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01 AVShopTalk Cover Art - V4.2AV Shop Talk is an independently produced podcast for systems integrators and audio video professionals. Launching in February of 2014 the monthly MP3 is free to download and runs about 45-60 minutes in length. The podcast features interviews with subject matter experts from all corners of the AV industry. New episodes are released on the 1st of the month. Subscribe today.

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Nate Schneider

Nate Schneider is the host & producer of the AV Shop Talk podcast. He is an AV System Designer with Image Stream Medical, an InfoComm CTS-D holder and currently specializing in medical AV design for integrated operating rooms. Nate worked briefly as a stage hand from 2005 – 2006 while he was a college student. This part time job at the campus theater lead to opportunities to work on large scale live events in and around Boston. After graduating from UMass Lowell in 2007 with a bachelors degree in Sound Recording Technology, Nate began working full time in commercial systems integration. In his free time Nate likes to spend time with his wife & two kids. He volunteers on the media team at church mixing audio, maintaining the system and training new volunteers. His adventures in the church tech world are well documented in the Volunteer Tech Vlog. Nate can also be found producing How-To videos on the BigNate84 YouTube channel.

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jason_griffing_2015 10.28.31 AMJason Griffing is a home technology professional with over a decade of experience operating in the high-end residential integration market.  Jason is the co-creator of AV Shop Talk. In March of 2016 Jason recorded his last episode as host of the AV Shop Talk podcast but plans to return as a guest in future episodes to keep everyone posted on advances in technology affecting the home tech market. Jason is involved in a number of other online projects aimed at building awareness both within and around the systems integration industry. Jason is passionate about family, craft beer, fishing and the Denver Broncos. In addition to his work with AV Shop Talk he also co-created an launched a separate podcast with Seth Johnson focusing primarily on the rapidly evolving landscape of the home technology market.

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John Perry lends his golden pipes to help brand the show with the sound of his professional on-air voice. John is a ‘Weekend Rocker’ in southern Connecticut and can be heard broadcasting on i95 WRKI. When he’s not playing the classics at the radio station he’s probably working on a classic. The old pick-up truck he’s in the process of restoring is a ’49 Chevy with quite a story behind it. John has worked as a rock DJ at a number of radio stations over the years including the popular 102.5 WDVE out of Pittsburgh.

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colin-owensColin Owens is the recording artist behind the theme music for the podcast. The name of the intro and outro track is Giants Causeway off the album Trinity which was released in December of 2013. In addition to his musical abilities Colin is a user interface designer, producer and educator among many other things. He’s done app development and UX design for companies like Dell, FedEx and Google.

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steph-profile-picStephanie Schneider is the voice over talent behind episode identification. Knowing what episode number you’re listening to is important but her contributions go much deeper. She is married to and puts up with the host & producer. The term “AV widow” is one that she knows all too well. This podcast would not exist without her continued support despite the many hours put in each month by her spouse.

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