RadioZoom#57 – Soundseeing of Christmas Shopping in Vancouver

Another podcast, another experiment in being mobile. This time I take you with me as I do some Christmas shopping in downtown Vancouver. I’m getting better at being a soundseeing tour guiding, but not much. I’m just trying to do something new, different, and creative with my podcasts.

As a side note, I must apologize for this coming out later than it should. The holidays were a set back, but now I’m just getting over a flu bug that has pass through Rebecca’s family. I was bound to get it, and it has not been fun. I edited this all together today just to do something creative and feel normal.

All music in this episode come from mexican electronic music artist, Vate. Please click on the link and visit the website for more information.

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34:46 minutes

RadioZoom#56 – Holiday Shopping Tales; Hockey Talk

It’s a bit late in the outgoing, but I guess you could call this my Christmas episode. I talk about a variety of things in this podcast. Holiday shopping, a little bit of hockey talk, and some email from fellow podcasters. Even got a little bit of Rebecca in on this episode. Remember, her birthday is on January 9th, so send me all your birthday wishes now to help make it a good one.

Merry Christmas and thanks for listening!

Name drops and links:
Holly McNarland
One Man Offside – Jim Criniti
Canucks Outsider – Dave Olsen
Dick’s and Jane’s Podcast
The Roadhouse Podcast – Tony Steidler-Dennison
My World – Paul Crick
Vancouver Canucks
Shure SM7

Music selections, as played by artist permission:
The Cloud Room – hey now now
Empty Rooms – try again
Cedars – lo-fi
The Boy Least Likely To – paper cuts

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42:09 minutes

RadioZoom#55 – Six Song Donut Spectacular; Canada Insights; Canucks

To make up for lost ground from the previous two episodes, I offer a mostly music podcast with this six song donut spectacular! Just a little commentary from me, minor observations about Canada, slight Canucks update, and warm wishes to you this holiday season. Look for more mobile podcasts in the future as I attempt to get better with my techniques and abilities.

Links worth mentioning in this episode:
Vancouver Canucks
USA Hockey: 2006 Men’s Olympic Team
Wikipedia: loonie, toonie
The RadioZoom Podcast Frappr

The six song donut spectacular, as played by permission:
The Stephen Davis Project – not thinking about you
The Vinyltones – motorcycle
Tapes n’ Tapes – cowbell
The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers – cannot eat better not sleep
– The Promise Ring – get on the floor (Maritime)
Nada Surf – always love

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33:43 minutes

RadioZoom#54 – Rebecca Behind the Wheel; Vancouver; Skytrain; 2010 Olympics

It’s another trip in the car with Rebecca for this episode. We were heading out to Ikea for some Christmas shopping, and I took the opportunity to do more experimenting with being mobile. We discuss a wide range of topics mostly regarding to Vancouver in my attempts to not only help educate myself, but also share the tidbits of knowledge that I’m learning about this area every single day. I swear that somedays Rebecca must get annoyed with the amount questions I ask her on a nearly daily basis. No music once again for this episode, aside from the background noise from the car stereo which allowed for a great segue for the last bit of this episode.

Links for this car ride:
Wikipedia: Vancouver SkyTrain, Canada Line/RAV Line, Grouse Mountain, Des Moines, Iowa
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
miss604.com
Vancouver Canucks
CKNW AM980 with play by play by John Shorthouse
Okanagan Spring Brewery (pale ale rules!)
Podsafe Music Network

Music link for today:
Less Than Jake – look what happened

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28:51 minutes

RadioZoom#53 – Robson Street Soundseeing

This was my first experience ever doing anything mobile. I have a not so great lapel mic and a portable minidisc recorder. I was on the way to meet Rebecca and some friends for a movie, so I recorded the sounds of walking from the apartment to the movie theatre. I do some talking a long the way but have lots to learn about being a good tour guide. I hope you enjoy the sounds of Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. Oh yeah, and I know I called it “The Secrets of Narnia”, so please forgive my error. It’s the “Chronicles of Narnia.”

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17:23 minutes

RadioZoom#52 – The Vancouver Canucks; Zoom-in-Tech; Language Differences

This episode had lots of ups and downs within its creation, but I’m not one to take something I made and not do something with it. This is going out a little later than what has been expected of me lately. I have no excuses other than just having other things in my life preoccupy my time. We start out with a little talk about the Vancouver Canucks, debut the first ever installment of Zoom In Tech, and finish up with listener email. As always, great music for you to check out, played with permission.

