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#171: James Cridland – how a pandemic affects podcasts & radio

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. 

With these credentials under his belt, we caught up with James to discuss how these unusual times are impacting podcasting and radio and what we can expect in the future.

In this episode we covered:

  • Podnew’s take on COVID-19 listening habits
  • The battle of listenership: Podcast Vs. Radio
  • Strategies for overcoming the COVID-19 slump
  • The economy: bracing for the storm 

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SHOW NOTES:

00:28 – Welcome to Uncommon
01:28 – Guest introduction
06:57 – COVID-19 scarification & adaptation
13:50 – Can we do better than Zoom?
20:15 – Noticing COVID-19
25:05 – Podnew’s take on COVID-19 listening habits
30:02 – COVID-19 & the collapse of radio
42:23 – The battle of listenership: Podcast Vs. Radio
46:29 – Strategies for overcoming the COVID-19 slump
50:09 – Finances: Lifelines & Investing55:48 – The economy: bracing for the storm
01:03:27 – People asking annoying questions
01:08:10 – Morning & evening routine
01:08:32 – Show recommendations
01:09:48 – Best purchase under $200

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CREDITS:

Host – Jordan Michaelides
Executive Producer – Lauren Lopatko
Assistant Producer – Andre Barber
Audio Engineering – Jason Barkhouse
Videography – Ricards Lacis