Official Podcamp Toronto Meme– Your Answers

Actually Connie, between my post and yours, there were four replies on the Google Group. Here they are:

Jim Milles writes:

Can I answer “Cali Lewis” for everything?

Charlotte Lofranco writes:

I like memes. This one is certainly a toughy. But seeing how I have a few hours to kill before heading out to catch my bus to Montreal…
1. Celebrity: probably Ricky Gervais. He did a series of podcasts, but it’s over now. 😦
2. I’d like to meet everyone. 🙂 Somehow I think I’ll likely miss a few folks though. I want to meet the folks from LibriVox, cause I think that’s an incredible idea and it’s very similar to something I was involved with
before the whole podcasting explosion (only it was a much smaller scale… it was reading the harry potter books and posting them on livejournal). I’d also like to meet Nina Silver and hear her thoughts on podcasting in secondary schools.
3. Um… Well, I don’t actually HAVE a podcast. I’m all about the meta-podcast though. I love discussion the social aspects of podcasting and the blogs that go along with it. I love people figuring out this new form of
communication and playing with it. That being said, my dream interview, for my dream podcast, would be someone at the “top” of podcasting or one of the “grandfathers”, like Adam Curry. Not because I think their opinions are any more valuable than other people, but because they will have the most “social” experience since they have more people participating in their work. Oh! My other choice is totally ZeFrank. I think that would be fun AND insightful.
4. If we’re going with the “dream” podcast again, I think talking to Jay, Leesa, Brent, Julien and Mitch would be good, cause if I’m talking about the social aspects of podcasting, looking at the organization of Podcamp and why these people are involved would be key.
5. I’m all about the schmoozing events. I like talking with everyone about how they’re enjoying the event, finding out what they do, what their opinions are on life, god and podcasting. Also, lunch. 🙂 Seriously though,
I want to hear Hugh’s talk on how things went with LibriVox, I want to hear Nina’s talk about podcasting in secondary schools, and the talk about whether podcasting will kill radio.
6. Mary Ann. But really, it’s all about the Professor. 😉

Nice. This was a great idea Sean.
See you all next weekend!

Justin Beach writes:

1. You Sean, who else?
2. I’m looking forward to seeing people I’ve already met, although
I’m sure I’ll meet some new people which who I can then look forward to seeing again at the next one.
3. Not a podcaster at this point
4. See above
5. Sadly I can only be there on Saturday, and can only be in one place at a time. I”m going to cram in all I can, though I’m particularly looking forward to Hugh and Casey’s sessions (unrelated though they might be).
6. I’ve always found it sad that people insist on putting OR in there instead of just making it a statement with AND. My way is alot more fun.

Casey McKinnon writes:

1. Jonathan Llyr… he’s a riot.
2. I’m looking forward to meeting all my video blogging peeps and fellow sci-fi geeks, especially the duo from the new Battlestar Galactica review show BSG Cast, Matt and Nat.
3. We don’t conduct interviews, but if you’re talking about someone interviewing US then at this point I guess it’s the New York Times.
4. N/A
5. Unsure at this point… but I’m watching the schedule very closely to see what pops up.
6. Caprica Six 😉

I will add more responses to this post as they come in. And congratulations, you have averted the kitten threat once again.


Official Podcamp Toronto Meme – Connie’s answers

Yikes!  Step away from the computer for a couple hours and people start talking about you!  Here are my answers to the Official Podcamp Toronto Meme (can you call it a meme when only one person has posted thus far? but I digress…)

1.  Which celebrity// blogger//podcaster would you most like to meet at podcamp? Why?

I would like to meet any or all of the Bare Naked Ladies.  Um, just ’cause they seem to be fun people and I like where they are taking music with regard to DRM.  

 If I  were to be given another vote, I would love to meet Tod Maffin who influenced my first getting into blogging even though he probably doesn’t know it.  I actually described that experience at the beginning of this article  which talks about the first time I ever heard about blogging and podcasting.

2.   A little homework now: Which podcamp registrants would you like to meet? Why?

I would like to meet #49 on the registration list, Tim Posgate.  Tim has been one of the prominent jazz musicians in the city, and now has his own podcast about Canadian jazz,  appropriately enough called Canadian Jazz Life Podcast .  I have never heard Tim play.  Nor (I confess) have I listened to his podcast.  Probably should do that this weekend!  The reason why I would like to meet Tim is actually because I think we are both from the same home city, Burlington, and went to the same high school.  A good friend of my family was good friends with his sister.  I heard lots about Tim growing up, but don’t actually recall if we have ever met.  So, I was thinking it would be cool to correct that.   I think if Tim reads this he is going to laugh!

