Podcast Distribution Service Options

A colleague at work produces the podcast Listen In, Michigan, and now that it’s in its third year, I thought it was time to re-evaluate the hosting and distribution platform. The podcast is currently hosted on Soundcloud. I asked a student worker to do the initial research and present her findings.

After some discussion, we identified the comparative criteria for evaluating the possibilities:

  • cost
  • storage & duration of storage
  • integration with popular podcast software, including Stitcher, iTunes, and Spotify’s new platform
  • embedding and customization options