33 episodes

Captivate is a podcast hosting, analytics and monetization platform dedicated to helping the serious independent podcaster to grow an influential audio brand.

Every week we’ll be chatting to the team to get an insight into designing and developing our features, what we’re building next, our views on what’s happening in the podcasting industry PLUS giving you some tips on making the most of Captivate along the way.

Enjoy and happy podcasting.

Captivate Insider Captivate Audio Ltd

    • Technology
    • 4.4 • 5 Ratings

Captivate is a podcast hosting, analytics and monetization platform dedicated to helping the serious independent podcaster to grow an influential audio brand.

Every week we’ll be chatting to the team to get an insight into designing and developing our features, what we’re building next, our views on what’s happening in the podcasting industry PLUS giving you some tips on making the most of Captivate along the way.

Enjoy and happy podcasting.

    Make Sure Your 2023 Gets Off to a Flying Start by Planning Your Podcast Goals Now

    Make Sure Your 2023 Gets Off to a Flying Start by Planning Your Podcast Goals Now

    A review of Courageous Content Live then onto our thoughts and recommendations on how you can start planning your podcast goals for next year now with some tried and tested do’s and don’ts.

    • 54 min
    Improve Your Podcast SEO with Google Podcasts Manager PLUS Some Spooky Halloween Recommendations

    Improve Your Podcast SEO with Google Podcasts Manager PLUS Some Spooky Halloween Recommendations

    Welcome to episode 30. I'm joined by our SEO Manager Sarah to chat about Google Podcasts Manager and how to use the data extracted for your own shows PLUS a run down on Captivate's platform updates and some podcast recommendations just in time for Halloween.

    • 48 min
    Designing and Building Our Recent Big Update - AMIE 2.0

    Designing and Building Our Recent Big Update - AMIE 2.0

    Welcome to Episode 29! I'm joined once again by our developer Pierre as we talk about the design and technical process that went into our recent big update - AMIE 2.0. We've added some great features and functionality to how you use and manage dynamic content so we give you some insight into how we designed and built those along with how you can start using them today, for free, in your Captivate workflow.

    • 50 min
    Our Run Down of Podcast Movement 2022

    Our Run Down of Podcast Movement 2022

    After a short bout of Covid, we're back and this week talking about Podcast Movement 2022 which wrapped just over a week ago. I'm joined by Sarah McDowell, our Head of SEO, to give you our thoughts on the conference and what we're looking forward to at next year's event.

    • 40 min
    Podcast Movement 2022 Preview & How to Make the Most Of It

    Podcast Movement 2022 Preview & How to Make the Most Of It

    As Podcast Movement 2022 is just around the corner, I've grabbed our MD Mark Asquith who has attended PM many times, to give you a primer so you can get the most out of the event.

    • 44 min
    Growing and Retaining Your Listenership Through Thoughtful Engagement

    Growing and Retaining Your Listenership Through Thoughtful Engagement

    Danny Brown joins me this week as we chat about engaging with your listeners to make sure they stick with you from early adopters or how to turn those lurkers into engaged supporters and advocates of your podcast.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

rhino73737733 ,

Amazing PODCAST!

So cool to see all the behind the scenes stuff! Love it! Keep up the good work!!!!

Floydini121212 ,

Excellent Pod Host, Disappointing Pod

I'm a podcaster who uses Captivate as a host for my show and I absolutely love it!

The Captivate Insider podcast is not good though. I've just listened to eps 18-20 (although I stopped listening around halfway on each) and they are not helpful.

The episodes are slow to start and there is no compelling hook a the beginning of each ep.

More importantly, the guest on each ep shares things that are true, but are either so specific to them or so generic that I leave the ep with no actionable takeaway for my own show. i.e. I can learn some generic advice about podcast post-production software or video podcasting, but I've learned nothing that will help me do my podcast better (which I assume is the aim of this show).

At best, these convos can help frame the listener's mentality toward a certain aspect of podcasting, but I'm disappointed that the discussion doesn't go any further. It just stays generic.

Frame my understanding, and then give me specific advice or resources that will help me be a better podcaster.

RadioFreeKipper ,

Your next level

Mark Asquith has rightfully established himself as “thee” go-to in the WORLD of podcasting — and his colleague Kieran has been instrumental in helping a generation of podcasters up their game. Now, they take us inside the workings of an inspiring startup with lessons we can marvel at while learning things we can do better in our own projects. As with previous titles past, present and future — THANKS AGAIN TEAM!!!

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