New to podcasts? Here’s everything you need to know to start listening!

The first thing you need is a podcast app. Most phones come with them pre-installed, Apple Podcasts on the iPhone, and Google Podcasts on Android. They both work great, but there are lots of other options out there. We personally like and recommend Overcast, which works well on both Apple and Android. Download it here or search for “Overcast” wherever you get your apps. 

If you’re using Apple podcasts, simply tap the search option in the lower right of your screen, and type in The Bittersweet Life (or use this direct link). Once you find it, tap on the icon and hit the purple SUBSCRIBE button. That’s it, you’re done!

If you decide to use Overcast, tap the + symbol in the top right corner. Then type in The Bittersweet Life in the search directory bar at the top. Tap on our show’s icon and hit the orange SUBSCRIBE button. An orange DONE button will let you know it worked. Tap DONE and start listening!

Whichever app you use, you can decide to browse episodes or start all the way at the beginning. On Overcast, just click on our icon and you’ll see UNPLAYED – ALL – SETTINGS. Tapping ALL will show you a list of every episode ever made. Episodes may appear newest-to-oldest or oldest-to-newest, depending on your settings. You can scroll through the list and tap on any episode you’d like to hear, or tap the “i” button at the right for more information. You can also use the search bar at the top to find an episode by name, number, or keyword. We hope this helps you listen to The Bittersweet Life and other podcasts for years to come. If you need help, just email us at

You can also stream any episode right here on our website. Visit the archive page for all episodes, or browse by category.