Making your podcast happen

We will help you create professional podcasts without the hassle

From planning to publishing and equipment to editing, we take the pain out of podcasting


Why start a podcast?

  • Nearly 25% of Brits listened to a podcast in the last month.

  • Global monthly podcast listener figures are forecast to grow to 1.85 billion in 2023.

  • People consume podcasts for longer periods of time: 85% of listeners listen to a entire podcast episode.

  • Podcasting allows you to build a stronger relationship with your audience. Podcast followers are passionate about the platform, and loyal listeners. Weekly listeners spend an average of 6hrs 37mins listening to their favourite podcasts.

  • Podcast advertising revenue is big business. A massive 76 per cent of listeners have responded to an advert or sponsored notice, and in the US ad revenue is expected to reach $1000 million in 2019.

  • With such a large and engaged audience, podcasting is one of the best ways to build your brand, communicate key messages, share knowledge and generate new clients.

How we will help you

Free Hand Podcasts will help you produce, launch and market your own podcast. From the conception of ideas, to quality recording and professional editing, we take the stress out of podcasting. 

Here’s how we can help:

  • Pre-production consultation

  • Planning content

  • Equipment advice (if you want to record your own podcast)

  • Recording and interviewing (if you want us to create the podcast)

  • Access to our high-end recording studio for a professional sound

  • Intros and outros

  • Royalty free music

  • Editing

  • Audio repair

  • Mixing and mastering

  • ID3 tags

  • Adding titles, album art and SEO tagging

  • Publishing

  • Branding

  • Marketing

  • Analytics, so you know who is listening

Listen to one of our podcasts

Free Rein is a podcast we started ourselves, and it features interviews with the world’s biggest names in equestrian sport. This episode is with Sir Mark Todd – the most successful rider in history. He has been at the top of his game for an incredible five decades, competing in seven Olympics and winning two gold medals.

Vegan Curious is a podcast we proudly edit for journalist Ashley Norris and PR guru Sara Collinge. Both are passionate about veganism and their podcast is aimed at curious vegans as well as veggies/flexis who want to try veganism. Each episode features interviews, news, taste tests and bad puns!

Meet the team


Charlotte Ricca - producer & founder

Free Hand Podcasts’s founder Charlotte Ricca has been a journalist, content creator and broadcaster for more than 25 years. Working for the likes of The Guardian, The Independent and the BBC, she has a wealth of experience interviewing, editing and creating quality content.

Charlotte launched Free Hand Podcasts in response to the way content is changing – with podcasting one of the biggest and most exciting growth areas.

She practices what she preaches, producing her own podcast called Free Rein - where she interviews the biggest names in equestrian sport.

Visit Charlotte’s portfolio here.


Ashley Norris - digital marketing

If you want help marketing your podcast, Ashley is your man. He has many years experience working with brands big and small on their content and messaging. Ashley was a tech journalist for many years, writing for The Guardian for over a decade. He has also run two media-based startups, worked as a director for one of the UK's leading tech agencies and is a consultant for the Content Marketing Association. If he doesn't know about it, frankly it isn't worth doing.

He is also podcast fanatic and in his spare time is the co-host of Vegan Curious podcast.


Sam Howe - sound production

Sam is our sound guy (he’s also a really sound guy). He makes your podcasts sound great. Sam has a great technical understanding of sound as well as a good natural ear, due to coming from a family of musicians. He has worked for commercial TV companies Equinox and Velvet as an in-house video and sound editor, and Redmen TV as a sound recordist and podcast editor.


Brands we work with


Can you help with content ideas for my podcast?

Absolutely! We can help you identify your audience, understand what they want, and create a content plan that will engage and entertain.

Who will do the interviews?

We are more than happy to carry out the interviews for you. Our founder Charlotte Ricca has more than 20 years as a journalist, working for the likes of The Guardian, The Independent and the BBC. Interviewing for print, TV and podcasts is her bread and butter.

I have already recorded my podcast, can you help produce it?

Yes. Our experienced editing team can clean up your audio, edit it and add voiceovers and music to create a professional podcast you’ll be proud of.

How do I publish my podcast?

We will publish your podcast for you, making sure it gets on all major platforms including iTunes and Spotify.

Who owns my podcast?

You do! We produce it, but you own all the rights to your podcast.

What equipment do I need?

If we are recording the podcast for you, we will provide all the equipment. If you want to record it yourself, we can advise on the best kit for the job

Can you help me find intro music for my podcast?

Yes, We work with a number of musicians, songwriters and producers, and have access to a library of free and fabulous music, from all genres.

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