Layla Palmer ’25 and Madeleine Green ’23 received their own podcast studio as a prize for winning the Mackie Podcast Pitch contest.
Palmer won in the fiction category for Snuffed: An Untrue Crime Podcast. Green, a Media Arts Production major, won the non-fiction category for Pat Bartevian’s Golden Days.
Mackie is a leader producer of high-quality professional audio products, and both winners received a Mackie Podcast Studio valued at $1,500. The studio includes a DLZ Adaptive Digital Mixer, two EM-99B Broadcast, Dynamic microphones, two MC-350 professional headphones, two DB-200 Boom Arms, and a one-year subscription to an editing software.
All Emerson undergraduates were welcome to pitch by crafting a title, one-sentence description of their podcast idea, and provide a 60-second audio or video pitch of the concept.
The contest was judged by Emmy Award-winning Today Show contributor and podcast host Mario Armstrong, podcast host and Mackie Director of Marketing Rob Puzzitiello, Gabi Conti ’09, and Pamela Zapata ’10.