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Tod Maffin made me do it
Podcasts,Portrait

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 MarkBlevis.com later this week.

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

How to subscribe to Electric Sky – it’s free.

Guidance from Tod Maffin
Electric Sky,Podcasts

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 12:46 am

Show 7, complete with some didge, is dedicated to the memory of a good friend, Rick, who drowned while fishing on May 21, 2000. I miss you!

I managed to pull this show off while battling a head cold, sneaking sips of tea as I went. What a relief, particularly since I had the opportunity to get some pointers from Tod Maffin for my Podcast – pointers that we can all learn from.

  • I celebrated my 35th birthday
  • My sister-in-law’s wedding at Wolfe Manor
  • Remembering Rick
  • Song: Timber and Wood by Xavier Rudd (Thanks, Alexis!!!)
  • Conversation with Tod Maffin

Note: Timber and Wood used with permission of Alexis Walker (Teamworks) on behalf of Xavier Rudd. This song is not covered by the terms of Electric Sky’s Creative Commons license.

Information Security Auditing
Electric Sky,Podcasts

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 - 10:44 pm

From my hotel room in beautiful Montreal, Quebec… I am here for a training course on British Standard 7799, an information security audit specification. There is no music in this show! I have homework to do for my course.

  • From my hotel room
  • Formula 1 – Ferrari and Maclaren teams in my hotel!
  • Ottawa/Montreal Podcaster meetup in Ottawa tomorrow night
  • Tod Maffin and music licensing for Canadian Podcasters
  • CBC has launched a new Podcast called The Feed
  • Dinner at Le Commensal with Tom Gordon and Neil Philp

The Administravia-Cast
Electric Sky,Podcasts

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 - 6:19 pm

I’ve made some mistakes and have fallen behind on some housekeeping matters with the Electric Sky. I took this opportunity to get things back on track.

  • Contact info
  • MSPodcast.org by Tod and Kim Maffin
  • Summary of upcoming episodes of Electric Sky