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 059: Business Trip On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, what happens when Greg is away leaving Tonya, Nikolai and Caleb to fend for themselves.

Items featured on this week's show:
San Francisco
The MythBusters
Cable Car

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Activated Stories
Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife
PD Love of The DaddyCast
Chuck Tomasi of the ChuckChat.com

Music featured on the show Carried Away provided by RoadTrip.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

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

Next Week: A home cooked meal. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_059.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:15am EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedback Show for Episode 058.

New Let Them Hear You Contest Announcements:
256 Reviews were written for 183 Podcasts. Way to go!!!
I also goofed on DWE 058 it's NOT lifespring.com, it's lifespringpodcast.com.

Feedback Roll Call:
Dale, co-host of Tech Talk for Families wrote to say he doesn't like are voicemail 'ring' so we're giving you the opportunity to put together our voicemail answer. You can download Caleb's Hello and use it the way you see fit, or you can use your own voice and answer our voicemail phone. Dale also figured out ghoti.

Jen of The Dinkycast called because she was bored as she drove from Cleveland to Chicago.

Papabear wrote to let Tonya know about Toy Museums around the country that we can visit and told Greg we need a Logo Store.

Drew of Connecticut wrote because Christian wanted to offer Nik and Caleb some of his "Get Out of Jail FREE" cards.

Kimberly Goza of The Act!vated Stories Podcast wrote to tell us about playing miniture golf in a funeral home and tells us about her success with the UnBox.

Paul our Official Auditor wrote to tell us about his son Jack's first birthday and send an audio story about his wife Katherine's first Mother's Day on Jack's birth day (space done on purpose).

Jim of Iowa wrote to with Tonya a Happy Mother's Day and tell her about these Knight Lights and gives Greg the plans for making Stereo Hydrophones. Jim also sent us an audio comment.

Dennis of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes called to discuss his experiences with Heelys.

Tina of tinatheartist.com wrote to tells us about the Japanese art form Gyotaku.

Matt of Northern California wrote to say he like Nik's Confession and had two weeks of voicemail. Check out Matt's new podcast Pizza Go Here. Also, check out Georges Seurat's work.

Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife wrote to say that Greg doesn't make mistakes.

Finally, we had some comments on the DWithE website from Sherry, Mike, Dan Johnson , Auditor Paul, Jen, Papabear, and Tim L.

Announcements:
Check out The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd Live Show Sunday, May 27, 3 PM at the Colony Theatre in Burbank California... There maybe a Pop Quiz on the next DWithE Listener Feedbag Show.
Also please SIGN-UP and vote for The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd in The Public Radio Talent Quest.

Direct download: DWE_LF_058.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

I was asked to provide a list of all the Podcasts that were reviewed during the Let Them Hear You Contest, so here they are, enjoy! Special thanks to our Auditor Paul, for finding the links for all of these podcasts.

