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

By Jordan Michaelides
May 26, 2020

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. 

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 & Investing 

55:48 - 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

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