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 056: Shoot For The Moon On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we Shoot For The Moon at the Adler Planetarium in this Special Episode Dedicated to Christian. Don't forget to get your reviews into the Let Them Hear You Contest. Please send your contest entries to dwecontest@gmail.com.

Items featured on this week's show:
Adler Planetarium
Star Trek
Jim Lovell
Apollo 11
Apollo 13
On the Moon by Anna Milbourne and Benji Davies
Ray Bradbury
Star Wars
Doctor Who
Blake's 7
Land of the Lost
Robotech

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Short Cummings Audio

Music featured on the show Rocket to the Moon provided by Jimmy Golding.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

Please Digg us by Digging Dancing With Elephants on Digg.com

Next Week: You belong in the ZOO. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_056.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedback Show for Episode 055.

New Let Them Hear You Contest Announcements:
Jen and Alan of The Dinkycast have increased the Prize Pool by donating an iTune Music Store $25 Gift Certificate as a 2nd Runner-Up Prize, thus bringing our Prize Pool to a Grand Prize Winner, a 1st Runner-Up Winner, and a 2nd Runner-up Winner.

Feedback Roll Call:
Tina of tina-m.com wrote to talk about white Peeps and Great Britain and the Metric System.

Dale of Tech Talk For Families wrote to tell us about apples and Peeps.

Amy M of South Carolina wrote to tell us her bug stories.

Matt of Northern California called to tell us his daughter Makenzy wants to play more sports, however she doesn't want to play golf.

Paul from Alberta Canada wrote to talk about bags and Utilikilts.

Drew of Connecticut wrote to tell us about golf rounds that would end in the police waking his father.

Jim of Iowa wrote to point out the Zoom H-2 to Greg and the Takara Tomy's Transformers Earphones to Nik.

Finally, Chuck of chuckchat.com called with three voicemails on Halloween, golf, and why he likes Tonya best.

Direct download: DWE_LF_055.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57am EDT

And yet another prize has been added to the prize pool!!! Jen and Alan of The Dinkycast have donated a $25 iTunes Music Store Gift Certificate as a Second Runner-Up Prize. Which means more tunage and a third winner!!! Check out The Dinkycast, Jen and Alan Rock! And we're allowed to say that.

R U Listening?

The Let Them Hear You Contest is sponsored by Dancing With Elephants with the assistance of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, comedy4cast, and The Dinkycast.

Category:Let Them Hear You Contest -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

DWE Episode 055: A Long Par 4 On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we play the links. Don't forget to get your reviews into the Let Them Hear You Contest. Please send your contest entries to dwecontest@gmail.com.

Items featured on this week's show:
In Every Kid There Lurks a Tiger by Rudy Duran with Rick Lipsey
The First Tee Shot: A Parent's Guide to Teaching Kids Golf by Wally Armstrong with Mike Yorkey

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
A Cub Scouting Adventure
Clinton of comedy4cast

Music featured on the show I'm So Happy provided by Bombskare.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

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Next Week: Road trip. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_055.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedback Show for Episode 054.

New Let Them Hear You Contest Announcements:
Clinton of comedy4cast has donated a Large comedy4cast Coffee Mug to be include in the Runner-Up Prize Package. Check it out here. And PD Love of The DaddyCast has a Special Prize if the winner of the Let Them Hear You Contest is a listener of The DaddyCast. Check it out by listening to TDC-090 Etiquette for play dates.

Feedback Roll Call:
Jen of the The Dinkycast called to let us know that they don't pinch in Cleveland on Saint Patrick's Day... Too bad she an Alan are moving to Chicago where we have that rule.

Paul from Alberta Canada wrote to let us know he has finally caught up and heard every episode of DWithE... To him it is a sad day, to us we're simply astonished that he accomplished this feat.

Amy M of South Carolina wrote with a recipe for left over Peeps and to tell us that her daughter wants to join Dr. Floyd's Imagination Nation Rangers.

Matt, Dawn, Emily, and Makenzy sent us an audio clip to tell us how much they enjoy the show. Thank you.

Papabear wrote to tell us that they have basically the same toy rule in their home. Forget to pick-up your toys and you chance not seeing them for a long time.

Finally, Jim of Iowa wrote to say he liked the title for the last show and to tell Greg about the Korg MR-1000 that he found, which will get Greg in trouble every time he asks Tonya if he can get it.

Direct download: DWE_LF_054.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52am EDT

Would You Like Coffee With That? A prize has been added to the prize pool!!! Clinton of comedy4cast has donated a Large comedy4cast Coffee Mug to the Runner-Up Prize Pack. Now you'll be able to enjoy the music of 3 Blind Mice's Good Grief and Jonathan Coulton's Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow CDs with a large cup of coffee, tea, hot coco, hot apple cider or any other hot beverage you may enjoy. Check out comedy4cast, it really worth the laugh.

In addition, for those of you who have yet to listen to PD Love's The DaddyCast, he has kicked-in a special prize if the winner of the contest happens to be a listener of his show. Check out that special prize by listening to TDC-088 Enforcing Bed Time, and more importantly check-out PD's wonderful podcast on fatherhood.

R U Listening?

