October 09, 2017

Wrapping up Feilte with @pamelaaobrien

Image snapped by Bernie Goldbach under the YMTfm gazebo during Feilte.

DURING A SHORT carcast with Pam O'Brien, I recapped some of the notes taken while working with Ireland's Youth Media Team on Saturday during the Feilte Conference.

Listen to "Debriefing after covering Féilte" on Spreaker.

We covered 10 main points.

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October 06, 2017

Thanking @munsterrugby

BIG PROPS TO the lads from Munster Rugby for letting our Youth Media Team learn about the influence of primary school teachers on athletes who want to play at the highest level.


James Harte, Peter O'Mahony, and Billy Holland stopped for a five minute chat with the teens in YMT.fm media crew. The eight YMT team members are in Dublin this weekend to cover the annual Teachers' Council Conference. Munster Rugby is in Dublin for the annual derby when they will crush Leinster in the Aviva Stadium.

Listen to "YMT Crew Interviews Munster Rugby" on Spreaker.

[Follow interviews with Ireland's Youth Media Team on Spreaker.]

Seriously impressed with Spreaker


I'M TAKING BABY STEPS into Spreaker, a podcasting platform I've watched evolve during the past three years. I like what I see of Spreaker's content management system and I'm going to challenge the Spreaker system this weekend with a series of audio interviews conducted by members of the Youth Media Team as they cover the annual teachers conference in Dublin.

[Bernie Goldbach is moving six years of content from Audioboo to Spreaker during the next week.]

July 30, 2017

10 Years Ago We Were Tiling a Toilet


I ENJOY THROWING my browsers back to Flickr to see what I was doing a decade or more ago. In late July, less than two months before the arrival of our first born, I was helping Ruth lay tile in a toilet.

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July 21, 2017

Anchor Hangouts

NOTHING HAPPENS in the real world without a viable back channel and one of the most robust back channels I have is powered by Google Hangouts. Last night, I attended and recorded an hour-long Google Hangout with several other podcasters who use Anchor. [1]


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July 15, 2017

The Joy of Watching Goldfish

EVERY WEEKEND, I create a short audio clip concerning something about the four goldfish that we have in our home. The recording is part of an eclectic mix of voices online at Wave Radio and I've put details about the show below the break in this blog post.


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July 04, 2017

Hands-on Kitchen Culture #coffee

Crosskeys french roast

I HAVE A SOFT SPOT in my heart for hands-on sessions involving coffee and that special feeling redoubles when I get the opportunity to make my own coffee. It's even more special when I can share the moment with a network of readers and listeners.

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Ronni's Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis

According to my surgeon, only 10 percent of pancreatic cancer patients are eligible for surgery. Had I not been one of them, there would have been, essentially, no useful treatment.

Following surgery, it was a week before the pathology report on the bits and pieces taken from my body was ready. In words you and I can understand, here is what it said, the short version:

The mass in my pancreas was positive for pancreatic adenocarcinoma – pancreatic cancer to you and me.

Gaining strength while reading Ronni's heartfelt commentary.

June 30, 2017

Meeting Lancaster's Fav Uber Driver #travel


AFTER SEVERAL UBER journeys around Pennsylvania, I can unabashedly declare my best experience in Uber has been with John Johnson from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. John is more than a driver.

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