The tools collected here can help you find almost anything to listen to, for information or entertainment. From old time radio, to audiobooks for kids, to the latest podcast episodes, news, and sports.
The Internet Archive’s audio library includes a wide variety of content including podcasts, news, old-time radio, and audiobooks, to poetry, music, and historic speeches.
TuneIn includes podcast shows and episodes and radio stations (sports, music, and news).
iHeartRadio, which cannot be searched above, includes radio stations and podcasts.
Stitcher, Podbean, Spreaker, the Internet Archive’s podcasts collection, and TuneIn (listed under General), search for both podcast shows and individual podcast episodes. The “Apple” search here uses Google to search within podcasts on iTunes. Podbean and Spreaker can also be browsed by topic.
Pandora also has podcasts but is only available in the United States.
Listen Notes, Podchaser, Spotify, Podbean, Podcasts.com, Spreaker, InstantWatcher, and PodSearch are all search tools for podcast shows. Podchaser has more information about each than most of the others, including creator profiles, ratings and reviews, etc. You need a (free) account on Spotify to listen there.
Learn Out Loud is a directory of podcast shows you can learn from, by topic.
You can search for individual episodes of podcasts using Listen Notes, Podbean, Podchaser, and Spotify, as well as Mixcloud, which cannot be searched directly from here. Listen Notes also lets you set up keyword alerts. You need a (free) account on Spotify to listen there.
Unlike other tools here that search the titles, authors, and other metadata, Audioburst searches through the full text of podcast episodes and radio.
LibriVox contains books which are in the public domain, read by volunteers. The Internet Archive’s audiobooks and poetry collection includes LibriVox as well as other content. Loyal Books is also made up of public domain books.
Overdrive a free source of audiobooks if your local library subscribes. You will need to log in via your library to listen.
Your library may also get audiobooks through RBdigital; visit your library’s website to find out.
On Audiobooks.com, Audible, and Rakuten Kobo you can buy individual books or pay for a subscription. All have free trials. Audiobooks.com is owned by the same company as RBdigital (see library audiobooks), and Audible is part of Amazon.com.
Google Play and Scribl sell books individually. Google Play results include ebooks as well, but you can limit to only audiobooks from the results page. Prices on Scribl are based on demand, and some books are free.
BookBeat, which is subscription-based, is available in most of Europe. Like Google Play, results include ebooks but that can be turned off from the results page.
These search tools include both traditional (AM and FM) and internet radio stations, from around the world.
On Streema, you can search by name, call sign, genre, city, or country. On Online Radio Box, you can search by station, and browse by location or genre. On SHOUTcast, search by station or genre, or browse by genre. Community Radio Browser is built by user contributions, and can be browsed by location. myTuner can be browsed by location and genre. TuneIn (listed under General) includes radio stations.
The Internet Archive’s radio programs collection includes a wide variety of shows from recent programs to old-time radio shows.