Outage 11/3/19

We’re sorry for the inconvenience this morning, Hipcast systems were temporarily down. The development team was immediately notified and worked to identify and correct the issue as quickly as possible.

Per the development team: “File storage server failed and failover did not occur as expected, but since we keep 3 copies of all files, no data loss was experienced. We are actively looking into why the failover did not occur as it should have.”

The issue has been corrected and steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence. You should be able to access the service as usual. Please notify our support team if you need assistance.

iTunes Categories Updated

Apple iTunes has updated the categories available for your podcast feeds, which they had promised to do over the summer. While some new ones have been added, some older categories have been removed or made into sub-categories of new categories.


In order to comply with these new updated categories, Hipcast’s development team had to make some changes to our system.  You may need to go modify your category selections in Hipcast. Our development team has tried to automatically choose the correct new category for your podcasts as needed in order to prevent errors on your feed, but you should check and make sure that your podcast feeds are in the categories that you wish to choose.

If you are currently experiencing an error, and need further assistance, please contact our support team at support@hipcast.com

New iTunes Categories:


  • Books
  • Design
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Food
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts


  • Careers
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investing
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Non-Profit


  • Comedy Interviews
  • Improv
  • Stand-Up


  • Courses
  • How To
  • Language Learning
  • Self-Improvement


  • Comedy Fiction
  • Drama
  • Science Fiction



Health & Fitness

  • Alternative Health
  • Fitness
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Sexuality

Kids & Family

  • Education for Kids
  • Parenting
  • Pets & Animals
  • Stories for Kids


  • Animation & Manga
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Hobbies
  • Home & Garden
  • Video Games


  • Music Commentary
  • Music History
  • Music Interviews


  • Business News
  • Daily News
  • Entertainment News
  • News Commentary
  • Politics
  • Sports News
  • Tech News

Religion & Spirituality

  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Religion
  • Spirituality


  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nature
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences

Society & Culture

  • Documentary
  • Personal Journals
  • Philosophy
  • Places & Travel
  • Relationships


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fantasy Sports
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wilderness
  • Wrestling


True Crime

TV & Film

  • After Shows
  • Film History
  • Film Interviews
  • Film Reviews
  • TV Reviews



Scheduled Site Maintenance

At midnight tonight, we will be moving our DNS to a third party service hosted by our domain registrar. While we don’t expect any immediate issue from this change, it is possible that there will be an outage of up to an hour. Existing DNS servers will still continue to run for at least 72 hours afterwards to ensure the changes are propagated across the Internet.

Site Maintenance Update

Our development team has been working on issues related to support for blogging platforms and some other minor updates. These updates to Hipcast will be pushed to the site August 14, 2019, at 11 pm Central time. You may notice a minor interruption in service at that time.

2019-07-09 Service Updates

Some service updates from our development team:

  • There was an issue where going to the podcast feed, and clicking on the Episode Page link didn’t take you to the Hipcast Podcast Directory page for the episode. That has been corrected.  In developer speak: “Fixed RSS annotations to correctly link to Podcast pages in when someone browses your RSS xml.”
  • Corrected an issue with the Release Date and Time for each podcast episode. Default time zone has been set to US Central Time.

These features will be coming soon:

  • The ability to set your own default timezone for all of your podcast episodes in your account.
  • Unreleased episodes (those with a future release date) will be highlighted so it’s easy to tell which episodes are not yet released, per your selected release date and time for the podcast episode.