While the massive amount of digital written content continues to churn onward, some people (myself included) have found themselves gravitating towards the human voice. Over the past five(ish) years, the amount of audio content in my life has grown exponentially. I know I’m not the only person who for whom that’s true. And in particular, the world of podcasting is blowing up. At a certain point (and for certain types of content), I just would rather hear someone speak than read their writing. I also find that I integrate aural learning more immediately into my life than things I read.
As I’ve gotten more into consuming and producing audio content, I’ve been on the lookout for resources to help me find good stuff to listen to or to help in the production process. Back in the Fall of 2016, I heard about the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston and was immediately curious. Since then, I’ve recorded in their studio twice, attended an event (Podcasts as a Tool for Movement Work and Resistance), and gotten to know the current Community Manager, Alex Braunstein. I learned from Alex that the Podcast Garage is intended to be a hub for local folks looking to make, share, and talk about audio.
After getting a group email from Alex once that contained a few of her favorite resources, I asked if she’d be interested in me sharing the resources here on CoLab Radio. She was excited to contribute and even had a few more resources to share. Here’s what she had to say:
That’s it for this post, but in case you missed it above… Alex has offered to give 30 minutes of free studio time to anyone interested in trying the studio… Definitely a good call!