12 Byzantine Rulers
60 Second Science
A Cub Scouting Adventure
Accident Hash
Adventures in Scifi Publishing
After Serenity
Amateur Traveler
An Hour A Week?
AndyCast Podcast
APM: A Prairie Home Companion's News from Lake Wobegon
APM: Garrison Keillor The Writer's Almanac
Around the World with AiG's Ken Ham
Ask a Ninja
Audio Collective
Audio Gumshoe
Barely Podcasting
Bell's in the Batfry
Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword
Biography Podcast
Blast the Right
Boned
BrainReady BrainCasts
Brave Men Run
Brit and Yankee
British History 101
Buckeye Drive Time
BusinessWeek-The Cutting Edge
Buzz Out Loud from CNet
Canadian Podcast Buffet
Career Opportunities
Catfish Show
Chess is Cool
Chitchatmoms
Comedy4Casts
CommandN
Computer History
Coverville: The ACC Feed
Crescent
Daily Giz Wiz
Daily Source Code
Dancing With Elephants
Dave's Lounge
Deer Park Dharma Cast
Democracy Now
Desde el Baño
Desperate Husbands
Digital Flotsam
Digital Planet
Dry Shave
Earth and Sky
East Meets West
EatFeed.com
Ed's Mixed Bag
Electric Sky
Endurance Planet
FeedBurner Podcast
Financial Aid Podcast
Find Your Ideal Career
Firefly Talk
Fitness Attack
FLOSS Weekly
For Immediate Release
Freelance America
Gadgettes from CNet
Geek Brief
GMail Podcast
Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Grant's Advent Calendar
Grey's Anatomy Podcast from ABC
Griddlecakes Radio
Harry Potter Prognostications
High Orbit
How To Video Podcast
I Should Be Writing
Insytworks
Journey Inside My Mind
KCRW's Martini Shot
KidsWifeWorkLife
Librivox Audiobooks
Lifespring Advent Calendar
Lifespring Podcast
Lifespring Weekend Music Show
Lifespring! Hymn Stories
Lifespring! HymnStories
LifeSpring's! In Touch With God's Character
Lonely Planet Travelcast
LoveHouse Radio
Lovely Ladies
LSAT Logic in Everyday Life
Lyrics Undercover
Macbreak
Macintosh Folklore Radio
Managing the Gray
Matt's Today in History
Mission Network News
Money Girl
Mostly Trivial with Your Host Johnee Bee
Motivation to Move
MP3 Insider from CNet
Music I-Quiz
Musician's Cooler
My Trivia Podcast
Myths and Mysteries
Net@Nite
No Idle Frets
NPR: Car Talk's Call of the Week
NPR: Sunday Puzzle
Odd Todd
One Minute How-To
Pacific Coast Hellway
Pediacast
Perfect Head
Phedippidations
Photoshop Killer Tips
Photoshop TV
Pirates
PixelPerfect with Bert Monroy
Podbible
Podcast411
Podcasting Underground
PodCulture
Podictionary
PodQuiz
Podrunner
Podtini
PotterCast
Radio Yesterday
RELEVANT
School of Podcasting's Morning Announcements
SG Show
Shadowmagic
Short Cummings Audio
Song of the Day
Spaceship Radio
Strong Bad Emails & More!
Tales from the Verse
Tartan Podcast
Technorama
Teknikal Diffikulties
That Tickles
The 9th: A Heroes Podcast
The Big Break
The Buzz Report from CNet
The DaddyCast
The M Show
The Maccast
The Mighty Mommy's Quick and Dirty Tips for Practical Parenting
The Mothpod
The Myth Show Podcast
The New Yorker Animated Cartoons
The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd
The Real Deal from CNet
The Skinny on Sports
The Spirit of Things
The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy
The WildeBeat
This Day in Apple History
This Week in Geek
This Week in Tech
Tiki Bar TV
Today in Music History
Traveler Gamer
Trends, Taste and Travel
Twisted Pickle Review
Two Geeks a Mic and a Podcast
University of Edinburgh - Enlightenment series
Unwind
U-Turn Cafe
Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me
Weekly Radio Address
WGBH Morning Stories
What's Up With That?
Wine for Newbies
With Class
Woot! One Day, One Deal
Writers on writing
Zedcast
Zencast

Category:Let Them Hear You Contest -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

DWE Episode 058: A Mother's Day Somewhere In Time On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we take Tonya away for the weekend to spend Mother's Day with her two boys. Also, somewhere along the line we announce the winners of The Let Them Hear You Contest!!! And I make a major mistake... ERROR, ERROR, ERROR: It's actually LifespringPodcast.com

Items featured on this week's show:
Mackinac Island
The Grand Hotel
Somewhere In Time
Duckpin Bowling

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Pizza Go Here
KidsWifeWorkLife

Special thanks to the podcasters and their podcasts that donated prizes to the prize pool for the Let Them Hear You Contest:
Grant and Doug of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Clinton of the comedy4cast
Jen and Alan of The Dinkycast
And Steve of The Lifespring Family of Podcasts, with an apology for screwing up your website.

Music featured on the show Run Towards the Warmth of the Sun provided by orange is in.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

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

Next Week: No more traveling. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_058.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

PLEASE STANDBY FOR THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT.

Hi, my name is Nikolai from Dancing With Elephants. Last week on the Dancing With Elephants Feedbag show for Episode 057, my Dad said that DWithE Episode 058 maybe a little late, coming out either Sunday or Monday evening. Well as you can probably surmise, this was not the case. You see, my brother, Caleb, and I were very, very bad this weekend.

Believing that we live under what can best be described as totalitarian rule, we sought to bring our grievances before our oppressors, namely Mommy and Daddy. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, a heated debate ensued culminating in a statement put forth by both of them that, "Nightly visits to Chuck E. Cheese is not a guarantee under the Human Rights Doctrine put forth by the United Nations Charter."

Faced with the fact that we were likely not to receive any gratification from our demands, we staged a mutiny. The battle was messy and for a while, we held the upper hand, until Caleb cracked under the pressure and thirst drove him to ask Mommy for a glass of chocolate milk. Met with dissension in our ranks, our cause became hopeless.

