Podiant is a cloud-hosted podcasting platform built with a focus on usability, flexibility and power. Founded by a seasoned web developer and run by a small team of committed podcasters, Podiant was built by podcasters, for podcasters, but with humans in mind.
Podiant was founded by podcaster and web developer Mark Steadman. It was created out of a need for a simple-to-user 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.