Search for podcasts on Mac
Podcasts are audio or video shows—similar to radio or TV shows—that you can stream and play on your Mac. You can find podcasts on just about anything, including science, news, comedy, and more. Discover a channel (a collection of shows from a podcast creator).
Follow 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 the search field to browse by category or click Browse in the sidebar.
In the Podcasts app on your Mac, click the search field at the top of the sidebar (or press Command-F), then do one of the following:
Choose from categories: Select a topic, such as Comedy or Sports.
Search all podcasts: Enter what you’re searching for, then choose a suggestion or press Return. Click All Podcasts on the right.
Search your library: Enter what you’re searching for, then choose a suggestion or press Return. Click Your Library.
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 show or episode details: In the Shows section, click the title link below the show; in the Episodes section, click the title link next to the episode.
View channel details: In the Channels section, click the channel. (A subscription may be needed for full access.) See Subscribe to shows or channels.
Note: Not all content and features are available in every country or region. See the Apple Support article Availability of Apple Media Services.
Subscribe to the show or channel: Select the show or channel, then click the subscription offer available from the podcast creator.
Follow the show: Hold the pointer over a show, click the show’s More button , then choose Follow Show. See Follow or unfollow shows.
See more results: If there are more results matching the search criteria, click See All to the right of Shows, Channels, or Episodes.
Siri: Say something like: “What podcast is this?” Learn how to use 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.