Dancing With Elephants
Life's always gonna be a three ring circus, so you might as well enjoy it.
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Dancing With Elephants is a weekly, family-oriented podcast magazine from Chicago. Hosts Greg, Tonya, Nikolai (age 8) and occasionally Caleb (age 6) discuss current events and review podcasts, books, computer games, movies, and television shows affecting today's 'trying-to-juggle-it-all' family. A couple of personal family stories and a featured Podsafe song round out the show. The way we see it: "Life's always gonna be a three ring circus, so you might as well enjoy it."
 

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DWE Episode 039: Waiting for 2007 On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we prepare for the start of 2007.

Items featured on this week's show:
Rock Hide a Key
Red Robin
LEGO Store
Nintendo DS Lite
Clubhouse Games
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Alesis: MultiMix 8 FireWire

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast
Dan Johnson of the Journey Inside My Mind and Homeschooler Podcast
Dr. Steve of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Evan and Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Brand New Day provided by Mission 5.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: The first show of 2007. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_039_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:12am EST

DWE Episode 038: Abridged Holidays On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, Greg is losing his voice right before the climax of the Holiday Season.

Items featured on this week's show:
Jim of Iowa Family Gingerbread House
Toys
Rock Hide a Key
Nintendo DS Lite
Play-Doh

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Dan Johnson of the Journey Inside My Mind and Homeschooler Podcast
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast
Mr. Bob of A Cub Scouting Adventure
Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife
Dr. Steve of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Watchstar provided by 3 Blind Mice.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network or at there website www.CatsAway.com

Next Week: The clock is ticking the end of 2006. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_038.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10am EST

DWE Episode 037: Holiday Sweets On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, the boys learn that Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice.

Items featured on this week's show:
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Kinder Egg Advent Calendar
Utiltikilts
JamesB's Family Gingerbread House
LEGO City Advent Calendar
NORAD Tracks Santa 2006
The Fifth Element
Toys

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Radio Yesterday
Dr. Grant and Dr. Floyd of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife
Dan Johnson of the Journey Inside My Mind and Homeschooler Podcast
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast

Music featured on the show Do You Hear What I Hear provided by Jill Parr.

You can find her on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: The German Christmas Market? We're going to consider ourselves lucky if we make it this year. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_037.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:12am EST

Microwave H2O and Plant Experiment Day 25 Okay, we're are up to Day 25.  Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes offered his opinion that in the Day 19 photo, the middle plant, Plant C, appears to be thriving more than the others. I'll agree that it appears to be taller than the other as its stems are long an lanky. However, the other plants appear fuller, which is something that isn't easily discernible in a 2D photo. That said, none of the plants appear to be dying. Anyway, Dennis's observation has been logged. Do you have an comment? Please let us know. In the meantime, please stay tuned.
Category:Microwave H2O Exp. -- posted at: 9:42am EST

DWE Episode 036: The Gingerbread House On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we construct our Gingerbread House.

Items featured on this week's show:
Gingerbread House
Utiltikilts
LEGO City Advent Calendar

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Technorama
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast
Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife
Dan Johnson of the Journey Inside My Mind and Homeschooler Podcast
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Santa Story 06 provided by Andy Buscemi.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Okay I promise we'll go next week, so once again, ever been to a German Christmas Market? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_036.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05am EST

Microwave H2O and Plant Experiment Day 19 Okay Day 19 and no effect.  It has now dawned on me that I've now adopted 6 plants that are going to need continual care...  Almost makes me wish that there were casualties, so I've moved the plants closer to the edge of the counter where Caleb eats his breakfast and has been known to knock things over; wishful thinking.  Anyway, stay posted.
Category:Microwave H2O Exp. -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Microwave H2O and Plant Experiment Day 13 Okay, we've almost gone 2 weeks and still no difference between the plants... Other than I think they are growing.  Stay posted and let us know if you see any effect.
Category:Microwave H2O Exp. -- posted at: 7:02pm EST

DWE Episode 035: Snowing All Over On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we had our first snow storm of the winter... What better time to hang Christmas Lights on our house.

Items featured on this week's show:
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Kinder Egg Advent Calendar
LEGO City Advent Calendar

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Gmail Podcast
Jen of the Dinkycast
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast
Dan Johnson of the Journey Inside My Mind and Homeschooler Podcast
Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Rob of podCast411
PD Love of Love House Radio and The DaddyCast
The Daddy Panel

Music featured on the show Leave The Light On provided by My Little Radio.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We missed it last weekend, so once again, ever been to a German Christmas Market? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_035.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49am EST

Microwave H2O and Plant Experiment Day 10 Right, finally caught up. This picture was taken this morning, so here are the plants (A-E, from left to right) on Day 10.  We're not noticing any differences or changes in the plants, except that they may be growing.  If you notice any change, please let us know.  And the experiment continues, stay posted.
Category:Microwave H2O Exp. -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Microwave H2O and Plant Experiment Day 6 Okay, here are the plants (A-E) on Day 6.  Once again, every 3 days the plants are receiving 50 ml of their respective experimental water.  Because this is a blind study we don't know which plant is getting which water.  Please let us know if you see any apparent effect of the water on the plants.  Alright, stay posted to this website for updates.
Category:Microwave H2O Exp. -- posted at: 9:41am EST

Microwave H2O and Plant Experiment Day 1 Okay after a bit of confusion with the water preparation and one of our lab assistants, who shall remain nameless but she knows who she is, we finally got the experiment underway.  So here are the plants (A-E) on Day 1.  Every 3 days they are receiving 50 ml of their respective experimental water.  Because this is a blind study we don't know which plant is getting which water.  Therefore, as soon as you see any effect on any of the plants, please let us know and we will determine which water is having an effect.  Please stay posted to this website for updates.
Category:Microwave H2O Exp. -- posted at: 9:30am EST

DWE Episode 034: A Second Helping of Sweet Potatoes On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we're coming to you live from Connecticut as we celebrate Thanksgiving.

Items featured on this week's show:
Dinosaur State Park
Kinder Egg Advent Calendar
Big Boy Restaurant
Sambo's Restaurant

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Grant's Advent Calendar Christmas Holiday Video Podcast
Dan Johnson of Journey Inside My Mind and Homeschooler Podcast
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast

Music featured on the show Thanksgiving provided by Steve Stellavato.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Ever been to a German Christmas Market? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_034.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49am EST

DWE Episode 033: Live at The Magnificent Mile 2006 Lights Festival On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we start the Holiday Season Live from The Magnificent Mile 2006 Lights Festival.

Items featured on this week's show:
The Magnificent Mile
Walt Disney World
Red Frosting Baking 911
Jonathan Woolson's website: t h i n k p l a y d e s i g n
Hitachi 12" Sliding Compound Miter Saw with LCD Display and Laser Marker
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
123 Listen 2 Me
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
Dan Johnson of Journey Inside My Mind and Homeschooler Podcast
Mike of Kids Wife Work Life

Music featured on the show Europa And The Pirate Twins provided by Thomas Dolby.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We start wishing we began our diet sooner. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_033.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16am EST

DWE Episode 032: The Calm On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, Winter, experiments and Ms. Fix-it... Need we say more?

Items featured on this week's show:
Study looking at the effect of Microwaved Water on plants.
Penta Water

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Home Schooler Podcast
Mike of Kids Wife Work Life
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast
Elvis Poultry
Sarah, Nina and Isobel of 123 Listen 2 Me
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Special thanks to Chuck Tomasi of Chuck Chat for our new promo.

Music featured on the show Oxidative Phosphorylation provided by Science Groove.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: The Holiday Season begins with a parade. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_032.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46am EST

DWE Episode 031: Free For All On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we discuss our recent Halloween, leaf diving, and red cake frosting.

Items featured on this week's show:
See JamesB featured in this KSL NBC News Report on podcasting.

