Hidden Trax collaborates with The List for Edinburgh Festival podcasts

This article is from 2019

Hidden Trax collaborates with The List for Edinburgh Festival podcasts

A new app is set to revolutionise the way that you discover Edinburgh and we've teamed up with them for a special series of festival podcasts

Ever visited a city and wanted to experience it like a local but didn't know where to start? A new app called Hidden Trax wants to solve this problem by curating an authentic city experience for you – accessible from your own mobile phone. The app contains a series of podcasts created and delivered by locals that mixes together insider knowledge, independent businesses and local voices to create truly original travel guides.

Each Trax (what they call the podcasts) is between 12 and 40 minutes long and can be chosen based upon your location and category. It will even direct you towards starting points. What's more, the app is built with a strong social conscience and creators are supported in the writing and recording of the audio guides, as well as receiving a 50% cut of the net revenue.

To celebrate the arrival of the app, The List has teamed up with Hidden Trax to create some very special Edinburgh festival podcasts for the platform. The first episode is hosted by theatre editor Gareth K Vile, and he chats with colleagues Arusa Qureshi, Murray Robertson and Deborah Chu about their top music, comedy and theatre picks. They'll also reveal their insider knowledge of the city and the secrets that go on behind the biggest arts festival in the world. So if you want to become an Edinburgh legend like them, you can listen to the podcast above and keep an eye out for the next few episodes.

The app is developed by a team in Edinburgh and launched on Apple on Thu 4 of Jul, with a Google version also in the pipeline. The app costs £6.99 for the initial subscription, and includes free app updates and selected Trax in Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese.

For more information, head to hiddentrax.co and listen to the podcast on Spotify.