By default, GET /search does full-text search on all meta data of podcasts. Thus, when you search a podcast name, it may not return the exact podcast among the first few search results. In particular, if the podcast is not well known or the podcast name is very generic (e.g., how are you, Love it...), it could be very hard to rank such podcasts on top of the search results.

In this case, you may want to pass the parameter only_in=title,author to search only the podcast name and the publisher name.

If you want verbatim match, you can use double quotes with the search term, e.g., "game of thrones".

Or you can use GET /typeahead with the parameter show_podcasts=1 to auto-suggest podcasts. It returns limited info of 5 podcasts, which searches only the podcast name and the publisher name.


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