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“Good timber does not grow with ease:
The stronger wind, the stronger trees;” Douglas Malloch


for craft-loving, indie podcasters


Make your show better with Timber

What?! How can a podcast hosting service promise to make your show better?

Host with us and get two professional podcast reviews a year for the cost of hosting. Industry experts will listen to your show and tell you what you can do to stand out in the noisy, competitive world of podcasts.

Nothing works better at attracting an audience than having a great show. Let us help you get there. It’s in the name “Timber.” We’re building together.

Finely Crafted Hosting

A digital tool shop to manage your show

Drive-by listens or loyal fans?

Sure downloads, yes. Every hosting platform gives you those. We give you unique listener reports by day, week, and month. Seeing unique listeners trend up or down vs total downloads tells you whether your show is sticky or churning listeners.

“My episodes have never shown as unavailable. There’s never been a 500 error with any of my episodes, and I’ve had no issues with the service as a hosting provider. I like the way they organized their data. I like the aesthetic of the back end.”

Tanner Campbell — Podcast Expert, Host, Podcasting Sucks

A clean workspace

We aren’t done adding features, but we believe in the maxim of “the right tool for the job.” Podcast hosting services aren’t the best website makers, link shorteners, or ad pitch pdf designers. We’ll keep your workspace clean and tidy and not cluttered with tools you never use.

“The service looks fantastic! It’s very easy to use and has some really nice features. Everything you need, and none of the stuff you don’t!”

Andrew Haworth — Host, Photo 365

Meet successful podcasters

We’ve profiled dozens of successful podcasters for our stories, and we’ve never met one that isn’t part of a community of other successful podcasters. When you join Timber, you’ll be invited to our private Discord community that already includes successful creators. It’s an inspiring place to be.

“Indie podcasters need to be at the top of their games to compete with the industry’s big names and big money. Timber helps them get there by offering feedback on everything from audio quality to story structure, and creating a supportive community to ask questions and share ideas.”

Jenna SpinelleJournalism instructor and Timber contributor

“Podcasters need constructive, high-quality feedback if they want to grow — but your friends and fans will only tell you so much. The smart, positive Discord community at The Edit is a tremendous value for creators, and I love helping them improve their podcasts.”

Eric Johnson — Host, Follow Friday


During our initial launch phase Timber has one price:


For this price, you can host:

  • As many podcasts as you need, downloaded
  • as many times as your listeners want, with
  • as many users as you need to get your work done.


  • Two written professional feedback sessions a year in our feedback service, The Edit (a $300 value).

Yes, let’s assume there’s some fine print that we don’t want big networks using a single account for all their shows or for you to share your login information around to all your friends. But the idea is you’re a podcaster or podcast team and the price is the price.


Chris Hickman is a veteran startup software expert who cut his teeth at Microsoft. Jon Christensen is a veteran startup software expert who has built products for over 35 startups. Together in 2018 and ’19, we hosted over 100 episodes of Mobycast, a podcast about how to build highly scalable, reliable, top quality software. During this time, we realized two things:

  1. The tools and software we were using to create Mobycast could benefit from some of the very things we were teaching.
  2. Building a podcast audience is hard. And it’s the one thing that everyone wants help with.

So in 2020, we started building Timber. It’s already sleek and scalable, and as we add new features we always ask ourselves one question: will this new feature help you get new listeners?

Use Timber today to host your podcast