January 26th, 2023
Episode Summaries are going away
On February 7, 2023, we'll remove the ability to add Episode Summaries in the Episode Editor. Here's why.
January 9th, 2023
Improved Download Accuracy
We've discovered some instances where we can report more accurate download analytics. Starting in January of 2023, your downloads will be more accurately reflected.
December 2nd, 2022
Unlimited team members for all podcasts
We have now removed the subscription plan limits on team members! You can now have unlimited team members for all of your podcasts, regardless of the subscription plan that you are on with Transistor. You will now see that our pricing page has been updated to reflect that change.
November 28th, 2022
Remove your email address from your podcast's RSS feed
Now Transistor allows you to hide your email address in your RSS feed and only show it when you need to verify ownership of your podcast. As a default, we've removed your email address from your RSS feed. This should reduce the amount of spam you get!
November 25th, 2022
Verify your podcast on Apple Podcasts with Verification Code
Previously, to transfer ownership of a podcast on Apple Podcasts, you would need to enter a six-digit authorization code in your RSS feed’s keywords or copyright fields. Now, you can enter the authorization code in the new Verification Code field.
November 21st, 2022
Mastodon social links now supported
With the rise of a new social media platform, support has now been added to display your Mastodon link on your Transistor website. You can now add a link to your Mastodon profile into the Social tab of your podcast. You can also add a Mastodon URL for any creators and guests that you add into the People tab of your Transistor podcast.
November 18th, 2022
Automatically generate podcast show notes from MP3 chapters
When you upload an MP3 with chapters to Transistor, you can insert those chapters as timestamps in your podcast's show notes. It's like having your show notes populate automatically!
November 16th, 2022
Add transcripts to an episode via the API
You can now add a transcript to an episode via our API. Previously transcripts needed to be added directly in the application interface. Transcripts can now be added via the API at both the episode creation stage and also when an episode is being updated too.
November 11th, 2022
New team role added - Analytics only access
Do you regularly have to export analytics and statistics for colleagues and clients? Now you can give them direct access to the Transistor Analytics page, so they can independently check on podcast performance whenever they need to.
October 20th, 2022
Easily create People Profiles for your podcast using Twitter handles
Transistor allows you to create people profiles for anybody involved in the creation of your podcast. And now we've made it even easier to add new people to your show using someone's Twitter username.
September 30th, 2022
New: People Profiles for your podcast
Now in Transistor, you can set up a profile for every person who works on your podcast. These profiles show up on your podcast website, sharing pages, and in your RSS feed.
September 19th, 2022
Transistor now supports the Open Podcast Prefix Project
"The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) is a free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy."
September 7th, 2022
New analytics views added - Episode Breakdown timeframes
Now you can filter and sort your podcast episode analytics better than ever before.Want to see which podcast episode is your most popular? Or perhaps you'd just like to see which episodes are getting downloads today or in the past week. Now you can quickly see this within the Analytics tab, no need to export the raw data! In the Episode Breakdown section of your Analytics page, you'll now see a new drop-down menu where you can select your timeframe.
September 1st, 2022
Regional analytics data added for more countries
You can now dive deeper into your analytics! As part of our Global Listener Locations graph, we have now added the ability to view your listener locations in even more detail. You can now go down to state, province or region level within a country.
September 1st, 2022
New analytics graph for episode comparison
We have now added an additional graph for comparing the performance of two podcast episodes. In addition to our Daily Downloads graph, we have now added a Cumulative Downloads graph. This allows you to better see the trajectory of an episode over a longer period of time, rather than comparing on a day-by-day basis.
August 16th, 2022
Link to a specific part of your podcast episode
Now you (and your listeners) can share Transistor episode pages with specific timestamps. This allows you to link to a specific part of your episode and share the URL.
August 5th, 2022
Improvements to Dynamic Ad Insertion
Now, Transistor users can run multiple podcast ad campaigns at the same time. They can also enable/disable a campaign on individual episodes. It's the easiest (and most affordable) DAI system available for podcasters.
July 27th, 2022
Podcast Achievements Badges
Share your podcast's milestones on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Discord, Slack, and more. We generate badges for total episodes published, total podcast downloads, most popular episode, and how many countries your podcast is reaching.
June 29th, 2022
Previously, Spotify would take a copy of any audio you uploaded to Transistor and put it on their server. This meant that when a listener played your episode on Spotify, it streamed from their server.
