Google Play Music is getting podcasts starting tomorrow, April 18th. Some people, including myself, can already see podcasts in their accounts today. Google doesn't usually announce its releases ahead of time, but this one was leaked by NPR a bit too early by notifying their followers of the news. Check out the info here from Google:
You can subscribe to your favorite podcasts or even create your own. Google has made it easy to create and publish your own podcasts.
With the addition of podcasts, Google is now a huge competitor with Apple's iTunes and iTunes U.
Check out the additions of podcasts apps in my Google Play Music this morning: