It’s not often you see a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio inside a sporting goods store. But that’s what Danny Picard has at Beantown Athletics on Granite Avenue in Dorchester.
The shop, which offers screen printing and skate sharpening and sells T-shirts and other apparel, now also serves as the headquarters of “The Danny Picard Show.’’ Twice a week, Picard records episodes in the shop, interviewing local sportos like former BU hockey star Jack Eichel, ex-Bruins brawler Shawn Thornton, former Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo, Celts assistant coach Walter McCarty, former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham, and Red Sox president Sam Kennedy.
Picard, a Southie native, started broadcasting his show over the Web more than a decade ago while a student at UMass Amherst. He’s since established himself on the local sports scene. In addition to interviewing guests at Beantown Athletics, Picard is a columnist for Boston Metro and NBC Boston, and hosts a weekend show on WEEI-FM. When the owners of Beantown Athletics floated the idea of building a studio, he didn’t hesitate.
“It seemed like a good fit for them and for me,’’ Picard said. “This is right in the heart of the city. I think it’s a perfect fit.’’
Picard’s podcast is available on iTunes and Google Play; he puts out new episodes on Mondays and Fridays.