Breaker is operated by Los Angeles-based Maple Media, a company that owns a portfolio of top mobile app businesses. Maple Media also owns and operates Player FM, one of the largest independent podcast apps on the App Store and Google Play. Breaker was founded in November 2016 by Leah Culver and Erik Berlin. The company graduated from Y Combinator in winter 2017 and now employs a small team of software engineers and designers in San Francisco, California.
Breaker is the world's first social podcast experience. They are fulfilling a mission to bring podcasts to the mainstream by making it easy for people to get into podcasts way into podcasts. The more you and your friends use Breaker, the better it gets: their algorithms learn from what you listen to, like, and comment on, helping you discover audio content you'll love and make podcast listening an essential companion to your healthiest habits. What Netflix did for downtime, Breaker does for commutes, chores, exercise, and more. Breaker believes podcasts are our generation's greatest art form and best-kept secret. Breaker is available for Android, iOS, and online.