Search for podcasts on Mac
Find and play free podcasts—similar to radio or TV shows—from a wide range of categories such as science, news, comedy, and more. You can subscribe to your favorite shows and listen to new episodes as they’re released. You can also download episodes to your library and listen to them when you’re not connected to the internet.
Tip: To quickly discover a variety of shows, click Browse in the sidebar on the left to see Featured and New & Noteworthy shows. You can browse by categories or curated collections.
You can search for podcasts by title, topic, guest, host, and more. You can search all available podcasts or only those that are already in your library.
In the Podcasts app on your Mac, click the search field in the top-left corner of the Podcasts window (or press Command-F), then do one of the following:
Search All Podcasts: Enter what you’re searching for, click All Podcasts on the right, then select a suggestion or press Return.
Search Your Library: Enter what you’re searching for, click Your Library on the right, then select a suggestion or press Return.
From the search results, do any of the following:
Play the show or episode: Hold the pointer over a show or episode, then click the Play button . See Listen to podcasts.
View details about the show or episode: In the Shows section, click the title link under the show; in the Episodes section, click the title link next to the episode.
Subscribe to the show: Hold the pointer over a show, click the show’s More button , then choose Subscribe. See Subscribe to podcasts.
See more results: If there are more results matching the search criteria, click See All to the right of Shows or Episodes.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “What podcast is this?” Learn how to ask Siri.
Note: Some podcasts may include material for mature audiences, such as content with explicit language or adult themes and situations. To restrict access to this type of content, see Restrict access to podcasts with explicit content on Mac.