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Oscar Zeballos discovered his passion for broadcasting at a young age. He began his career in terrestrial radio and quickly became a full-time on-air talk show host. Podcasting since 2005, Oscar has established himself as a thought-leader in this space through his work on some of the nation's top-rated podcasts, both on and off-air.

Charlie Birney worked for 27 years as a property manager as well as a project manager at The Brick Companies. (Queenstown Harbor Golf, South River Golf, and Potomac Ridge). During that time he served on the board of the Maryland Tourism Council as well as the National Golf Course Owners Association and founded a corporate non-profit: The Brick Companies Foundation. His experience with promoting the charitable work of the Foundation led him to utilize digital media and to understand the value of podcasting early on.

Their two worlds collided when Oscar pursued his Executive MBA at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Charlie attended the school’s podcasting focus group where Oscar was presenting; he quickly got Oscar’s attention with his impressive lineup of questions. Oscar tracked Charlie down and, after a few lunches, told him about his ambitious idea to “build television and radio shows at a level that this city’s never seen.” Charlie’s response? “When you’re ready to build this, I’m your first call.”

The pair built Podcast Village, which is a full-service production house that caters directly to the customers’ development, production and distribution of their podcasts.

Now operating out of Georgetown and Dupont Circle, Washington D.C., Podcast Village is continuing to expand and evolve with market needs. Captained by Charlie and Oscar, they guarantee an inclusive, client first production with a strict “No A$$hole Policy.”