A Conversation with Mark Asquith: A Decade of Change in Podcasting
A deep-dive chat with the Captivate CEO and co-founder on where podcasting has come from, and where it's going next
Spend enough time in any industry, and you’ll start to identify the people who really know what they’re talking about versus those that just claim to. Mark Asquith, co-founder and CEO of podcast hosting platform Captivate, is definitely in the former camp.
A 10+ year veteran in the space, and host of multiple shows with over 1,000+ episodes, Mark is one of the most well-known and respected voices in the podcast industry. Known for his no-BS approach and his pushing back on gurus and so-called experts that deliver the kind of advice that actually holds podcasters back, any time spent talking with him about podcasting is a good one. The fact I get to work beside him at Captivate is a definite added bonus.
Recently, I sat down with Mark to chat to him about everything he’s seen in his more than 10 years in the industry. I wasn’t disappointed. We talked:
the changing face and challenges of monetization
the rise of gatekeepers
what independent podcasters need to do to succeed
the state of podcasting in 2023 and beyond
It’s a fascinating and insightful chat - enjoy.