Of all the social media tools that have emerged since the turn of the century, one of the most exciting is podcasting.
Podcasting first started in 2004 with audio and has become a medium of communication used by individuals and organizations of all types and sizes – Fortune 100 companies in the US, FTSE 100 in the UK, non-profits, governments, small- to medium-size businesses, the mainstream media… you name it, today they’re podcasting in one form or another.
I’ve been involved in podcasting since 2004, currently co-hosting two regular business podcasts:
Each month, we get together (usually virtually) to listen, learn, share and educate ourselves and others who grapple with the challenges of the information avalanche. We discuss current industry themes and news topics in the wider context of data, politics and society.
With the new H&H Report that we started in 2017, Shel and I explore the detail each month behind changing technologies, changing behaviours and changing organizations that reflect the realities of business, communication and technology in contemporary society, each of us with our perspectives from the USA (Shel) and Europe (Neville).
In March 2020, we started a weekly video podcast on Zoom called FIR Zoom Chat. Driven by huge societal changes wrought by the global coronavirus pandemic, Shel and I are joined each week by FIR listeners for open discussion on the resulting changes and effects in organisations.