August 3rd, 2023

Compare podcast episode downloads

Compare daily download numbers for every podcast episode you've published in Transistor's new Episode Comparison table. Available now in Analytics!

May 15th, 2023

Scheduling Ad Campaigns for your Podcast

We've added a new feature to our Dynamic Ad Insertion tool: Campaign Scheduling. This enables you to apply ad campaigns to specific episodes or timeframes, including past, present, and future episodes.

April 11th, 2023

New podcast website theme: Cardboard

We've just released a new design for our podcast website builder. It's a modern design and supports multiple colors.

March 30th, 2023

Add chapters to your podcast episodes

Now, you can add chapters when you create a new episode. Click "New Episode," upload your MP3 and add your episode details. Then, scroll down and check the box that says "Add chapter markers to this episode."

March 1st, 2023

New Patreon integration for podcasters

Once you connect your Patreon account to your podcast on Transistor, display your supporters in your episode show notes and on your podcast's website.

February 16th, 2023

Embed YouTube videos in your episode pages

With the introduction of YouTube Podcasts, it makes sense for podcasters to upload video episodes to YouTube (in addition to distributing their audio episodes to Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc.). Now you can embed a YouTube video on your Transistor podcast website pages.

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

Spotify passthrough

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 on your feed, which disables your podcast from being imported to another provider.

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

Added Vietnamese

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.