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Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Snacks 51 -- Steve Spangler!

Hello, ya'll, from snowy Denver, Colorado. I flew up here from springy-weather Nashville expressly to participate in the Great Blizzard of '06. Well, not really, I flew up here to be with family for the holidays; but that certainly has been one of the highlights. There's a great slideshow of the blizzard's effects upon the airport at Denver 9News's website. FINALLY! My brother-in-law, Jim Leonard, and I drove out south to Steve Spangler Science on Federal Highway at Englewood and met the man himself. He greeted us at the door while I was on the cell phone to my wife, who was frantically talking with American Airlines about getting our tomorrow flight rebooked. We got past that and moved on in. What followed was perhaps one the most engaging hours of my podcasting life! Download S4theB! episode number 51 (or listen in the Podcast Pickle player at the top of the page) to hear just how amazingly passionate this man is about sharing the magic of science with teachers and with students. And visit YouTube to watch a 4 minute video from the visit! Don't know what this one will do, but the video posted in episode 49 has to date garnered over 40,000 views over the Internet. Sheeeeeesh! Links: Steve Spangler Science National Hands-on Science Institute Steve's 9News video archive Be Amazing Toys Music: Bill deRome from the Podsafe Music Network No Kiss for New Years from the Podsafe Music Network Barbara Leoni from This album is powered by BubbleShare - Add to my blog

Monday, December 18, 2006


Snacks 50 -- Christmas Show!

Hey, ya'll. In Denver now and looking forward to putting together S4theB! 51 here. Meanwhile, I'm posting a show that is all music. Holiday music. Christmas music, to be exact. Some of it's my own and some is from my old trusty standby, the Podsafe Music Network at David Spencer's work is at Here're the songs and the artist info, in order of appearance: Joy-Kinda Holiday-ish--Charlie Crowe Moose Nuggets for Christmas--Scott Merrick, from Scott Merrick's Songs for Alaska Featuring the Last Frontier Band Jingle Bells--Natalie Brown The Little Drummer Boy--David Spencer with Scott Cash The Elf Who's King of Country--Scott Merrick If Every Day Were Christmas--Podsafe for Peace Download the show here or check out the Podcast Pickle link at the top of the page!

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Snacks 50! Half a Century!

Hey, ya'll, I'll be working on S4theB! 50 this week, but here I go again, promising you last show something I'm not gonna deliver, at least not yet--the interview with Steve Spangler at The really GOOD news, though, is that I'll bring you that next time. I was chatting with him over the telephone Friday, and we were about to set a phone call interview time when I had to sucker-slap myself: I'm going to be in Denver with my family over Winter Break! (slap!) I could meet him at his offices, which he referred to as a 'toy factory' (heheheee) and do a better-sounding interview with him, buy him some coffee, and maybe even tour the factory! Wheeeezers! I'm thinking video, especially since the brief video in S4theB! episode 49's blognotes garnered over 30,000 (yep, all those zeros belong!) views in just over a week. Let's see if we can beat that! Meanwhile, and whilst you're awaiting S4theB! 50, read the op-ed article by my friend, colleague, and boss Dr. Virginia Shepherd, wrote in this past Thursday's Nashville Tennessean. It's about a new call for institutions of higher education to belly up to the bar and begin to do something to help out ailing public school systems. For more news about the CSO's fine work, see the CSO News page at the website. Hey, there's an article featuring an interview with me there!

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1 Joe Lopez interview
2 S4theB! Introduction
3 Keystone PSA Announcement
4 Kathy Schrock interview
5 Todd Lamitina IVC
6 Charles Brau IVC
7 Ginny Shepherd interview
8 Jeannie Tuschl interview
9 Keystone Conference
10 Scott Merrick on IVC K12
11 Vicki Metzgar interview
12 Jerry Wilmink IVC
13 Louise Rollins-Smith interview
14 Louise Rollins-Smith interview 2
15 Keystone Conference
16 Keivan Stassun interview
17 William Schaffner interview
18 Science Songs
19 Geek Gift List
20 Rocky Alvey interview
21 Bill Snyder interview
22 Biomedical Engineering Forum
23 Rick Chappell IVC
24 Bob O'Dell and Arnie Heiser IVC
25 Glenn McCombs IVC
26 Charles Brau interview
27 Jerry Wilmink interview
28 Educational Podcasting
29 Ginny Shepherd "Out of the Lunchbox" talk
30 Vickie Hannig and Melinda Cohen interview
31 David Warlick interview
32 Highlights from past shows
33 Randy Reiserer interview
34 Arnie Heiser interview
35 Overview of CSO
36 Overview of CSO 2
37 Glenn McCombs interview
38 Albert Reynolds interview
39 David Salisbury
40 NECC 2006 Highlights
41 Ian Jukes interview
42 GAS Camp (Girls and Science Camp)
43 Stephen Camarata interview
44 Jeff Ray interview
45 Kyle Butler interview
46 RIP (Research Internship Program)
47 Ig Nobel Awards
48 Dyer Star Chamber
49 Steve Spangler Science

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