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Technorama
Fidgert of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Mike of Kids Wife Work Life
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast

Music featured on the show Pendulum provided by The Toasters.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: It's getting colder... Why is it getting colder??? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_031.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36am EST

DWE Episode 030: Halloween On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, it's our Halloween episode!!! This year Nikolai is going as an Astronaut, Caleb is going as Bob the Builder, Tonya is a Twister Board and Greg is Darth Vader on Vacation.

Items featured on this week's show:
Salem Witch Museum
The House of the Seven Gables
Crow Haven Corner
For a picture of Chuck Tomasi, Nikolai, Evan, and Caleb click here.
Greek Island Restaurant

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Just One More Book
Dan Johnson of Journey Inside My Mind
Chuck Tomasi of Technorama, Freestyle, Gmail Podcast, and Radio Yesterday
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Mike of Kids Wife Work Life
Dennis and Evan Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Halloween provided by Coffinshakers.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We haven't the foggiest as to what we're doing... So it ought to be interesting. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_030.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56am EST

DWE Episode 029: The Fall On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, Fall is in the air, apples are in season, and Caleb is trying to keep dry.

Items featured on this week's show:
Country Line Orchard

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Ask Lyndon
JamesB of Face the Music
Mike of Kids Wife Work Life
Dr. Floyd of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Bite Down the Weather provided by Road Trip.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Chains rattle, the wind blows, a cat screeches, and a wolf howls, it's Halloweeen. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_029.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:41am EST

DWE Episode 028: Disneyland On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, hey there, hi there, ho there, we're as happy as can be... M-I-C... K-E-Y... M-O-U-S-E!!!

Items featured on this week's show:
Disneyland Resort
Find all you could ever want to know about Adventures Thru Inner Space at atommobiles.com.
To see the Red Plasma Heart Lamp click here. The Brain Plasma Lamp in the image will have its own contest, held closer to National Learning Day, which according to The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd occurs in December.

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Window to the Magic
Dennis and Evan Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife

Congratulations to Jim of Iowa on winning the Asteroid Plasma Lamp. Pluto will find now permanent residence at Jim's place in Iowa.

Music featured on the show Amusement Park provided by Luciar.

You can find her on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: The leaves are falling, the temperature is falling, and snow is falling... Summer must be over. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_028.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50am EST

DWE Episode 027: Live from PME On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we're coming to you from Southern California and the Podcasting and Portable Media Expo.

Items featured on this week's show:
Podcast and Portable Media Expo
The Levelator by GigaVox.
Chuck E. Cheese's

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Face the Music
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
The Bitterest Pill
Elvis Poultry
TWiT
Geek Brief TV
Slice of Scifi
The SG Show
Manic Mommies
The Daddy Panel
The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy
101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Traveling Song provided by Ryan Meyers Band.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We come to you from the Disneyland Resort in California. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_027.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm EST

DWE Episode 026: Stuff On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, Greg complains about car stuff, Nikolai reviews good book stuff, and Tonya is confident she can figure out ancient stuff.

Items featured on this week's show:
Honda Odyssey
3 Blind Mice
Jay Montgomery Illustrations
tina-m
Ready, Freddy! Halloween Fraidy-Cat

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Skepticality
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
The Onion Radio News
Journey Inside My Mind
TWiT
Slice of Scifi
The SG Show
kidswifeworklife
101 Uses For Baby Wipes
Ask Lyndon

Music featured on the show Photograph provided by Lee Coulter.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

The Name the Asteroid Contest. If you could name an asteroid, what would you name it? Send us your name selections and you'll be entered to win an Asteroid Plasma Light.

Next Week: Meet our new PR Man who worked the crowds at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_026.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05am EST

DWE Episode 025: Kiss Me, My Sons Are Irish On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, let the competition begin... Nikolai vs. Caleb and for the Main Event: Nikolai/Caleb vs. Greg/Tonya for control of the family.

