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Tech Team Podcast Episode 2: The Sharing Economy

Keeping with our just-started tradition, all the features that we do during our themed reporting week get a new home in a podcast on SoundCloud. The first episode featured kids and technology, this time around, our four stories on the sharing economy get freshened up and hosted by our Silicon Valley correspondents, Steve Henn and Laura Sydell. Just press play or download for your device. If you prefer just to read the sharing economy stories, you can do that, too.

The music we used in this episode includes:

"Home Computer" by Kraftwerk

"Computer" by Babamars

"Life in the Arcad"e by Henry Jackman (Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack)

Thanks for listening and your feedback is most welcome.

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