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 067: One Of Those Days On this week's episode of DWithE, we spend a quiet weekend at home playing with the Wii and waiting for our new washing machine and dryer.

Items featured on this week's show:
Wii
National Geographic Ice Mammoth
Lego Ice Bricks
Ryobi Super Combo

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Chuck Tomasi - 2007 Karate America Kick-a-thon
PD Love of The DaddyCast
Matt of Pizza Go Here

Music featured on the show Jigsaw provided by The Eisenhowers.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

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Next Week: We may go back in time... again. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_067.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedbag Show for Episode 066.

Feedbag Roll Call:
Part Two

Chuck of chuckchat.com called to tell us about some of the appropriate places where he viewed some movies. Also, please check out Chuck's 2007 Karate America Kick-a-thon.

Paul emailed to say he's back and discuss Hammer House of Horror and DriveinMovie.com.

Greg Lemmon of Myth Show Podcast and Myth Minute Podcast called to talk about Ratatouille and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling . Greg also recommends the following podiobooks:
The Pocket and the Pendant by Mark Jeffrey
Shadowmagic by John Lanahan
Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Chrisiana Ellis
Brave Men Run by Matthew Wayne Selznick

PD Love of The DaddyCast sent an audio comment with a suggestion for making a outdoor theater in our backyard.

Jim of Iowa sent a suggestion for a GPS tracker Sony GPS-CS1 GPS Device for CyberShot Digital Cameras and HoudahGeo software for the Mac.

Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes called to tell us how he ran into DWithE listener Eric of Yuba City, California.

Announcements:
We're thinking of putting together a Wiki where listeners can share links to stuff they find interesting for the DWithE.

New Email Addresses for the DWithE Gang:
greg@dwithe.com
tonya@dwithe.com
nikolai@dwithe.com
caleb@dwithe.com

Direct download: DWE_LF_066_Pt_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedbag Show for Episode 066.

Okay, oodles of feedback. So much so, that we had to put the Feedbag Show in two parts. Thanks everyone for calling and writing in.

Tonya's new toy, FatMax Xtreme FuBar Utility Bar.

Feedbag Roll Call:
Part One

Dale of Tech Talk For Families called to talk about Tonya's dead basil plant and ask about The Transformers versus Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Papabear suggested the following audiobooks:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Sandry's Book: Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
Lionboy: The Chase by Zizou Corder
Artemis Fowl: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Matt of Pizza Go Here called to ask that some of the other listeners so he knows what they sound like and also recommends The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman.

Dan Johnson of The Journey Inside My Mind Podcast called to recommend Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling .

Jack emailed to recommend MAKE Magazine and check out Skydive Lost Prairie where Jack will be skydiving.

Continued on Part 2.

Direct download: DWE_LF_066_Pt_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

DWE Episode 066: Bouncing Around the Room On this week's episode of DWithE, we discuss the ups and downs and ups and downs of celebrating Nik's 6th Birthday Party at Pump It Up.

Items featured on this week's show:
Pump It Up
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
7th Son Podcast
Podiobooks.com
Greg Lemmon of Myth Show Podcast
Chuck Tomasi of Technorama

Music featured on the show No More Summer Time Blues provided by Geoff Smith.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

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Next Week: I get to play U-Boat Commander. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_066.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52am EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedbag Show for Episode 065.

Feedbag Roll Call:
Matt of Pizza Go Here wrote to talk about Wiis, Miis, CUBSLUV and the Trackstick II Personal Tracker.

Dale of Tech Talk For Families sent us a link for the article, Squirming Fly Larvae Pulled From Man's Head, cause he thought of us when he read it.

Tina of tinatheartist.com emailed us surprised that we took Nik and Caleb to see the Transformers and point out the Parental Guide to The Transformers.

Dan Johnson of The Journey Inside My Mind Podcast called to wish Nik a Happy 6th Birthday.

Birthday Wishes for Nik also came from Dale and Teresa of Tech Talk For Families, Jim, Tina, Adam, and Ryan of Iowa, and Chuck of chuckchat.com.

Papabear emailed to talk about a song played on The DaddyCast Episode 106 that reminded him of us and talk about his adventures at the drive-in.

Drew of Connecticut wrote to explain to Greg how a dryer works.

Jack emailed to recommend two YouTube videos, Lego Millennium Falcon Stop Motion and Battlestar Galactica Vs Star Wars Vs Star Trek Vs Babylon 5 and suggest the following show, DragonflyTV.

Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes called to continue the explanation to Greg as to how a dryer works.

Wendy of San Jose wrote to talk about her adventures at the drive-in and seeing things anew through her son's eyes.

Amy M wrote to discuss ice cream makers, refrigerators, carpooling with your spouse, and our listeners.

Chuck of chuckchat.com called to tell us where he listens to DWithE.

Announcements:
DWithE has been nominated for a Podcast Peer Award in the Family Friendly Category.
We're also trying to recapture the schedule, stay tuned to see if we accomplish that.

