Yesterday on the Google Official Blog, Max Ibel, Director of Engineering, announced several changes to Google products. Included was the news that Google is officially pulling the plug on the Google Listen app. Launched in August 2009, Google Listen was a way to access podcasts. According to Google, there are many other apps for finding and listening to podcasts available through Google Play, so Google Listen is no longer needed. The app will continue to work for listening to podcasts for users that have it installed. However, after November 1st, podcast search will no longer function. Users can still use Google Reader to locate their subscriptions and use the download function.
source: Google Official Blog