May 20th, 2022
Free podcast websites
Transistor has just released a free tool where you can create a website for your podcast, regardless of whether you host on Libsyn, Buzzsprout, Spreaker, Anchor, Soundcloud, etc. Just search for your show (or paste in your RSS feed), and we'll generate a website for you automatically.
April 11th, 2022
Podcast websites now support Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish
Transistor now supports multiple languages for their built-in podcast websites.
March 29th, 2022
Add pages and links to your podcast website
Now you can use the Transistor podcast website builder to add additional pages, links, and menu items. This free built-in website is a great alternative to using Wix, WordPress, and Squarespace.
March 14th, 2022
New podcast website template
Every show you create on Transistor comes with an (optional) built-in website for your podcast. We've just added a brand new podcast website design to your account!
March 1st, 2022
Display custom episode images on your podcast website
If you're uploading custom cover art for each of your podcast episodes, you can now display those images on your podcast website in the episode list
November 26th, 2021
Mid-rolls now available with Dynamic Audio Insertion in podcast episodes
Now, our Dynamic Audio Insertion tool can automatically insert mid-roll content in your podcast episodes. This means you can insert an audio ad, or announcement, at the beginning, middle, or end of every episode in your feed.
October 25th, 2021
Klaviyo email newsletter integration
Our basic website template has a built-in email subscription form in the footer. Now, listeners can subscribe to your Klaviyo mailing list or newsletter directly from your Transistor website.
October 11th, 2021
Export your podcast directly from Descript to Transistor
Descript is an all-in-one audio (and video!) editing tool that makes editing your podcast as easy as editing a doc. Now you can export your podcasts — and your transcripts — straight from Descript to Transistor in a couple of clicks.
September 9th, 2021
A preview of Dynamic Audio Insertion
Transistor now has a simple dynamic audio insertion (DAI) feature that allows podcasters to configure ads, promotions, announcements, or other audio snippets to be included in your episodes.
July 21st, 2021
Add transcripts to your podcast episodes
Learn how to generate a transcription from your MP3, and add it to your podcast feed.
July 7th, 2021
Compare podcast episode downloads
Now you can view detailed analytics for each episode you publish on Transistor, and see how it compares to previous episodes.
July 1st, 2021
New podcast analytics charts
See if podcast listeners are using iPhone, Android, Windows, Apple Watch, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Sonos
May 20th, 2021
Upload an audio file via the API as a podcast episode
Authorize a URL for uploading an audio file to be used when creating or updating an episode, if you don't already have a URL for an audio file.
April 9th, 2021
Podcast analytics now available via the API
Big news for devs who use the Transistor API: you can now retrieve podcast analytics!
March 19th, 2021
Automatically tweet new podcast episodes
Sign In with your Twitter account to allow Transistor to automatically post new tweets when episodes are published.
March 12th, 2021
Customize your email to private podcast subscribers
Recently, we launched a feature that notifies private podcast subscribers when there's a new episode. Now, you can customize the email that gets sent.
March 3rd, 2021
Private podcast subscribers can now receive new episodes by email
Private podcasting is perfect for internal company announcements, training programs, podcasts for membership sites, and audiobooks
December 10th, 2020
Expanded analytics for private podcasts
Using private podcasts for courses, training, or compliance? Now, for each episode, you can see who's listened (and how many times), see who hasn't listened, export CSV, and search for specific subscribers.
October 29th, 2020
Podcast preparation checklist
Ensure your podcast meets the minimum requirements for Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
October 28th, 2020
Easily submit your podcast to Spotify, Apple, and other podcast players
It used to take forever to manually submit your podcast to all the listening apps and directories. Now you can 1-click submit to the top podcasting search engines.
October 27th, 2020
Protect your podcast from being copied
You can now enable
October 21st, 2020
Zapier podcast integration
Trigger a Slack message (or a tweet!) when a new episode of my podcast is published.
September 2nd, 2020
Even more downloads for your podcast!
We've increased monthly download limits (again!) for podcasts on Transistor. Create multiple podcasts and get up to 15,000 downloads per month.
August 14th, 2020
New podcasting API available for testing
Our podcasting API allows programmers to build apps that manage podcasts, episodes, and private podcast subscribers. Endpoints accept JSON or form-encoded request bodies, return JSON-encoded responses, and use standard HTTP response codes.
