Podiant was founded by podcaster and web developer Mark Steadman. It was created out of a need for a simple-to-use but powerful tool that would allow him to uplaod podcasts quickly and easily.
It was built on the MVP (minimum viable product) model, so only the most necessary features existed in its first version. As the platform expanded, Podiant has offered features that rival even the larger, more established offerings, but has remained small and nimble.
Podiant is a passion project. That doesn’t mean it’s a hobby, but rather a small operation with a dedicated focus. As such, its mission from the outset was to make podcasting accessible to as many people as possible.
While Podiant originally offered its services for free and added paid extras, in October 2017, Mark introduced a simpler pricing structure and a new Community application procedure, which means that only those podcasts that serve a community purpose can use the service for free.
Free hosting for eligible podcasts is still a huge part of the Podiant ethos, and you can find out more about it on our Community page.
Podiant Limited is a UK Limited company, registered in England and Wales.
Podiant Professional is our main offering, and is priced at just $12.99 a month. You can get started with a 14 day free trial for your first podcast.
Not exactly. We had a number of pricing tiers but previously offered an unlimited free tier, supported via Patreon. We’ve since added qualification criteria to this tier. You can find out more about it on our Community page.
We’re now in a more sustainable position than we ever have been, thanks to adding qualification criteria to our Community tier, and simplifying our pricing. We’re not going anywhere!
Absolutely. Once you’ve created your podcast in Podiant, you’ll see an option to import episodes from an RSS feed.
There’s an option in the Settings page of your podcast’s dashboard that will let you cancel your subscription, and optionally redirect your RSS feed to another provider. We’ll keep that redirect open for 30 days, and most podcast providers will let you import your show from the RSS feed we provide.