Podcasts have in the past few years become an enormously popular new medium. The numbers are staggering indeed, with more than 1.5 million different podcasts currently extant, and over 34 million different episodes. Over 50% of all homes in the United States are podcast fans, and more than 55% of the US population has listened to podcasts at least once. The industry has seen plenty of lucrative deals as well, particularly Spotify’s acquisitions of Gimlet Media and the Ringer, as well as signing Joe Rogan to a $100 million deal.
The profusion of podcasts, as well as the the fact that the episodes are in audio format, make it difficult for listeners to find information that they care about inside their favorite podcasts. This makes the listener experience frustrating, as listeners rely on their improvised ways of searching the material and taking notes. Luckily, Caption’s technology is a perfect fit for this!
As part of our recent efforts, we’ve released the Podcast Search Engine. The main differentiator of the product is that it performs transcription on podcasts’ audio content, and makes said content searchable. Not only can you find episodes matching your queries, but the exact moments when the queries occur. The product was launched with great success on Product Hunt, Silicon Valley’s premier product discovery platform, and has received rave reviews.
The site is free to try out, so give it a shot, and let us know what you think!