216 James Cridland | What Podcasting Can Learn From Radio

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Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast consultant, speaker, writer and podcasting expert, James Cridland. James is the creator of PodNews, a daily newsletter that provides the most up-to-date briefings in the world of podcasting. In this episode, Harry and James discuss advertising, technology and the evolution of podcasting. James provides insights into his PodNews newsletter and provides his thoughts on the future of the podcasting industry.

What We Covered:

  • 02:56 – Harry discusses the timely topic of coronavirus and wishes everyone the best of health
  • 04:14 – Harry welcomes to the podcast, James Cridland
  • 06:48 – James’ take on the state of the podcasting industry
  • 10:39 – The growth and differentiation of podcast hosting companies
  • 13:19 – James’ thoughts on ‘easy podcast’ platforms and reducing the barriers to entry for new podcasters
  • 20:29 – James’ background, roots and love of technology
  • 27:40 – James’ first memories of the Internet
  • 29:40 – The origins of James’ first radio newsletter and how it led to James’ eventual involvement in podcasting
  • 40:21 – How PodNews has grown and ad monetization
  • 46:53 – Feedback James has gotten from businesses he’s worked with
  • 55:52 – How media companies are attempting to catch up in the world of podcasting
  • 1:00:13 – James and Harry give their thoughts on podcast advertising
  • 1:05:40 – James speaks to the work he’s doing with open standards in podcasting
  • 1:10:09 – What excites James about the future of the podcasting industry


Links Mentioned

FullCast Website

Focusrite Website

Focusrite’s $2500 Podcast Studio Makeover Contest

Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group

James’ Twitter – @JamesCridland

James’ LinkedIn

James’ Facebook

James’ Websites – https://james.cridland.net/ & https://podnews.net/

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