3.   Who is your “dream interview” for your podcast? Why?

If I had a podcast, who would I want to interview?  Hee hee.   I have been very fortunate in my lifetime to meet most of those  I admire–authors, colleagues, heroes.  Usually I just turn to mush and get tongue-tied.  The two times I met author Michael Ondaatje were just downright embarrassing!  I sat beside Rudy Wiebe (another favourite author of mine) during a whole event and didn’t say one word to him because nothing would come out of my mouth.  But if I could find a way to overcome that, I would love to meet and interview Michael Stipe, lead singer of REM.  I have been a huge fan for at least 25 years.  Closest I have come has been to have front row seats at the last two Toronto concerts, and leaned against the stage during the last one.   Who cares if that interview fit into the format of my podcast–I would work it in somehow! 

4.  Who would you like to interview at podcamp?


5.  What is your, “Can’t miss it” session at podcamp?

Aside from What to Podcast, the session I am doing first thing on the schedule with Jim Milles, I really want to attend the Second Life session with Jay Moonah and Bryan Person that follows ours.  I have been playing with SL a little and am trying to learn as much as I can about it.  I thought attending podcamp in SL would be cool if I could figure out how to actually get there.

6.  Ginger or Maryanne?

Maryanne.  Although you’ve got to admire Ginger’s ability to wear that sequined dress on a tropical jungle island and still look fabulous!

Ginger and Maryanne 

Tag…who’s next?

The power of the people– and the Internet.

With the internet tools we have, I am constantly amazed at how fast collaboration can happen on this self-organizing conference thingy. When the schedule was added to the wiki, it began filling up in minutes. This morning at 9:56 am, Gary Marriott posted the following to the google group:

Hi All,
There is so much to see at podcamp I don’t know where I will start.One thing missing is a session on Web Tools i.e. CMS, RSS enclosures, Flash applets etc. If anyone is willing to host a panel on tools and techniques for podcast hosting then I would be more than willing to attend or even chair, if there is a strongman willing to twist my arm.
I ask because my good Friend Beth is starting up a Video Podcast in March and I am frantically trying to build her an all in one publication solution for that her personal blog, photo blog, companysite etc. using Drupal.
If also there is anyone in the group willing to take pity on a poor bewildered programmer and give some guidance in using Drupal for hosting I would be very willing to pay for coffee.

Gary Marriott (Wandering Genius, presently on loan from England)

19 minutes later, at 10:17am, Mitch Joel posted:

It’s done and live:

Bob Goyetche from Canadian Podcast Buffet and Rogic Conglomerate has agreed to moderate… Go over and sign-up to join the panel!
Mitch Joel

This reminds me of an old Judy Garland/ Mickey Rooney movie. ‘Hey my uncle’s got a barn. Let’s put on a show.” The speed at which this conference is coming together is amazing.

Tag! The Official Podcamp Toronto Meme

On the Google Group, Leeza mentioned that a mystery participant is coming to podcamp. Speculation on the group has been abuzzing with guesses ranging from Amber to … well Amber? Even though podcamp is an unconference where the power is in the participants, a little star-power never hurt anything.

Based on that thought, I’m starting a meme. You know, one of those chain lettery questionnaire things that bloggers pass around on slow Colbert days. You’ve all been tagged. On your blog, podcast, these comments or the google group answer these questions?

  1. Which celebrity// blogger//podcaster would you most like to meet at podcamp? Why?
  2. A little homework now: Which podcamp registrants would you like to meet? Why?
  3. Who is your “dream interview” for your podcast? Why?
  4. Who would you like to interview at podcamp?
  5. What is your, “Can’t miss it” session at podcamp?
  6. Ginger or Maryanne?

And my answers:

  1. It would be way cool if Cory Doctorow, Leo Laporte or Wil Wheaton were coming, but they have not registered as of yet.
  2. I can’t wait to meet Hugh McGuire face to face. I have been a volunteer of for over a year and have emailed and talked to Hugh a number of times, but never met him in person. Also Connie, Jay, Leeza, Jim, Mike Moon, Julien, Bob, Mark, Rudy, Casey and Barry are high on my list of “I have to meet them.”
  3. Cory again.
  4. Whoa: I’m not sure who I’ll interview at podcamp. I will be recording for my next Librivox community podcast so I’ll be asked lots of people about their favorite book and audio book. I will be asking about their favorite “classic” or public domain book? I may also bring a public domain poem or text to be read by as many podcamp participants as possible but I have not decided yet.
  5. I have three can’t miss sessions at Podcamp:
    • I am helping Hugh McGuire with his session on Librivox: “How to get 2457 People to podcast for a common cause”.
    • Jay’s talk on using compression normalization, etc… I am on a never-ending quest to learn the technical ins and outs on “How to make my audio sound the the best it can be”.
    • Mark’s talk on editing. My podcasts usually contain an interview and 5 or 6, 3 to 5 minute segments, so editing is a skill I am constantly honing.
  6. Definitely Maryanne.

That’s it. Now it’s your turn. You’ve been tagged with the Official Podcamp Toronto meme. Now remember the rules kids.  If I don’t get any responses, I’m posting pictures of kittens.


I’ll do it this time.

I mean it.

Tag Connie!