Serial, from the This American Life family, is a hit — to the point where it's now got spinoff podcasts at both Slate and The A.V. Club, the latter of which calls its Serial recap podcast the Serial Serial. The air is getting pretty thin up here, no? Against this background, NPR's Gene Demby and I sat down to talk about the phenomenon of meta-podcasts, and more generally about the spectator sport of Serial-watching (well, listening).
The sharing economy can encompass a lot. There's tool sharing — whether that's bike-sharing, car-sharing or actual sharing-sharing. It also includes a subset called the peer economy, which describes peer-to-peer platforms in which people sell things to one another. There's also a subset called the "gift economy," which is stuff like couch-surfing through platforms like Airbnb. Speaking of which, the Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia described this movement this way, : "Social media is about sharing online. We've extended that behavior into the offline world.
The front, where you find the cafe, is open to the public. The nerve center of the space is an atrium of open workspace, which costs a few hundred dollars a month for membership. The outer rim of the bullpen is lined with glass-enclosed studios where mid-stage startups rent space next to one another, but don't get tied to long-term leases.
more than 40 million Americans work outside an office. "We believe our country, our society, our economy is on the cusp of a once in a century shift in how, where, and why we work," co-working is more than just a post-recession fad among freelancers. A growing number of corporations are experimenting with workplace mobility. The global consulting firm Accenture lets employees use an app called LiquidSpace to book co-working sites.
Full of dynamic, progressive-rock-inspired songs that would make the members of Yes jealous, Plumb is seasoned with just the right amount of handclaps, acoustic guitar accents, bubbling synths and segued song suites to appeal to both the long-haired rock theoreticians of yesteryear and the bespectacled post-rockers of today, not to mention those simply looking for their New Favorite Band. I'm pretty sure I've found mine.