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Introducing: Captivate Insider

Introducing Captivate Insider, covering news, feature release round-ups and behind-the-scenes of the Captivate.fm podcast hosting, analytics & marketing platform by Rebel Base Media.

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Introducing: Captivate Insider

Introducing Captivate Insider, covering news, feature release round-ups and behind-the-scenes of the Captivate.fm podcast hosting, analytics & marketing platform by Rebel Base Media.

The Importance of a Podcasting Vision

Do you have a podcasting vision? And I don't mean “Sure, I'll have a bazillion downloads and be an ‘entrepreneur' in 4 days” – I mean a brand vision, because that's what you are – you're a brand and every brand has a vision. Let's dive in…

Why Won’t My Listeners Engage With Me?

We're so often enamoured by a spike in downloads that we forget that the real goal with a podcast is to build an engaged set of listeners. But, engagement is hard and there's one big thing you're probably doing wrong, in my opinion, when it comes to listener engagement.

3 Lessons I’ve Learned from over 1,100 Episodes

I've produced over 1,100 podcast episodes over the last five years and no matter the show, the topic or the outlet, three lessons recur time and again: patience, personal critique and humility – three keys to podcasting longevity.

Spotlight: Rick Clemons, 40 Plus: Real Men. Real Talk.

Life isn't always easy, but the thing that separates out those who succeed from those who don't is their willingness to step up and make bold choices. That's why today, I'm shining a spotlight on my friend Rick Clemons, the bold move expert!

Spotlight: Garry Aylott, Spark of Rebellion

Five years ago I was coerced into creating my first podcast, a duet of a show with my friend Garry Aylott, host of the UK's finest Doctor Who podcast and also, our own Star Wars weekly show, Spark of Rebellion. Without this guy, I wouldn't be doing a single thing that I'm doing now!

5 Years of Podcasting in Retrospect

5 years ago today I launched my first ever personally branded podcast with immense support from the podcasting community. Today, I’m looking back with gratitude AND re-publishing that first episode so that you can hear the change – because our first time is always awkward!

Spotlight: Carm Capriotto, Remarkable Results

I'm a firm believer in podcasters building and acting like, from day one, a brand. And a brand is more than audio, a brand is an experience which is why, as part of my International Podcast Day celebrations, I'm spotlighting one of the best niche podcasters in the world, Carm Capriotto!

Spotlight: Steve Lazarus, Your London Legacy

As we approach International Podcast Day, I'm spending the next week or so highlighting independent podcasters who I feel are doing a great job of building a brand around their voice – first up, Steve Lazarus from Your London Legacy.

Do Big-Name Guests Really Boost Downloads?

The interview format is rife in certain niches and done well, it can be a wonderfully engaging format. But, wait a second before chasing that “big-name” guest – will it really do anything for your download numbers?

9 Unconventional Ways to Grow Your Podcast

Grow Your Podcast Today!

I'm not a podcast guru. I just try things and I'm fortunate enough to work with thousands of podcasters at Rebel Base Media who also try things. These are the things that we have found work.

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The thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news. This short-form show typically runs for between 7 and 15 minutes and releases every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Usually a solo show, every now and then, the show features expert podcast industry guests and release bonus episodes as the podcast industry continues to grow and develop.