How to set up a private podcast using Transistor and Zapier

If you'd like to create a private podcast for your membership, you can do so using Transistor and Zapier.  Using Zapier will allow you to connect your membership site with your private podcast on Transistor.

To set up a private feed, you'll need a Transistor "Pro" or "Business" account.  We are recommending Transistor through an affiliate link, which means we earn a commission if you choose to purchase, at no additional cost to you.

IN THIS ARTICLE
Create a podcast Add a new episode
Connect Transistor and MemberSpace Remove canceled members

Step 1: Create a private podcast in Transistor

  1. Sign up for Transistor (or log in if you have an existing account).
  2. Click "Add a Show" at the top, right:
  3. Next, click "Configure a private podcast":
  4. Add your podcast details (i.e. title, description, artwork, etc.).
  5. After, click "Create Private Podcast" at the bottom: 

Step 2: Add your first episode to your private podcast

  1. Click "Add your first episode": 
  2. Upload your first podcast episode and add the details for that new episode.
  3. Determine when you would like to publish the episode > then click the "Save" button at the bottom:

Step 3: Connect MemberSpace and Transistor using Zapier

You'll need a Zapier account to set up this integration.

Once you create a new Zapier account or log in to an existing one, click the "Create Zap" button:

From there, you'll need to create a "Trigger."

  1. Search for MemberSpace and select it as the "Trigger."
  2. Select "New Membership" as the "Trigger Event":Set upv New Membership as the Trigger Event
  3. Next, click the "Continue" button.
  4. Connect your MemberSpace account > choose your website > click "Allow Access":Then, click "Continue":
  5. Select the Member Plans that can access the private podcast:
  6. Click "Continue" > "Test Trigger" to make sure it's working.

Next, you'll be asked to set up the "Action" event, i.e., what should Zapier do when a new member joins one of the plans you just selected in the "Trigger" event?

  1. Search for Transistor.fm and select it as the "Action."
  2. Select "Create Subscriber" as the "Action Event":Test action in Zapier
  3. Click "Continue" and sign in to your Transistor account.  You can find the API Key on your Transistor Account Page.
  4. After, click "Continue" > add your podcast details > click "Continue" again: 
  5.  Then, click "Test & continue" to make sure it's working

If it all looks good, you can publish the zap.

Step 4: Setup a Zap for Member Cancellations

When a member cancels, you want to make sure that their access to the private podcast in Transistor is also revoked.

To do this, click the "Create Zap" button again:

From there, you'll need to create a "Trigger."

  1. Search for MemberSpace and select it as the "Trigger."
  2. Select "Canceled Membership" as the "Trigger Event":Cancel Membership Trigger in Zapier
  3. Click "Continue" and complete the "Trigger" setup.

Next, you'll be asked to set up the "Action" event again, i.e., what should Zapier do when a member cancels one of the plans you just selected in the "Trigger" event?

  1. Search for Transistor.fm and select it as the "Action."
  2. Select "Remove Subscriber" as the "Action Event":
  3. Click "Continue" > choose your account > click "Continue" again.
  4. Add your podcast details and click "Continue":
  5. Finally, click "Test & continue" to make sure it's working.

Now, when a new member joins one of your selected MemberSpace Member Plans, they'll also receive an email inviting them to the private podcast on Transistor.

When a member cancels their membership, they will automatically have their Transistor private podcast access revoked as well.

You can find more info on how to set up a private podcast feed on the Transistor site.

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