In this episode, I talk with James Cridland from Podnews about podcasting trends in 2020. James is a radio futurologist - a writer, consultant and public speaker on radio’s future. He is Managing Editor of, a fantastic daily podcast newsletter and podcast that everyone who is interested in podcasting should subscribe to!

In this episode:

  • James’ background and his role in the international podcasting industry
  • Current trends in podcasting in 2020
  • International statistics
  • How audio search will impact podcasting
  • Average downloads for everyday podcasters
  • YouTube and podcasting
  • Ways to syndicate your podcast
  • Trends in podcast sponsorship
  • Niche podcasts


Podnews website -
James Cridland website -
Australian Podcast Ranker
Podcast Academy
The Infinite Dial
ABC Podcast Survey
Reuters Institute
Libsyn The Feed

The Australian Podcasters Collaborative Facebook Group
Podcast VA website
Podcast VA Facebook Page