We routinely hear from people who've heard about our Freakonomics Radio podcast, but feel somewhat shut out from the podcasting world because they don't use an iPhone or iTunes. So here are some alternative options:
1) For Android Users
We've heard great things about Pocket Casts, which, for $3.99, syncs your favorite podcasts and keeps them backed up. You can also stream it to your Chromecast. Pocket Casts also works for Apple devices.
2) Windows Users
You actually don’t need a third-party app to stream, download, or subscribe to podcasts. It’s super simple: here are instructions. If you use a Windows phone, you can download the Podcast Lounge app to subscribe and listen to Freakonomics Radio.