•   
  •   
  •   

Technology Staples is opening podcast studios in six Boston stores

22:10  19 february  2020
22:10  19 february  2020 Source:   engadget.com

BBC Studios is the next to pour money into Pocket Casts

  BBC Studios is the next to pour money into Pocket Casts BBC Studios is the latest public media group to support Pocket Casts. Today, the free-to-download podcasting platform announced an investment from BBC Studios, as well as new funding from its existing public media partners: NPR, WNYC Studios and WBEZ Chicago. "This new partnership with BBC Studios enables Pocket Casts to further our goal of creating the world's best podcasting platform, for both listeners and publishers," said Pocket Casts CEO"This new partnership with BBC Studios enables Pocket Casts to further our goal of creating the world's best podcasting platform, for both listeners and publishers," said Pocket Casts CEO Owen Grover, former iHeartRadio and Clear Channel vice president.

Staples' latest ploy to get people into its retail stores is podcast recording booths. This week, the podcasting company Speaker announced that it's bringing recording spaces to six Staples stores in the Boston area. The booths are part of a new Staples Connect model, in which the retail stores offer coworking and community event spaces.

a group of people sitting at a table

The soundproof Staples Connect Podcast Studios will include professional equipment -- a RODECaster Pro control board, RODE microphones and SHURE headphones -- and space for up to four people. A 60-minute session will cost $60, and a "dedicated in-store specialist" will be on hand to help with any recording issues. Customers will have access to discounted hosting and distribution through Speaker and cut-rate editing through We Edit Podcasts.

'Slaughterhouse-Five' Comic Unveils Cover Art

  'Slaughterhouse-Five' Comic Unveils Cover Art The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive first-look and release date for the forthcoming adaptation of the classic Kurt Vonnegut novel.The graphic novel, by The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl writer Ryan North and El Jueves cartoonist Albert Monteys was announced last month. Ricard Zaplana will work alongside Monteys to color the title.

Podcasts are undeniably popular at the moment, and while pretty much anyone can record their own, it requires the right gear to produce a quality product. The Staples Connect Podcast Studios could be an alternative to creating your own DIY podcast setup. Whether the studios can save brick-and-mortar retail is another question.

Speaker

Engadget Podcast: Coronavirus and our remote work future .
Well, we're officially living through a global pandemic, folks. This week, Devindra and Cherlynn chat about how coronavirus is pushing many companies towards remote work and better employee support. (It's just too bad it took a widespread illness to make those things happen.) Will this be the norm moving forward for white-collar jobs? And for a change of pace, they chat about the tech world's war on bezels and the state of software in folding phones. Be sure to stay tuned for some quarantine viewing recommendations too! Listen below, or subscribe on your podcast app of choice.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 2
This is interesting!