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Episode 204 – Voices of Experience Interview – The Secrets of Podcasting / audio

Voices of Experience

Steven Iwersen and Pilar Ortiz of this year’s Voices of Experience podcast take the reigns and interview Craig Price on the Secrets of Podcasting. While Craig is away at this year’s Influence conference in Phoenix, he offers up an interview he did for the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Magazine‘s Voices of Experience. With the permission of the NSA, you can hear Steve and Pilar interview Craig on a wide variety of ways podcasting can help speakers.  There’s no mystery to podcasting. Today, it’s easier and cheaper to do than it was five or ten years ago. In fact, all you really need is a smartphone with a good mic and a pair of ear buds! Craig explains what he does and how to make it easier for you to start podcasting today.

The 2015-2016 Voices of Experience was hosted by Steven Iwersen and Pilar Ortiz (@StevenI and @HabloEspanol on twitter).  You can learn more about them at steveniwersen.com and pilarortiz.com.  You can hear the VOE monthly podcast at http://mynsavoe.libsyn.com/ and you can join the National Speakers Association at NSASpeaker.org.

Watch the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OimVTQuLVjY 

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Episode 203 – Gray Bear Comics – Comic Books / audio

comic books

Justin Corbett and George Tripsas of Gray Bear Comics (@GrayBearComics on twitter) join host Craig Price to discuss creating comic books. Fellow podcasters of the Comicpalooza Podcasting Partnership Program (that’s a lot of “p” words!) Justin and George have joined forces to create the new comic book “Speak No Evil” due out in September. The two talk with Craig about how they came up with the story, how they gathered their international team of collaborators and what it took to get their kickstarter funded. The 3 cover lots of ground and Craig even gets a super secret preview of what their next graphic novel might be.

“Speak No Evil” is available now for pre-order both in physical and digital formats. The book launches in September and you can learn more at http://graybearcomics.com 

Justin co-hosts the ComicAL podcast and George can be hear on the Metal Geeks Podcast!

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Episode 202 – Janice Levenhagen-Seeley – ChickTech / audio

ChickTech

Janice Levenhagen-Seeley (@ChickTechOrg on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss her non-profit ChickTech.  What is ChickTech? It is a nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. Craig and Janice discuss how their programs not only develop the skills women need in tech but also a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. They also discuss the realities of the “Good Ol’ Boys” network, unconscious bias in the workplace and how you can find a local chapter or create one of your own. They also talk about using culture training and assessments to identify issues many organization may not even realize exist.

For more information on how you can participate or donate, go to http://chicktech.org 

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Episode 201 – Alan Cerny – 2016 Summer Movie Preview Part 2 / audio

Alan Cerny (@NordlingCS on twitter) returns with host Craig Price for part 2 of their preview of the 2016 Summer Movies for July and August.  It’s been a busy summer so far for movies. Craig and Alan discuss a full slate of movies coming out as well as talk about why Ghostbusters is a reboot instead of a sequel. They also discuss if Suicide Squad will be more fun than Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and their love of Spielberg and John Williams.

Movies in this episode include (with scheduled release dates):

July 1: The BFG

July 1: The Legend of Tarzan

July 8: The Secret Lives of Pets

July 15: Ghostbusters

July 22: Star Trek Beyond

July 22: Ice Age 5

July 29: Jason Bourne

August 5: Suicide Squad

August 12: Sausage Fest

August 12: Pete’s Dragon

We’ll be sure to add Alan’s reviews from ComingSoon.net as he writes them.

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Episode 200 – James Morrison – Cyber Crime / audio

cyber crime

James Morrison with the FBI Houston Division joins host Craig Price to discuss cyber crime. As a computer scientist, James has had to deal with many complex problems and solve many issues but nothing as mind boggling as Comicpalooza and Craig.  The two bravely sit down in the Houston heat and humidity to discuss ransomware, the importance of backing files up, why criminals are more interested in your medical records than files on your hard drive and what you can do to prevent problems in the future. It is all part of Comicpalooza’s Science-Fiction/Science-Faction educational track which happened in Houston June 17th through June 19th.  It was an amazing event and Craig even gives a quick rundown of the weekend where he had a surprise hosting assignment with actress Tara Reid! It’s a great way to celebrate 200 episodes.

Reality Check was a proud member of the 2016 Comicpalooza Podcast Partnership Program which arranged this interview and a few more to come.

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