the grit Studios
(formerly, The Grit Live)
Luxe works with The Enterprise Center, (TEC) a nonprofit and Capital Development Corporation (CDC) in West Philadelphia providing minority entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed, like access to capital and business education. Out of a plan to modernize their educational programs, The Grit Studios was born, a podcasting network and media distribution hub.
Luxe was brought on as a production consultancy to improve the and grow the network, while setting up operational best-practices. Luxe now manages the studio and all its operations.
The Grit Studios is currently producing two limited-series podcasts. Experience Counts, hosted by PC Nguyen, explores how local brands are creating unique experiences for their customers. The Black Women Talk Tech Podcast is a five part series of conversations between host, Chelsey Lowe, and members of the Black Women Talk Tech organizations, which provides resources and community to black women in IT.
We produce one weekly program (currently on hiatus), Zig Zag, a series of conversations between host Tiffany Spraggins-Payne and women in the STEM field. Feed the Beast, was a weekly food-business program that ran for 34 episodes. We also regularly film events.
Click here to view the press-kit Luxe created for The Grit Studios.
Listen to episode 01 of Experience Counts with Saxbys founder, Nick Bayer.
Speaking at Temple University
Our founder, Ryan Martin, spoke to a group of high school students enrolled in Temple University's GEAR UP program. (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) The students were putting together their own podcasts detailing what they learned while speaking with professors about their careers and gaining job experience. He created a presentation for them about the podcasting industry, storytelling and recording fundamentals. He also created short video about how to create a music-bed in Audacity, embedded here. View the full presentation.