Audio Pod Chronicles



Interviews on the Arts, Politics, and Technology


  • Two Ways of Viewing Tech

    14/10/2019 Duración: 01min
  • Diane

    12/09/2010 Duración: 01min

    Excerpt from an interview on September 12, 2010, with Diane Williamson, wife of handcrafted fine art photographer Joel Anderson, on her support of his artwork through Twitter.  I discovered Joel's booth at the St. Louis Art Fair because a tweet Diane posted.

  • APC 81 Obama's Town Hall in Portsmouth, NH

    12/08/2009 Duración: 04min

    Comments from Ray and Mark, two of those who attended President Obama's town hall meeting on health care today, August 11, 2009.  Although they disagreed with the health care reform proposal, they said they thought Obama was honest and did a good job at the session.

  • APC 80 Birth of a Podcast

    09/08/2009 Duración: 04min

    Phillip Zannini, aka @phillymac, an good Internet friend of mine, tells how this morning on the way to Podcamp Boston 4 he received what may well have been a divine inspiration to launch a new podcast.  It sounds very promising to me, and I was glad to be one of his first guests on The Three Quick Tips Podcast. Stay tuned!

  • APC 79 How to Pay for Health Care Reform

    19/07/2009 Duración: 14min

    This is a presentation on how to pay for health care reform, given July 18, 2009 by Rahul Rajkumar, senior advisor to Doctors for America, at an Organizing for America forum in Dorchester, Mass.

  • APC 78 Exercise is Big Medicine

    30/05/2009 Duración: 12min

    My longtime Casper, Wyoming, friend Neil J. Short is almost 62 and does not put in an inordinate amount of time on exercise. But he's passionate about the benefits of daily exercise, as he shows clearly in this conversation we had today in my living room in Denver.  Neil couldn't possibly have been talking to someone less involved in outdoor exercise, but even I am convinced that there is no denying the truth of what he says so well.  You can contact him at NeilWyo AT (NO SPAM PLEASE) gmail DOT com.

  • APC 77 Mark J. Penn at a Harvard Crimson Lunch

    25/04/2009 Duración: 58min

    Mark J. Penn, Hillary Clinton's chief strategist in the 2008 campaign and the author of Microtrends, spoke on April 25, 2009 at the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge before a lunch organized by The Harvard Crimson, the university's daily newspaper, of which Penn is an alumnus. This is a recording of his talk and the wide-ranging Q&A afterward.

  • 76 Kevin Rafferty on

    15/04/2009 Duración: 30min

    Kevin Rafferty talks about his documentary, "Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29" before a screening of the film at the Denver Film Society's Starz Theatre in Denver on April 14, 2009.  With audience Q&A after the screening.I was a freshman at Harvard on November 23, 1968, the day of a legendary football game between Harvard and Yale.  Rafferty's loving attention to the details of that game and the characters of the players makes this a most satisfying film and a highly original portrait of the Sixties.UPDATE: Harvard buffs may also be interested in this interview I did with my Harvard friend Ben Beach when he and I first saw the movie in Cambridge the weekend of the 40th anniversary of the 29-29 tie. Ben is a former sports editor of The Harvard Crimson and has more details on the mystery surrounding who actually wrote the iconic headline that became the title of the movie.

  • 75 Ron Lyle at Manual High School

    12/02/2009 Duración: 42min

    Ron Lyle of Denver, a retired heavyweight boxer who fought Muhammad Ali in 1975, visited  his alma mater, Manual High School, on February 10, 2009, to talk with students working on the school magazine, Boom.  This is the unedited recording of the conversation, featuring Lyle's heartfelt encouragement of the kids to experience the rewards of focus and commitment in any endeavor.

  • 74 Volunteers of America

    19/01/2009 Duración: 20min

    This is an interview I did today (January 19, 2009) with Jason L. Owens, volunteer manager for Volunteers of America - Colorado.  I was inspired to check out VOA as part of President-Elect Obama's call to service on Martin Luther King Day.  VOA is one of 5,000 organizations where volunteers signed up to help today.   Obama himself did some painting today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Jason gave me two volunteer applications, for my wife and I to fill out.  We will do so and plan to spend some time learning what volunteer opportunities are nearby our home in Downtown Denver.

  • 73 Grassroots Presidency

    15/12/2008 Duración: 14min

    My wife and I attended a "house party" organized by the Obama campaign, one of 4,000 such events held across the country this past weekend.  Ours was held at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and featured an introductory talk by Marshall Ganz.  

  • 72 The Man Who Never Misses The Game

    27/11/2008 Duración: 29min

    My college friend Ben Beach, editor of The Wilderness Society's Wilderness Magazine, never misses a Harvard-Yale football game and always holds a tailgate barbecue before the game.  In this podcast Ben talks about the hard-to-define pleasure he gets from this regularity, and he and I remember the most famous Harvard-Yale game in the 125-year history of the classic, 1968's version which ended in a 29-29 tie.  The podcast contains audio clips from Ben and his wife Carol's 36th consecutive barbecue this year, and also some audio from a showing at a local movie theatre of "Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29," a new documentary out about the game.  I highly recommend the movie, which The New Yorker calls "a fascinating feat of cultural archeology."

