So, you love audiobooks and other forms of audio entertainment.
Whether it’s a perfect reading of your favorite book, or it is a dramatization of a genre or even a specific piece of art that you couldn’t get into before, there is only one place where you can find pretty much all your sound-based fixes from.
And that is Audible!
So, if you’re interested in finding more, read on to find out how you can listen to podcasts through this versatile platform too!
What Is Audible?
For those of you who do not know what Audible is, or those who have probably also spent next-to-no time online (seriously, how those Audible ads have missed you is beyond us), Audible is Amazon’s platform and subscription service.
All you need is an Amazon account, and you can start exploring the thousands of audiobooks available from Audible.
With Audible, users can tap browse, purchase, collect, and save a variety of different audio-based content and materials. This includes tens of thousands of books, educational programs, lectures, interviews, podcasts, speeches, audio dramas, and more.
With Audible you can easily access your library of audiobooks or any podcast you want with just the click of an Android app, iOS app, or website button. You can even listen to them at any time on any device – smartphone, tablet, or computer.
And what a variety it is!
There are over 200,000 audiobooks that can be purchased and downloaded from Audible through your Amazon account, from literary classics such as Pride & Prejudice to a variety of brand-new releases.
And these are just the audiobooks! There are tons and tons of other media that you can find in this service, from radio broadcasts to magazine articles, to even, as the title of the article suggests, podcasts.
Next to audiobooks, free podcasts section, and audio interviews are probably the other major item that can be found on Audible.
Where Can I Find Podcasts On Audible?
So, with all that information out of the way, you’re probably wondering where exactly you can find podcasts on Audible in the first place!
Fortunately, despite the vast library that can be found here, Audible has made it very easy to find podcasts on its platform, with just a few simple steps, just tap discover on a smartphone or device.
- First, click on the Audible app once it has been downloaded.
- Then, click on the ‘Discover’ tab at the bottom of the screen.
- Once you have done that, under the ‘Discover Something New’ option, select the ‘Podcast’ option. This will give you access to view the entire Audible podcast library. You can also save specific podcast series so that you can listen to them later.
- On the podcast that you have selected, click the ‘Follow’ option. This will notify you of any new episodes that are released.
What Types Of Media Can You Find On Audible?
So, with such an extensive library on offer, it can be a little difficult for newcomers to navigate or search through this vast library of content.
This is especially frustrating for people who have subscribed to an Audible membership for one or two items, and are now struggling to find it for themselves.
So, to help you better understand this subscription platform and service, are going to outline some of the major types or genres of audio media that can be downloaded from Audible.
This is the service that most people will likely know of, so we won’t dwell on it too long.
Audible audiobooks cover virtually every genre, from comedy to romance to horror (or even all three in one!).
Audible is also increasingly releasing more audiobooks exclusive to the platform.
Next to the audiobook format, podcasts probably make up the next biggest chunk of content from Audible.
Considering that this particular style of media has been growing in popularity over the last 5 to 10 years, it probably isn’t too surprising that Audible’s collection of podcasts is almost as extensive as its audiobook library.
Especially how relatively easy podcasts have become to set up and establish for themselves recently, which has helped this number balloon in the last 3 years.
To be honest, who here didn’t pick up at least one podcast during lockdown?
The top free podcasts section on Audible is a great place to start if you’re looking for a selection of podcasts to listen to. Once you’ve found something that suits your fancy, all you need to do is tap podcasts with the subscribe button and you’ll be notified each time a new episode is released!
These two formats are considered very similar to one another, and so have been included together in the
This format can also be applied to written media that doesn’t include books, such as magazines and newspaper pieces.
This is a type of media that has quite a lot of overlap with audiobooks and similar formats. Many full-length novels can now be read by full audio casts, both for sections of the story, or the full length.
Alternatively, many other pieces of media have been converted into radio plays, translating them from a completely different medium.
Probably one of the most famous examples that you can find on the audible platform is Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, an audio play that is based on the writer’s original graphic novel series, one of his earlier major hits.
As you can imagine, translating a visual story into a completely audio format is no small feat, and yet it still somehow works.
Radio Broadcast Series
Many people are often surprised to find more traditional forms of audio media entertainment on sites like Audible.
However, new platforms like this are the perfect way for these older forms of entertainment to reach a wider and younger audience that may only have a passing interest or knowledge in an older medium.
You can find pretty much any kind of genre of radio series on audible, from comedy panel shows to radio drama series.
This isn’t so much a genre in itself, as much as it is a category for various pieces of media that can be found on Audible.
These cover pretty much every other type of media we have covered, from books to plays, to documentaries.
Audible Vs Amazon Music
Amazon Music and Audible offer different but complementary services. With an Audible subscription, you can get access to thousands of exclusive audiobooks, podcasts, lectures, original audio series and more — all for one low monthly price.
Amazon Music, on the other hand, is a streaming service that allows you to listen to music from many major labels and independent artists, and also features exclusive programming like Amazon Original Music.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Do PodCasts Cost On Audible?
This will vary depending on the podcast series.
Generally speaking, most podcasts are free to listen to or download on Audible.
However, if some podcasts lean have more audio drama or play elements within them, you may find that they are behind the Audible subscription paywall.
However, in these cases, if you purchase the subscription in your Audible account, you will have access to these particular podcasts.
So, as you can see, not only are podcasts easy to find on Audible but it is so much else to this platform alongside them!