NMEU 33 – Colin Gray – The Podcast Host

The Podcast Host Colin Gray talks about starting your own podcast, how businesses can use podcasts, growing your audience, and the future of podcasting....

Colin Gray
Colin Gray
is a podcaster and online educator, and has been teaching podcasting skills for over 6 years.

Colin’s passion is helping other podcasters as “The Podcast Host“. His background in online education underpins a range of online podcasting courses, all designed to help podcasters get up and running, and then enhance their shows as they develop. He also offers one-to-one support and regular mentoring for those looking for a long-term podcasting partner.

These days, Colin produces two podcasts: one on podcasting and the other on mountain biking (his release outside of the office). PodCraft is the former, a season-based show that tackles podcasting topics head-on over a series of shows, looking to create a definitive guide each time.

Colin is an experienced speaker, both in podcasting and in the academic world. Most recently, he was 1 of 6 main-track speakers at the UK Podcasters’ Conference and 1 of 2 podcasting experts at the Content Marketing Academy in Fife, Scotland. He is also a speaker at the New Media Europe conference, and will present Time to Get Series-ous? How to Revitalise and Sell Your Podcast.

[bctt tweet=”#Podcasting is the most engaging way you can connect with a customer. – @ThePodcastHost”]

Top Quotes from Colin Gray:

  • “It’s a really exciting time for podcasters.”
  • “It connects you with your audience and your audience with you in such a more deep way.”
  • “At the very start, it doesn’t matter what your quality is, because nobody’s going to be listening at the very beginning.”
  • “Podcasting is definitely the best way or the most engaging way that you can connect with a customer.”
  • “While audio is great for that transparency and the trust and the personality and the audience building, I do think that sometimes there’s a place for just having some writing.”


Key Timestamps:

  • [spp-timestamp time=”00:28″] – Host Izabela Russell introduces and welcomes the episode’s guest and New Media Europe speaker, Colin Gray
  • [spp-timestamp time=”01:12″] – Colin shares what he thinks of the future of podcasting
  • [spp-timestamp time=”02:22″] – How Colin got started with podcasting
  • [spp-timestamp time=”03:56″] – Colin’s favourite thing about podcasting
  • [spp-timestamp time=”04:51″] – Colin’s number one tip for those planning to start a podcast for business
  • [spp-timestamp time=”06:20″] – Colin shares his absolute minimum for recording a podcast
  • [spp-timestamp time=”08:34″] – On podcasting as a way for businesses to connect with their audience
  • [spp-timestamp time=”10:48″] – What to expect from Colin’s speech at New Media Europe
  • [spp-timestamp time=”13:43″] – How Colin is using new media for his personal brand and business
  • [spp-timestamp time=”16:28″] – New media tools that Colin cannot live without
  • [spp-timestamp time=”18:55″] – People that Colin is looking forward to meeting at New Media Europe
  • [spp-timestamp time=”19:48″] – Colin’s drink of choice
  • [spp-timestamp time=”21:29″] – Best ways to connect with Colin online
  • [spp-timestamp time=”21:47″] – Izabela thanks Colin and wraps up the show

Learn more from Colin!

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Mike is co-founder of New Media Europe - obsessed with everything new in media and technology. He's also a founder of audio production company Music Radio Creative.