Meet Wilson, a brand new iPhone app that plans to vary the way in which you uncover and take heed to podcasts. The corporate describes the app as a podcast journal. It has the identical vibe as Longreads, the curated collection of longform articles.
With its minimalistic design and opinionated typography, Wilson seems like no different podcasting app. On an iPhone X, the black background seems completely black due to the OLED show. It appears like an intimate expertise.
Each week, the workforce selects a handful of podcast episodes all tied collectively by the identical matter. These topics might be the Supreme Court docket, the LGBTQ group, loneliness, dads, the World Cup…
Every difficulty has a canopy artwork and a brief description. And the workforce additionally tells you why every particular podcast episode is fascinating. In different phrases, Wilson isn’t simply an audio expertise. You possibly can take heed to episodes within the app or open them in Apple Podcasts.
Navigating within the app is all based mostly on swipes. You possibly can scroll by way of previous editions by swiping left and proper. You possibly can open an version by swiping up, and return to the record by swiping down. This feels rather more pure than placing buttons all over the place.
Wilson additionally appears like tuning in to the radio. Podcasts are nice as a result of they allow you to be taught every thing there’s to study any curiosity you may have. But it surely additionally narrows your pursuits in a method. Podcast apps are too centered on prime lists and “you may additionally like” suggestions.
Gone are the times whenever you would swap on the radio and hear to a couple folks speak about one thing you didn’t know you cared about. Human editors can change that. That’s why Wilson could be a good addition to your podcasting routine.