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Escapepod - Podcast Player for Android

Version 1.1.x ("Mein Neues Hobby")

Escapepod is a simple and lightweight app with a minimalistic approach for listening to podcasts, which may not be to everyone's liking. The app has only a single screen. Playback controls and a list of podcasts that shows the five most recent episodes each. Escapepod has no podcast discovery feature. It only offers a very simple search option and it opens RSS podcast links when you tap them in a web browser.

Escapepod is free and open source. It is published under the MIT open source license. Want to help? Please check out the notes in first.

Install Escapepod

You can install Escapepod via F-Froid.

Get it on F-Droid

Frequent Questions

Does Escapepod have playback queue?

Escapepod has a simple up-next feature. Tap play on an episode while listening to another one. You will be be given the opportunity add it to the up-next slot.

What are the default settings?

  • Auto-update does not download files over cellular network
  • Escapepod by default only keeps two episodes

Escapepod keeps more than two episodes.

Escapepod tries to reduce the number of episodes it keeps. Here are the rules for that:

  • Escapepod keeps the latest two episodes
  • Episodes, that have been started, or that have been downloaded manually, are kept, too
  • the maximum number of episodes available (and kept) is five

Does Escapepod support OMPL?

You can import a podcast list using the OPML exchange format using the respective option in the app's Settings. The current podcast collection can be exported via Settings, too. Additionally Escapepod keeps an up-to-date OPML file in the folder /Android/data/org.y20k.escapepod/files/collection/.

I cannot add podcast X.

Please report any podcast feeds, that are currently not working, using the Issue Tracker. Note: Escapepod does not support video podcasts.

Where do the podcast search results come from?

Escapepod searches by default the online database or, if you toggle the respective setting, the online database.

How can a suggest a new feature?

Escapepod is a lightweight app. To keep it simple and maintainable new features are rarely added. Before suggesting a new feature please have a look at and "Previous discussions and feature requests".

Screenshots (v1.1)