Since November of 2009 I’ve been maintaining an internet radio talk show on Blog Talk Radio. Since I don’t have a commercial incentive/requirement and do it largely because I enjoy it, it’s provided me with complete flexibility of subject matter, frequency and format. A few trends have evolved over time, so many of my shows fall under these general guidelines:
- Most involve 2-3 “panelists”
- Technology, Science, Non-Profits and Social Media are my main subject matter topics.
- Most episodes are just about 1 hour.
I do enjoy one on one discussions but the chemistry that emerges from groups is way more powerful. Panels that I’ve organized have discussed everything from what it is like to participate on TV’s Survivor Reality Series to Measurement, a Life Saving Gov 2.0 Application, Branding, and even a PRapalooza. With good panel chemistry the discussions can be hilariously funny and really shorten the perceived distance between the panelists and listeners. I’ve also been fortunate to have some excellent repeat guests perhaps most notably Yau-Man Chan, Kathrina Rashid, and the dynamic trio of Shonali Burke, Danny Brown and Gini Dietrich.
A new concept is born!
Recently I had an idea to bring together a mashup of interesting panelists to not necessarily tackle any topic in particular but to discuss issues of the day. The first panel of this kind is scheduled for Wednesday August 31st at 3PM Eastern time when guests Adriel Hampton (Nationbuilder), Melanie Burkie (SonRise Equestrian Foundation) and Rachael Seda (Host of Two JMU Alum Podcast) join me for Internet Radio Mashup Episode #1. Planning to listen, check out this post about getting the most out of Blog Talk Radio as a listener. Check out the official logo:
Want to join me?
I encourage my friends and readers to inquire about participation on my podcast. Just use my contact form and let me know that you’re interested.