The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #3: January 17, 2005

Show notes for January 17, 2005.

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Welcome to our third weekly podcast, a 54:28-minute conversation recorded live via Skype from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this week’s show:


  • 00:00 Shel and Neville on what this show’s about

Short Takes:

  • 00:27 iPod Shuffle
  • 04:14 Skype voicemail trial
  • 08:53 Getting up to speed on RSS
  • 14:50 CBC Radio 1 interview today with Ellen Simonetti, fired Delta Airlines employee blogger


  • 18:18 Interview: A conversation with Paul Woodhouse, The Tinbasher Blog
  • 28:50 The new blog of the European Union’s Commissioner for Communications
  • 33:07 Communication associations’ stand on ethics
  • 40:10 Blogging in the workplace – the risks and company policies
  • 48:11 New Communications Forum 2005


  • 50:16 How to give your feedback; about the music and the band

Links for the blogs, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show:

Short Takes – iPod Shuffle, Macworld, Doc Searls, Adam Curry, Technorati, PubSub, Apple, Skype, Dave Winer, Yahoo, CNN, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Martin Schwimmer, Bloglines, Jason Calacanis, Weblogs Inc, Skweezer, CBC, Eric Eggertson, Ellen Simonetti, Delta Airlines, Kurt Opsahl, EFF.

Features – Paul Woodhouse, The Tinbasher Blog, Butler Sheet Metal, Planters Direct, Times Online, Jackie Danicki, Big Blog Company, Marqui, GM Fastlane Blog, Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission, Ketchum Communications, The White House, Armstrong Williams, No Child Left Behind, New York Times, PRSA, Council of Public Relations Firms, Judith Phair, Richard Edelman, Edelman PR, Ahold, IABC, Waterstones, Guardian Newsblog, Feedster, Electronic Arts, Forrester Research, Charlene Li, Microsoft, Robert Scoble, Bloggers Bill of Rights, New Communications Forum 2005.

Outro –, RIAA, A Shel of My Former Self, NevOn.

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Until next week…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)