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 a unique RSS feed and password is created that your listeners can access:
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.
You’ll need to be on the middle pricing tier or higher to access the private podcasting feature.
Check out this video for a preview:
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.
For larger enterprise clients, they have single sign-on (SSO) and other secure authorization methods.
You have the ability to create groups with separate access, which means that if you need separate private podcasts for different departments or roles, it’s easy to do:
Some of their existing clients include Stripe, DHL, JP Morgan, and IBM.
This is a feature for Pro and Enterprise plans but you can get a free month to try to it out here.
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.
Bonus: Free 10-Day “How To Start A Podcast” Email Course
Just click the link and enter your email to get the first lesson:
Just a few of the things you’ll learn:
- What to podcast about
- Equipment you’ll need
- How to record & edit
- And much more!
Get started today!
Do you know of any other platforms that offer private podcast hosting? Let us know in the comments!