Items featured on this week's show:
Celtic Fest Chicago 2006
Chief O'Neill's
Hidden Treasures: Irish Music in Chicago available at CD Baby
Radio Flyer Navigator Wagon
South Park Studio
In-N-Out Burger
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill home of the Fish Taco

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Jamesb of Face the Music
Mike of kidswifeworklife
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Jack & Billy provided by 3 Blind Mice.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network or at their website www.catsaway.com.

The Name the Asteroid Contest. If you could name an asteroid, what would you name it? Send us your name selections and you'll be entered to win an Asteroid Plasma Light.

Next Week: Find out who survives the Battle Royale. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

DWE Episode 024: Family On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we talk about what it means to be a family.

Items featured on this week's show:
Battleship
Battleship Command Pirates of the Caribbean

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
kidswifeworklife
Jamesb of Face the Music
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Roots provided by The Ether Family Presents....

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

The Name the Asteroid Contest. If you could name an asteroid, what would you name it? Send us your name selections and you'll be entered to win an Asteroid Plasma Light.

Next Week: Hear what we see at Chicago's Celtic Festival. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14am EST

Episode 023: Business As Usual On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, it's business as usual.

Items featured on this week's show:
Binaural Microphones
Edirol R-09
American Science & Surplus
Oceanique

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
The SG Show
The Daddy Panel featuring:
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
P.D. Love of The DaddyCast
Jamesb of Face the Music
and Rob of podCast411

Music featured on the show Food provided by Deirdre Flint.

You can find her on the Podsafe Music Network.

If you could name an asteroid, what would you name it? Send us your name selections and you'll be entered to win an Asteroid Plasma Light.

Next Week: We make an effort not to start recording the show so late in the evening. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:16am EST

Episode 022: Electronic Doohickey REPOST (Corrected Levels) Oops, forgot to adjust the sound levels after adding the warning at the beginning of the episode. This version sounds much better. Enjoy.

On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we're reflecting on the importance of electronic gadgets on our lives.

Items featured on this week's show:
Bristol Renaissance Faire
Apple Battery Recall

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
Jamesb of Face the Music
Ask Lyndon

Music featured on the show Toys on the Shelf provided by A Step Behind. WARNING: This week's song is mostly family friendly.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Boo-hoo, the summer is officially over. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_022_REPOST.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04am EST

Episode 021: Road Trip Sorry about the audio quality on this episode...

On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we're on a Road Trip to Upstate New York in the Honda Odyssey for Greg and Tonya's Graduate School Reunion.

Items featured on this week's show:
New York State
3 Blind Mice
Honda Odyssey.

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Manic Mommies
Coming soon... Ask Lyndon
Jamesb of Face the Music
Dan Johnson of Journey Inside My Mind
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Terrible Love provided by Richard Bacchus & The Luckiest Girls.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: A nice, quiet show at home. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57am EST

Episode 020: 3 Day-Midweek-Coldfest On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we're recording the show over 3 consecutive nights, cause we got some big family plans for the weekend... More on that later.

Items featured on this week's show:
Old Navy
Binaural Microphones
Edirol R-09.

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Face the Music at jamesb.com
Journey Inside My Mind
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Pay My Dues provided by Battery Life.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: The Big Family Plans... Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45am EST

Episode 019: Under the Weather On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, I've got a cold... But I suffer to put out this show. Enjoy.

Extra Special Thanks to Grant and Doug at The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd for the Special Edition Episode 005: Wrong Way!

Items featured on this week's show:
Chuck E. Cheese's
Dr. Steve is selling Fidgert on Ebay.
Help us find Emily Rose Hindle.

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
LoveHouse Radio
Journey Inside My Mind
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
101 Uses For Baby Wipes
The Daddy Panel

Music featured on the show Fan of the Bean provided by The Clintons.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Tonya just told me that she's feeling sick also... Great. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20am EST

Episode 018: Heat Wave On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, it's hot, so we're staying inside playing Chutes and Ladders.