  • 71 Beauty and the Geek

    12/11/2008 Duración: 25min

    My wife Darlene, a quilter, today helped me think through the talk I'll give this weekend in Billings, Montana, about Internet technology and the arts.  She looks for tools that help her do things, not a lot of personality and ego.  Good advice for this podcaster! (She's also looking for a good video podcast about quilting, so please leave her any tips in the comments.)The workshops are being presented by the Montana Arts Council. Previous sessions were held in Great Falls and Missoula.Music for my podcast is "Going to the Sun" composed and performed by Montana musicians Christine Dickinson, Janet Haarvig and Matthew Lyon. It's from their Glacier Journey CD.Phone comments: 206-666-2713Email:

  • 70 Obama in Denver

    29/10/2008 Duración: 38min

    We've seen a lot of Barack Obama here in Colorado in recent weeks. But Sunday's event was the biggest anywhere in the country so far -- well over 100,000 people at Civic Center Park. This episode is a soundscape of the rally and ends with Darlene making yet another phone call in search of volunteers to help get out the vote in this crucial battleground state.  Click here for a video of the last few minutes of Obama's speech. And here's a touching video of an elderly volunteer who had a chance to meet the candidate in Boulder.

  • 69 Voices of the Regatta

    15/10/2008 Duración: 25min

    Interviews at the Cambridge Boat Club on October 14, 2008, with four leaders of the Head of the Charles Regatta, a massive rowing event on the Charles River in Cambridge this coming weekend.  You'll hear from Pete Peterson, the chief referree/umpire; John Romain, cochair manager of the Starting Line; Tom Martin, treasurer, and Mark Bober, cochair of emergency services. The regatta takes place this coming weekend - don't miss it if you're anywhere close to Cambridge!

  • 68 Mile High Obama

    01/10/2008 Duración: 23min

    Barack Obama this week returned to Colorado for a speech at Mountain Range High School in Westminster.  My wife and I arrived at the school at about 5 a.m., which put us in line for a seat upgrade at the last minute and a terrific view of the candidate.  His arrival in the arena was delayed by late-breaking events in Washington, D.C., where the House of Representatives shocked everyone by defeating the financial bailout package.  Click here for video of the speech.  Click here for text.

  • 67 Obama's Hard Words and Soft Touch

    18/09/2008 Duración: 24min

    This episode of m podcast comprises excerpts from Barack Obama's speech September 16, 2008 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.  I was there with a friend of ours, Tish, from Wyoming, who had an exciting moment at the end of the event.  Also included are reactions to the talk by some of those in attendance, including myself. The New York Times coverage of the Golden speech is here.  Full video of the speech is here. Daily Kos has text of advance copy of speech, which Obama followed very closely.For an intelligent analysis of Obama's economic philosophy, I recommend this piece published August 20, 2008 in the New York Times Magazine by David Leonhardt.  Click here for an audio podcast interview with the author.Music for my podcast is "Going to the Sun" composed and performed by Montana musicians Christine Dickinson, Janet Haarvig and Matthew Lyon, from their Glacier Journey CD.I welcome your comments at 206-666-274 or

  • 66 Talking Politics with Albert Maruggi

    03/09/2008 Duración: 26min

    Albert Maruggi, my well-connected Republican Twitter friend who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, has great insights into the convention going on in his hometown this week.  Albert was a key GOP staffer when Dan Quayle was chosen as Bush I's VP, so his memories are good preparation for tonight's big speech by Gov. Sarah Palin.  In this telephone interview today, he also tells why watching Palin is a NASCAR experience. You can listen to our other "Utterzly Political" conversations here or here.The music for my podcast is "Going to the Sun," composed and performed by Montana musicians Christine Dickinson, Janet Haarvig and Matthew Lyon.  It’s from their excellent Glacier Journey CD.

  • 65 DNC Preview

    19/08/2008 Duración: 21min

    Chris Lopez, communications director for the 2008 Denver Host Committee, took time out of a VERY busy day today to preview what's ahead in Denver once the Democratic National Convention gets under way this weekend.  He seemed remarkably serene, and he was optimistic that the convention's protests will be peaceful and full of the good energy of democracy.  Me too!UPDATE: I forgot to include the following links mentioned by Chris in the podcast: The Presidential Experience Click here for information on Convention events at the Denver Convention Center in the mornings. Dialog:City Cinemocracy 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtables

  • 65 DNC Preview - mp3

    19/08/2008 Duración: 21min

    Interview on August 19, 2008 with Chris Lopez - .mp3 version.

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