New Email Addresses for the DWithE Gang:
greg@dwithe.com
tonya@dwithe.com
nikolai@dwithe.com
caleb@dwithe.com

Direct download: DWE_LF_065.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45am EDT

DWE Episode 065: Meet Me At The Drive-In On this week's episode of DWithE, we spend a warm evening under the stars at the slightly local drive-in.

Items featured on this week's show:
Cascade Drive-In Theater
Drive-in Intermission Ads by Darrell Wright
The Transformers
Garrett Popcorn Shop

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Gmail Podcast
Dr. Steve of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Kreg Steppe of Technorama

Music featured on the show Drive In Picture Show provided by Craymo.

You can find him on the Podsafe Music Network.

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Next Week: Nik's Birthday Party at Pump It Up? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_065.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedback Show for Episode 064.

Feedback Roll Call:
Chuck of chuckchat.com emailed to point out Greg's mistake.

Paula of Delaware wrote to say hi and tell us she's enjoying the show.

Matt of Pizza Go Here called to give Chuck a hard time.

Papabear emailed to suggest using FatMax® Functional Utility Bar.

Drew of Connecticut emailed to talk about demolition, fireworks, and a top loading dryer.

Jose our contest winner emailed to let us know he got the iPod Shuffle.

Dan Johnson of The Journey Inside My Mind Podcast called from the road again and sent voicemail making fun of Greg.

Paul sent us new pictures of his daughter, Kira.

Jack emailed us with a lot of links, and here they are:
Mac-on-Stick.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Crazy Horse Memorial.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
Devils Tower National Monument.
Wall Drug.
Corn Palace.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Free Fall Convention.
World's Largest Twine Ball.
I, Cringely.
Triumph of the Nerds.

Jody called with a few questions and a congratulations to my nephew, Dennis on making Eagle Scout.

Jim of Iowa emailed us a number of great links:
Appliance Parts from PartSelect
Will it Blend? - iPhone
Soundsnap.com.

Wendy of San Jose emailed to discuss keeping her Chinese alive for her 18 month old son.

Dr. Steve of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd called to complain about Chicago weather.

Announcements:
Thanks to ggirl4 for the review on iTunes.
Thanks to Kreg Steppe of Technorama, Nik will be reviewing The Transformers Movie in the next episode.

New Email Addresses for the DWithE Gang:
greg@dwithe.com
tonya@dwithe.com
nikolai@dwithe.com
caleb@dwithe.com

Thanks to Chuck Tomasi for helping to set this up. Check out his Gmail Podcast for quick tips on using Gmail.

Direct download: DWE_LF_064.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

DWE Episode 064: Things Go POP! On this week's episode of DWithE, it's all about fireworks, ice cream and 4th of July Sales.

Items featured on this week's show:
Sparklers
Black Snakes
Bottle Rocket
Cuisinart Ice Cream & Yogurt Maker
Lowe's
Whirlpool Washer/Dryers

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Typical Mac User Podcast

Music featured on the show One Off Song For The Summer provided by KOOPA.

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Next Week: Listener suggestions? Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_064.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

DWE Listener Feedbag for Episode 063 Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedback Show for Episode 063.

Feedback Roll Call:
Dale of Tech Talk For Families has a comment about the term Pollack, Assyrian Churches on sale at Amazon, and Nik counting to 10 in Assyrian. Check out Tech Talk For Families Episode 7 for an interview with Grant and Doug of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd.

Cory of Maryland called to tell us about all the stuff she's discovered about cicadas.

Mr. Bob of Akela's Adventure emailed us with the Geocaching Guidelines.

Chuck of chuckchat.com called with 5, count 'em 5 voicemails. Also we use MacFamilyTree Software to organize our Family Tree.

Paul emailed us with a link to The Ossuary which is a church made with human bones and talk about Poutine. Congratulations to Paul and his wife, Katherine on the birth of their daughter, Kira, born July 4th. Also, if you hanker for some good pierogies, check out Kasia's Deli.

Amy M of South Carolina emailed to say she's with Greg, Peanut Butter and Chocolate make the best ice cream.

Matt of Pizza Go Here called to talk about the Traditions Episode of DWithE.

Jack emailed with a HAL 9000, and a list of Read Along Books: Disney Pixar's Toy Story Read Along, Jungle Book Disney Read Along, RIF Reading Planet, and Simply Audiobooks. Jack also recommends Inside Yellowstone Podcast. Check out Jack's Instructables and his stuff on Etsy.com.

Dan Johnson of The Journey Inside My Mind Podcast called from the road again.

Jody wrote to tell us about his Father's Day Weekend. Check out Jody's wife, Alicia's website Four Points Consultants.

Papabear emailed to asked for a clue to Tonya's Victoria to Greg's Richard.

Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes called to say that Tonya has the best GPS possible, the Greg Positioning System.

Finally, Jim of Iowa wrote a few times to talk about the iPhone and then tell Greg that he got one.

Announcements:
Greg is trying to catch-up on the email after getting writing the article out of the way.

Direct download: DWE_LF_063.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16am EDT

DWithE Minuet: Big John Take a listen from 94 floors up.
Direct download: 02_DWithE_Minute__Big_John.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07am EDT