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Launch, Grow & Monetise Your Podcast

With Us in The Podcast Host Academy

I know what you’re thinking: how do I create a show that’s quality, profitable, regular & fun? That’s what we’re all about! If you love our free content, this adds:

  • regular, live video coaching
  • multimedia courses & how-tos
  • time saving workflows & checklists
  • steps & actions to take
  • An amazing, supportive community


sound familiar?


You can’t find the time to record and edit, week in, week out. We can make this easier.


Mics, mixers, recorders, doodahs. We bust the jargon & show how it works.


Do you hate your voice? Do you think you’re boring? We can help you improve on both.


It’s hard to keep growing an audience, but you can win long term methods from us and the community.


It’s also hard to keep your content fresh, every week. We have tactics & tools to make this easier.


We love helping people with their shows, and creating legions of loyal fans. Join In!


& Grow Your Legion of Fanatical Fans


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Just a few of the things you'll learn:

  • Choose the right equipment
  • Setup & manage your own gear
  • Plan a show for success & profit
  • Gain confidence & presentation skills
  • Create compelling, addictive content
  • Sustainable, Hi-Quality Workflows
  • Tactics for short/long term planning
  • Simple & high quality editing tactics
  • 30+ Daily audience growth tactics
  • How to PRO your show!

“As someone who literally had no idea how to go about starting a podcast I am so glad I found Colin! If I hadn’t signed up…I know I would have become completely overwhelmed and would never have managed to bring my podcasting plans to fruition. I’m going to be honest and say that I worried about the monthly cost but I can safely say that it is indeed money well spent….If you want to concentrate on creating great content for your show, then get The Podcast Host (within The Podcast Host Academy!) to worry about everything else!”

Julie Christie
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Monthly Member

Try Out the Academy

Join the Academy monthly:

  • full courses
  • live Q&As
  • community
  • resources & tools
  • checklists & SOPs

$28 / month

Annual Member

Commit to your Show

Join as an Annual Member for:

  • full courses
  • live Q&As
  • community
  • resources & tools
  • checklists & SOPs
  • 2 Months Free!

$280 / year


Course Library


Everything from launch strategies to equipment setup. Learn quickly, easily, saving time and finding the right path.

Resource Library


You’ll have access to our full library of ebooks, resources & tools, from Skype checklists to interview email templates.

Live Classes


We’ll be doing a live Q&A session, every 2 weeks, so you can get your big questions answered when you need it.

Community forums


Access our private community of creative & passionate podcast hosts. We’ll be there too to share experience.

Take a Look at our Courses

Colin and Matthew have created hundreds of hours of audio, and grown dozens of shows, over more than a decade. That experience goes into every course in our catalog, along with more external experts.

Our courses include video to show you how, text to let you read, skim and revise, and audio to take on the go.  They include tasks, get you really learning and taking action.

Course Catalog


This isn’t a one-man-band community. The Podcast Host ltd. is a UK based business with a team of 4 staff and a network of contractors. The business earns it’s crust through our own range of shows, monetised through affiliate marketing, sponsorship and advertising. We also work with a select group of clients to help them grow their own shows.

Our full team will contribute, but the community is mostly supported by these two suspects:

Colin Gray

Colin Founded ThePodcastHost.com and has been teaching people how to podcast since 2007. He’s worked with Universities, businesses and hobbyists alike and started The Podcast Host to help as many people as possible get into Podcasting.

Colin writes, teaches and speaks internationally about all things media content. He’s also earned a PhD in digital education along the way. These days, he Podcasts through Podcraft and the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast. Who doesn’t like to talk bikes, after all!

Colin Gray
Matthew McLean

Matthew McLean

Matthew is the head of audio production at The Podcast Host, taking care of client podcasts and our own shows alike.

His background is in audio drama and can mostly be seen glued to a behemoth 30-track Audition session, tweaking sound effects, background music and a host of actor vocals.

He’s also an award winning podcaster thanks to his work on the Audio Drama Production podcast, which supports the entire Fiction Podcasting community.



“I only have great things to say about The Podcast Host. Not only in the quality of their production work, but also with their knowledge and insights around technology, equipment & advice in podcasting.”

Richard Brown
Director, The Property Voice


“Colin is the man when it comes to helping you launch a podcast or improving your podcasting skills. The online courses were invaluable and his advice along the way superb.”

Andrew Hart
Financial Advisor


“My experience with ThePodCastHost made my podcast launch possible. I overcame a lot of my fears early on. I highly recommend The PodCast Host to anyone. I owe The PodCast Host a tremendous debt of gratitude.”

Director, The Digital Wealth Digest

Simon Allison

Simon Allison, 
Partner, Specialist in Employment Law,
Blackadders LLP.

