G’Day World “On The Pod” #34 – Shel Israel

Shel Israel is a God amongst insects. Recovering publicist. Blogger. Author. Raconteur (I’m actually not sure what that means, but I’m pretty sure Shel is one anyway… just sounds kinda right). Friend of the rich and famous. Champion of the poor and downtrodden. Hell, he was even featured in Forbes magazine earlier in the year.

Unfortunately, he wouldn’t know a decent cup of coffee if it bit him on backside, but hey, he’s a yank, so we’re cutting him some slack. 🙂

The G’Day World tip jar

As you know, Mick and Cam have been full-time podcasters since January. In that time, they have continued to produce the G’Day World show as well as launch 22 other shows on The Podcast Network. We estimate that TPN now produces in the range of 100 hours of top quality audio programming every month! And you get it all – for free.

There are a lot of podcasters out there. We know that. And some of them are filthy rich (yeah you know who I’m talking about). Most of them at least have a job. We’re the only ones who are working our butts off 24×7 to give you great big slabs of high quality content to enrich your life.

What do you pay for a CD these days? $20 – 30? For a measly hour’s worth of music?
A concert ticket costs $100 for two hours entertainment?

So what do you think 4 hours a month of G’Day World is worth to you? In the words of that television voice-over – how much would you expect to pay?

Well now’s your chance to show us. We’ve instituted another way for you to give us some of your hard-earned cash and keep us off the dole queue for a few more weeks.

The first way, for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, is the TPN Online Store.

The second way, for those of you who don’t want to ruin your karmic points by trading cash for consumerist junk, is a tip jar in the form of a Paypal account. You can tip us anything you like – nothing, $1, $10, $100 – it’s up to you. Just click on the Paypal link below and enter in how much you think our efforts are worth. And the best bit? You can do it as often as you like! Once, or once a day – it’s up to you!

So go crazy and sponsor a podcaster today!

On The Pod #33 with Andy Singleton

Andy Singleton is the President of a software company in Needham, Mass. called Assembla. He recently wrote an article in IT Journal entitled “Is The Enterpise Software Licensing Business Dying?” which got a lot of attention on sites like Slashdot, so I thought we should get him on the show to discuss his ideas in more depth.

Want to be the coolest geek in your office?

Admit it – you know you want to be cool. Did you shed an empathetic tear when you watched Napoleon Dynamite? Did you punch a fist in the air when Mace Windu said “This party’s over!” in SW:AOTC?

And have you ruined your chance at a positive reincarnation by working for a dirty, money-grubbing, third-world country exploiting multi-national corporation? Are your karmic points in the gutter?

Well now you can be cool AND redeem your karmic destiny by buying wicked kewl TPN schwag! w00t!!

YOU WILL BE COOL BECAUSE – everyone will see your swanky TPN shirt/cap/mug/bumper sticker and ask you “hey man, what the heck is a podcast?”. Be the first geek in your neighbourhood to have the word of the year on a shirt! (You’ll be able to sell it on ebay a couple of years from now for a mint!)

YOU WILL REDEEM KARMIC POINTS BECAUSE – you will be taking some of that dirty cash you’re earning by working for that big corporation and investing it into podcasting, so in your small way you can help foster struggling podcasters (as opposed to the rich podcasters with the castles) and keep the revolution burning!

So go on – check out the brand-stinkin’ new TPN online store. Check out the wide range of TPN goodies that you can buy for your friends, family and enemies. Every time you buy something, we get a few cents or a few bucks. It all adds up.

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Gday World – The Blogtalk Downunder Sessions #2

OK…managed to put a number of 5-10 minute interviews with key people from the Blogtalk Downunder conference into one show.

I talk with:

Enjoy 🙂