The Year In Review & A Few Predictions

The Year in review & a few predictions with chris krimitsos

Join Molly, Marcus, Adam and special guest Chris Krimitsos of Podfest Expo and Vidfest as we discuss all things podcasting in 2020. From the top 10 acquisitions and mergers to the best piece of podcast equipment, we’ve got it all.

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0:00 Intro

3:50 Chris shares some of the reasons that made their community emerge to be the best in the virtual world

4:53 Chris explains how his community started to where it is now

5:25 Chris shares his thoughts on the innovations that are in the market place such as acquisitions

7:07 Molly goes through a list of the acquisitions that happened in the year 2020

12:53 Chris shares ways in which podcasting has positively influenced people and the matrix of success in podcasting

17:35 Adam also shares his thoughts on the acquisitions that’s happening, advertising and the impact it has on the big corporates and the individual podcasters

24:31 Adam talks about the top equipments this year such as Black Magic ATEM Mini and his thought on using videos also

27:40 Molly also talks about Switcher Studio which allows you to use multiple phones to record videos and its importance

36:00 Marcus talks about venture capitals, and how some of the apps such as Spotify monetize the podcasts

37:22 Molly and Chris talk about Spotify and YouTube and which is the best app to use and which pays well

41:51Chris, Marcus and Molly talk about control and if you have control over your data in some of these companies

46:40 Molly talks about Podbean and the advantages and disadvantages of using it

53:07 Adam talks about PreSonus PD-70, Zoom and Shure microphones and other equipments that are very good for podcasting

57:00 Adam also talks about Zoom PodTrak P4 and how it comes in handy if you are a podcaster

1:04:07 Molly also talks about Trint, what it is and how it has made her transcription work easier and Riverside FM

The Year in Review

equipments mentioned

Marcus’s Microphone : Shure SM7B Microphone

Molly’s Microphone : SHURE MV7-S Podcast Microphone – Silver

Electro-Voice RE20 Classic Variable-D Dynamic Cardioid Microphone 

Shure MV7

RODE PodcMic

Presonus PD-70

ZOOM ZDM1-1MP Podcast Mic Pack


Black Magic ATEM Mini

biggest sales of 2020

February 2020 Spotify bought The Ringer for $196mil

On July 2020 SiriusXM to buy Stitcher for up to $325 million

July 2020 SiriusXM Acquires Podcast Management and Analytics Platform Simplecast

July 2020 NY Times acquires Serial Productions; $25M; podcast land rush continues

July 2020 Spotify Bought Joe Rogan For $100 Million.

Sept Chartable raises $2.25-million for $3.75M total venture investment

Nov 2020 Spotify bought Megaphone for $235 million

Dec 2020 Amazon in Talks to Acquire Indie Podcast Company Wondery in $300M-Plus Deal (Report)

acquisitions mentioned

The Ringer


Wrap Up

Podcast Predictions To Make You Jump Off A Bridge

Chris Krimitsos



Recorded on Riverside.Fm

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