It's been over three years since we had Steve Goldstein from Amplifi Media on the show. He has an excellent feel for audio and how it is consumed, whether that is podcast, radio, streaming, voice or smart speakers. In particular, I have been fascinated with the advent of the smart speaker. Is it really a device that will save radio? Can it access those 1.8 million podcasts? How much of a game changer is it?
In this episode, you'll hear how smart speakers have evolved since the sales explosion of Alexa and Google Home in 2017. You'll find out why podcasts have not found their way onto smart speakers, and how radio has made out with them in the pandemic. We also discuss the difficulties of starting a podcast that doesn't have a point of differentiation.
It is always a joy to have Steve on the show to discuss the evolution of audio.
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