Zoom In Tech is a segment I will do from time to time about things in the world of technology that are important to me or that I just find cool. It’s a way for me to share information with you, but I am far from an expert. It’s just another passion that I have in my life.

Zoom In Tech Links:
MacMinute – Morgan Stanley expects Apple iPhone announcement
Spymac – Morgan Stanley expects iPhone in 2006
MacNN – HBO interested in deal with Apple
MacInTouch – Sonnet Technologies introduces the Encore/ST G4 Duet 1.7 GHz
Mac Rumors – Analysts Expect Intel Macs in January
AppleInsider – Apple to tackle consumer electronics; iPod “boombox” planned
ThinkSecret – 13.3-inch iBook
ThinkSecret – media-savvy Mac mini
eWeek.com – Intel’s Napa Wireless Platform Promises More with Less
MacWorld Conference & Expo

Other mentioned links for today:
Vancouver Canucks
Wikipedia: toque, tuque, beanie, canadian english
Podsafe Music Network

Today’s music selections:
The GoStation – wandering away
– Shiner – play dead (The Life and Times)
The Format – sore thumb
Less Than Jake – look what happened

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39:07 minutes

RadioZoom#51 – Car Ride and Rebecca’s First Time on the Podcast

This episode is an experiment and adventure all rolled into one. While on the way to Port Moody this afternoon, I started recording on the minidisc. It’s the first time Rebecca has ever been apart of the podcast, the first time I’ve used this equipment to do anything mobile, and a lot of us just giggling and having a good time on our way to pick up her mom. Rebecca is always telling me little facts about Vancouver, so my hope is to do more of these types of things in the future as we venture around the lower mainland. Also, this is encoded with slightly better quality since it is not very long.

Being that this is something new that I’m trying, I’m dying for feedback. As you might be able to tell, sometimes we just get carried away. Please send an email or audio comment to radiozoom [at] gmail [dot] com. Also, send your mp3’s of music you’d like to see played on my podcast to the same address.

12:16 minutes

RadioZoom#50 – Programming Announcement; Vancouver Coffee Culture; Not Listed in iTunes

Welcome to episode #50, eh? Today’s release marks an important announcement regarding the future of this podcast and music. As much as I love the coffee, I couldn’t help but make some observations about the coffee culture around Vancouver. I swear that none of the coffee chains and or establishments mentioned had any stake in this episode. Also, some audio feedback and email from listeners. And Apple responds regarding my lack of being listed in their iTunes Podcast Directory.

People, places, and links:
Vancouver 2010
Blenz
Starbucks
Seattle’s Best Coffee
Tim Horton’s
Canucks Outsider – Dave Olsen
Podsafe Music Network

Today’s music selections as played with permission:
Lejeune – moon-shy city
The Life and Times – high scores
Aeroplane Pageant – kind as killers
Pernice Brothers – snow

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41:53 minutes

RadioZoom#49 – Pro vs. Amateur Podcasts; Dad Update

Keeping up with the podcasts, today’s episode hits three major points all the while giving you great music that you truly need to know about. I present my thoughts on professional versus amateur podcasts, a Dad Update, and some listener feedback.

Links mentioned on this episode:
The MacCast
CNN Podcasts
Dicks and Janes Podcast – Scarborough Dude
Island Podcasting – Ted Riecken
Vancouver Podcaster Meet-up
Podsafe Music Network

Music and artist links (as played by permission):
Superdrag – hellbent
Matthew Good Band – everything is automatic
Stark Effect – i miss you
My Little Radio – waste another night

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39:35 minutes

RadioZoom#48 – Dad Update; Other Podcasts; Future Plans

It’s the CouchCast! However, I think the audio on this sucks, but that’s what I get for trying something new. My setup is still handicapped by the fact that I don’t work at a radio station anymore with access to all sorts of great toys to do recording with. I hope you can handle it. Cheers and jeers are appreciated. Also in today’s episode, I give you a small update on how my dad is doing with his surgery, some listener feedback, some plugs for other podcasts, and a little more insight as to what I’m trying to do here.

Plugs and name drops:
Island Podcasting
Evil Genius Chronicles
Podsafe Music Network

Music Selections:
Mates of State – goods
The Appleseed Cast – innocent vigilant ordinary
Gidgets Ga Ga – lullaby
Soft – you make me wanna die

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39:18 minutes