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For my Substack newsletter, I want to provide audio recordings of my written posts as a paid-subscriber-only feature. This means I would like to use your podcast hosting feature so I can directly upload mp3s to Substack and have Substack act as host for these downloads for my subscribers.

However, for now I am not interested in this being a “podcast” that is available on other podcast platforms. I just want Substack to host audio files that my paid subscribers can access. It is not clear to me how to do this, or if it is possible, since everything seems to be geared for podcast distribution. Can I upload these files to substack and just provide a link to those files?

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I currently host my podcast on Anchor. By dropping it's RSS into the import box, will this also automatically syndicate to Apple, etc...? Currently, Anchor syndicates it to a ton of services. It's a bit daunting to think about having to change everything, service by service.

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How should I handle cover images for each episode?

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Am I correct in thinking that if you have a podcast you can set some episodes to Free and some to Paid and the Paid ones will not show up in the distributed feed? I only want free episodes to be listed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, etc, but I need to be able to provide Paid content to my subscribers also.

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What a great feature. One question though. I'm an existing podcasters with over 500 episodes that are already available on all major podcast platforms. My podcast is also distributed by the PodcastOne network in Australia. Can I simply embed each weekly episode in to my Substack? Or does Substack need to host the files.

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I've been loooking at the podcasting suff on substack. I tried to include a full transcription under an episode and substack said it was too long to email to scubscribers. I want to post the full transcription on substack AND be able email it to subscribers regardless of its length. What's the fix? or what is substack's post length threshold for a post being too long to send via email?

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Does Substack offer analytics information on listen numbers on other podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple, etc.)?

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Hi! Do you have an option to only distribute the podcast from my Substack, but keep hosting outside substack?

I'm using Anchor now, and would like to keep it, at least until it's production-ready your hosting

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Don't know if anyone pays attention to this thread anymore but I thought I'd give it a shot. Started a podcast on Substack. I have the RSS feed but Spotify and Stitcher do an email verification for submission. The email is set to (name of my substack)@substack.com. This doesn't appear to fwd to my email address and I don't see a place to change it within settings. Anyone have any guidance?

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Can I do this with someone else who isn't in the same place as me? Or do I have to use another app then migrate it over?

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Hi, only a few of my podcasts on substack are subscriber only and recently one of my email list members has said they can't find some of my recent episodes on apple podcast. Is there a way to fix that?

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When I publish a new podcast episode does it automatically send an email to subscribers or can I change this option on/off in settings?

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Is this the same as voice narrating my posts? Or is there a different function on Substack to record narratives of posts?

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Can Substack distribute to Google Podcasts? I've linked mine with Apple and Spotify but the Google Podcast says not verified when I supply the RSS link.

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I did not get as complete answer to my question in the Office Hours where i was told how to create a podcast or audio clip .. I want to create an audio reading of a written post and then place that clip at the top of that written post (just there, nowhere else on my feed - just as a prt of the written post). I understand how to create the audio clip but how do I place that onto a specific post (such as Matt Clancy and others who you have linked to are able to do)??

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Can I add an audio podcast to previous posts? I'm writing a serialized novel on Substack and would like to have an audio accompaniment for each installment.

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