256 Allison Williams & Darrin Bedol | New Listening Habits & Future of Audio

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Allison Williams, Principal at Newark Venture Partners, and Darrin Bedol, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Audible join the show to share their collective experiences in the audio industry, including podcasting and spoken word. In this episode, Harry, Allison and Darrin share a rich discussion about the shifting listening habits of consumers of audio, how to combat the scarcity of female founders and the exciting opportunities that exist in audio and spoken word. They talk about the emergence of social audio platforms, such as Clubhouse, as well as the incredible projects they are both currently working on.

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What We Covered:

  • 06:00 – Harry welcomes Allison Williams and Darrin Bedol to the show to discuss how they met, their passion for audio and their podcast origin stories
  • 14:47 – Darrin provides her thoughts on the differences between audio book and podcast experiences
  • 16:23 – Allison speaks to her own audio origin story and explains her philosophy on investing
  • 23:31 – Darrin speaks to her ever-present entrepreneurial spirt
  • 26:47 – Allison shares her thoughts on the scarcity of female founders and how to change that
  • 35:07 – Darrin and Allison speak to the huge shift in the habits of how audio is consumed
  • 41:47 – Darrin and Allison discuss the emergence of social audio platforms such as Clubhouse
  • 49:58 – Darrin and Allison promote some of the exciting projects they are working on
  • 55:16 – Harry thanks Allison and Darrin for joining the show, and let’s listeners know where they can connect with them


Links Mentioned

*FullCast Website *

Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group

Podfest Expo Virtual Summit

Link to Clubhouse

Link to Audible

Allison’s LinkedIn

Darrin’s LinkedIn

Newark Working Kitchen

Newark Venture Partners Blog & Newsletter

Audible Plus Catalog

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