How to Organize Podcasts into Stations on iPhone

A recent change to my schedule has me commuting an extra two hours a week. Instead of looking at the extra time as an annoyance, I decided to make more use of the Podcasts app on my iPhone. However, the more subscriptions I have, the less organized they are in the Podcasts app. I have a variety of Podcasts on my iPhone, but I don’t want to be listen to meditation Podcasts while I’m driving down the road. That’s where the ability to create your own stations comes in handy. You can organize podcasts into stations that allow you to easily find the type of podcast you want to listen to. Here’s how to organize podcasts into stations on iPhone.

Related: How to Subscribe to a Podcast on iPhone

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How to Organize Podcasts into Stations on iPhone

  • Open the Podcasts app.

  • (can’t find the Podcasts app? Don’t panic. Visit the App Store and search for Podcasts. Find the Apple Podcast app and download it.)

  • Tap on Library at the bottom of the screen.

  • In the upper right corner, tap Edit.

  • Tap New Station. 

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  • Type the title you want for your New Station, then tap Save.
  • It will show your Station Settings. You can tweak any of them however you like. Although the default settings will work for most.

  • At the bottom of your Station Settings, under Podcasts, tap Choose Podcasts.

  • Tap on any of the podcasts you want to include in your station.

  • When you’re done,  tap Back. Then tap the name of your station in the upper left corner to go back again. Tap Library in the upper left corner to go back yet again.

  • Now tap Done. Under Library, you’ll see the name of your new station.


*iOS 11 beta screenshots may appear slightly different but instructions should be the same.

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Paula is a freelance media broadcaster and journalist. She enjoys life at home with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats and a parrot. Her iPhone is never more than two feet away from her and she can't imagine life without it.