A searchable, researchable, archive of podcasting culture. This site is a fantastic interface for navigating the enormous world of outstanding audio, produced by the Department of Communication Arts and Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madisin. They explain:
PodcastRE contains links and metadata records to over 150,000 individual audio files, from over 1000 different podcast feeds. Our search engine lets you search by show title, episode title, or keyword and display the results by grid or list…. and we have over 5000 interactive audio transcripts for different shows in our database, all of which is searchable from the general search bar.
If you are interested in locating an audio piece that explores a specific subject, writer or theme, you’re likely to discover listenable (and teachable) episodes.