How do I create and publish a podcast?

You can publish podcast episodes through your Substack. Podcasts hosted on Substack can then be submitted to podcast apps, such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Pocket Casts.

If you're starting a brand new podcast on Substack:

  1. Click the “New episode” button under the “Create” section on your Dashboard.
  2. Select “I’m starting a new podcast.”
  3. Give your podcast a title and description. If you choose to submit your podcast to apps such as Spotify, these are the details they will use. 
  4. Click "New episode" again, and either upload an audio file or record your episode right in Substack. We support the following file types: mpeg, mp3, mp4, m4a, x-m4a, aac, aiff, x-aiff, amr, flac, ogg, wav, and x-wav. 
  5. Add some text to your post. This text will be sent in your newsletter to subscribers and will also be used as the show notes in apps - unless you update the "Social Preview" on the Publish page, in which case that text will be used at the show notes. 
  6. Click "Publish." 

If you're looking to move an existing podcast to Substack, you can find step-by-step instructions for importing episodes here: How do I move my podcast to Substack?

If you'd like to submit your podcast to a podcast app, you can find instructions here: How to I distribute my podcast to apps?

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