Posts Tagged: topics on fire

Tonight’s the Night to Talk About Music and Social Media

Update: The podcast was a blast. Thanks to Joe, Flint, Carla and Matthew for participating and sharing your knowledge of music from all levels and a variety of aspects of the industry. Panelists, please feel free to grab the embed for your blog or profile – just link back here:

Original post: Topics on Fire is on its 14th episode. I’m so happy at the support it receives from people, and pleased when I hear that you all learned something from an episode, or just plain had fun. So far the two most popular episodes have been Part Two of the Gender Gap and Social Media/Technology and the New Year, New You episode.

Tonight we talk about one of my favorite topics, music and social media. I am honored to have long time friend and musician Flint Mavis as one of our panelists. He has one foot in each side of the equation as a MySpace account executive and session guitarist in Los Angeles. He has been heard wailing his axe in several bands over the years. Also joining us is new friend Joe Marrapodi from Get Rare. You all may know Joe best as friend and manager to Pete Yorn, but through Get Rare I had the pleasure to get to know Joe recently before the WERS 60th Anniversary show in Boston. Carla Lynne Hall will also be on our panel. She is a musician and music blogger (Her blog is Rock Star Life Lessons) and someone I connect with frequently on Twitter. A champion of indie music, she has loads of great advice for musicians looking to make their way online. Piano rocker Matthew Ebel will be on as well. He is known for using social media and the internet to book gigs and sell his music direct to his fans. The other panelists will be announced closer to the start time.

I hope to see you all there! It’s on TalkShoe at 10PM Eastern Time tonight, 3/29.

Topics on Fire Episode 14: Music and Social Media

We took a bit of a break on Topics on Fire in February for some writing deadlines and new clients, but we are back and in full swing. Next week’s episode is on Music and Social Media. I have some very interesting guests coming on, including managers of musicians signed under major labels, music writers, and local musicians. Watch my Twitter for details on who’ll be joining me. You can tune in 3/29  at 10 PM Eastern on TalkShoe.

Topics on Fire, Episode 12: Wine Online at 4:30 EST Today

WINE is the subject of Episode 12 of Topics on Fire today, 1/18, at 4:30 PM EST. We’ll be discussing it from a wine maker, wine seller and wine drinker’s point of view. We’ll cover how wineries and distributors can market it online and using social media; how wine lovers can find wine events, wines and fellow winer lovers online; promoting wine events online; buying wine online and more.

Panelists include Emilio Saez Van Eerd of La Casa De Las Vides winery in spain (hence the one-time time change interfering with your football watching – trust me, it is so worth it!), Dale Cruse of Drinks Are on Me wine blog, Craig Drollett of Bin Ends Wine sales and tasting and Michael Cochran of Cult Vines boutique direct to consumer winery. I’m excited to talk wine with all of you, so put those football games on DVR or TiVo and spend an hour with us, won’t you?

UPDATE: Here is the embedded audio from the podcast. I’ll have the links from the chat room up as well shortly, so check back!

Video Podcast Recap, Topics on Fire

Please enjoy the audio recording embedded below of this fantastic podcast on all things video with Steve Garfield, John Herman Tim Street and David Tames. The links from the episode are below the audio embed.

Links from this episode:

David Tames Mac Coolant Leak Video
CNN iReport Top Three Hurricane Kyle Reports via Steve Garfield
Learn Videoblogging via Steve Garfield.  Warning: Video plays when page loads.
David Tames Book Recommendation (buy it used): Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro (2nd Edition)
by Michael Wohl
Teenage Tourettes Camp 10‘ had a happy ending. Great doccumentary via Steve Garfield
The Carol and Steve Show: Episode 29 – The Porch, Part 1
Spices of Life via Steve Garfield
John Herman likes Mogulus
Steve Garfield and David Tames recommend tools Qik, Vimeo, BlipTV, TubeMogul
David Tames Practical Sound Recording and Editing Techniques For Better Video
John Herman’s strange new show, OddNogginLand
Steve Garfield invites all to Boston Media Makers
Tim Street’s thoughts on monetizing video at his blog
David Tames blog Contact info
Good LA Times article on Tim Street
John Herman invites all to NH Media Makers
David Tames Documentary Video Bootcamp Course at MassArt
John Herman’s site
Steve Garfield’s site
M J Carrasquillo site (participant from chat room)
Leslie Poston’s sites bio, blog, work

Upcoming Episodes:

Next episodes are all a bit light in tone – hey, it’s the holidays! Let’s have a little fun with our online world.

