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Importing your podcast from Anchor (migration instructions)

You can easily transfer your podcast from Anchor to Transistor.

Once the import is complete, and you've updated Apple Podcasts, you'll be able to delete your old or Anchor account.

Step 1: Log into Transistor and click "Add show"

In the "My Shows" menu, click "Add show." You'll see a screen that looks like this:

Import your show from Anchor

You're going to be using the "Import an Existing Show" section.

Step 2: Log into Anchor

Now, we'll need to find your Anchor podcast's feed URL. 

Sign in to your Anchor account:

Step 3: Find your podcast's RSS feed in Anchor

Next, go to your Anchor podcast settings:

You'll see your RSS feed there. Select it and copy it.

Step 4: make your email the "owner" email

Anchor, frustratingly, puts their own email in as your podcast's admin contact.

You'll need to change it to your personal email by going to:
Scroll down to "RSS Distribution"
Click the button that says "Add email to RSS feed." "This allows you to verify your feed on other platforms."

Anchor: Add email to RSS feed. This allows you to verify your feed on other platforms.

Step 5: Switch to Transistor and add a show

In the "My Shows" menu, click "Add show." You'll see a screen that looks like this:

Import existing podcast

Under "Import an Existing Show" choose "I'd rather use my RSS feed."

Paste in your Anchor feed URL:

Paste your Anchor RSS feed here

Step 6: import your Anchor feed

Once you've pasted in your Anchor feed, click "Begin Import."

We'll import everything from Anchor:

All your show information
Your cover art
All of your audio files
All of your episode information

Step 7: forward (redirect) your old Anchor feed to Transistor

On Anchor, go back to your Podcast Distribution

Scroll down to "Advanced settings", to the Redirect URL section. Paste your new Transistor RSS feed URL in that box:

Forward Anchor RSS feed, 301 redirect, to new podcast hosting

Step 8: update your Show Settings in Transistor

Now, go to your Show Settings in Transistor, and update the following:

Owner email

You'll want to change "Owner email" to the e-mail associated with your Apple Podcast Connect account.

You'll also want to update your RSS feed on Spotify. (Watch this video)

Once Anchor initiates the forward, Apple will detect you as the new owner, and allow you to claim your show listing.

Step 9: you're done!

Once your show is imported, and iTunes, Overcast, Spotify, etc... are all pulling from your new podcast feed, you can delete your old Anchor account!

Note: after you've redirected your old RSS feed to your new Transistor feed, it's best to wait two weeks before you delete your old Anchor account.

Summary of the whole process:

Updated on: 04/08/2023

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