Hot Pod

News about Podcasts and On-Demand Audio

About the Hot Pod Membership

Support Hot Pod by becoming a member, and go deeper into podcast-land.

When you become a member, you get three things:

More News, Analysis, and Writing. Things are picking up in the podcast industry, and not everything is going to make it into the free weekly Hot Pod newsletters. Drops on Saturday mornings ET.

Hot Pod Dossier. I’m opening up one of my reporting tools for members: my spreadsheets containing key numbers about podcast companies and the podcast space that I gather when I research the space.

Members-Only Forum. Meet other Hot Pod readers, discuss the latest news, connect, and maybe collaborate.

You can donate at two different levels, depending on your ability:



If you prefer to donate annually, you can do so at two levels: $60/year and $84/year.


What do you use to process credit card transactions?

I use Memberful, which is the same platform used by Gimlet Media, Ben Thompson’s Stratechery, and The Timmerman Report. It’s safe, secure, and really, really easy to navigate. Payments are secured by Stripe.

How can I cancel my subscription?

Sorry to see you go! Okay, so to cancel, you need to go to the Home Page and look for the widget on the right side called “Member Account.” If you’re signed in, click the “Account” link, then the “Subscriptions” tab, and then click “Turn off auto-renewal.” You won’t be charged next month, and your access to The Thing will end on that billing cycle.

If you’re still having trouble, write me:

I don’t live in the United States. Can I still sign up?

Hot Pod lives on the Internet. So yes, you can!