Items featured on this week's show:
Chutes and Ladders
Pong
Biloxi Blues
Lollapalooza 2006

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Doctor Floyd Contest

Music featured on the show All I Want Is You provided by Matthew Ebel.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: The Countdown begins... Two more weeks of summer! Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25am EST

Episode 017: 7 Year Itch On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, Nikolai reviews a great book and Tonya and I sip champagne and dip strawberries in chocolate.

Items featured on this week's show:
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
101 Uses For Baby Wipes
podCast411
Face the Music and The NavelCast
The Daddy Cast
Love House Radio
Journey Inside My Mind
The Daddy Panel

Special Thanks to Jeff, Dennis, JamesB, PD, Dan, and Nikolai for keeping a secret.
Music featured on the show Only You For Me provided by Kimo Watanabe.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We find out if Tonya was able to top Greg's surprise. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48am EST

Episode 016: Nikolai's Birthday On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we celebrate Nikolai's 5th Birthday.

Items featured on this week's show:
Edirol R-09

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Geek Fu Action Grip

Special thanks to...
Dan, Keisha, and Jennie from Journey Inside My Mind
Dennis and Evan from 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
Michaela and her daddy, Jason
Auntie Wanda
Stephanie, Jacob, and Uncle Jeff
Grandma, Grandpa, and Molly (see picture)
and Lil' Bro Caleb.
... Oh and I suppose Tina.

Music featured on the show Happy Birthday provided by Catalonia.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: The Summer so far... Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: Episode_016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:41am EST

Episode 015: *LIVE FROM WRIGLEY FIELD* On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we come to you *LIVE* from Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs host the New York Mets.
Happy Birthday Evan
Happy Birthday Keisha

Items featured on this week's show:
The Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
The New York Mets

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Children of the Gods
101 Uses For Baby Wipes
Journey Inside My Mind

Music featured on the show Three Kinds of Sideways provided by threeleggeddog.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We celebrate Nikolai's 5th Birthday!!! Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: 015_DWE.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42am EST

Episode 014: The Checker Flag On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, fast cars and faster pit stops.

Items featured on this week's show:
You Knit What
PodShow+
Speed Racer

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
101 Uses For Baby Wipes
The DaddyCast
TWiT: This Week in Tech

Music featured on the show Good To Go provided by Steadman.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We celebrate Nikolai's Pre-Birthday Party!!! Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52am EST

Episode 013: What's the Buzz On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, accidents with prehistoric bumble bees.

Items featured on this week's show:
You Knit What
The Land of the Lost at Amazon

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Journey Inside My Mind Podcast
Ed's Mixed Bag

Music featured on the show Wind & Fire provided by Gene Loves Jezebel.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: I need to do a short show... Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: 013_DWE.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51am EST

Episode 012: Toys On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants we discover that we have more toys than we can shake a stick at and then we figure out where we can get more... Help me.

Items featured on this week's show:
Kinder Surprise (Egg)
The Bubba Keg at Bass Pro Shops.

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
I Should Be Writing
Face the Music & NavelCast
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd

Music featured on the show Skullcrusher Mountain provided by Jonathan Coulton.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Can we convince Mom/Grandma to join the Pod-o-Sphere? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: Episode_012_Toys.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43am EST

Hi All,

Brief note, Libsyn had some trouble on Saturday and when I uploaded the Father's Day Episode (011) it truncated the file name and since the file name for the Mother's Day Episode and the Father's Day Episode are pretty much the same except for the first two letters, which were part of the truncation, well the files got swapped. I tried to correct it and that just started a whole host of other problems. So long story short, this is a reposting of Episode 011: Father's Day. Episode 006: Mother's Day has been deleted and I'm trying to upload it again, but as I mentioned before, Libsyn is having server problems this weekend. I should have everything up to normal soon.

Happy Father's Day,

Ringmaster Greg


Direct download: Episode_011.mp3
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Episode 010: Floating Away In this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants I wish the Ghost Hunters would bring me a cup of coffee.

Items discussed in this weeks show:
The Shop-Vac Wet/Dry Vac with Built-In Water Pump is a great Shop-Vac for pumping water out of your flooded basement, available at Lowe's.

