Podxref, a podcast search platform, announced that it has developed a new dimension to its service called Watchlist Notifications. Users can bookmark favorite shows, personalities, and locations, and then be notified when matching programs are available.
Podxref is an early-stage startup seeking to make podcast discovery more targeted, especially around program guests. For example, if you like Amy Schumer, Podxref can show you a list of podcasts in which the comedian has appeared. We tried this example and were given a list that included one or more episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience, Fresh Air, Doug Loves Movies, The Adam Carolla Show, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and others. Listening directly on the Podxref app is supported in many cases.
The Watchlist Notifications feature expands this function and automates it, so that you are pulled back to the site when your favorite personalities appear in a newly released show. Currently, Podxref encompasses hundreds of podcasts, with a promise to grow that catalog to thousands.