THE PODCAST ACCELERATOR

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Helping Busy Podcasters to Grow Their Audience in Specific, Actionable Ways

Monday, 9am UK

Long-form podcasting education

Friday, 9am UK

Podcaster audience questions

Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the show that helps busy podcasters to grow their audience in specific, actionable ways.

This short-form show typically runs for between 7 and 15 minutes and releases every Monday and Friday. Usually a solo show, every now and then, I’ll feature expert podcast industry guests and release bonus episodes as the podcast industry continues to grow and develop.

I can’t wait for you to join me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to for free in any app that supports podcasts, now go dive into the episodes and keep on captivating!

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How Long is Too Long for a Podcast?

Gareth Beardall this week asked me how long is TOO long for a podcast and you know, it's a very common question. So, let's find out.

The Worst Podcasting Advice I've Ever Heard

I once saw some advice from a podcast guru in their *paid* Facebook group telling someone who wanted to double their audience to produce twice as many shows to do it… need I say more?

What Is Dynamic Content Insertion?

There's been a lot of noise lately about podcast advertising and dynamic ad insertion (or content). Rightly so: DAI/DCI is a super exciting facet of podcasting that can make your content more relevant, timely and valuable. Here's my simple explainer!

3 Ways to Make A Better Podcast with Descript

Captivate now integrates with Descript, a super handy tool beloved by podcasters! Here are 3 ways to use our new direct integration to speed up your podcasting workflow.

Should I Create an Alexa Flash Briefing?

Friend and advisor to Captivate Evo Terra has started creating 60-second flash briefings for his show, Podcast Pontifications and it's something we've done for our shorter shows, too. What are the benefits, why create one and how can you produce one for your own podcast?

How to Deal with a Sudden Drop in Podcast Listeners

It happens to all of us somewhere down the podcasting road. A sudden or expected change in podcast downloads or a gradual decline in your audience isn't a death sentence for your podcast.

How Can I Use My Podcast to Drive Leads to My Business?

If your podcast complements your business, getting a steady flow of traffic between the two is crucial to your success. Here's how to use your podcast as a lead generation tactic.

Is Clubhouse a Podcast Marketing Game Changer?

It feels like every podcaster, entrepreneur and creator (+ Elon Musk) is on Clubhouse, the new audio-only, open-forum social media app. Is it here to replace podcasting? How can you use it to market your show? Is it even worth bothering about? Let's dive in!

Podcasting Q&A: Can I Use Copyrighted Music in my Podcast?

Can you use copyrighted music in your podcast? In this episode, I bring clarity, context and sense to podsafe music proceedings…

A Podcast Marketing Lesson from “The Log Guy”

Podcast marketing is a grind, that's true. But there are some fundamentals you should always consider to be your “true north”. I experienced something weird with a salesperson this week that got me thinking about the lesson it can teach us about podcast marketing fundamentals.

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.