James Cridland is Editor of Podnews, the daily podcast newsletter. He is a radio futurologist – a writer, consultant and public speaker on radio’s future. James has worked in audio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, radio presenter, and internet strategist. He pioneered the world’s first streaming radio smartphone app for Virgin Radio in 2005 and worked on the BBC iPlayer in 2007. He has advised broadcasters like Canada’s Vista Radio, ABC and talkSPORT, and contributed to radio conferences around the world. James also founded he hybrid radio technology association RadioDNS. He is based in Brisbane, Australia.