, creating more variety about a single topic from different sources.There are some newer features like syncing to android wearables as well. Overall the best free podcast app for android.  – TheAppCurators

Google Play Description:

Player FM

Cloud podcast app that syncs across devices, helps you discover great shows, and plays offline. Free forever with no ads and minimal permissions, premium plan launching later this year.

Features: Video playback (now in beta!), Companion web app, Tablet+Chromecast+Android Wear, Speed control, Sleep timer, Material design, Search 3 million episodes, Personal recommendations, Homescreen+lockscreen widgets, Interactive notification, Play local files, Flexible settings.

Just looks amazing … packed with useful features … tell it what you’re interested in and watch it work its magic – AndroidCentral

CLOUD SYNC ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
Like Spotify or YouTube, your subscriptions sync in the cloud so you can setup once for life and use the app on multiple devices. The cloud model also saves you bandwidth and battery by fetching feeds in the server instead of checking every publisher’s server for updates.

FOLLOW TOPICS, NOT JUST SHOWS
Get fresh recommendations on your favorite topics, ready for immediate streaming or download. Our catalogue goes deep, with 500+ niche topics to follow. Not just “Tech”, but “Android”, “Gaming”, “Programming”, etc. Follow your favorite TV show, sport, industry, etc.

OFFLINE-READY
Subscriptions and Play Later lists proactively downloaded for offline use, with auto-cleanup. All highly configurable.

FULL BACKLOG
Browse shownotes for all episodes in the publisher’s feed and immediately stream any episode or save it for later even if you’re not subscribed. You can even search full shownotes for over 3 million episodes.

PLAY HISTORY
Resume where you left off, mark played, browse your history.

LEAVE ANYTIME
Your subscriptions import and export as OPML in case you ever want to move to another app #sadface.

WORKS GREAT WITH …
Chromecast, Android Wear, voice activation (“OK Google search for Android on Player FM”), Samsung Gear S notifications, enhanced sound on Dolby® Digital Plus™ compatible devices, LG Quick Circle™, Music Boss integration on Android Wear, Podlove Subscribe button.

FREE FOREVER WITH NO ADS
Manage up to 20 subscriptions, enable Gold trial directly in the app for unlimited subscriptions + other benefits (Gold launches later this year but you can activate the trial now).

ACTIVELY DEVELOPED AND SUPPORTED
We’re always working to improve the app. We love your feedback and respond quickly to every mail, so get in touch at android@player.fm if you have any questions or suggestions! We’re also active and respond on Twitter, Google+, Facebook. Join our Google+ beta community for news and early access to new features (currently Play Later re-ordering). http://goo.gl/gW4zxn