Laughspin's Dylan P. Gadino offered up a list of seven favorite comedy apps for the iPhone earlier this week. Two comedy podcast apps made the list: Earwolf and WTF with Marc Maron. The audio and digital nature of podcasts makes for an easy fit in the mobile realm. However, there's not a litany of branded comedy podcast apps out there for listeners. At least not yet.
Podcasts have several different ways of reaching your ear holes, with mobile devices being high on the convenience list. For the most part, listeners are stuck with iTunes on the go or a podcast service like the Stitcher Radio (still occupying an ethical gray area with their use-content-until-we-get-caught funding plan). The content producers with the resources to create their own mobile app delivery systems have a head start on reaching current and potential listeners with the power of quality control and branding to boot. Kudos to the podcast companies for putting actual comedy content into their apps, versus the alternative of lighthearted gaming or time-wasting distractions.