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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It's time for a Special DWithE Minuet: The NORAD Santa Tracker 2008.

Items featured on this week's show:
You can find the NORAD Santa Tracker at www.noradsanta.org
Starting 4:00 AM MST you can call the NORAD Tracks Santa Operation Center at 1 (877) HI NORAD (1-877-446-6723)
or send an email to noradtrackssanta@gmail.com
You can also Track Santa through NORAD on Twitter using the handle: noradsanta

Read the article "Just how does Santa get round Earth in one night? By exploiting the space-time continuum" at Daily Mail Online

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd

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Give us a call at 1-206-426-2722

Write us at: greg@dwithe.com, tonya@dwithe.com, nikolai@dwithe.com or caleb@dwithe.com

Next Week: Holiday Break. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_Minuet__NORAD_Santa_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54 PM

On this week's episode of DWithE, we tell a story of getting Lost.

Items featured on this week's show:
ThinkGeek
inventnow.org

Word of the Week:
Emergency

Podcasts featured or mentioned on this week's show:
Short Cummings Audio
Grant's 2008 Advent Calendar

Music featured on the show I Saw Santa Surfing provided by Jody Whitesides.

You can find this song on the iTunes Store along with other music by Jody Whitesides

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Next Week: DWithE Minuet. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_095.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:20 AM

After we announced that we lost our K7.net, the phone started ringing off the hook. Please enjoy these comments from the peanut gallery.

Send your links to DWithE using del.icio.us. Tag them "for:dwithe". Find out what our other listeners are linking to us at del.icio.us/dwithe.

Links mention on the Feedbag Show:

Pizza Go Here
The Howling Wolves Podcast
Myth Show Podcast
Myth Minute Podcast
GregoryLemon.com
Journey Inside My Mind Podcast
How I Got My Job Podcast
"Mr. Gadget" Bruce Barr on Technorama
The DaddyCast
LoveHouse Radio

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Please check out and send links to DWitheE's Bookmarks on delicious.com.

Give us a call at 1-206-I AM CRAB, 1-206-426-2722

Write us at: greg@dwithe.com, tonya@dwithe.com, nikolai@dwithe.com or caleb@dwithe.com

Direct download: DWE_LF_K7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:51 PM

It's time once again for a DWithE Minuet. This time it's Colds and Advent Calendars.

Items featured on this week's show:
LEGO Advent Calendar
Kinder Adventkalender 2008 at germandeli.com
Grant's Video Advent Calendar
Improvatorium Improve Troupe
Patrick Bristow on imdb.com
Free Voice Mails at K7.net
...And Baby Makes 5
Jalapeno Designs

Our New Listener Line Number: 1-206-I AM CRAB or 1-206-426-2722

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Next Week: Lots of Cold Medicine. Until then, keep an eye on the center ring.

Direct download: DWE_Minuet_Dec_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:09 AM

Hi All,

Due to poor administrative planning on my part, on or about Nov 17, 2008 we lost our Listener Line Number. So no more 206-399-LFNT. Now we have a new number and it seems just as appropriate. The Brand New Listener Line Number is 1-206-I AM CRAB (1-206-426-2722). Please use it in Good Health.

-DWithE Crew

Category:general -- posted at: 7:08 PM

Time is closing in on Grant's 2008 Advent Calendar.

Are you subscribed for the adventure?

If you're not, then check out
Grantsadventcalendar.com or www.throwingtoasters.com/advent.

Once again, hats off to Jody Whitesides for letting us use his song, "Christmas Brought Me You", which is available on iTunes.

Special Thanks to

Brandon & Ian.

Josh Lama of www.joshlama.blogspot.com.

Spensir, Khyenne, Josephene, & Eaven of blog.andbabymakes5.com & www.jalapenodesigns.com.

Myboyfriend & Tabitha "Tabz" Smith of myboyfriendcat.crazyaweso.me.

And Dr. Floyd & Fidgert of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd.

Direct download: DWE_Thanksgiving_2008.mp4
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42 PM

This a friendly reminder to get your videos or pictures to us if you want to participate in Grant's 2008 Advent Calendar Promo.

The due date for submissions is Tuesday, November 25, 2008. So get cracking.

