MEET Our Team

  Alex Birch   Community Manager   As the Community Manager, I work everyday to make the Podcast Garage a welcoming and inspiring place to make audio. I believe in the magic of public spaces and how they support creativity and community. A proud Rhode Islander, I spent time at Rhode Island Public Radio and designed a program at Brown University for storytelling and social change. I’ve also produced audio independently and collaborated with friends, producers, and musicians on various community storytelling projects. My first love was photography and my best friend is my poodle, Olive.   Email: alex.birch@prx.org

Alex Birch
Community Manager

As the Community Manager, I work everyday to make the Podcast Garage a welcoming and inspiring place to make audio. I believe in the magic of public spaces and how they support creativity and community. A proud Rhode Islander, I spent time at Rhode Island Public Radio and designed a program at Brown University for storytelling and social change. I’ve also produced audio independently and collaborated with friends, producers, and musicians on various community storytelling projects. My first love was photography and my best friend is my poodle, Olive.

Email: alex.birch@prx.org

  Ian Fox   Project Manager   After a year at the Podcast Garage, I am now managing the construction and development of the second Podcast Garage in Washington, D.C. In another life, I was a boutique event planner and donor communications strategist at NPR and The Pew Charitable Trusts. In my free time, I serve as the Volunteer Coordinator and Grants Manager for the  D.C. Listening Lounge 's annual  Sound Scene  audio art festival, write about community engagement and new revenue models in public radio for  Current , and mentor young journalists through the YMCA Youth & Government program. I’m out to make vibrant communities, help radio-makers thrive, and keep audio weird. Say hey:   Email: ian.fox@prx.org  |  Twitter:    @IanNFox

Ian Fox
Project Manager

After a year at the Podcast Garage, I am now managing the construction and development of the second Podcast Garage in Washington, D.C. In another life, I was a boutique event planner and donor communications strategist at NPR and The Pew Charitable Trusts. In my free time, I serve as the Volunteer Coordinator and Grants Manager for the D.C. Listening Lounge's annual Sound Scene audio art festival, write about community engagement and new revenue models in public radio for Current, and mentor young journalists through the YMCA Youth & Government program. I’m out to make vibrant communities, help radio-makers thrive, and keep audio weird. Say hey:

Email: ian.fox@prx.org | Twitter: @IanNFox

  Palace Shaw Garage Intern   I’ve been exploring community building in the arts through museums, youth art and media literacy programs, artist resource organizations, and have come to see the importance of voice and storytelling as essential in building community. I am an interdisciplinary artist and co-host  The Whitest Cube podcast , where we explore the exclusionary history of art institutions and talk to activists, scholars, and culture workers of color as well as the city of Boston to envision a radical future for museums. I am excited to dive in at the PRX Podcast Garage and learn what it looks like to hold space for community driven media on a larger scale.   Email: palace.shaw@prx.org

Palace Shaw
Garage Intern

I’ve been exploring community building in the arts through museums, youth art and media literacy programs, artist resource organizations, and have come to see the importance of voice and storytelling as essential in building community. I am an interdisciplinary artist and co-host The Whitest Cube podcast, where we explore the exclusionary history of art institutions and talk to activists, scholars, and culture workers of color as well as the city of Boston to envision a radical future for museums. I am excited to dive in at the PRX Podcast Garage and learn what it looks like to hold space for community driven media on a larger scale.

Email: palace.shaw@prx.org