For several years I have been using the Apple iOS® app Downcast to listen to podcasts on my iPhone. That all changed towards the end of 2016. I was experiencing a number of crashes when using Downcast, and there had been no updates from the developer for some time. It got to the point where Downcast would crash even when I tried to play just one podcast episode. So at the end of 2016 I decided to look at other podcast player options.