In the meantime, make sure you've subscribed to the 2008 Advent Calendar Feed.

Special thanks to Jody Whitesides for letting us use his song, "Christmas Brought Me You", which is available on iTunes.

Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you.

Direct download: DWE_Video_Request.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48 PM

Okie doke, here's the Dancing With Elephants Listener Feedbag Show for Episode 094.

Send your links to DWithE using del.icio.us. Tag them "for:dwithe". Find out what our other listeners are linking to us at del.icio.us/dwithe.

Links mention on the Feedbag Show:

Instant Rimshot.
The Journey Inside My Mind Podcast.
Myth Show Podcast.
Myth Minute Podcast.
Pizza Go Here.
Tech Talk For Families.
Second Time Around Podcast.
Martin Sexton on YouTube.
hulu.com.

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Give us a call at 1-206-339-5368

Write us at: greg@dwithe.com, tonya@dwithe.com, nikolai@dwithe.com or caleb@dwithe.com

Direct download: DWE_LF_094.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43 PM

Grant's 2008 Advent Calendar Video Countdown.

So you're probably asking yourself, "What's with the Grant's 2008 Advent Calendar Video Countdown." Well here's the story so far...

On Halloween, Nikolai, Caleb, and I released a video marking the start of the countdown to Grant's 2008 Advent Calendar. Grant thought the video was awesome and has since featured it in his Advent Calendar Feed and on YouTube.

We asked Grant if he wanted us to put together another promo video for Thanksgiving and he said he was keen on seeing what we could come up with but doubted that we could top the first video... Sounds like a challenge to us.

So we thought about it and came up with the answer... For the second video promo, we're gonna need video and pictures of even more people watching the countdown clock!

So here's what you do:
1) Pick a random spot on the video and play it back on your computer, iThing, or other video playing device.
2) Video tape or take a picture (or multiple pictures) of yourself staring at, watching, distracted by, engrossed with, etc., the countdown clock. Check out our earlier video for an example.
3) Email the final product to me at dancingwithelephants@gmail.com. Make sure to include names and/or websites in your email so I can make sure you get some credit.
4) Make sure to get your final product to me by Tuesday, Nov. 25th in order to make the Thanksgiving Day release date.

That's basically it.

Now there are some things you should think about when shooting your video or picture. First and foremost, this is a Family Friendly Podcast, so please keep images kid-friendly. The video will most likely end up on YouTube, so make sure what that you shoot is suitable, as far as you are concerned, for public consumption. The original sound will be replaced to feature "Christmas Brought Me You" by Jody Whitesides so don't worry about the audio. We're hoping for a montage of different images, so don't worry too much about pristine quality. I think I can handle most video types, if I have a problem I'll let you know. Gmail can handle files up to 20 MB, so keep that in mind. I think that's pretty much it for the basics, except to add, please feel free to share this with your friends and/or listeners.

Be creative. Use the video playback on your iThing to shoot the scene anywhere. Use your camera phone to take the video or picture. Use your iSight or webcam and a mirror to film yourself, filming yourself, filming yourself, watching the countdown. If your car has a entertainment system that handles video, use that for your setting. If someone can figure out how to get the countdown on a billboard in Times Square, I'd be most impressed. And I know that some of us talk with @_S_A_R_A_H on Twitter and I'm pretty sure her monitors can handle video. Anyway, have fun with the shot.

Now I could name names to encourage certain people that I know to help with this project, but I hesitate doing that mainly because I can't name everyone one and I live in constant fear of offending someone that I may accidently forget. That said, if anyone knows anyone from the cast of A Christmas Story (one of Grant's favorite movies) and you can capture them watching the countdown video, that would be great.

Each year, Grant Baciocco, Doug Price, Jody Whitesides, Greg Baciocco and especially Brandon Baciocco do a lot of hard work to make Grant's Advent Calendar podcast a success. Think of this as away of saying thanks and participating in the fun.

Finally, please take a moment to check out Christmas Brought Me You by Jody Whitesides which is available on iTunes.

Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing from you.

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:39 PM

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

From All of Us Here at Dancing With Elephants

Direct download: DWithE_Halloween_Special_2008.mp4
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30 PM