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Build Your SaaS

144 EpisodesProduced by Transistor.fmWebsite

Interested in building your own SaaS company? Follow the journey of as they bootstrap a podcast hosting startup.


What's it really like to work at Transistor?

Helen, Jason, Jon, Justin, all squeezed into the podcasting closet to make an episode

  • 0:55 Jason's first podcast ever
  • 1:12 Helen's been on other podcasts: Startups for the Rest of Us, Indie Bites, Indie Worldwide
  • 3:06 Should we invest in the "auto publish to YouTube" feature?
  • 13:32 The best features the ones that feel like "magic" when a customer uses them
  • 18:46 The "wait and see" product development philosophy
  • 20:15 A new podcast website builder CMS and website designs
  • 23:34 Writing a new templating language in Liquid (Shopify)
  • 26:23 Our new CLI tool: receiver (built with Go)
  • 31:30 Making a few new podcast website themes
  • 31:57 Adding language localization for podcast websites (English, French, Spanish)
  • 34:30 How we run our weekly team meetings
  • 35:44 New podcast website themes are out! (YouTube demo)
  • 40:39 For next week: what questions do you have for @jsonpearl and @helenryles?
  • 42:16 Patreon shout outs

What should we talk about next?

Thanks to our monthly supporters:

  1. Mitchell Davis from
  2. Marcel Fahle, ​​
  3. Alex Payne
  4. Bill Condo
  5. Anton Zorin from
  6. Mitch
  7. Harris Kenny, Intro CRM podcast
  8. Oleg Kulyk
  9. Ethan Gunderson
  10. Chris Willow
  11. Ward Sandler, Memberspace
  12. Russell Brown,
  13. Noah Prail
  14. Colin Gray
  15. Austin Loveless
  16. Michael Sitver
  17. Paul Jarvis and Jack Ellis, Fathom
  18. Dan Buda
  19. Darby Frey
  20. Brad from Canada
  21. Adam DuVander
  22. Dave Giunta (JOOnta)
  23. Kyle Fox

Want to start a podcast on Transistor? Justin has a special coupon for you: get 15% off your first year of hosting:

★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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