Launch Your Podcast,
Attract Your First 100 Listeners
AND Cover Your Costs,
In Just 28-Days!


Free, Guided Podcast Launch Course

Free Online Podcast Course - Plus free cribsheet

The simple, bite-sized & jargon-free modules in this course walk through everything that you need to know about podcasting, explained by real people in human terms, while also showing you how to overcome the fear of hitting record, how to find the perfect topic for your podcast, removing all of the complexity of starting your podcast and showing you how to produce a quality show without worrying about the time required.

With accountability and support from the Captivate team and other podcasters just like you, creating a growth-ready podcast on your terms and helping that show to pay for itself has never been easier!

Also included is the most comprehensive podcast launch crib sheet that you'll find anywhere online plus access to the Podcast Launch Accelerator Facebook group for accountability and live sessions as well as a complete equipment & resources guide.

On top of that, get access to our pre-built templates, recording checklists and dedicated launch processes to save time, money and frustration!

This training will take you from zero to podcast launch in a clear, supported and proven way. It is easy to understand, simple to follow and includes concepts that you won't find anywhere else. And yes, it's completely free!

How to Start A Podcast Course


Who Is This Podcast Course For

Looking to go from idea to launch with a simple, clear plan?


Excited about setting your podcast up for success, from day one?

Tired of "gurus" selling you the next $97 podcasting course?

Considering quitting because you can never seem to launch?

Worried about being overwhelmed by a lack of time?

Excited to get listed in Apple, Spotify, Amazon & more?

Looking for the right mic choice and more, with no hassle?


Looking for someone to tell you exactly what to do, and when?

Being given lots of advice but no clear action?

Feeling lost with no one to help you on a regular basis?


Did you answer "yes" to any of those questions?

You already know that you could use some clear, straight-forward guidance.

You're struggling with one of these big four "podcasting stoppers"!

The Fear of
Failure Focus

Why you're struggling with imposter syndrome, worried about failing, or no one listening to how to finally press "record"!

The Content
Confusion Curse

Learn exactly what to talk about on your podcast and avoid the concern of talking about the wrong thing for your audience!

The Terminology

Learn quickly about the podcast technology you need, so that you never have to worry about it again (with no jargon in sight!)

The Overwhelming
Time Trap

Discover the workflow secrets that will stop you falling into the overwhelming time trap that most new podcasters fall into!

Let's Break It Down...

Phase One: Designing Your Podcast

Covering everything you need to know when starting a podcast. We go through everything step by step. Breaking it down into smaller, easier to digest chunks.

Phase one covers key aspects such as coming up with a podcast idea, choosing a name and catchy tagline, how to structure your podcast, where to source music, choosing your episode length and release schedule, plus so much more.

Phase Two: Understanding Podcast Technology
Phase Three: Building Your Podcast
Phase Four: Launching Your Podcast
Bonus: What To Do After Launch?

What Is The Free Crib Sheet?

Included in this how to start a podcast course is a free cribsheet

In the crib sheet you'll find:

Show notes templates, pre-recording checklists (for guests, too!), where to get music, intros, cover art & more.

Instant guidance on show formats, what to talk about and the microphone you need.

How to make the right decisions for your show and not feel overwhelmed or short on time.

A two-stage podcast launch checklist that sets your show up for growth from day one.


Meet Mark - Your Tutor

Expert Advice from Over a Decade in Podcasting

I’m Mark, a serial podcaster who works with thousands of podcasters just like you, every day, and has produced 1,300+ podcast episodes since 2013. I’ve been in the podcasting industry so long that people used to call me “That British Podcast Guy” and I live podcasting every single day as co-founder of podcast hosting, analytics & monetisation platform Captivate.

I have also educated on podcasting as an industry keynote speaker at flagship events including Podcast Movement, Podfest, The Podcast Show London, Harvard’s “Sound Education” and many more. I’m going to share the podcast launch knowledge that no-one is teaching you and that people all over the world trust me to educate on. I run a podcast hosting company and work in podcasting every single day and I created this course because I don’t want you to follow that online guru promising you results “for only $297”.

Everything here is free, no catches and no cost, ever.

Learn to Podcast Course FAQs

This course is available for anyone who wants to start a podcast but for whatever reason, eg can't think of a topic, not sure how podcasts work, confused about technology etc, is yet to launch. All you need is a willingness to learn and a passion for podcasts - we can help you with the rest.


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And That's Them Saying It...

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When a colleague launched her great sounding podcast, I was surprised she'd done it all herself. She raved about the Captivate course. I now know why! This free course, is the ultimate hand-holder as you navigate your way through launching your podcast. It helped me to have a professional sounding podcast, my production process is slick and I built a great community who supported the launch. Captivate's support team is also the best I've ever dealt with, quickly answering or troubleshooting any course related questions I had. I'm already planning for my next podcast!

Lee Griffith and Carrie-Ann Wade / How to Take the Lead

Our podcast for freelance social media managers (JFDI with The Two Lauras) would not have happened without The Podcast Launch Accelerator! The course provided everything we needed to know as complete beginners to podcasting so we could set up without needing any additional support. Following all the directions in the course, we were able to launch quickly and get to the No.1 spot in the Apple podcast charts on day one! The most mind-blowing thing about this programme is that it is free! We'd have paid a lot of money for this level of guidance!

Laura M / The Two Lauras


Mark guided me through the entire process from total novice to launching my very own professionally branded and now a highly regarded podcast, Your London Legacy, which is growing even as we speak and being listened to around the world. Without Mark's deep insight into the complex and competitive world of podcasting, which has many moving parts, I'd still be a wannabe podcaster. Instead, I am now founder and host and I'm loving it. Thanks, Mark for all of your advice and support every step of the way.

Steve Lazarus / Your London Legacy

Working with Mark and the team from day one has greatly helped me to build my influence as a niche podcaster in the automotive aftermarket. I've implemented many of the strategies I learned from Mark directly. Knowing what is around the next corner can be a challenge for any new endeavor. Mark has always been there to offer insights, guide and coach my next moves. The Academy has been a game-changer and greatly accelerated my progress!