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© Copyright 2021 Mark Asquith
Mark Asquith, Rebel Base Media presents
The Podcast Accelerator
Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the show that helps busy podcasters to grow their audience in specific, actionable ways. I’m your host Mark Asquith, that British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of (Rebel Base Media), the podcast tech company that creates (Captivate.fm), (Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites), (Poductivity) & (Rebel Base Studios). 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 plus YouTube, now go dive into the episodes and never forget the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - Podtrac - Chartable -
October 4, 2021
Effective vs Efficient Podcasting
If you're not progressing in your podcasting as fast you think you should be, but feel busier than ever, maybe you're focussing on the wrong thing - you should focus on being effective, not just efficient.
September 20, 2021
Podcast Overwhelm Coping Tactics
The one principle that I've used for almost ten years to avoid podcast overwhelm.
September 6, 2021
Test Your Podcasting Tolerances
Struggling with podcast overwhelm? Listen to this.
August 23, 2021
A Podcast Network Business Plan to Copy
You don't need big numbers to monetise your audio influence. You just need a plan. Try this one.
August 19, 2021
Introducing Cross-Promotional Feed Drops & Network Features for Every Captivate Podcaster
For the full Captivate cross-promotional feed drops and network product release notes, check out the blog post here:
August 16, 2021
New Captivate Feature Announcement Coming Up
This week is Captivate's second birthday and to celebrate we're running our annual three-hour growth summit over on our YouTube channel. Entitled Ready, Set, Grow!, the event will feature three amazing speakers and during the summit, I'll be announcing and demo-ing a huge new range of Captivate features to help you, the indie podcast creator and audio influencer, to grow and monetize your audience.
August 9, 2021
3 Signs of a Great Podcast Coach
Last week I spoke to you about the three big "sins" of podcast coaching; the three red flags that you should look out for when hiring or working with a podcast coach.
August 2, 2021
Fire Your Podcast Coach (The 3 Podcast Coach Sins)
Is it time to fire your podcast coach? Honestly, yeah it probably is. Here are three signs it's time...
July 19, 2021
Is Your Ego Ruining Your Podcast's Growth?
When you start a podcast you're full of guts and gusto but, unless you choose to develop yourself and grow, is it possible that you can become a big part of why your podcast doesn't achieve the success you dreamed of?
July 9, 2021
What Podcast Marketing Posts Work Best on LinkedIn?
Now I'm no expert on LinkedIn, but when my long-time friend Jonathan Baillie-Strong asked me what types of posts I've seen work best on LinkedIn for podcast marketing, I had to dive in. For me, it comes down to what type of media you publish and how you title it...
July 2, 2021
How to Handle Guest No-Shows
Michael Herst asked me during our Podcast Launch Accelerator office hours on Facebook how to handle it when a guest drops out, both from a content perspective and whether you should re-publish an old episode, plus from a guest management perspective.
June 30, 2021
Listener Notification - Format Change
A quick update on the format of The Podcast Accelerator. Moving to longer-form Monday episodes from July 12th :) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - Podtrac - Chartable -
June 28, 2021
Introducing Captivate Podcast Growth Labs
Learn how to grow your podcast audience with Captivate Podcast Growth Labs.
June 25, 2021
Does Social Media Traction Depend on Your Podcast Topic?
Long-time friend Steph Fuccio asked this insightful question during one of our Podcast Launch Accelerator office hours sessions on Facebook - and I have a few thoughts on it.
June 21, 2021
Two Skills That Will Grow Your Podcast
Can you grow your podcast quickly without relying on quick fixes? Sure. It's just about choosing the right skills to learn.
June 18, 2021
What Two Social Platforms Would You Pick to Promote Your Podcast?
This is a superb question from Michael Rodriguez! I'm a fan of social marketing but only when it fits our plans, our schedules and our goals. So, here's what I'd choose...
June 14, 2021
Click-Worthy Episode Titles
Episode numbers & your best entrepreneur mate's name in the episode title won't help your podcast to grow. Screens are small, attention is premium.
June 11, 2021
Can I Relaunch My Podcast?
Taruna asked me during our Podcast Launch Accelerator office hours on Facebook whether it was wise to relaunch her podcast because she's not promoted her show much and had a little time off. Let's dig into that!
June 10, 2021
Captivate 2.0 New Feature Run Down
This week we released Captivate 2.0 to podcasters across the globe. Let me be your personal changelog right here and update you on the whole list of new features!
June 7, 2021
A Personal Thank You Note
This week we release Captivate 2.0 after (over 6,500 people joined us for our YouTube reveal). It's been a humbling journey and today my only job is to say thank you to you, the ever-present podcaster, for your support. Your next steps I teach podcasting a lot, and usually for free. So, here's what I'd recommend you do next: Watch my free podcasting tutorials on YouTube: ( Learn how to launch your own podcast the right way, for free (plus a comprehensive download-and-keep crib sheet): () Ask me anything at all about podcasting over on Twitter: ( P.S. you can start engaging with your listeners using AWeber. It's free, no credit card required: ( This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - Podtrac - Chartable -