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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DWithE Minuet: 2007 Chicago Air & Water Show It's time for a DWithE Minuet, this time from the Chicago Air & Water Show, which was more water than air. Enjoy.

Direct download: DWithE_Minuet__2007_Chicago_Air__Water_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedbag Show for Episode 069.

Send your links to DWithE using del.icio.us. Tag them "for:dwithe".

Feedbag Roll Call:

Greg Lemon of The Myth Show Podcast, called to help set up a dwithe del.icio.us/dwithe account. Thanks to Greg, Dan Johnson of The Journey Inside My Mind Podcast, who sent us a link to a YouTube video explaining how to use delicious, and Jim of Iowa for helping us set this up.

Dan Johnson of The Journey Inside My Mind had an important promo for us to play. Please stop by onevoicewalk.org and myspace.com/onevoicewalk.

Jim of Iowa wrote to tell us about the meteor shower and a sensory table he came across.

Tina of tinatheartist.com emailed to verify how the British always have to be different.

Papabear called to discuss the garage door and scotch eggs.

Paul wrote to recommend a Brainiac YouTube Video and the book A Year Without Made In China.

Tina of Greenwood, SC wrote to tell Tonya not to feel bad about how many days of podcasts she has to listen to.

Dale of Tech Talk For Families called to say how much he like out trip North of the Boarder Episode and to say no one can beat The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, and we totally agree with that. He also emailed to say it's Redpop.

Jack wrote to suggest we check out Florida Center for Instructional Technology for a plethora of audiobooks available for download.

Drew wrote to say he likes us, he really, really likes us. Congratulations to Drew, Renée, and Christian on the birth of Kylie.

Mr. Bob of Akela's Adventure called to geek out with Tonya.

Finally, Ignacio from Spain wrote to inform us that Family Podcasts like DWithE are great for learning English. Do our listeners have suggestion for Family Podcasts coming out of England?

Announcements:

The boys are starting school, so look for the show to be sporadic.

Thanks to banana98 for the review on iTunes.

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

Direct download: DWE_LF_069.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

DWE Episode 069: North of the Border On this week's episode of DWithE, we go up to Green Bay, Wisconsin to spend the day with Chuck, Julie, and Liisa Tomasi and watch Chuck attempt to kick 200 times in 2 minutes. Thanks to Chuck for this weeks album shot.

Items featured on this week's show:
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Honda Odyssey
Wii
Lambeau Field
Bay Beach Amusement Park

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Podcast Pickle
Chuck Tomasi of chuckchat.com
Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife

Music featured on the show Broken Toy provided by Sunspot.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

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

Next Week: The Chicago Air & Water Show. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_069.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedbag Show for Episode 068.

Thanks to everyone offering to lend us their Harry Potter 'Books on Tape'. We'll have to take some of you up on your offer.

Feedbag Roll Call:

Amy called with a suggestion for traveling with small children and called to tell us about 3 websites where you can get drive-in information: Drive-ins.com, Drive-in Theater.com, and List of active drive-in theaters. Check out The Car.

Jim of Iowa wrote to tell us that del.icio.us allows for notes.

Papabear called with some suggestions for finding audiobooks (Talking Book World has been forced to discontinue its business in the US) and wrote to tell us about the iPhone Clone. Check out Henson.com for a great behind the scenes podcast produced by Grant Baciocco of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd.

Tina of tinatheartist.com wrote with her recipes for the sensory table:

PLAY DOUGH
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp cream of tartar (optional)
Heat in heavy saucepan. Cook stirring constantly until forms a ball. Turn out onto floured surface and knead until desired consistency. Store in plastic bags or airtight container in refrigerator.

CORNSTARCH PLAYDOUGH
2 lbs baking soda
1 lb cornstarch
1 1/4 cups water
Cook until consistency of mashed potatoes. Can add more water if needed later.

SILLY PUTTY
2 parts white glue
1 part liquid starch
food coloring
Mix until it achieves the 'right' texture. If the silly putty is too sticky then it's too gluey, add more starch. If the silly putty won't stick to itself then it needs more glue. Store in airtight container in fridge.

OOBLIK
Water and cornstarch
Can't remember the proportions, play around with it. It should flow like a liquid but when you press it feel like a solid, you can roll a ball in your palms for example.

Dale of Tech Talk For Families called with a bone to pick about Dungeons & Dragons, The Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Cartoon, The Muppet Show, Battle of the Planets, and HDTVs. He also sent a link for making a ring out of a silver half dollar. Check out the TTFF Episode 11 interview with Jason Snell. Also check out Omni-Directional Treadmill. Did we mention Henson.com for a great behind the scenes podcast produced by Grant Baciocco of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd?

Paul wrote Tonya with another Amazing Spider Catcher.

Finally, Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife called to suggest Heelys to make Caleb tall enough to ride the rides at Walt Disney World.

Announcements:

Keep an eye out for The Daddy Panel Episode 15 with your host Dennis Gray of 101 Uses For Baby Wipes and featuring Mike of KidsWifeWorkLife, Chuck Tomasi of chuckchat.com, and Kevin Cummings of Short Cummings Audio.

Podcast Pickle Contest.

We'll be joining Chuck Tomasi of chuckchat.com for his 2007 Karate America Kick-a-thon.

And finally we'll be attending the Chicago Air & Water Show on Aug 18. If you'd like to join us, drop us a line.

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

Direct download: DWE_LF_068.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

DWE Episode 068: No Wood Sprites On this week's episode of DWithE, we go back in time to the Renaissance, a time of enlightenment and wood sprites?

Items featured on this week's show:
Bristol Renaissance Faire
SCOTTEVEST 237D Jacket
ThinkGeek Bag of Holding
World of Warcraft

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

Music featured on the show Leis a lurrighan provided by Ceili Moss.

You can find them on the Podsafe Music Network.

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

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

Direct download: DWE_068.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedbag Show for Episode 067.

Dan Johnson and Jim of Iowa suggested using del.icio.us instead of creating a wiki. Jim then recommend MediaWiki for creating a wiki. We'll... Tonya will be checking that out when she gets a chance.

Feedbag Roll Call:

Jim of Iowa sent Tonya a link suggesting a device for capturing spiders.

Tina of tinatheartist.com wrote to tell us about her new compact top loading-front loading washing machine.

Jody called to wish Nik a belated Happy Birthday and make sure how we did ourfirstname@dwithe.com because he was having sending us email. Well ourfirstname@dwithe.com and ourfirstnames@dwithe.com both work, so use either one Jody.

Paul emailed to say it's a capital offense to deface English Money and discuss Wii Have A Problem.

Once again, please check out Chuck of chuckchat.com's 2007 Karate America Kick-a-thon.

Jack emailed to tell us about different Disney World stuff he has found including Inside the Magic Kingdom and places where we should visit on our way to Disney World including The Grand Ole Opry. We can also stop in Atlanta and see The New World of Coca-Cola and Underground Atlanta.

Finally, Dan Johnson of the Journey Inside My Mind Podcast called to tell us how he received a text mail AMBER Alert on his cell phone from Wireless AMBER Alerts and to comment on how Greg and Tonya were made for each other.

Announcements:
Any ideas to help Tonya's brother, Chris, find his cell phone?

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

Direct download: DWE_LF_067.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EST