About Transistor.fm

We make podcasting less confusing.

Podcasting is an incredible medium, but it can be confusing for newcomers.

At Transistor, we guide you through the podcasting landscape. Record your audio and upload it to Transistor. We help you submit and distribute your show to platforms like Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Transistor podcast hosting team - Jason, Jon, Helen, Justin, Josh

We're more than hosting and analytics. We'll help answer your questions with our live chat and guides.

The Transistor story so far

Jon Buda and Justin Jackson met in Portland in 2014 at the XOXO Festival.

Jon and Justin met at XOXO in Portland, 2014

They were both into podcasting: Jon had built an early podcast hosting tool, and Justin had a podcast. They ended up hanging out quite a bit that week. In the following years, they met up numerous times and even built a few small projects together.

Fast forward to 2017. Jon was building a new podcast hosting platform for his employer to use. They started talking about teaming up and launching it to the public together.

They signed a partnership document in February 2018 and officially launched on August 1, 2018.

Justin Jackson and Jon Buda – founders of Transistor.fm

They podcasted publicly about their startup story: every week, they recorded a new episode and shared their experience building a company from the ground up.

In 2021, we hired Helen and Jason. In 2023, we hired Josh and Michael.

Today, we're a small (but mighty) team of six people.

Today, we serve over 26,000 podcasts of all types. Our customers include indie podcasters, small businesses, and enterprise companies.