Field: media
Est: 2016
hq: 16 court street


In 2016, Jenna Weiss-Berman and Max Linsky founded Pineapple Street Studios in a small coworking space in Downtown Brooklyn. Since then, it has evolved into a podcasting giant, offering award-winning original podcasts, investigative journalism, and a diverse portfolio of shows.

Fast forward to 2019 when Audacy, a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company, acquired Pineapple Street. Beyond its Downtown Brooklyn headquarters, Pineapple has offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta, with 34 employees, including producers, editors, sound engineers, and writers. Almost half of them call Brooklyn home.

Pineapple’s 2019 partnership with HBO on The Chernobyl Podcast marked the beginning of a successful TV/film companion business, and Pineapple Street has become the go-to studio for companion podcasts to popular Netflix, HBO, Amazon, and Hulu shows such as Succession, The Last of Us, and Lovecraft Country. The studio’s collaborations also extend to brands such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Nike, and it produces long-form narrative ads for TED’s WorkLife with Adam Grant series.

Pineapple’s diverse slate also includes such award-winning originals as Ghost Story, 9/12, Classy with Jonathan Menjivar, and Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow. With nominations for two Peabody Awards and multiple Webby and Ambie Awards, Pineapple Street’s inventive content continues to captivate audiences globally.

why downtown brooklyn?

From its inception, Pineapple Street’s Downtown Brooklyn location proved fruitful. The studio’s proximity to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign headquarters at 1 Pierrepont, led to a transformative podcast collaboration that thrust Pineapple into the national spotlight.  

Even with its global reach, Pineapple remains deeply rooted in  Downtown Brooklyn. After years of bouncing around several offices in the neighborhood, they landed at their new home at 16 Court Street in fall 2023. Drawn to classic Brooklyn charm, the prewar building offers phenomenal light and views of the Manhattan skyline. The new office offers their employees direct access to Columbus and Cadman Parks, and numerous public transit options. The office itself comprises recording studios, conference rooms, private offices, open workspaces, a lounge, and a kitchen. It’s a place that encourages collaboration and enables great stories to come to life.  

From their humble beginnings, Audacy’s Pineapple Street Studios has become a global force in the podcasting world. They’re proof that you can start small in Downtown Brooklyn, dream big, and let your stories echo around the world.