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#143: James Cridland of Podnews

By Jordan Michaelides

James Cridland is the Founder of Podnews and Media.info. With an impressive career at leading organisations such as the BBC and Virgin Radio, he’s clearly earned the title of Radio Futurologist. James is the hero we need and deserve in the podcasting and radio industry. 

In this episode we covered:

  • Starting out in radio
  • Working for the BBC
  • How Podnews began
  • Complexities in podcasting
  • The future of podcasting
  • 5 favourite non-musical sounds

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:46 – Introduction
02:22 – Life in Australia
10:37 – Growing up in the UK
12:56 – James’ research style 
20:20 – Starting out in radio
30:06 – Working for the BBC
37:16 – How Podnews began
43:31 – Curating the newsletter
50:25 – Process & software
52:25 – Complexities in podcasting 
56:35 – Spotify & the future of podcasting
01:09:04 – New forms of discovery
01:15:05 – The future of a futurologist
01:22:02 – Human connection
01:25:48 – Daily routine
01:26:55 – Go-to YouTube channels
01:31:00 – 5 favourite non-musical sounds

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