University podcast hosting and analytics

Backtracks has developed tailor-made technology for podcasters, educational institutions, and researchers. Get the ultimate podcasting solution.

Next level podcast analytics and hosting

Ultra-sleek modern customizable podcast player (it matches your branding), unlimited podcast storage and episodes, scheduled publishing, real-time advanced analytics, hosted web podcast pages, accurate super human podcast transcriptions, and more...

Does your organization have researchers, students, professors, developers, and/or staff members looking to create a podcast? Perhaps improve an existing series?


Backtracks lets you focus on your content. Our platform helps your stories mean business.


Real-time Podcast Analytics

Get the world's most detailed and actionable set of podcast analytics built on Backtracks' open source OPA standard. Podcast publishers, listening apps, aggregators, ad networks, etc. can finally know, understand, and even predict their audience's listening and consumption behavior across native mobile apps, on the web, etc.


Beautiful Embeddable Player

Use Backtracks' beautiful customizable and responsive embeddable audio player. Our modern, fast, flexible, and feature-rich player is equally at home on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device and matches your branding.


Simple & Secure Hosting

Backtracks makes it easy to host media files with unlimited bandwidth and storage. It only takes a few minutes to get started with a new or existing podcast.


Global Media CDN

Backtracks has a globally distributed media specific cache and content delivery network optimized for podcasts and audio files. Files and audio are served from the fastest location for your users using the optimal format for their device or browser automatically.


Advanced API

Leverage our rich set of REST APIs and platform SDKs to integrate with and extend Backtracks into your existing and new systems and workflows. Built by developers for developers.


Built for Web Scale

Backtracks is built for big data and scale. Whether you're just getting started or have established properties with millions of listens, Backtracks' is ready for every stage of your evolution with a highly-available world-wide infrastructure and advanced features to like SSO, team permissions, and more.

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30% off for universities, schools, teachers, researchers,
students, open source software, and non-profits

Podcasting can expand the audience of your work and personal brand through an alternate (and in some cases more approachable) medium. We want to make it easier for you to get your voice out into the world.


Get the data behind the story

Historically podcasters and advertisers could not tell if someone that downloaded a podcast actually played it. Not only can Backtracks Podcast Analytics tell you if that download resulted in a play, we collect an extraordinary depth of audio and listener data. Learn what's working and what's not in your podcast content and ads. Get an unfair advantage with the ultimate in podcast analytics. Data can be a beautiful thing.

Open Podcast Analytics (OPA)

Open Podcast Analytics (OPA)

The open source podcast analytics standard

Backtracks' Podcast Analytics is built on open source standards for podcast and audio analytics. Open Podcast Analytics (OPA) aims to be the rising tide that lifts all boats when it comes to podcast analytics and it was started right here at Backtracks.

Multi channel


Get data across web, mobile, client, and server scenarios. Use a particular website player, have an RSS feed for your podcast, your own servers, a custom mobile app? Don't worry, we've got you covered and of course Backtracks Podcast Analytics works with the Backtracks Player.


Data + Intelligence

Backtracks' intelligent podcast and audio analytics lets you search, slice, dice, and dig your way to a deeper understanding of your listeners and audio content.

Big data

Big data, small payloads

Send less and get more when it comes to metadata in Backtracks. Instead of sending large data payloads, Backtracks allows you to send a placeholder for data that we then fill in and expand without any impact to your systems or users. Imagine a real-time big data mail merge for your media and analytics.

Podcast listenership is growing

of the US population listens Spotify music monthly

of the US population listen to podcasts monthly

% of US population 12+ that have listened to a podcast in last month

Sources: Edison Research, et. al.

Ready to get started?

Start new or import your existing content today and give Backtracks a try.