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
The DaddyCast
Journey Inside My Mind Podcast
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
101 Uses For Baby Wipes

Music featured on the show Crazy In The Morning provided by BReNe WiLSON.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Bob Villa shows us the finer points of building an ark. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: 10_DWE_Episode_010__Floating_Away.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:35am EST

Episode 009: Someone Stop the Rain In this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants the water is up to our ankles, so we've started bailing, Nikolai reviews The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd, and we discuss the 2 year old.

Items discussed in this weeks show:
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Audio clips from The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd used with permission.

Tina came through with the Curly Wurly bars, so check out her website, learn about her paintings, drop her a line, and tell her you heard about her through us.

The Daddy Panel:
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes (episode 140.5)
P.D. Love of The DaddyCast (episode 24)
JamesB of Face the Music & NavelCast

You can find the podcasts mentioned in our iTunes Music Listener List by clicking here. And while you are there, why not subscribe to our podcast.

Music featured on the show Rain Came Down provided by Amphibians.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We pick up the new 2006 Honda Odyssey, let the good times roll!!! Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: 09_DWE_Someone_Stop_the_Rain.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31am EST

Episode 008: Tonya's Birthday In this week's episode Dancing With Elephants is in the spotlight, but good luck finding it, Nikolai does a book review and we're on the hunt for a new car.

Oh yeah, and it's Tonya's Birthday.

Items discussed in this weeks show:
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
2006 Honda Odyssey

Podcasts featured on this weeks show:
podCast411
We mentioned a lot of podcasts in passing this week and I'm too lazy to enter them all in... They're all searchable as long as Yahoo Podcast is still working.

Music featured on the show Sunshine With the Shade provided by The Reverse Engineers.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We've hatched a plan to get the square peg to fit into the round hole. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.
Direct download: s_Birthday.mp3
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Episode 007: It's Not Hay Fever In this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants Nikolai reviews things that go 'bump' on his computer, Caleb has a cold, and Greg needs to sign-up for Web-Design 101.

An interesting thing happened on the internet this week, some how Dancing With Elephants was picked by Yahoo Podcasts' "What We Like This Week; New and Noteworthy." We're sharing the spotlight with the Newsweek; On the News podcast, the EPL Talk podcast and The Tavis Smiley Show podcast. Check out our primo spot at podcasts.yahoo.com, or check out this week's show image on the website. We'll talk more about this on the next show, in the meantime a big welcome to all our new listeners!!!

Items discussed in this weeks show:
I SPY Spooky Mansion

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this weeks show:
Ed's Mixed Bag
The SG Show
101 Uses For Baby Wipes
They Might Be Giants

Music featured on the show Am I Awake provided by They Might Be Giants.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: We welcome our new listeners. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.
Direct download: 07_DWE_Episode_007.mp3
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Episode 006: Mother's Day In this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants Tonya basks in the holiday, Nikolai reviews things that are shot, dropped and exploded, and Greg counts the days.

Special thanks to 3 Blind Mice for putting us on the trail of Cadbury's Curly Wurly bar. To view Tina's abstract landscapes please visit www.tina-m.com.

Items discussed in this weeks show:
The MythBusters
Mother's Day Census

Podcasts featured on this weeks show:
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Manic Mommies
MacCast
Window to the Magic
The SG Show
101 Uses For Baby Wipes
Smelly Monkeys

Music featured on the show Mother Day Song provided by Ezra Thomas.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Ah heck, we're just making this up as we go... Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.
Direct download: DWE_Episode_006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10am EST

The New DWE Logo So I put together a new logo. Hope you like it.
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Episode 005: Final Dress Rehearsal Here it is, our Final Dress Rehearsal for Dancing With Elephants. After this episode we're getting down to business. In the meantime, Greg discusses the joys of starting a podcast. Nikolai does his first movie review The Corpse Bride. And Tonya and Greg discuss the finer points or lack thereof of Circus Peanuts. To view the Peep Experiments, go here.

