We’re excited to share that Spreaker is the hosting and distribution vendor within the podcast space at six Staples Connect retail stores in the Boston area! Earlier this month, Staples US Retail announced the opening of Staples Connect, a reinvented store with coworking, podcasting and community event spaces where professionals, teachers and students alike can connect and grow. The first six Staples Connects have opened in the home state – Massachusetts – of Staples US Retail in Cambridge, Somerville, Needham, Boston, Brighton and Danvers. One of the elements of the new stores – Staples developed through a collaboration with iHeartRadio – are the Staples Connect Podcast Studios, which are dedicated spaces for storytellers to record their podcasts. Each studio features a soundproof room with professional equipment for up to four people, plus a few perks to help podcasters along the way, like a dedicated in-store specialist and discounted access to host and distribute podcasts on Spreaker. We’re so happy to play a role in making podcasting even more attainable to creatives in the Boston area. With access to quality recording facilities and the addition of a tool like Spreaker on-hand – for everything from editing to distributing – we really think the Staples Connect Podcast Studios will make a big impact in their communities! Staples customers are teachers, students, small business owners and side hustlers, and their needs when it comes to retail are evolving, so that’s why Staples adjusted their stores to fit their needs. Many of those customers are launching and recording podcasts, but struggling to find the space to record, which is exactly why Staples incorporated this space into the new store concept. The entire team behind the new Staples Connect Podcast Studios invites all Boston area podcasters to book a session and see locations here.