FIR 191: Two decades in 2.5 hours

Updated on February 13, 2020

Contributors FIR 191

In what may be the longest single episode of a podcast ever, Shel and I present observations and prognostications from 17 of the smartest communication professionals in the business. (But when you consider that we covered 20 years in 2 hours and 20 minutes, it’s actually quite fast. And we might qualify for a Guinness World Record!)

If you’ve been listening to FIR for a long time (the show started in January 2005), you’ll recognize some of these voices from the early days. This special episode is focused entirely on the impact of the last decade on communications and what communicators can expect in the Roaring 20’s.

Contributors include Christopher Barger, Gini Dietrich, Chip Griffin, Lee Hopkins, Marshall Kirkpatrick, Sharon McIntosh, Rachel Miller, Scott Monty, Christopher S. Penn, Jen Phillips, Eric Schwartzman, Bill Spaniel, David Spark, Mark Story, Andrea Vascellari, Brad Whitworth, and Dan York (not in alphabetical order nor order of appearance).

And so to the podcast itself. As Donna would say, “this is hefty but good!” We hope you enjoy this and absorb the rich narratives and insights from a group of people who have supported FIR over the past 15 years and who are unstinting in their generosity of time and sharing their knowledge.

You don’t have to listen to it all in one go – a listening marathon that itself might make it to Guinness – but pause now and again. Savour the wisdom and perspectives you hear over time.

Thank you.

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Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.

The next episode of The Hobson & Holtz Report will be posted on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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