Can imagination save your life?
By January 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Can imagination save your life?

Jarrett Krosoczka’s talk is loaded with passion and highlights the importance of imagination and creativity in life.

Cutthroat is not how they roll
By November 11, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Cutthroat is not how they roll

One would expect a pool of gifted creative minds working in an industry that’s under significant pressure would be cutthroat-competitive. It turns out that’s not how they roll.

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Today is Canadian National Day of Podcasting
By December 1, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Today is Canadian National Day of Podcasting

Today, December 1, 2010 is the great Canadian National Day of Podcasting — an excuse for Canadian podcasters to shake the dust off their long dormant podcasts for a single day reunion of sorts. Participation rates so far have been great. You can follow which shows have joined the event by following the comments on […]

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Creating a community begins with offering something of value
By November 30, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Creating a community begins with offering something of value

Field of Dreams gave us the famous quote “if you build it, they will come.” It’s a great line for a movie. Sadly, I’ve heard too many people use it to justify their plans to build an online community. Sure, if you don’t build it noone will come. On the other hand, the mere presence […]

My most ambitious video project
By October 23, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

My most ambitious video project

I believe in constantly exploring new ideas, new ways of telling stories and new ways of producing content. It’s a belief that can be challenging at times though always inspiring. You just need to be patient and willing to experiment beyond your comfort zone and look beyond the genres with which you’re most familiar. There’s […]

Pop media, the social web and an underserved niche
By March 27, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Pop media, the social web and an underserved niche

Many industries have been made popular and interesting through their treatment by media producers.  Broadcast media outlets, newspapers and other print publications, music and especially movies have all done their share to make many industries interesting.  Their creativity has helped to make mainstream the mundane, the interesting and the truly fascinating.  I know that I’ve […]

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Your empty pot
By January 14, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Your empty pot

Today’s episode of Just One More Book!! features a discussion about a children’s book called The Empty Pot, a Chinese folk tale about an Emperor looking for his successor.  He distributes seeds to all of the children in the land and announces that whoever can grow the most beautiful flower in a year’s time will […]

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Passion your podcast
By November 19, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

Passion your podcast

Since the dawn of the medium, the mantra has been podcast your passion.  As a result, many thousands of podcasts have been launched by content creators eager to share the excitement they have for their work, hobbies and other interests and distractions.  That’s how I got my start and that’s how I’ve maintained my momentum […]

You shall know us by our velocity
By July 12, 2008 4 Comments Read More →

You shall know us by our velocity

The Just One More Book children’s book podcast will publish its 400th episode this evening, and on Tuesday will celebrate its second anniversary. How is it possible that a hobby podcast has the momentum to hit these milestones in such a short time? It’s not just because Andrea and I publish four shows a week. […]

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Just One More Book featured in the Ottawa Citizen
By April 22, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

Just One More Book featured in the Ottawa Citizen

Today’s Ottawa Citizen features an article by Kate Heartfield about Just One More Book!!, a children’s book podcast I produce with my wife, Andrea. It’s a great article with only one minor mistake — it was actually Andrea’s idea to merge our two passions of podcasting (me) and children’s books (Andrea) to create what has […]

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New media is portable
By February 16, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

New media is portable

Today, I put together a podcast using a piece of audio received in mail and a voice over I recorded in a train station.  I edited the five minute show together on the train, uploaded it using a wi-fi service on the train and published it before the snack cart went by.  (Click here for […]

In Toronto to cover the launch of Before Green Gables
By February 12, 2008 7 Comments Read More →

In Toronto to cover the launch of Before Green Gables

Four days ago I was on the InterCityExpress (ICE) train racing across the German countryside. It was green outside and, thinking back (as I stare at the snow from the window of my Toronto-bound train), it’s surreal that it even happened. This trip to Toronto is a short one. The Just One More Book!! children’s […]