A new, easy way to listen to Journal podcasts

THERE IS NOW A new way to listen to your favorite podcasts from The newspaper – without having to leave our application.

Fans can connect directly from our story feed.

This includes shows like The explicator, where every week we break down some great news to help you better understand what’s going on.

We recently took a look at the debate around the use of antigen testing and looked at why everyone hit the roof of a planned football Super League.

This week’s episode will explain the recently renewed controversy over the Mother and Baby Home report with acclaimed archivist Catriona Crowe and our reporter Órla Ryan.

Using the new player you will also be able to access our catalog and listen to podcasts like the multi-award-winning Stardust, an in-depth look at the 1981 disaster.

The six-part series examines what happens when a community never comes together after a massive tragedy and how the Irish state has handled the fallout from the devastating fire.

Detail of the explanatory podcast

Using the new reader is simple:

  • Make sure you have the last version of The newspaper IOS or Android app
  • If you don’t have our app, you can download it from IOS App Store or Google play store
  • The podcasts we publish will appear bigger than other stories on your app, and to listen all you need to do is press play button
  • You will see a small pop-up player appear in the corner of your app. Tap on it to access the controls allowing you to play, pause, forward and rewind the episode. Slide it down to hide the controls and continue reading stories on our app
  • These controls will also appear on your lock screen or phone control center as with other podcast apps
  • You can find all back catalog under “More” and “Podcasts” on iOS, or by selecting Podcasts at the top of your feed on Android
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List of explanatory podcasts

Desktop users can still listen using the Soundcloud player built into our articles, and podcasts will also always be available anywhere you normally listen.

If you have any comments on the player and our podcasts, or even any topic suggestions for The Explainer, send an email to [email protected]

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