“Colin has been a massive help in setting up our series of podcasts. My colleagues and I went into the world of podcasting knowing nothing. However with Colin’s support, it turned a really legal podcast into something fresh and exciting. Colin was instrumental in assisting us, from assisting us with a theme tune to giving us useful content to use in our podcasts. We have turned from Podcast Plebs into to Podcast Prim-donnas! We would recommend Colin to anyone.”

Jackie Brambles

Jackie Brambles, 
Managing Director,
Broadstance Media.

“Despite my 30 years of experience in programme-making, Colin’s insight into what makes a podcast compelling is invaluable. I would strongly advise any first-time podcaster to bring The Podcast Host on board as your podcast coach, partner and safety net. Both he and Matthew were calm, reassuring and had endless patience whenever I stumbled and got me back up and running quickly, with even more knowledge as a bonus.

I honestly wouldn’t make a podcast without them and I’d strongly suggest, neither should you!”


The Podcast Host Academy is full of guides, resources, tools and tips, all aimed at helping you to create the best Podcast you possibly can.

Once you have that top quality show, we’ll help you make it sustainable, profitable and fun!

Have a look at the video opposite to find out what’s on offer.


Absolutely – the planning stage is the most important part of starting a show. Work done here has ramifications over the entire life of your show, and we can help you get it right from the very start. We have a set of 3 courses designed directly around the launch process. They’ll make sure you plan everything in a way that gives you the best possible chance of success. Not only that, but you’ll also get support and advice from within the community too, to help you through your journey.

Assuming you want to keep growing your Podcast then we can help you with fine tuning your audience growth, your content strategy, your monetisation methods and a whole lot more. There are so many ways to make a Podcast a success, and whatever your goals are, we can support you in working towards them. This is definitely not a “beginner only” community. We've worked in Podcasting for the past decade, producing shows in many genres, and growing audiences in both our own work, and that of our past clients. We can help you think big, and take steps to get there.

You get access to everything already inside The Podcast Host Academy straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the courses right now. You can view our current course listings here.

We will be regularly releasing new courses as well though – so your content library will continue growing.

We'll be adding new courses regularly so you'll never be short of something new to learn. We have a roadmap set out for new courses over the coming 12 months, and we'll be taking suggestions for members for new courses too, so you can have a bit input. On top of that, we'll be putting out quick-tip tutorials on a regular basis – little hints and tricks that we're learning in our work, or from the community. These will grow our existing range of courses, if they fit into one, and will be added to a growing ‘quick tip' library that everyone can access.

Yes! That's our background – working with clients in Podcasting – so we can offer a wealth of experience in how to manage that process. Our training will also be aimed at helping anyone to keep their media production skills and knowledge up to date, so you can use it as a resource to ensure you're always offering cutting edge services to your clients. Finally, this is a great place to find collaboration opportunities and develop key relationships for your business.

Not only can you ask questions and get advice, support and feedback withing our community forums, but we also run monthly Office Hours Q&A sessions. You can pre-submit your questions for Colin & Matthew during those sessions, or even ask them live.

It's time for you to take action. Simple as that. If you really want to make a success of your Podcast, then you need somewhere to quickly answer your questions. You need support, community, and most of all… accountability! The Podcast Host Academy is that place. If you really want to make a difference, get on it today!

Nope, we're paper free 🙂 The Podcast Host Academy is entirely online.

We're confident you'll LOVE the community with The Podcast Host Academy, but hey, it's impossible to be everything for everyone. If for whatever reason you're not 100% satisfied we have a 30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you put your heart and soul into this journey, you'll see amazing results!

Obviously we'd love it if you stuck around forever – but we're realistic enough to know that's not very likely! We hate subscriptions that try to tie you in with complex cancellation processes, so we've made it as easy as possible. If you want to cancel then you'll be able to do it with just a couple of clicks of a mouse.

Just to let you know too, we know that sometimes the timing just isn't right for you. You don't want to leave, exactly, but it's just not your moment. There's no point paying for your membership during that time.

Because of that, we have the option for you to pause your membership, for however long you need to. You don't even need to contact us to do it either. Just go to your dashboard and click the link to put your membership on hold. Then when you're ready to return, you can come back and restart the payments to reinstate your access. Simple!

No, I'm afraid everything inside The Podcast Host Academy is for members-only. That means that if you cancel your The Podcast Host Academy membership, then you'll no longer have access to the community.

If you would like to ask something else about The Podcast Host Academy or if you're having any problems joining, then you can get in touch with the team at [email protected] and we'll help you out.

Monthly Member

Try Out the Academy

Join the Academy monthly:

  • full courses
  • live Q&As
  • community
  • resources & tools
  • checklists & SOPs

$28 / month

Annual Member

Commit to your Show

Join as an Annual Member for:

  • full courses
  • live Q&As
  • community
  • resources & tools
  • checklists & SOPs
  • 2 Months Free!

$280 / year

Still Have a Few Questions?

We're always happy to help. Just drop us a line on the contact page below. Look forward to having a blether!

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