You are probably already reading Nick Quah’s weekly newsletter Hot Pod, if you’re even mildly interested in the future of podcasting and its industry. If you haven’t heard of the newsletter, you should subscribe right now. Because nobody is observing the growing podcast industry as closely as Nick – and because nowhere the analyses are as good as in the Hot Pod newsletter.
Every week, I’m really looking forward to read the newest edition. That’s one of the reasons why I tried to cover as much topics as possible, when I reached Nick via Skype in Boise on August 11, 2016.
We talked about journalistic podcasts – their rise since Serial’s success, host-read advertisements and other possible business models. We talked about Nick’s opinion on Gimlet Media, his motivation for Hot Pod and its development over the last months – as well about the day Nick will quit writing his newsletter.
Our connection on Skype was pretty good – except for short quality drops in the second half of the interview, which shouldn’t be a real problem for listening.