Designed to be simple
The whole point of Castmate is to make podcasting easy. You don't have to worry about creating RSS feeds, hosting files, or other technical annoyances.
Click a button, select an mp3, type in the title and description of your episode, and you're done.
Castmate lets you spend your time on actually creating your podcast, since that is what's important.
Built to be powerful
Don't let the simplicity of Castmate fool you, it can handle the busiest podcasts, and offers all the features you need to run a professional, smooth podcast.
Your episodes are mirrored on several cloud servers, and spread out geographically, for maximum availability and speed.
Castmate is the perfect choice for smaller podcasts, but when you become megapopular, don't worry, we're ready for it.
Already have a podcast host?
It's easy to switch over to Castmate. You can move all your old episodes over, for free, and it won't count against your plan.
We want to make switching as easy as possible, so we've set up an automated method of moving your podcast over. Just let us know when you're ready, and we'll do all the work for you. If you prefer to do it yourself, that's fine too, it still won't count towards your plan.
Our advanced statistics system lets you know how many people are listening, where they're located, when they listen, and much more. If it's trackable, we are tracking it.
Statistics are one of the most interesting and important aspects of a podcast, (as well as one of the most fun), so we give you all the info you can handle.
We provide unique features to let your listeners get in touch with you.
We let you go beyond just email by letting your listeners phone a 1-800 number and leave voicemail for you, or record a voice message for you using their browser.
These messages are easy for you to listen to, download, or integrate into your next episode.
Web and Phone Recording
Don't worry if you don't have any special audio software, we have an easy recording widget that lets you record your podcast through your browser.
If you're in a hurry and want to just leave a quick message for your listeners, you can phone our 1-800 number, type in your pincode and add an episode by phone.
Want to run a poll? Just use our quick poll creator tool and send your listeners to your Castmate site, and you can see what they think.
We also have a similar tool for asking open-ended questions. We want to make it as easy as possible for your listeners to stay in contact with you.
We provide fast, useful tech support. If something isn't working for you, or you have a question, just let us know, we'll get it sorted.
We also provide a number of clear tutorials designed to get you up and running. These cover all aspects of running a podcast, from choosing a mic onwards, so don't worry if you are a complete beginner to podcasting.
A website for your podcast
Don't have time to build a website for your podcast? No problem, each plan comes with a site for your podcast, complete with embedded audio players and full statistics on who listens through them. We also provide stats on who visits your page.
Want to add your own domain name to your site, or 3rd party analytics? That's no problem either. (read more)
Plans to suit every podcast
Simple pricing based on your usage. Our plans start at free and go upward from there. (read more)
Micropodcast for free
Micropodcasts are short (2 minutes or less) podcasts that are updated frequently, as opposed to the more traditional, longer podcasts that are updated on a slower schedule. Micropodcasts are fun, and we encourage you to sign up for a free account to try one out.