Music featured on the show Baby & All provided by 3 Blind Mice.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Getting down to business... Whatever that means. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.
Direct download: 05_DWE_Episode_005__Final_Dress_Rehearsal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06am EST

Episode 004: Full Count In this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants we take a look at the National Pastime, baseball and how to bleed Cubbie Blue. To get Edward Meeker's 1908 version of Take Me Out to the Ball Game, go here. To learn more about Ronnie 'Woo-woo' Wickers, go here. To learn more about Ron Santo and the movie This Old Cub, go here. And to learn what you can do to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, please visit JDRF.

April is Autism Awareness Month. Please visit the Centers For Disease Control website to learn what steps you can take to help spread the word. Learn The Signs, Act Early.

 


Also listen to 101 Uses For Baby Wipes Episode 136 for Dennis Gray's interview with Dr. Debra Balke, MD, Pediatric Neurologist, on the topic of raising a child with autism.

Music featured on the show Making Way provided by Adama.

You can find her on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Our final 'practice' episode?!? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.
Direct download: 04_DWE_Episode_004__Full_Count.mp3
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Here is the first DWE Show Promo (001). If you are a podcaster and would like to use this promo in your show, please email us at ringmaster@dancingwithelephants.com so we can feature your promo in our show. Thanks for listening. dancingwithelephants.com
Direct download: 01_Dancing_With_Elephants_Promo_001_2.mp3
Category:promo -- posted at: 10:09am EST

Episode 003: Hocus Pocus In this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants Nikolai performs his magic trick, to participate you'll need a piece of paper and a writing instrument and Greg and Tonya begin part 1 in a 62 part series titled The Joys of Driving in Chicago.

April is Autism Awareness Month. Please visit the Centers For Disease Control website to learn what steps you can take to help spread the word. Learn The Signs, Act Early.

 


Also listen to 101 Uses For Baby Wipes Episode 135 for Dennis Gray's interview with Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop from The Centers For Disease Control on the subject of Autism and the related spectrum disorders.

Music featured on the show Chicago provided by Blackboard Jungle.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Is it too early to start talking about baseball? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.
Direct download: DWE_003__Hocus_Pocus.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Episode 002: Wabbit Season Spring has finally come to Chicago... As usual, it should last about a week. In this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants we learn that the Transformers are really more than meets the eye. We also discover that Spring means Easter, hard boiled eggs, more chocolate for the boys, and taxes.

Music featured on the show Lil Sue provided by The Hot Rods.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

You can also find some of the fan based Transform Films on this digg discussion board.

Next Week: Nikolai has been working on a new magic trick that promises to be really impressive, I kid you not. Did I mention the audience participation? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

My Odeo Channel (odeo/edaddd01076b0cc1)
Direct download: 041606_DWE_002_Wabbit_Season.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Hi All, this is a reposting of Episode 001, a non-enchanced version (mp3) for the masses. I originally podcasted Episode 001 as an enchanced version to include the pictures of Nik's magic trick (it was only Episode 001 after all and I was being goofy). Future episodes will be in the mp3 format.

Oh yeah, I will also attempt to get a mixer before the next episode, so that the vocal audio is a little more pleasant, so stay tuned.

Thank you for subscribing and sticking around while we fix the bugs. Talk to you soon.
Direct download: DWE_001__A_Rough_Beginning_non-enhanced.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01am EST

Episode 001: A Rough Beginning So here it is, the first episode of Dancing With Elephants and all the excuses that come with it. Today we're pretty much introduced to the characters involved: Greg, your slightly humble host. Nikolai, age 4, who decided to test the waters of a visual magic trick on an audio podcast. And finally, Tonya, Greg's wife who after a day of dealing with the kids, is willing to put up with his childish rant.

Music featured on today's show World Turned Upside Down provided by Bombskare.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

Next Week: Hopefully something a little more polished... Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.
Direct download: 041006_DWE_001.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18am EST

Coming Soon Haven't made the first podcast yet, but working on it. Please stay tune.
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