API: Episode Messages

The Episode Message object

Listeners can talk to episode authors by sending them public textual Messages. A message has the following properties:

Property Type Description
message_id Numeric Unique message identifier
episode_id Numeric Unique episode identifier
text String Textual message
created_at Timestamp The timestamp at which the message was sent
author_id Numeric Message author’s user
author_username String Message author’s username
author_fullname String Message author’s display name
author_site_url String Message author’s public URL on Spreaker’s website
author_image_url String Message author’s small image URL
author_image_original_url String Message author’s original size image URL
author_is_owner Boolean true if the message author is the owner of the episode
app_name String The name of the app used to send the message
app_url String The URL to get the app used to send the message

Retrieving an Episode’s Messages

GET /v2/episodes/EPISODE-ID/messages

Authenticated: no

This API returns a paginated list of Messages left on a given Episode. The list of messages is sorted anti-chronologically, from the most recent to the oldest.


curl https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/7912694/messages
    "response": {
        "items": [{
            "message_id": 11204011,
            "episode_id": 7912694,
            "text": "Next Radio :radio: ! Podcasting \ud83c\udf99!",
            "created_at": "2016-03-03 01:15:43",
            "author_id": 8264480,
            "author_username": "gnaudio",
            "author_fullname": "Gail Nobles",
            "author_site_url": "https://www.spreaker.com/user/gnaudio",
            "author_image_url": "https://d1bm3dmew779uf.cloudfront.net/large/8d9645fcb02cc1da8fb5ce1ed98c4117.jpg",
            "author_image_original_url": "https://d3wo5wojvuv7l.cloudfront.net/images.spreaker.com/original/8d9645fcb02cc1da8fb5ce1ed98c4117.jpg",
            "author_is_owner": false,
            "app_name": "iPad",
            "app_url": "https://itunes.apple.com/app/id388449677"
        }, {
            "message_id": 11201716,
            "episode_id": 7912694,
            "text": "Thank you for listening!",
            "created_at": "2016-03-02 23:02:02",
            "author_id": 8114541,
            "author_username": "spreakerliveevents",
            "author_fullname": "Spreaker Live Show",
            "author_site_url": "https://www.spreaker.com/user/spreakerliveevents",
            "author_image_url": "https://d1bm3dmew779uf.cloudfront.net/large/da9b085ab425d819e5de6f978487a487.jpg",
            "author_image_original_url": "https://d3wo5wojvuv7l.cloudfront.net/images.spreaker.com/original/da9b085ab425d819e5de6f978487a487.jpg",
            "author_is_owner": true,
            "app_name": "Desktop",
            "app_url": "https://www.spreaker.com/download"
        "next_url": null

Leaving a Message

POST /v2/episodes/EPISODE-ID/messages

Authenticated: yes

The API POST /v2/episodes/EPISODE-ID/messages supports these parameters:

Parameter Type Description
text String Required. Max length: 4000


curl -X POST -H "Authorization: Bearer OAUTH-TOKEN" -F "text=Hello world!" https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/EPISODE-ID/messages

Deleting an Episode’s Message

DELETE /v2/episodes/EPISODE-ID/messages/MESSAGE-ID

Authenticated: yes

Delete the given episode’s message. This requires the request to be authenticated with the message or episode author’s credentials. A user can delete messages sent from him or herself, or messages left on their own episodes.


curl -X DELETE -H "Authorization: Bearer OAUTH-TOKEN" https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/7912694/messages/11201716

Reporting Abuse

POST /v2/episodes/EPISODE-ID/messages/MESSAGE-ID/report-abuse

Authenticated: yes

Report the specified episode message as spam or claim that it is violating Spreaker’s terms and conditions. Reported messages will be checked by Spreaker’s staff within 1 working day.


curl -X POST -H "Authorization: Bearer OAUTH-TOKEN" https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/EPISODE-ID/messages/MESSAGE-ID/report-abuse