15 episodes

Secret Location is an Emmy Award winning content studio that's been reshaping the immersive entertainment industry by combining cutting edge technology with traditional storytelling to deliver powerful experiences to audiences in any environment, including this podcast! Secret Location: The Podcast explores the creative process and culture of this one-of-a-kind workplace. Join our team members as we tackle ideation, changing technologies like virtual reality, and the latest trends in location-based entertainment and immersive storytelling. Learn about the future of entertainment and have some fun with us along the way!
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    • 4.2 • 38 Ratings

Secret Location is an Emmy Award winning content studio that's been reshaping the immersive entertainment industry by combining cutting edge technology with traditional storytelling to deliver powerful experiences to audiences in any environment, including this podcast! Secret Location: The Podcast explores the creative process and culture of this one-of-a-kind workplace. Join our team members as we tackle ideation, changing technologies like virtual reality, and the latest trends in location-based entertainment and immersive storytelling. Learn about the future of entertainment and have some fun with us along the way!
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    Hot Takes: Emerging Tech Trends

    Hot Takes: Emerging Tech Trends

    Host Vanessa Costa moderates a fun and lively panel where we discuss some of the hottest tech trends today! Secret Location panelists and friends of the show will give their two cents on tech trends such as Non-Fungible Tokens, AI-driven art, and the conversation around data privacy. They'll also give their predictions on what other trends they see on the horizon. Join us for this fun and light-hearted free-for-all on this season's Hot Takes!
    Visit us at www.secretlocation.com

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    • 37 min
    The Truth Behind Selling Your Start-Up

    The Truth Behind Selling Your Start-Up

    Join us as we peek behind the curtain of what it’s really like to buy and sell tech start-ups and entertainment companies - the potential pitfalls, how it impacts company culture, and the emotional journey of handing over control of a company you built from the ground up. eOne’s Darren Throop (President & CEO) and Secret Location’s Ryan Andal (President & Co-Founder) discuss eOne's purchase of Secret Location in 2016 and Hasbro's acquisition of eOne in 2019, including Darren's first conversation with the late Brian Goldner that convinced him to sell. This episode also features the challenging and personal story of retail tech company PopCom's 2020 purchase of A.I. driven survey company Wyzerr and what happens when you don't quite get your fairytale ending.
    Visit us at secretlocation.com.

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    • 39 min
    Immersed in Entertainment: The Art of the Future

    Immersed in Entertainment: The Art of the Future

    Where do you draw the line between art and commercial entertainment experiences? How are these immersive spaces changing the way we experience art? We speak with Winston Fisher, the CEO of AREA15 – a new Las Vegas experimental entertainment space. From his perspective as an entrepeneur, we get an insight into the business and design philosophy behind launching AREA15 during the pandemic and how audiences are responding. We also speak with Marsi Gray of Meow Wolf and examine how alternative artists are using immersive entertainment to create unexpected and mind-bending worlds of their own.
    Visit us at www.secretlocation.com
    Check out Meow Wolf at www.meaowwolf.com
    See Area15's offerings at www.area15.com

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    • 28 min
    How Apps Are Teaching Our Kids

    How Apps Are Teaching Our Kids

    During the COVID-19 epidemic and ensuing lockdowns, schooling around the world turned digital. This episode explores the growing industry of digital ‘Edutainment', from the perspective of app producers, parents, and children's media experts.
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    • 41 min
    Tech's (Not So Secret) Diversity Problem

    Tech's (Not So Secret) Diversity Problem

    In this episode, we examine the lack of inclusion and racial equity in the tech industry, examining the systemic barriers to science and technology education for low income, racialized communities and the lack of diverse role models in the STEM field. How do those barriers follow marginalized people into the workforce? How do we create safe and inclusive workplaces? This is a crucial issue in today’s digital workforce thatnone of us can ignore.
    Check out Dr. Eugenia's work with Vision of Science at www.vosnl.org.
    Find out what if Karlyn can help you or your company be better at www.kdpmconsultinggroup.com
    Visit Secret Location at secretlocation.com

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    • 42 min
    Are Robots Taking Over the Music Industry?

    Are Robots Taking Over the Music Industry?

    We take a deep dive into the latest digital trends in the music industry – Virtual Artists. With the rise of virtual influencers such as Lil’ Miquela, the music industry is wading into the wild world of virtual artists, marrying digital avatars to musical artists and producing unique live digital events. We hear how the teams behind virtual artists make decisions on what the avatars should look and sound like, how they reflect larger societal values and trends, and what the future holds for the music industry in this new technological chapter.
    Check out Spirit Bomb's virtual artists at https://spiritbomb.ai or on social media @spiritbomb.ai
    Visit Secret Location at www.secretlocation.com

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

vocalwokelocal ,

Kudos!

Just subscribed. Great Vibes. Looking forward to listening more.

shishikurawr ,

Eye(ear)-opening!

It's given me a lot to think about and has given me so many good ideas. Super creative and great storytelling. I wish I was on their team!

Mozarab ,

Great for anyone interested in new storytelling platforms!

Really love learning about virtual reality and other new media for storytelling and gaming. Excellent production and fun hosts and guests!

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