Studio Ochenta, launches latest Multilingual show: Ochenta Stories
PRESS RELEASE — April 27, 2020
Paris, France—Studio Ochenta, a multilingual podcast studio dedicated to raising voices across cultures has launched a brand new podcast called Ochenta Stories, a globally crowd-sourced show from artists, writers, creators and podcasters currently in quarantine.
Ochenta Stories brings together eighty 3-5-minute stories in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin. Ochenta, which specializes in international productions, has translated the pieces for the world to hear.
The prompt: What do you want to hear when this pandemic is over? inspired creators to send in stories in a a variety of formats, including audio fiction, documentaries and interviews. Each standalone episode is fully bilingual, the original production and an English version appear in the same episode.
“Our Paris-based studio is currently under a strict lockdown in France, and a lot of the producers we work with around the world are confined to their homes. We want to give them a chance to tell their stories to the world.” - Studio Ochenta Founder and host of Ochenta Stories, Lory Martinez.
The show also has transcriptions available on its website to give people greater access to the stories. For more information on the project and the ongoing call for pitches, check out: ochentastudiocom/ochenta-stories
Ochenta Stories is the latest in the studio’s multilingual projects, after the success of it’s flagship fiction show, Mija Podcast in France and Spain this past fall, the studio adapted one of the first multilingual branded podcasts for Meetic, Europe’s leading dating app this past March.
ABOUT: Studio Ochenta is a Paris-based podcast production studio with cross-cultural origins. We make podcasts for the world. Ochenta empowers storytellers through the translation, adaptation and production of podcasts in multiple languages, ensuring their stories get heard around the world. Studio Ochenta was founded in 2019 by Lory Martinez. Our flagship podcast, Mija w as featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and is nominated for a Latin Podcast Award. Our shows in French, Spanish and English hit #1 around the world.
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