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About Pinecast

Pinecast began life in 2015, and its original code was made available to read and fork on Github. It was created by Matt Basta, a software engineer who would go on to work at Stripe Connect, which gave Pinecast an advantage in making it easy for podcasters to collect donations from listeners.

The service offers a flexible and highly-customisable podcast website, options to solicit feedback from listeners, exportable metrics including Spotify data, and easy submission to popular directories.

About Transistor

Founded in 2018, Transistor is a relative newcomer to the hosting space, and has since leant its services to some big names including VH-1, Basecamp, and Kickstarter.

Although not as full-featured as others, lacking an adequate podcast website or IAB-compliant metrics, for professionals looking for affordable hosting for a podcast whose website is handled elsewhere – or where the podcast forms part of a larger offering – Transistor is easy-to-use and lightning-fast to launch with.

The service was born out of one of the founders’ work projects, so it carries the DNA of a service meant for companies that are using a podcast as part of a wider media strategy. In that respect, it’s not a good fit for hobbyists and beginners, but its no-nonsense interface makes it a good pick for busy show runners.

The Podcode podcast, the audio version of the Podcode.tv channel, is hosted with Transistor.

Pinecast Start vs Transistor Starter

Pinecast has the best price for this plan. Pinecast is also more generous in its bandwidth. Pinecast allows for a custom website on this plan too. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website. However, Transistor offers more storage at this tier.

Pinecast Transistor
Price $10.00 per month $19.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 10,000 per month
Storage 48 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Pinecast Hi-Fi vs Transistor Professional

Pinecast has the best price for this plan. Pinecast is also more generous in its bandwidth. Pinecast allows for a custom website on this plan too. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website. However, Transistor offers more storage at this tier. They will also autopost your episodes to YouTube.

Pinecast Transistor
Price $25.00 per month $49.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 75,000 per month
Storage 256 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Pinecast Crew vs Transistor Business

Pinecast has the best price for this plan. Pinecast is also more generous in its bandwidth. Pinecast allows for a custom website on this plan too. You can also hook up a custom domain to your website. You can create a podcast network on Pinecast. However, Transistor offers more storage at this tier. They will also autopost your episodes to YouTube.

Pinecast Transistor
Price $35.00 per month $99.00 per month
Number of podcasts Unlimited Unlimited
Episodes Unlimited Unlimited
Downloads Unlimited 200,000 per month
Storage 256 mb Unlimited
Podcast website included
Use your own domain
IAB certified metrics
Republish to YouTube
Podcast network support

Other considerations

You might find Transistor easier to use. Transistor attempt to protect against feeds being imported into other providers without your consent.