Google Play Music now has podcasts

David Pierce, writing for Wired:

Today, the company launches the podcast section for Google Play Music that it announced last fall. There are no wacky new playback ideas; you’ll still find a popularity chart, and a lot of sonorous NPR hosts here. The ability to listen to music and podcasts in the same place is nice, but you can do that with iTunes, Spotify (sort of), and others. What makes this big is, well, it’s Google, the biggest company since Apple to try being a podcast platform.