Are you looking to create a private podcast that only your employees or community members can access?
Private podcasts are a great way to share company-wide messages with your organization or give access to a special feed for memberships (an advertising-free feed for example).
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There are a few podcast hosting platforms that make it easy:
Transistor makes it really easy to create a private podcast feed. You just click a simple checkbox and set a password that your listeners will use:
Because Transistor lets you host as many podcasts as you want, you can create a public and a private podcast under one plan for a single price.
If you want more information about this feature or need to start a free trial, check out this link.
Podbean also makes it easy to provide private podcasts.
Because they have their own iOS and Android app, you can control who has access by email address. You simply upload an updated .txt file every time you want to add or remove access.
For larger enterprise clients, they have single sign-on (SSO) and other secure authorization methods.
Storyboard is a platform dedicated to sharing secure, private podcasts as in-house shows.
Listeners can access shows through the Storyboard iPhone and Android apps as well as through a web player after being whitelisted by an organization (through email invitations or Single Sign-On).
It’s free to launch a private podcast for up to 100 listeners. For larger organizations, Storyboard offers a paid Pro Tier which provides customer branding, Listener Analytics, Episode Feedback, and more.
Here’s a little preview of the dashboard:
Patreon allows your patrons to get access to a private, paid-only RSS feed:
One other platform I’ve come across for private podcasting is uStudio.
You can also check out our guide on starting a podcast (public or private) if you need more help.
Do you know of other ways to offer a private podcast that is easy to access? Let us know in the comments!