12 Tips For Building An Effective Podcast

12 Tips For Building An Effective Podcast

A few weeks ago, I shared 11 podcasts we learned from in 2018. To continue the conversation, I asked a few of the podcasters featured to share their strategies on creating and promoting their content. To measure success, many podcasters, including WaitWhat (the team behind Masters of Scale), follow two key metrics: velocity of downloads…

Trump’s a racist conman– which’s the brand name America bought|Gary Younge

Trump’s a racist conman– which’s the brand name America bought|Gary Younge

Shortly before November’s midterm elections I interviewed a Donald Trump supporter, coming out of a debate between three local candidates in a congressional race, asking how she felt about the president’s attitude to women. “I need to see the facts and the actual documentation,” she said. “I can’t just do all this hearsay.” “What about…

Don’t censor drill music, listen to what it’s trying to inform us|Ciaran Thapar

Don’t censor drill music, listen to what it’s trying to inform us|Ciaran Thapar

A couple of months ago I was standing in Koko, a music venue in north-west London, watching drill rappers Skengdo and AM’s headline show. In it, they announced a minute’s silence “for the brothers who couldn’t make it”. It was powerful, because it forced everyone in the overwhelmingly teenage audience (yes, I felt old) to…

Material at 20: can the superclub hold on to its crown?

Material at 20: can the superclub hold on to its crown?

If there’s one word that flashes, strobe-like, when London’s Fabric nightclub is mentioned, it is “resilience”. Despite the changing whims of dance music fans over the decades and a much-publicised closure in 2016, this year Fabric is celebrating a double decade of dancefloor dynamite. It has survived in a stifling climate for clubs where few…

Eric Hobsbawm by Richard J Evans evaluation– Marxist intellectual, nationwide treasure

Eric Hobsbawm by Richard J Evans evaluation– Marxist intellectual, nationwide treasure

As a 17-year-old London schoolboy, Eric Hobsbawm solemnly confided to his diary in 1934: “I am an intellectual through and through – with all the weakness of an intellectual – inhibitions, complexes etc.” It’s an endearing glimpse – part self-criticism, part self-importance, part the recognisable tendency of the bookish teenage boy to rationalise Trouble With…