Episode 302

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17th Jan 2022

How to Get More Listener Engagement

We all want more "engagement" on our podcasts but the word itself poses some challenges and leaves us fighting for broad strokes of interaction that we just can't scale. But we can fix it.

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Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the thrice-weekly show that brings you podcast education, industry insights and straight-talking reactions to podcasting news.

I’m your host Mark Asquith, The British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, the podcast tech company that creates the Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites, Poductivity, Rebel Base Studios & Captivate.fm, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host where you can get your first month of podcast hosting for just one dollar and transfer an existing podcast in, completely free.

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RÖDE Procaster

Today I'm telling your about something that I’ve used since day ONE of podcasting back in 2013 (or 2012? I’m not sure anymore) and that is my RÖDE Procaster microphone! It’s rare that I recommend hardware because my love is more about software and the content/marketing side of podcasting but wow, this mic has served me SO well. I’ve tried ALL sorts of mics over the years and this one has never let me down. It’s an XLR mic so it’s not something that you can plug straight into a computer like you can the Samson Q2U or ATR 2100 (all amazing mics) but for the budget, this mic was the best pound-for-pound contender for me and my voice and it could be for you, too. It’s a dynamic mic so you have to be up close to it but it will keep a lot of the background noise or echo out of the recording, too.

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The Podcast Accelerator, Learn How to Grow Your Podcast
Helping busy podcasters to grow their audience in tested, actionable ways.
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 co-founder of https://www.captivate.fm">Captivate.fm, a podcast hosting, analytics, marketing & monetisation platform that focusses solely on helping the serious independent podcaster to grow their audience & leverage their audio influence.

I've been podcasting since 2012, have produced over 1,400 episodes, built a podcasting business that helps tens of thousands of podcasters and am a regular speaker at podcasting events across the globe, including Podcast Movement, Podfest and Harvard's "Sound Education" event - in short: I live and breathe independent podcasting full-time.

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