Oxford Road Presents: Media’s New Deal, Episode 8

This week on Oxford Road Presents: Media’s New Deal, Dan sits down with Nicholas Quah — writer, niche media entrepreneur, and founder of the industry’s premier podcast newsletter, Hot Pod News. Nick gives a deeply honest and raw interview on the state of the Podcast industry as well as the media’s role in an increasingly divisive political landscape. This one gets really heavy, really fast, but is grounded in a sense of mutual respect. Listen for deep insights on the inner workings of the podcast ecosystem and the road ahead, and get to know Nick as he shares the humanity behind his perspectives. Thanks to Nick for opening up on so many challenging topics.


  • 6:19 – Podcast industry’s role in the second national crisis of 2020

  • 10:37 – Inequality in the Podcast industry

  • 26:10 – Concerns about Spotify’s massive podcast play and what it means for the future of the medium

  • 41:26 – How brands can think about sponsoring shows with content that is perceived as insensitive

  • 1:11:09 – Nick’s top 10 habit hacks

  • 1:13:40 – His journey in creating Hot Pod News

  • 1:14:15 – The top Podcast trends in the industry right now

  • 1:20:25 – The Smart Speaker revolution and its connection to Podcasting

  • 1:32:36 – Nick previews his new podcast, Servant of Pod

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