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Importing your podcast from a different provider

Are you currently hosting on Simplecast, Libsyn, Pod Bean, or Anchor?

Here's how to import your podcast into transistor.

Step 1: log into Transistor and click "Add show"

In the "My Shows" menu, click "Add show." You'll see a screen that looks like this:

You're going to be using the "Import an Existing Show" section.

Step 2: find your main RSS feed for your show

Now, find your podcast's main feed URL. 

In Simplecast, go to "Sharing" in the menu, and copy the URL under "RSS Feed."

In Libsyn, go to your Dashboard, and click on "Designations." Click “Edit” for the “Libsyn Classic Feed.”

Step 3: wait while we import your show

Our system will import your feed into Transistor. Depending on the number of episodes you have, this could take awhile! We'll email you when it's done.

Step 4: success! Find your new RSS feed URL on Transistor

Once your show is imported, you'll be able to view your show on Transistor (with all of your previous episodes) plus grab your new RSS feed URL:

Step 5: updated your RSS feed URL on iTunes Podcast Connect

Log into your account on Apple's Podcast Connect, find your show, and paste in your new feed URL:

Step 6: go back to your old provider and forward to your new feed URL

Now it's time to go back to your old podcast host (Simplecast, Libsyn, etc) and forward your old feed to your new Transistor feed:

  • Simplecast users: go to "Podcast settings" and scroll to the bottom until you see "Advanced settings." 
  • Libsyn users: go to your Dashboard, and click on "Destinations." Click "Edit" for the "Libsyn Classic Feed." Click "Advanced Options" at the bottom of the page.  Paste in your new Transistor feed URL in the "Redirect Feed to this Web Address" input box.
  • PodBean users: Log into your account and visit this URL:

Note: after you've redirected your old RSS feed to your new Transistor feed, it's best to wait two weeks before you delete your old hosting account.

Step 7: you're all done! 

You might need to be patient while those changes propagate in iTunes.

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  1. Justin Jackson

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