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What is Pager? Pager is a private podcast platform. It's a web-based platform to create, host, share, analyze, and listen to all your audio stories within your team, company, or community.

Can we integrate Pager into our current tool stack? Pager is a standalone tool, but sharing your audio stories (with a secure link) blends well with your current comms stack — Slack, Whatsapp, email, or wherever you share your content. Also, we offer an embedded player.

How many employees can use Pager? It depends on the plan you choose. Light includes 50 listeners, Basic 500 listeners, and Pro consists of 5000 listeners. Need more? Ask us for an enterprise quote.

On what browser does Pager work? Pager is entirely web-based and works on most browsers.

How private is a podcast hosted on Pager? With Pager, you get three options to share your episodes privately and still make it easy to access for your teams: Members-only web app, Share with a link, and Private RSS feed. We explained more in this article.

How much is Pager month? We like to keep it simple. We offer three paid tiers. You can get started with Pager for $29/month. See all plans here .

Do you only offer monthly subscriptions? No. You can select between monthly or yearly payments. You get two months free if you want to commit for a year.

Is there a free version of Pager? Not really. The first 14 days run as a free trial, but then you’ll be asked to choose a plan. Take two weeks to try everything out and ensure it works for you before choosing a paid subscription for you, your team, or the whole company.

Do I need a credit card to try Pager? No, you don’t need a credit card to take Pager for a spin. You get a 14-days-trial.

Is my data safe? We run Pager on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and our servers are located in Frankfurt, Germany. The AWS cloud infrastructure is designed to be one of the most secure cloud computing environments in the world. As well as the security features built into the AWS service , we have:

  1. 128-bit SSL encryption for all data transfers on our platform.
  2. Daily backups of all your data in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Security protocols where we work.

What is a private podcast? You can probably guess that internal or private podcasts aren’t available to anyone just from the name alone. You’re in power to select who can listen and engage with your podcasts. In the case of a company, it’s usually their employees.

How can you make a podcast private? Yes, you can make a podcast private.

Why private or internal podcasting? After a visual-heavy decade, we’re sliding into the era of voice, spoken word, and audio. Start private or company-internal podcasts and use their conversational, human, screen-free, and asynchronous nature. Private podcasts are one-on-one with everyone at scale.

What are the best private podcast platforms or apps? Best depends on your needs, but here are five ways to share a private podcast with your employees: Members-only app (UStudio, Storyboard, Podbean), Members-only web app (Pager), Share with a link (Pager), Private RSS feed (Pager, Transistor), Public RSS feed (Transistor, Anchor).

Can you share a private podcast on Apple Podcasts? Yes. See our guide here .

Can you share a private podcast on Spotify? No.

How do you share a private podcast in an RSS feed? You need a hosting service to publish a “hidden” podcast through the public RSS feed. Pager recently introduced this option. Need to know how to subscribe to a private podcast on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts? See here .

Can you record your podcast on your phone? Yes, that is possible. Please read our guide on remote recording on a budget here .

What’s the best podcast recording software? The easiest and cheapest way is any pre-installed voice memo app on your smartphone. There’s also a single or group recording tool built into Pager . Or you give Anchor by Spotify or Riverside a try.

How to record a podcast when not together? Remote recordings have become normal these days. As long as you pay attention to these three things, you will create the illusion that everyone is in the same room—even though you are not:

- record locally. You don’t want to be dependent on that wifi connection. - record separate audio tracks. Your editing self will thank you later. - record uncompressed audio files. You want unchanged quality.

Keep in mind that you can’t fix everything in post-production. The more you optimize your setting during the recording , the better the outcome.

Are podcasts live or recorded? The nature of podcasting is on-demand and therefore pre-recorded. But you can use live episodes if you attend an event or create a meet-up in person.

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