Wow! Google is going to make podcast listening on Android a first-class experience. And there is a world to win, because:

(..) the majority of people who listen to podcasts do so on an iPhone. It’s actually so egregious that on a device-by-device basis, the average iPhone listens to over ten times more podcasting than the average Android.

It’s also Google’s first serious move in trying to become the dominant player in the podcast space. The question is: what will Apple do?