Transistor.fm

All the tools you need to build & grow your podcast 🎙️

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#3 Product of the WeekAugust 01, 2018
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🎧 Transistor.fm hosting, analytics, and distribution for folks who are using podcasts to build their brand and grow their audience.

👉 This includes big companies, like Cards Against Humanity and Kickstarter, smaller companies, like Joe Workman’s Weaver’s Space, networks like Goodstuff.fm, and individual brands, like Productivityist.

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Reviews

  • Ashley BaxterFounder, With Jack
    Pros: 

    Easy to use, lots of tutorials

    Cons: 

    Yet to find any.

    I've ported an existing podcast to Transistor, which was a really straightforward process. I also use it to host my current podcast and know Justin and Jon have a lot of interesting features planned. They also seem open to hearing feedback about the product. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

    Ashley Baxter has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Easy to get started, clean layouts, options to customize if you know a thing or two.

    Cons: 

    Blame it on the ignorance, but I don't have any gripes about Transistor at the moment.

    Been a user now for a little more than a month. Officially launching my podcast on Transistor today (TechNest.io). This is the hosting solution I knew I wanted even before I saw the product. So actually getting what I wanted at a really good price is a no brainer. Especially since I'm not a professional podcaster and I needed a simple solution that wouldn't demand a lot of skill to use. It was like Justin had somehow looked into my mind and to see my thoughts and then created the product around that.

    Nate Smoyer has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Justin JacksonMakerPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
👋 This is the most exciting thing I've ever launched on Product Hunt!!! @jonbuda and I have been building Transistor.fm for months. Our mission is to help makers grow their audience through podcasting. Early-access users like Cards Against Humanity's podcast have already done millions of downloads on our platform. If you're looking to start a podcast, we'd love to have you try us out!
Ahmad Awais ⚡@mrahmadawais · 🥑 OSS Dev Advocate & WordPress Core Dev
@jonbuda @mijustin Congrats on the successful launch Justin! 🎉
Justin JacksonMakerPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
@mrahmadawais thank you! 🙌
Joe Workman@joeworkman · I develop cool things for the Web & Mac
I have been an early access user of Transistor.fm for a few months before they launched. I have wanted to start a podcast for years and came up with every excuse in the book for not doing it. Transistor removes all of the headaches of publishing and maintaining your podcast. The online dashboard easy to use, you will be up and going in minutes. It can even create a website for your podcast. Justin and Jon have been really responsive to feedback as well. If you are looking to start a podcast or tired of managing your existing one, you should really look at Transistor.fm. Its worth every penny.
Justin JacksonMakerPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
@joeworkman thanks so much! Having early access users like you give us so much great feedback was really helpful. 🙌 (BTW - check out Joe's show: 🎧 weaverradio.com)
Robert Williams@yofolyo · Owner, Folyo
I've used the app for 3 months now and love it. One of the best looking players on the web. The dashboard is always easy to use. Run by a couple great dudes. A+
Justin JacksonMakerPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
@yofolyo thanks Rob. I've been LOVING your show. Your interviews with @natekontny and @nathanbarry were so good: https://folyo.me/one-thing-podcast/
Abbas Jaffar Ali@ajaffarali · Director, Tbreak Media
How does this compare to Anchor?
Justin JacksonMakerPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
@ajaffarali I admire what Michael and his team are doing with Anchor. They’re trying to make podcasting more accessible to hobbyists and individuals that are new to the medium. That’s awesome. But Transistor is different. We built it for makers who are using podcasts to build their brand and grow their audience. I wrote a full "Anchor vs Transistor" post here 👉
Abbas Jaffar Ali@ajaffarali · Director, Tbreak Media
@mijustin Thanks- went through that comparison and it definitely makes more sense to use your platform if you're seriously considering making a business out of podcasting.
Drew Little@imdrewlittle · Founder & Product Manager, SEEDstudio
@mijustin I wonder is it possible to create podcasts on Anchor (for their user-friendly creation tools), download them, and host them on your service?
Martin Santon@martinsanton · Account Manager (Social Media Marketing)
@mijustin Thanks for this great overview. I was thinking what the downsides of Anchor were. Some of the things you mention don't really matter, though, even for bigger podcasts I would say, but some of the points are great. Two questions: What are the "heavy branding" from Anchor you're talking about? It's not like there is a whispering voice over your podcast "This is an Anchor podcaaaast". I have still to try it, but that's not what I'm reading anyone complains about. Secondly, is it easy to move from Anchor to Transistor? I think I need to start with Anchor since it's free. But Transistor definitely sounds like the best long-term solution. Thanks!
Justin JacksonMakerPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
@martinsanton there are actually very few "big" podcasts on Anchor, precisely because you give up a lot of control. The biggest I know of is Casey Neistat's Couples Therapy. ☝️ if you look at that page, you'll see some of what I'm talking about. In the header there's a big Anchor logo + links to their website. In the footer is a huge call to action for folks to start an Anchor account. > It's not like there is a whispering voice over your podcast "This is an Anchor podcaaaast". Actually... They do! Read George Kao's review: > Anchor puts an advertisement about their platform into the beginning or end of every podcast episode that you create/upload with their platform.
Andy Keil@alwaysunday · Product at Rodio
Awesome to see this in the wild. May have to spin up a podcast.
Justin JacksonMakerPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
@alwaysunday thank you! And yes, you should start a podcast. ;) I like @iamashley's format where she reads her blog posts: https://ashleybaxter.transistor.fm/