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  • How do I make a podcast with my iPad?

    Your iPad comes with audio recording and editing software called GarageBand. Once you've recorded and edited your show, you can export your audio file and upload it directly to Transistor: Steps for m...

  • How do I add MP3 chapters to my podcast episode?

    You can use a 3rd party tool to add chapters to your MP3 before you upload. Forecast (Mac) Chapters App (Mac) Podreel (PC) AAC Audiobook Creator (PC)...

  • How do I record a remote guest?

    Recording audio is separate from what Transistor provides (hosting and analytics). For recording remote guests, we recommend these apps: Skype has a built-in call recording feature You can also record...

  • How can I add the Podcorn prefix to my podcast?

    Podcorn is a third-party analytics platform. Transistor allows you to easily add the Podcorn prefix to your RSS feed. Just head to your Show Settings, and scroll down to “Advanced Settings:...

  • How do I validate a podcast RSS feed?

    You can't use a regular RSS feed validator to check a podcast feed for errors. Sites like W3C Feed Validation Service and feedvalidator.org were designed to validate RSS feed for blogs, not podcasts. ...

  • How large can podcast audio files be?

    Getting a message your audio file won't upload due to file size? We typically don't recommend files any larger than 200MB. Downloading large files takes up more bandwidth and can cause data transfer l...

  • What is bot traffic? How does it affect podcasts?

    Bot traffic is any non-human traffic to a website.  These are automated software programs that visit websites, download audio files, etc... Some of them are good (for example, assistants like Siri and...

  • How do I add my podcast to categories on Spotify?

    I asked our contact at Spotify about this, and she wrote back saying: The genre hubs you see on Spotify are not curated by our programming team, but instead populated algorithmically. As the show grow...

  • How do I get paid to podcast?

    Transistor doesn't currently provide a way for you to monetize your podcast directly. However, many of our users earn revenue through their podcast through the following means: Getting listeners to su...

  • Once we publish a podcast episode on Transistor, does it automatically get pushed out Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast?

    Note: You only need to submit to Apple Podcasts and Spotify once. After that those platforms will automatically pick up every new episode you publish. Once you've set up your podcast on Transistor, we...