Full Text Podcast and Radio search engine

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 27, 2017
Updated • Feb 17, 2017
7 is a free online service that enables you to run full text searches on podcasts and radio shows the service has indexed.

There are thousands of podcasts out there, and some have produced hundreds of episodes. The majority of podcasts and radio shows don't offer transcripts, so that you are left with titles and descriptions to find out whether a topic is covered in an episode.

This is quite time consuming, and results depend largely on the description. Search options usually include only titles, descriptions and maybe tags as well. This may be useful, but it is far from perfect. comes to the rescue. The search engine specializes in podcasts and radio shows, and indexes podcasts and shows completely. This means that you can run full text searches on the site to find all podcasts and Radio shows that include the keywords that you enter.

There is obviously still a chance that the transcription gets it wrong, but search appears to work well for the most part.

It works by entering a phrase into the search engine on the homepage. This can be the name of a show or people, networks, topics of interest, or any other keyword you are interested in.

A search for "windows 10" for instance reveals all matching podcasts and shows. This includes shows that use Windows 10 in the title or description, but also shows that use it only in the show itself, and not in the title or description.

You may change the sort order from relevancy to date or duration on the search results page. EAch result is listed with its name and related information, such as main category (e.g. technology), and tags.

There is a link to iTunes which you can click on to open the podcast or show on iTunes. You may click on the title as well to open a details page right on the website.

It enables you to play the podcast or show right on the site, read a detailed description of the show, and check out related shows or podcasts as well. A download option is not provided however which is a bit unfortunate.

Search and listening functionality is free, and you don't need an account for that either. The same is true for several handy indexes that maintains. The site has a people's index for instance, a list of shows, charts, and a recommendation service that suggests a new podcast every day.

The service offers a couple of handy add-on features that do require an account. One is called audio alerts, and it does exactly what it says. It pushes notifications to the linked email account whenever a word or phrase is mentioned in a podcast that gets indexed by the service after you set up the audio alert.

Closing Words is a mighty useful service that provides you with options to run full text searches on the index of podcast episodes and radio shows. You can listen to these directly on the site, and use other features for free like the site's indexes.


Summary Full Text Podcast and Radio search engine
Article Name Full Text Podcast and Radio search engine
Description is a free online service that enables you to run full text searches on podcasts and radio shows the service has indexed.
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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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