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Importing your podcast from a different provider

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

You can easily import your podcast into Transistor!

Once the import is complete, and you've updated Apple Podcasts, you can delete your old Simplecast, Libsyn, Pod Bean, or Anchor account.

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.

Forward your old Simplecast feed

Go to "Podcast settings" and scroll to the bottom until you see "Advanced settings." 

In the "RSS Feed Redirect" field, paste in your new Transistor feed URL.

Click "Save Changes."

This 301 redirect, will automatically forward anyone subscribed to the old RSS feed to your new one.

Forward your old Libsyn feed

  1. Go to your Dashboard, and click on "Destinations." 
  2. Click "Edit" for the "Libsyn Classic Feed." Click "Advanced Options" at the bottom of the page.  
  3. Paste in your new Transistor feed URL in the "Redirect Feed to this Web Address" input box.

Forward your old PodBean feed

Log into your account and visit this URL:
http://www.podbean.com/feed-redirect-301

Step 7: Wait a few weeks, and delete your old hosting account

Once your show is imported, and iTunes, Overcast, Spotify, etc... are all pulling from your new podcast feed, you can delete your old account!

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.

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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