The Let Them Hear You Contest is sponsored by Dancing With Elephants with the assistance of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd and comedy4cast.

Category:Let Them Hear You Contest -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

DWE Episode 054: Spring Cleaning On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we're doing a bit of Spring Cleaning. Don't forget to get your reviews into the Let Them Hear You Contest. Please send your entries to the contest to dwecontest@gmail.com.

Items featured on this week's show:
1001 Cool Jokes by Glen Singleton

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Technorama
Mike and Chris of KidsWifeWorkLife
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Mr. Bob of A Cub Scouting Adventure
Dale of Tech Talk for Families
PD Love of The DaddyCast
Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast

Music featured on the show House Cleaning Blues provided by Johnny Nicholas.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

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Next Week: Really, it's time to hit the links. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_054.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedback Show for Episode 053.

Feedback Roll Call:
Dan Johnson of the Journey Inside My Mind called to say how easy the Let Them Hear You Contest is to enter.

Malky Benedict of The Second Time Around podcast wrote to discuss our children's school pictures.

Drew from Connecticut wrote to talk about the connection between Dr. Floyd's secret decoder ring and A Christmas Story. Check out Grant's Advent Calendar Video Podcast 2006 for the connection.

Amy M of South Carolina called to talk about pinching, peeps and things she never thought she say until she became a parent. Amy also suggests checking out Griddlesodes at Griddlecakes Radio.

Pastor Dale of Tech Talk for Families wrote to defend the Dells as a vacation spot. Suggested Bay Beach in Green Bay as a great place to take the boys. And pointed out the best way to get rid of spiders is to get centipedes.

Jim of Iowa wrote to tell Greg about the Disney Font that he found.

Papabear wrote to ask Tonya about the pants she dresses Nik and Caleb in and asks Greg to work things out with Mike of KIdsWifeWorkLIfe so that we're not taking a break from podcasting at the same time.

Finally, Chuck Tomasi of chuckchat.com wrote a nice long Thank You note to Tonya and a brief memo to Greg concerning the same event... Guess who Chuck likes more.

Direct download: DWE_LF_053.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

Want to enter the Let Them Hear You Contest? Then send the name of the podcast you reviewed, a copy of your review, the podcast directory where you posted your review, and your user name if applicable to dwecontest@gmail.com. Have fun and Good Luck!

The following are the ground rules for the Let Them Hear You Contest:

1. Enter as many times as you like.

2. Each review must be 20 words or more and end with "R U Listening?"

3. No copy and pasting the same review for multiple shows.

4. No writing multiple reviews for the same show in multiple podcasting directories.

5. Since this is our contest, we have the final say on what we consider to be a legitimate review. Needless to say, "This podcast is really, really, really, really, really, really, really good." will not make the cut.

6. The podcast directory has to be recognized as a legitimate directory such as iTunes, Podcast Alley, or Podcast Pickle.

7. Each legitimate review counts as one entry in the drawing.

8. Two winners will be selected by random from the pool of legitimate entries. (1) 1st Runner Up, (1) 2nd Runner Up, and (1) Grand Prize Winner.

9. Entries must get to us no later than Friday, May 11, 2007 at 11:59 PM US Central Time.

10. This contest is open to anywhere you can make use of the prizes.

11. Alternative prizes will not be substituted.

Prizes
1st Runner Up:
3 Blind Mice's Good Grief
Jonathan Coulton's Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
A Large comedy4cast Coffee Mug donated by Clinton of The Comedy4Cast Podcast **NEW**

2nd Runner Up:
A $25 iTunes Music Store Gift Certificate donated by Jen and Alan of The Dinkycast **NEW**

Grand Prize:
3 Blind Mice's Good Grief
Jonathan Coulton's Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
Seasons 1-4 of The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd donated by Grant and Doug of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
A 1 Year Membership to Dr. Floyd's Imagination Nation donated by Grant and Doug of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
A Marware USB Travel Dock for the 2nd Generation iPod Shuffle donated by Steve of The Lifespring Family of Podcasts **NEW**
An Apple iPod Shuffle

In addition, each winner will receive a Miniature Abstract Seascape Painting donated by Tina of tinatheartist.com **NEW**

If you are a podcaster and would like to play the Let Them Hear You Contest Promo on your show, you can get it here
You can also find the FINAL Let Them Hear You Contest Promo here

The Let Them Hear You Contest is sponsored by Dancing With Elephants along with The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, comedy4cast, The Dinkycast, The Lifespring Family of Podcasts, and TinaTheArtist.com.


Category:Let Them Hear You Contest -- posted at: 1:56am EDT

DWE Episode 053: DWE 2.0 On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we start our second season DWithE 2.0. We also introduce our Let Them Hear You Contest. Please send your entries to the contest to dwecontest@gmail.com.

Items featured on this week's show:
MonkeyBarTV
Nintendo DS Lite
Dr. Floyd's Imagination Nation
Pump It Up

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Dennis Gray and Evan of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes
Steve of The SG Show
JamesB of Face the Music and The NavelCast
Chuck Tomasi and Liisa of chuckchat.com
Mike and Chris of KidsWifeWorkLife

Music featured on the show Sunny Shiny Moon provided by Sigmon.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

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Next Week: Time to hit the links. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_053.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT