Podcasters to Host 24 Hour Live Podcast for KIVA

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Press Releases Print This Post

PODCASTERS TO HOST 24 HOUR LIVE PODCAST TO BENEFIT KIVA, A WEB-BASED MICROFINANCING CHARITY

Talk-a-thon held  at Noon on March 18th, 2007

Pittsburgh, March 15, 2007 - Podcasters will unite to raise money and awareness for Kiva, (http://www.kiva.org/) a web-based microfinancing charity that enables individuals to lend money to people in developing countries for starting small businesses. Microlending is a way for those of us who have benefited from the Internet and the prosperity of the Western world to give something back,” said Dave Nelsen, CEO of TalkShoe.

Read more of Podcasters to Host 24 Hour Live Podcast for KIVA…

[?]

Off to PodCamp Atlanta

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements, Events Print This Post

TalkShoe is sponsoring another PodCamp in Atlanta, March 16, 17. By the way, the PodCamp sessions are always recored as audio or audio/video podcasts. The video podcasts from PodCamp Toronto are excellent! Mark Juliano from TalkShoe is giving 2 sessions — one on live interactive podcasting, and another on monetizing podcasts.

[?]

Kiva.org Charity event on TalkShoe

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements, Events Print This Post

A 24-hour live interactive podcast charity event for Kiva (http://www.kiva.org/) is being held starting Sunday, March 18th at noon on TalkShoe (http://www.talkshoe.com/). The event will raise awareness and money for Kiva, web-based microfinancing organization which enables individuals to lend money to people in developing countries for starting small businesses.Please help us spread the word.
More information at http://Talkathon.org/

[?]

PodCamp Toronto

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements, Events Print This Post

How about taking a trip up North to Canada and join TalkShoe and hundreds of others at PodCamp Toronto from Feb 23-25, 2007. Sure to be fun for all. TalkShoe folks will be there.

[?]

Can You Digg It?

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements Print This Post

Digg now allows you to post your Podcasts and Talkcasts on its new podcast directory. It’s easy to do. You just need a Digg account and your RSS feed link (go to your Talkcast page under RSS/Podcast to get the link address). Several TalkShoe hosts have already done it.

So go list your podcasts (www.digg.com/podcasts)

And remember to Digg your fellow hosts’ Talkcasts!

Just search for “talkshoe” to see all Talkcasts that have been listed.

[?]

Host Linda Pate Featured in Richmond Times Dispatch

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements, Hosts in the News Print This Post

TalkShoe host Linda Pate is featured in an excellent article in the Richmond Times Dispatch. Her new Talkcast, The Talking Book Show, airs at 7:00 EST on TalkShoe. The program features book reviews, authors, workshops and advice. Linda also owns the book store Precious Memories & Collectibles in Richmond, VA.

[?]

Podcast User Magazine features TalkShoe

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements, In The News, Press Print This Post

TalkShoe was featured in a story in this month’s Podcast User Magazine - PUM Issue #12. Read the TalkShoe Article or go to the Podcast User Magazine website

Quote from the article: “Back in 2005 when I started my podcast, Skype was the main accessory that every podcaster had to use. In 2006, it was MySpace. Now as we enter the New Year, I believe that TalkShoe will be the podcasters tool of choice for 2007.”

The story was written by Lance Anderson, who among other things is the head of the LA Podcasters group, and uses TalkShoe. PUM is the largest podcasting magazine on the web.

Lance interviewed about a dozen TalkShoe hosts to gather information for his article. We’d like to publicly thank those hosts. Their names and Talkcast links are listed below.

Lance Anderson (Podcast User Magazine: Interview) – full host interview
Art Blanchet (Your Home, Your Money)
John Buehler (Rebuilding Eden)
Victor Cajaio (Typical Mac User Podcast Live)
Carter Harkins (Conversational Podcasting)
Philip Gatlin (BBN: Growing Business and Making Money)
Kain (Tech Bytes)
Scott Kurtz (PVP Live Podcast)
Leo Laporte (net@ nite)
Mike Connor (Connor’s Corner - EMC2 and Santuary)
Paul Stanton (Home Business Radio Internet Talk Show)

[?]

TalkShoe Signs up Penn State Representative

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Press Releases Print This Post

TALKSHOE NAMES BRITTANY GRAY AS PENN STATE UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE

Penn State to have Access to TalkShoe’s Live and Recorded Interactive Podcasting System

Pittsburgh, PA- January 2, 2007 - Effective immediately, TalkShoe (http://www.talkshoe.com/) has named Brittany Gray as its Penn State University Representative. Brittany will be responsible for driving the adoption of TalkShoe and its live and recorded interactive audio podcasting within the Penn State University community.

Read more of TalkShoe Signs up Penn State Representative…

[?]

Don’t be a Scrooge - Chime In on Friday December 22nd at 21:00 EST / (Saturday 02:00 GMT)

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements Print This Post


When TalkShoe was launched, many of us thought about lots of applications for the service: Connecting people with like interests, Live Interactive Podcasts, Experts answering questions, Radio talkshows with lots of people in the discussion, Online book clubs, Multi-person conversations, Podcasting for newbies, and more.

But no one here thought of a use that we learned about today, which is not only unique, but really really cool and just in time to get those of you out there of the Christian faith into the Christmas spirit. So unless you are Ebenezer Scrooge, check this out…

Freelance writer, L.A. Podcaster and TalkShoe host
Douglas Welch is hosting on his WelchWrite Specials Talkcast a LIVE reading of Dickens - A Christmas Carol. Welch invites call-in listeners from around the country and world to join him and read a section of this Christmas classic aloud LIVE! Douglas will be using Dicken’s own condensed verison of the story that Charles Dickens used during his own LIVE readings.

Really cool Douglas! Have fun this Friday and beware of the
Ghost of Christmas Past.

Douglas Welch’s other Podcasts on TalkShoe are
TechnologyIQ with Douglas E. Welch & Career Opportunities Live.

[?]

TalkShoe Swarmed by DiggNation

| Author: TalkShoe Team | In Announcements Print This Post


On Sunday, Dec 3rd Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur did their latest live net @ nite show with guest Kevin Rose of Digg. The show was the largest live show on TalkShoe to date. Over 930 people participated, which was a 10x growth over the largest show a month ago, and a 2x growth over net @ nite’s previous record. TalkShoe has also seen its web traffic grow by 10x over the past month.

net @ nite show with guest Kevin Rose
930 Total live participants:
608 Streamers (listen-only)
322 Active talkers and chatters
80 Talkers (phone, Skype, VoIP)

The show began at 8:00 pm and continued for an hour, and the recording started at 9:00 pm. At 9:25 pm, people who were in listen-only streaming mode (not dialed in via telephone) experienced a drop in their audio for the remainder of the show. People on the phones were not affected at all, and the chat room was always available. (Note: you can listen to a recording of the net @ nite show on TalkShoe anytime.)

Our engineering team isolated the root of the problem to a network interface card in the audio streaming server at the ISP. The problem was diagnosed and resolved, and shows after net @ nite experienced no problems. Please see previous TalkShoe Traffic and Performance post below for more details.

We sincerely apologize for this problem and will continually improve the performance of our system.

[?]








Close
E-mail It