Hark’s David Aronchick in the studio. (Erynn Rose photo)

This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we explore the changing world of digital media with David Aronchick, the CEO of Hark, the Seattle startup that operates a popular online platform for sound bites, quotes and images from pop culture.

David shares some of his favorite clips, tells the story of the company’s creation, and explains what it says about the distribution, consumption and monetization of digital media.

That discussion follows our weekly news roundup, in which John and I make a bet over the rumors that Amazon.com is planning a bricks-and-mortar store; discuss the evolution of movie distribution, as exemplified by Redbox’s new deal with Verizon; and talk about some of the latest entrepreneurial activity to bubble up from the University of Washington, through both official and unofficial venues.

Also listen for our App of the Week, and a new installment in our Name that Tech Tune challenge.

In honor of our guest, we’ve also uploaded this week’s show directly to Hark …

GeekWire Radio featuring Hark’s David Aronchick
Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.

Show Notes: Links to the stories we discussed

If Amazon opens physical retail stores, this would be a great place to start

Look out, Netflix? Redbox and Verizon joint venture to offer DVDs and movie downloads

UW president pledges to double startup production as new campus incubator hatches

From plasma speakers to robotic pipe organs: Meet the inventors behind ‘StudentRND’

David Aronchick: Hark.com@aronchick on Twitter Recent guest post about Windows Phone.

App of the Week: PaperKarma. (GeekWire story)

Name that Tech Tune: Chance to Win Tickets to EMP’s ‘Battlestar GalactiBash’

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