July 7th, 2020
Create, Save, Schedule, and Publish new podcast episodes
Now, when you're editing a podcast episode you can: save it as a draft, publish it immediately, schedule it in the future, schedule it (retroactively) in the past.
May 13th, 2020
New user interface for podcasters
This week we have launched the new app design for Transistor + new features.
April 21st, 2020
Coming soon: a new UI
April 15th, 2020
Restrict private podcast invites by domain
Private podcast invite links can now safelist specific domains so that only folks from your organization can sign up.
March 26th, 2020
Deployed analytics update for Google Podcasts iOS app
Podcast analytics on Transistor will include listeners who use Google Podcasts on iOS.
March 3rd, 2020
February 27th, 2020
Upgrade to using the new Spotify Podcast Data API
This gets things working with Spotify's latest Data API updates. It basically works the same as before but with some syntax changes. It includes basic support for Spotify Podcast Analytics API v3.2.
February 3rd, 2020
Added "seasons" for private podcasts
Organize episodes into seasons on private podcasts generated by Transistor.
January 30th, 2020
Added delete confirmation dialogs for both Shows and Episodes
January 20th, 2020
Invite links for private podcasts
We shipped a new feature recently: now you can invite people to your private podcast using invite links.
December 4th, 2019
Podcast analytics version 2
Export your analytics as CSVs. View popular players over time. See more detailed location data.
November 14th, 2019
New version of private podcasts (internal team / membership)
Our new version of private podcasts will allow you to add subscribers individually, send each subscriber an individual private podcast feed, remove subscribers from your private podcast, see analytics on which private subscribers are activated and listening, embed your private podcast in your internal Wiki or employee area.
September 12th, 2019
Podcast player improvements
We've just released a new version of our embeddable podcast player. You can now choose between Light and Dark mode. It also works with the multi-episode player!
August 7th, 2019
Multi-episode playlist player + new Apple podcast categories
Apple Podcasts has added new top-level categories such as Fiction, History, and True Crime — as well as dozens of new subcategories.
April 3rd, 2019
Change your billing plan + download your receipts
If you're a Transistor customer, you can now change your subscription plan (and download your invoices) in your account settings.
March 8th, 2019
See your Spotify stats in your podcast analytics
Transistor now displays Spotify analytics in their podcast dashboard.
February 7th, 2019
Version 1 of private podcasts
Can podcasts be private? Yes! We just released v1 of our private podcast feature.
January 1st, 2019
Free SSL certificates for your website
Now you can get a free SSL (HTTPS) certificate for your podcast's custom domain. Apple Podcasts now requires SSL certificates for podcast RSS feeds.
December 31st, 2018
Last update from 2018
In 2019, we'll be seeing more organizations and personal brands using podcasts to reach their audience.
November 13th, 2018
Bug in Apple Podcast analytics
Seeing a decline in listenership in Apple Podcast Analytics (beta)
October 5th, 2018
Automatically publish your podcast to Twitter, YouTube, Spotify
Transistor’s aim is to help you attract more listeners to your show. We help you do this by integrating your podcast with Spotify, MailChimp, Twitter, and YouTube!
August 15th, 2018
Transistor podcast hosting is open for business! 🎉
Transistor, a new podcast hosting and analytics platform from Jon Buda and Justin Jackson, has officially launched. We were even #1 on Product Hunt that day!
July 30th, 2018
New version of podcast analytics (official launch)
Now you can see expanded podcast analytics for all your podcasts! Go to "Analytics" in your Transistor account and you'll see a full array of stats.
July 24th, 2018
Google podcasts + new embed
Google launched a podcast app - here's how to add it to your "Subscribe" page
July 18th, 2018
Submit your podcast to Spotify directly
No more waiting. Now Transistor can submit your show for inclusion in Spotify and automatically connect it to your Transistor account.
May 10th, 2018
Another update to podcast analytics
We've just deployed a new tweak to analytics. We realized bar charts are more helpful for visualizing the number of downloads you get per day / week / month.
May 8th, 2018
Deployed v1 of podcast analytics
Jon just deployed our most requested feature: detailed podcast analytics.
April 24th, 2018
New episode features
This week we deployed a better file uploader, MP3 download URLs, a beautiful embedded podcast player for your website and Twitter, podcast landing pages.