#143: James Cridland of Podnews

By Jordan Michaelides
November 05, 2019

James Cridland

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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