Up until a couple of years ago, Buzzsprout was something of an also-ran, but has seen major growth since 2018 and is now arguably the world’s biggest podcast host.
They share a lot of user-interface DNA with Libsyn, Podbean and similar companies that arose in the early 2000s, but since 2020 have been leading the charge in adoption of standards like the Podcast Index’s
The company’s vast educational resources, predictable pricing (including a free tier) and their somewhat silly name position Buzzsprout as a solid service for the hobbyist looking to flex their muscles. Podcasters looking to host their own website will likely want something more flexible than the out-of-the-box solution, but for all their positioning as a casual service for beginners, it has features and support for those ready to take their podcast more seriously, including IAB-certified analytics, dynamic content insertion, transcription, and an attractive embeddable player.
Buzzsprout pricing is based on the duration of content uploaded to its service, so pricing here is estimated based on a 45 minute episode.
|Price||$12.00 per month||$18.00 per month||$24.00 per month|
|Number of podcasts||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Episodes||4 per month||8 per month||16 per month|
|Podcast website included|
|Use your own domain|
|IAB certified metrics|
|Republish to YouTube|
|Podcast network support|
|Create soundbite clips from episodes|
|Receive Bitcoin from listeners|