Episode Research & Planning

Plan your episodes and research your content using Captivate's episode planning and research tools.

Use our Chrome plugin to save links to your episodes and let Captivate automatically your research and notes to your episodes by dynamically building your show notes for you.

Captivate is the only host to include these features and the best part is, they're free to all podcasters!

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Captivate simplifies your podcast planning and research processes, meaning one less headache and more time to grow and monetize your show!

With Captivate there's no need for third-party tools to plan and research your episodes. Plan your episodes, and manage your Research Links within the platform. Production Notes, stay private for you and your guests to refer to when recording, Episode Details are pulled through to your episode show notes, when you hit Convert to Episode, along with your Research Links and guest details such as bios and social media links.

Inspiration can strike at any time, which is why Captivate created the Research Links Browser Extension. Next time you're online and stumble across an article that would be ideal for your podcast, save the article with our extension and it will become available in Research Links, which you can then add to your Episode Ideas.

Start Your Free Trial and start seamless planning and researching your episodes today!

Captivate's Podcast Episode Research & Planning Features

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Episode Planning

Plan your episodes, connect research links from across the web, add private production notes, link guests to episodes and print or email your episode plans to your team, guests, and more.

Then, convert your planned episodes to live episodes with one click - goodbye copy and paste!

Plus... Captivate will build your show notes for you automatically from your plan!

Dynamic Show Notes Builder

Save hours per week with Captivate's Dynamic Show Notes Builder, making creating discoverable and useful show notes so much more efficient.

By pulling in data from across your podcast dashboard (such as episode plans, guest details, research links, marketing, and sponsor links), Captivate will automatically construct useful show notes and publish them to your podcast episodes.

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Research Links Browser Extension

Using Captivate's Research Links feature, you can easily collate links and add them to your episode plans or directly to your show notes.

Deep research equals high-quality episodes. Now you can achieve that quality in a fraction of the time, and link all relevant episode links to guests, episodes, and planned productions.

Download Captivate's Podcast Research Tool extension for Chrome and save any link to your podcast research!

Research links

It's always great to be able to link out to sites and resources that are mentioned in that episode.

Not only does this make it easy for the listener to read about the topics discussed, but it helps your show notes stand out and act as a deep-dive resource. Add Research Links at any stage of your workflow.

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Looking to monetize your podcast?

Our full-service monetization features allow you to start making revenue through
Memberships and One-Off Tips today.

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Memberships

Monetizing your podcast through memberships can provide a reliable source of income. Create a community and increase listener loyalty. Podcast memberships can also give you the flexibility to experiment with different pricing models and adjust your offerings to meet the needs of your audience.

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Tips

Looking for a way to earn revenue from your podcast without committing to ongoing membership programs? By giving your listeners the option to support your show with a Tip, you can generate income while maintaining flexibility in your monetization strategy.

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SUPPORT WITH
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Exclusive Content

Behind-the-scenes access to your listeners. Offer value and exclusivity that encourages your audience to support your show financially. Attract and retain sponsors by demonstrating the engagement and loyalty of your audience.

Early Access Content

Offering early access content can be a great way to monetize your podcast while rewarding your most dedicated listeners. Create a sense of exclusivity and build a stronger connection with your audience. Attract and retain sponsors by demonstrating the engagement and loyalty of your audience.

Choose Your Plan

All plans include a free no-obligation 7-day trial.
You'll get unlimited access to all features from day one, with no need to upgrade (ever!)

For Custom Plans or need over 150,000 downloads per month, please email [email protected] who can help.

For Custom Plans or need over 150,000 downloads per month, please email [email protected] who can help.

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