Podiant began with Mark’s frustration with another podcast hosting company. He wanted to build a platform that would make posting podcast episodes quick and easy, but would also give each podcast a good-looking, responsive website with an embeddable web player.
The site was officially launched in March 2017 with a pay-what-you-want model. Later that year, the business model pivoted to a more traditional paid tier, with a free Community membership available to eligible creators. The Community plan was discontinued on New Year’s Day, 2020.
The website now hosts hundreds of podcasts and networks from around the world, and is a recognised hosting service, garnering industry praise and press coverage.