12/14/08 10PM EST Online Shopping Tips, Tricks, and Sources with several guests, including a possible cameo from SavvyAuntie

Break for Christmas/New Year’s Eve – Happy Holidays

1/4/09 10PM EST New Year, New You – fashion and image advice for the sartorial internet and social media lover with panelists Dmitri Gunn, Jamey Sheuy, Thomas Edwards and possibly Scott Monty if he is available

1/18/09 10PM EST Marketing and Enjoying Wine Online – all of the ways to find, sell, market, and enjoy wine online with panelists Cata Vino, Emilio Seaz ven Eerd from Las Casa de las Vides, Craig Dollett from Bin Ends Wine and many more

Topics on Fire can be followed at this link to receive notices when a new episode is about to air.

Government 2.0 Topics on Fire Recap

We had a great podcast, during which we touched on themes of implementation of social media in a bureaucracy, the push for transparent government, the push back from outdated systems, how the President-elect may be hampered by existing rules and how he might effect real change and cause a trickle down effect. We also touched on privacy issues, who and what government people and entities are active in the social media space around the world, and ways the public could help install transparency, as well as realistic expectations of the roll out of government 2.0 as a reality. Please listen to the entire podcast for the full effect – my guest panelists Leslie Bradshaw, Triston McIntyre, Justin Herman, Andrea Baker, and Alan Silberberg were fantastic! I have included the file here, and have put the unedited links from the chat room and podcast below the embedded audio for you to check out.

Social Media Jungle, Media Makers, Topics on Fire, BOSup, DubMe

It’s been a monumental week here, with many presentations, events and meetings planned in the coming weeks. This is just an overview of what we’re up to and where you can find us:

Topics on Fire, Episode 8: Race and Social Media/Technology

Fantastic panel tonight – the episode is embedded below:

Topics on Fire, Episode 6: Part Two of Gender Gap and Technology/New Media

Brief after show recap: This was a great episode where we got some major goals accomplished. I will be writing a full recap tomorrow here. Meanwhile, I encourage you to listen to the podcast and join the resulting Strong Women in Tech campaign network as well.

The final panel for Episode 6 of Topics on Fire has been set and the topic will be Part Two of Gender Gap / Technology/New Media. Myself (Leslie Poston), Shireen Mitchell of Women Wired In, Leslie Bradshaw (recently featured on CSPAN covering the conventions), Meg Fowler of (currently helping promote, and Jen Nedeau will be paneling this discussion. Tonight’s podcast will be solution focused, as Part One zeroed in on defining the issues.

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The first podcast on the Gender Gap and Technology was a lively one. As you all know I am always trying to push for real world solutions to the problems we talk about, and we didn’t come up with takeaways in the limited time the panel had to discuss it. Because of that, I’m scheduling a Part 2. I’m hoping that the same panel is willing to come back and take a different approach: instead of rehashing the existing and past issue of gender and technology, as valid as that is, I’d like to start Part 2 by stipulating that the problem exists and acknowledging that strong men and women have done much to pave the way for women in technology. Then I’d like to make the sole goal of Part 2 finding tangible ways to help women feel less disenfranchised in technology, to help women get access to technology for careers and educations and as many other solutions as we can think of in an hour of positive, focused, goal oriented discussion.

Future Topics on Fire Episodes include:

(as panelists confirm I will post them next to the podcast)

10/19 11PM Eastern Episode 7, Politics and Technology (Leslie Bradshaw, remaining panelists yet to be determined)

Topics On Fire: Episode 5, Education and New Media

Topics on Fire, Episode 5: Education and Social Media/Technology on Sunday, September 21st at 11:00 PM Eastern on TalkShoe

Tonight’s podcast will be a good one! We’ll be discussing education and new media, social media and technology with Dave LaMorte, John Herman and E. Christopher Clark.

I’m hoping to cover a lot of ground in an hour, so I won’t be opening up the phone lines until the recording is over. I know I usually let listeners call in ten minutes before the end, and I will be doing that again in the next podcast (part two of the gender gap topic). Our panelists are all active educators and need their rest for Monday morning school. HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean you can’t come participate in the lively chat room. We can see it while in the call and can handle questions live on air that way.

If you want to be notified of future podcasts, sign up for a TalkShoe account and “follow” the call. I send a reminder the day of the call to those who follow it.

See you there!

NOTE: We also have a new forum to give you a place to carry the discussions from the podcasts over into the real world, submit topic ideas, talk about social media, promote events, etc. You can SIGN UP FOR THE NEW FORUM right here.

Tonight’s Call:

Next Topics on Fire continues the conversation on Gender Gap and Technology, this time focusing on solutions and not rehashing the problem:

10/5 11PM Eastern Topics on Fire: Episode 6, Gender Gap and Technology Part 2 (Panelists: Corvida, Leslie Bradshaw, Micah Baldwin, Meg Fowler, Jen Nedeau)

Future episodes and panelists include:

10/19 11PM Eastern Topics on Fire: Episode 7, Politics and Technology (Leslie Bradshaw)