Frequently Asked Questions

Questions. You have them, we have them, everyone has them. Here are a few you might like, with some answers alongside.

Podchaser has a huge range of features all focused around podcasts, including creator profiles to browse, podcast profiles to follow, episode listings to listen to, podcast categories to explore, a powerful search tool and much more.

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For now we've made Podchaser mobile-friendly when you visit any page on your mobile device. An app may be on our roadmap though. 😉

Uh oh! Our database has most podcasts and episodes but we occasionally miss one here and there.

All podcasts have an RSS feed, and you can copy that feed's URL and paste into this form to automatically add the podcast and all its episodes to Podchaser's database. If you're still having trouble you can contact the podcast and ask them for their RSS feed URL, or let us know and we'll help you out.

Some podcasts choose not to be listed in public directories, so you might find that your favorite podcast doesn't want to be on our website. :(

Yup! Go here to add a missing Creator profile and contribute to our database. In the future, you can add new Creators by visiting our Creators hub page and clicking 'Add a New Creator'.

Our system automatically adds new episodes from podcasts, usually just after they're released, but to avoid overloading podcast host servers we try not to check for new episodes too often, and usually focus our checking around when we believe they've brought out a new episode.

If a podcast brings out an episode out of the blue or at a different interval to usual, we might not get to it straight away. In that case, you can let us know and we'll make sure it's added quickly.

Creator profiles are a new way to showcase your podcasting contributions. Whether you're a host, guest, producer, editor, voice actor, or you contribute to the creation of a podcast in any other way, you deserve a place to show off your talent. Create your profile here, then add a bio for yourself, upload a headshot, and start adding your credits using our powerful search tool and database.

Simply follow this process to add your podcast to Podchaser. You will need to prove that you are the owner or administrator of the podcast account.

By adding your Creator profile and claiming your podcast on Podchaser, you'll unlock a slew of resources to help build your personal brand and grow listenership for your podcast. Here are just a few ways you can benefit...

  • Collect ratings and reviews for your podcast and individual episodes of your podcast for valuable listener feedback and discoverability. Accumulate ratings to see your podcast rise in the ranks of Podchaser's trending podcasts and episodes. Ask your listeners to 'Rate and review on Podchaser'!
  • Share your Creator profile to give potential listeners a great way to discover all of the podcasts you help create.
  • Give your listeners a platform-agnostic way to share your podcast. Podchaser links can be opened on any device and give your listeners an easy way to listen to your podcast using their preferred listening platform. Assign your podcast a unique Vanity URL in your podcast's settings for easy sharing!

We poll various online sources for our podcast and episode information in order to create a comprehensive, aggregated database of every podcast, ever.

Most aspects of your podcast profile are defined by the data in your RSS feed, but you're able to edit the sections that we can't get from your feed. Simply claim your podcast by going to the podcast's page and clicking Claim This Podcast. Then, you'll be able to manage your links and categories, receive notifications for ratings and reviews, and unlock our powerful marketing tools like a custom website badge and Vanity URL.

For the sake of space, we may only show the top 2 or 3 categories that you have defined. We will always show them in the order defined within the Categories tab of your podcast management page.

To change the priority of your categories, go to your podcast page from My Podcasts, click the Categories tab and you can drag your categories into the appropriate order.

Your fans and our team will be sorry to see you go, but yes, you can remove your podcast from Podchaser if you'd like to. Simply claim your podcast to prove you're the owner then contact us to request a removal.

We exist to support podcasts and creators, so we'd love to hear how you'd like to collaborate. Contact Cole to discuss your ideas.

Each episode page has a play button that allows you listen to that episode through our browser-based podcast player. You can also open any podcast and episode in your favorite podcast player. Simply go to a podcast or episode page, click 'Listen On...', and see your options!

We're adding support for new players all the time, but if your favorite player isn't listed you can let them know to contact us so we can work with them to organise integrating their app.

Of course it matters! Every new rating and review contributes to our recommendation algorithm so others can discover great podcast content.

You can rate and review podcasts and episodes of a podcast. To leave a rating and a review, click the Rate button or Podchaser stars on any podcast or episode page. This will bring up a modal for your star rating and review and an option to add unique Tags.

Once you submit your rating and review, it will immediately display on the podcast or episode page. Then, you can click the 'Share' button on your review and share your thoughts with the world!`

Podchaser Lists are a powerful new way to organize, share, and annotate lists of podcasts or episodes of podcasts. You can create a unique list of podcasts, give it a custom title and description, separate the list into sections, and add notes throughout your list. Then, make your list public and share it! Explore Lists from other users here.

To make your very own List, go here!

Lists start off as private, but can be set to public by clicking the Publish List button in the toolbar (on mobile you will need to press the gear icon). If you've previously asked to keep the list private, you can use the dropdown to change it to public at any time (and vice versa)

Once a list is public, it can be shared, liked and may show up on the front page or Lists page.

Coming Soon! Private links, so that only users with the link can see the list.

One of the key features of our curated lists is the ability to add a personal note to every entry in the list!

Use it to:

  • Pitch a show to your friends to get them to listen
  • Use episodes to tell a story or create a timeline
  • Keep personal notes on podcasts or episodes
  • Or whatever else you can think of!

Currently our lists can only have either episodes OR podcasts in them - this is to allow for correct filtering and sorting in future features. We are considering multi-type lists for the future though, including reviews, creators and more!

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