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Substack offers the simplest way to get started with audio, and the best place to grow a business around it.
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“After only a few months on Substack, we have multiple times more subscribers than we ever had during our time on Patreon, and we can see there's still lots of room for growth.”
– Berny Belvedere, Arc Digital
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Podcasting – but with email.
Pair podcast episodes with your writing. Or bring your newsletter to life by adding short audio notes, reading aloud to subscribers, or sharing new music.
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A direct relationship with listeners.
On Substack, you’re not podcasting into a void. Email subscriptions create direct relationships with listeners. Comments and community threads connect subscribers.
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One click publishes to all the major apps.
Distribute episodes simultaneously through email, and all the major apps (including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts). No hassles with coding or plugins.
“I've had so much great feedback about combining written text and audio... I love that Substack allows you to combine formats, it’s so much more accessible.”
– Florence H. R. Scott, Ælfgif-who?
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The easy way to get started with audio.
No need for long episodes, hefty edits, or expensive equipment. Keep it simple and record audio directly in the Substack editor.
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A Message
Patti Smith
1:46
Share personal messages with voice
Musician, author, and poet Patti Smith regularly sends audio clips to subscribers, reflecting on travels and even singing.
Entrepreneurship is contagious
Matt Clancy
17:35
Start a lightweight podcast
Matt Clancy, an economist at Iowa State, publishes written research alongside a spoken exploration of his learnings.
Hild of Whitby
Florence H. R. Scott
9:01
Read posts aloud
Florence H. R. Scott, a historian from Leeds, UK brings written posts to life by reading them in their own voice.
Friday night mini-pod recap
Ariel Helwani
9:21
Live dispatches from behind the scenes
Ariel Helwani narrates the latest news and shares his thoughts on big fights as they are happening.
“I loved using the audio feature. It was a real raw way to get my thoughts on that night's fights out fast and in a digestible format to the audience, and it couldn't have been easier. The feedback I got for it was great.”
– Ariel Helwani, Helwani Nose
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