Therefore, as an act of attrition I have take pen to paper and with heavy heart I explain to you, our valued listeners, the reason for the delay in the posting of DWithE Episode 058. My brother and I are truly sorry.

I also ask that you rest easy in the knowledge that DWithE Episode 058 will come out on May 20, 2007 along with the names of the winners of the Let Them Hear You Contest. This will be followed later in the week by the Listener Feedbag Show for Episode 058.

On the path that we walk in life, one is likely to encounter bumps in the road. It is my hope that this one didn't jostle you too much.

I make this confession of my own free will and without duress or coercion being put on me.

Viva la revolucion!

Direct download: DWE_Nikolais_Confession.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:42am EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedback Show for Episode 057.

New Let Them Hear You Contest Announcements:
We are in the final hours of the Let Them Hear You Contest, so get those reviews in NOW!!!.

Feedback Roll Call:
Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife called to tell us it is called a Zoetrope.

Jim of Iowa wrote to tell us how much fun his family had with us at the zoo. We had a great time also.

Kory of Maryland called to tell Tonya about two wheeled Heelys.

Papabear wrote to let us know that he already has Mike and my vacation already planned while our wives vacation on their own.

Matt of Northern California called tell us he's a Doctor Who newbie and Greg told him to watch Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death. He also mentioned that Greg is an odd sort telling Nik to take his time while Greg ran through the zoo.

Chuck of chuckchat.com called to also tell Greg that he was a contradiction of biblical proportions and more on the Zoetrope.

Drew of Connecticut wrote to discuss SCUBA diving and send a Great Spider Story.

Finally, Tonya's cafeteria lady called to give Tonya a hard time. We've decided that she needs a name. Please send your suggestions in.

Check out Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.

Pop quiz, how does ghoti = fish?

Direct download: DWE_LF_057.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

We Can't Let Dr. Steve Succeed The clock is quickly approaching Friday, May 11, 2007, 11:59 PM US Central Time and a dastardly deed has been brought to our attention. We need your help to stop the Evil Master Mind Dr. Steve. Enter the Let Them Hear You Contest before it is too late!!!
Direct download: DwithE_-_Let_Them_Hear_You_Promo.mp3
Category:Let Them Hear You Contest -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

DWE Episode 057: And the Monkey Pushes the Button On this week's episode of Dancing With Elephants, we visit the Brookfield Zoo with Jim of Iowa and his family, Tina, Adam, Ryan, and his parents, Jim and Marianne. Don't forget this is the last week 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:
Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo Interactive Map

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
The Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast
101 Uses For Baby Wipes
The DaddyCast
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
comedy4cast
The Dinkycast
The Lifespring Family of Podcasts

Music featured on the show My Monkey provided by Jonathan Coulton.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

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

Next Week: A storm is on the way. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_057.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedback Show for Episode 056.

We are joined by Tina of tina-m.com who helps us answer the listener feedback.

New Let Them Hear You Contest Announcements:
Steve Webb of The Lifespring Podcast has increased the Prize Pool by donating a Marware USB Travel Dock for the 2nd Generation iPod Shuffle to the Grand Prize. Thanks Steve.

Feedback Roll Call:
Amy M of South Carolina wrote to tell us that her Peep recipe was intended for marshmallows and just adjusted for Peeps.

Jim of Iowa wrote to talk about The Tripods with Tonya and geek-out with her.

Dan Johnson of The Journey Inside My Mind Podcast called to talk about Darth Vader on Twitter and hooking Nik up with the Binaural Microphones.

Dale of Tech Talk For Families wrote to tell us how in the hands of kids, food is a lot like velcro.

Paul from Alberta Canada wrote to hint to us what he was wearing under his kilt on the day of his wedding.

Papabear wrote to talk about vacuuming, A Sunday in the Park with George, and golf.

Chuck of chuckchat.com called with four voicemails on Halloween, golf, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Firefly DVDs.

Finally, Drew of Connecticut wrote to say that he and his son Christian enjoyed the show on the Moon.

Tee Morris's short film Man vs. Child is very entertaining.

Direct download: DWE_LF_056.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09am EDT

Our friend Tina asks, what goes better with music than a little art? So she has donated miniature abstract seascape paintings to be included with each of the prize packages. You can see some of Tina's work at tinatheartist.com. Thanks Tina.

R U Listening?

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: 1:43am EDT