Welcome to the hub of business podcasting, where insights meet innovation and voices converge from across the spectrum of business, industry, academia, technology and more. I am Neville Hobson, a seasoned podcaster with nearly two decades of experience creating compelling audio content that resonates with professionals worldwide.

A Voice of Experience

I bring a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to the world of business audio content. My expertise extends beyond hosting to include meticulous research, scriptwriting, and guest interviewing, ensuring that each podcast episode is not only informative but also engaging and thought-provoking.

I am proud to have been at the forefront of the podcasting revolution since its inception and to have witnessed its growth into a key medium for communication among individuals and organizations of all sizes. From Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, from non-profits to government agencies, podcasting has become an essential tool for sharing knowledge, stories, and ideas.

These three podcasts are my showcase that demonstrates what I can do:

For Immediate Release: The Business Communication Podcast

Podcasting: For Immediate Release.

My journey into the podcasting world began in January 2005 with the launch of For Immediate Release (FIR), originally a weekly podcast that I co-founded with Shel Holtz and today a monthly long-form show up to 90 minutes in each episode, with weekly short-form episodes typically 20 minutes or less. To date, we have created and published more than 1,200 episodes since the beginning.

FIR stands at the intersection of business, communication, and technology, catering to a niche audience of professionals in marketing, employee communication, advertising, corporate communication, and beyond. Our goal has always been to provide a platform for in-depth discussions on the trends and tools shaping the future of corporate communication.

Ideas to Innovation: Capturing the Emotion of Discovery

Podcasting: Ideas to Innovation from Clarivate.

In May 2022, I took on the role of talking-points researcher, scriptwriter, and host for Ideas to Innovation from Clarivate, starting with Season 2 which ran for 21 episodes. This podcast series is a narrative journey through the minds of global innovators, scientists, researchers, and change-makers. Each episode is crafted to uplift and inspire, showcasing personal stories of creativity and resilience that lead to transformative ideas and practical solutions.

With the launch of Season 3 in September 2023, we continued to bring expert voices from diverse fields to the forefront, sparking forward-thinking conversations on innovation. Since then, we’ve published 8 episodes.

The Small Data Forum Podcast: Unpacking the Big Impact of Small Data

Podcasting: The Small Data Forum Podcast.

In the summer of 2016, I co-founded The Small Data Forum Podcast with Thomas Stoeckle and Sam Knowles in London. This monthly business podcast delved into the significant impact that small data has on business, politics, public life, and society.

Our discussions analyzed the subtleties and nuances of data and how they inform decision-making processes in the modern business landscape. After publishing 102 episodes, we retired the show in February 2024.

Please visit the Podcast page on this website for playlists with episodes from each of these podcasts.


If you would like to explore how thought-leading podcasting can help support your business objectives, and how I can help you achieve your goals, let’s explore possibilities and opportunities. Do get in touch, and let’s have a conversation.

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