Right after the end for MTTS 2014, db and Todd ask me if I’d like to hang out with them on White Roof Radio, and for someone who’s listened to every single episode since the end of 2007, I was really honored and humbled to have received such an invitation. I obviously could not turn it down.
White Roof Radio entered its tenth year of existence last August and we hope that many more will follow. During that time, we’ve seen the podcast evolve in content and size from a three-guest show (i.e. db, Todd, Gabe), to a four-guest show (i.e addition of Mike B.), to a larger team of co-hosts (i.e. addition of Chad, Nathaniel and myself) trading places on a weekly basis.
But through all these years one thing remained consistent and that is our dedicated audience. This audience consistently propels us to the [top five/ten most listened automotive podcasts on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts-automotive/id1454?mt=2) – which is mind boggling – and it continues to grow at a rapid pace.
We are extremely grateful and fortunate for that, and while this dedication will soon be rewarded with some very cool stuff we have in the works, we want to thank you today – current and future listeners – with a short list of best ways to listen to your favorite car show.
##From a Mobile Device##
Recent studies indicate that most people listen to podcasts during their daily commute to work using their mobile device. With the number one distribution platform for podcasts, Apple has been a strong supporter of the medium and has most recently reinforced its support by making their [app](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podcasts/id525463029?mt=8) native in iOS 8. Unfortunately, Podcasts is far from being a good app due to constant crashes and various sync issues.
However, there are a number of great alternatives on the App Store, including:
– [Pod Wrangler](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pod-wrangler-podcasts-made/id692068382?mt=8) – 4 stars
– [Castro](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/castro-high-fidelity-podcasts/id723142770?mt=8) – 4.5 stars
– [DownCast](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downcast/id393858566?mt=8) – 4.5 stars
– [Instacast](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instacast-4-podcast-client/id577056377?mt=8) – 3.5 stars
But for us [Overcast](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast-podcast-player/id888422857?mt=8) is hands-on the best of them all. Why? It’s made by an [amazing developer](https://www.twitter.com/marcoarment), it’s well designed, it’s dependable, it’s free, and it has really [cool features](http://www.macstories.net/reviews/overcast-review/) (e.g. itunes import, recommendations, smart speed, voice boost). I listen to 23 different shows and this app just works; download it now, [subscribe](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whiteroofradio.com-mini-cooper/id77840861?mt=2) to our show and recommend it from the app.
I understand that MotoringFile readers are not all iOS users so for them I suggest checking out this [article](http://www.androidcentral.com/top-5-best-podcast-apps-android) from Android Central. Note that most of my Android friends – yes, they exist – have recommended [Pocket Casts](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.shiftyjelly.pocketcasts&hl=en).
There is one last option when it comes to listening podcasts on a mobile device and that is [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com). Stitcher is is a free on-demand internet radio service that focuses on news and information radio and podcasts. You can stream your shows through their website and using their app (iOS and Android). So if you’re someone that wants to have your regular radio shows and podcasts in only one place, then Stitcher’s for you.
##From a Desktop##
Mobile phone manufacturers have yet to find the secret recipe to make batteries last forever – graphene, anyone? – so when some of us get to work or come back home, we tend to use our desktops to listen to our shows. I rarely do it since my iPhone is my primary computing device but when I do, it’s usually through one of these five channels:
– The show’s website – In this case that would be [whiteroofradio.com](http://www.whiteroofradio.com) and if you want to ensure you won’t be missing an episode subscribe to the [RSS feed](http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Whiteroofradiocom)
– The show’s affiliate website – In this case that would be [motoringfile.com](https://www.motoringfile.com) and again you can subscribe to the [RSS feed](https://www.motoringfile.com/rss-feeds/) if you dont’ want to miss an episode
– iTunes – If you’re a White Roof Radio subscriber through [iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/whiteroofradio.com-mini-cooper/id77840861?mt=2), the latest episode will be automatically downloaded to your computer when it becomes available
– [Overcast.fm](http://www.overcast.fm) – If you open a free Overcast account while installing the app on your iOS device, all the shows you subscribe to will sync on Overcast’s website and be available for playback
– [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com) – see prior section for more details
##That’s As Simple As That##
It is, but if you are not a podcast nerd, do not hesitate to [get in touch](http://www.whiteroofradio.com/contact/) with us and we’ll get you set up. We love to help. Again, thank you for giving us some of your precious time every week and if you want to support the show you can leave a review on iTunes, tell your friends and family about us or get involved in our [Patreon](http://www.patreon.com/whiteroofradio) campaign.