I bought an Apple Watch in January and wasn't thrilled with the existing options to sync and listen to podcasts on the watch without my phone. I run a lot and I really wanted to run without my phone, so I decided to build my own app, which is now available here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/watchcast-store-and-play-podcasts-on-your-watch/id1207662678?mt=8 Features * Copy podcasts to your Apple Watch and listen through its speaker or bluetooth headphones * Podcasts play in the background while you track your workout with your favorite app * Use the iOS app to subscribe to podcasts, download episodes and transfer to your watch * Playback progress is synced between your phone and watch so you can seamlessly resume listening where you left off * On a per-show basis, enable automatic downloading and transferring to your watch * Current playback controls on the watch: play, pause, skip back 15 seconds, skip forward 30 seconds, high speed scrubber * TIP: To speed up transfers, leave the app on the foreground on your watch The app is free to download with all features enabled, but to subscribe to more than two shows requires a $2.99 in-app purchase. I'm the sole developer and a heavy user of the app, so it will be improved over time. Please let me know if you have any complaints or suggestions. Thanks!