Question: Can I publish a private episode that will not appear in Apple Podcasts or any of the major directories, but I can still share it to other places such as on Patreon?

Answer: Yes. 

  • Episodes marked a 'Private' will not be included in your RSS feed and will not be visible on your site or in embed players. 
  • You can share private episodes using the share menu options and take advantage of the Simplecast publishing tools, the embed players, Recast and most importantly, you still get analytics for private episodes.

How To Publish a Private Episode:

  1. Click the 'Add Episode' button in the top-right of your dashboard.
  2. Upload Audio File & Fill in All Sections.
  3. Scroll to 'Additional Options'.
  4. In 'Episode Privacy', click the tab labeled 'Private (Hide from RSS).
  5. Click 'Save Draft' and proceed to Publish & Schedule Screen.

Note: You can change a previously published episode from Public to Private at any time by going to 'Episodes' and clicking on episode thumbnail. Select 'Edit Details' and change from Public to Private (Hide from RSS). Save Changes. 

How To Share a Private Episode:

  1. Click 'Episodes' in Menu Bar
  2. Click Episode Thumbnail labeled 'Private' (use Filters to sort all Private episodes).
  3. Choose sharing method option in panel labeled 'Episode Promotion'

Use this link to share private episode where you choose. It will automatically embed a player in Patreon, WordPress and most websites.


Customize the embed players or generate 'Recast' to share audiograms.

Social media sharing links or directly download the MP3 file to share via email, etc.

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