Tod Maffin made me do it

Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 11:06 pm

Electric Sky second anniversaryI released my very first Podcast on April 29, 2005. Tod Maffin made me do it. That is to say, I heard him talk about podcasting during a technology segment on CBC Radio. That, combined with Brent Bambury’s announcement that he was leaving CBC Ottawa resulted in the launch of Electric Sky.

Electric Sky led to The Canadian Podcast Buffet (which led to Podcasters Across Borders). Some brainstorming at home led to Growing Enthusiasm. Podcasters Across Borders led to Just One More Book. Do you see the pattern yet?

In addition to all of my hobby podcasts, last year I started to produce a number of Podcasts on contract through my company, Third Storey. Suddenly this little seed that Tod planted had become an all encompassing way of life.

To celebrate my second anniversary as a podcaster, I invited the creator of the monster I have become to talk a bit about podcasting and how the movement looks two years later.

A long version of this interview will be released on later this week.

The Electric Sky logo, second anniversary logo and website created by Nico.

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Making All In A Day

Monday, May 22, 2006 - 10:00 pm

Join me as I shadow the All In A Day team while they put together their show on June 15, 2005. Hear how the team plans the show, prepares interviews, selects music, makes production decisions, goes to air, and deals with equipment problems.

  • Show ID and Intro
  • Interviews with:
    • Sarah MacFadyen, Producer
    • Michael Munnik, Associate Producer
    • Darrell O’Dea, Engineer
    • Brent Bambury, Host
    • Linda Russell, Producer

Adrian Harewood becomes the new, permanent, host of All In A Day on June 5.

Soundseeing tour of my appearance on CBC radio
Electric Sky,Podcasts

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 1:30 am

I wasn’t planning on putting another Podcast out so soon. However, the circumstances demanded it. In response to a request I made to interview CBC’s All In A Day host, Brent Bambury, on interview techniques and show preparation for the Electric Sky, I was invited to be a guest on the show – to interview and be interviewed. This Podcast follows my final preparations to appear on the show, nerves and all, through a soundseeing tour.

  • Show intro from an elevator
  • Segment from the All In A Day intro
  • Final preparations at the Terry Fox statue
  • CBC building including the waiting area
  • Meeting Brent in the studio
  • Podcasting vs. Broadcasting segment (broadcast live on CBC)
  • Feedback from family and friends
  • Song: Sitting on Top of the World performed by Harry Manx

Thanks a million to Brent Bambury and Sarah MacFadyen for their support and hospitality, and Tracey Page of Dog My Cat Records for permission to play music by Harry Manx on the show.

Note: Sitting on Top of the World used with permission of Harry Manx. This song is not covered by the terms of Electric Sky’s Creative Commons license.