This is the fourth podcast, and it's a preview of some great things to come, including a podcast promo by Orson Scott Card! You can download the mp3 file or better yet, subscribe to my feed with a podcast aggregator like iPodder or, for Mac, a great one is iPodderX.

I promise it was worth the wait. To PW Fenton, CC Chapman, the gang at Area 51 and all other listeners, I owe you something good for making you wait two months, and I'm about to deliver!

This podcast is a preview of an audio series I produced at BookExpo America in New York City June 2 through 4. I interviewed over 25 people, walked over 20 miles, attended parties and signings, and in the process, collected 300 minutes of "tape." And the podcast is just one piece of the three-part coverage which includes a photo journal and old style text blog entries.

This preview podcast runs just over six minutes and is designed to give you a feel for the entire series to come. Included in this segment are clips from:

  • Orson Scott Card doing a promo for my podcast

  • Interview with Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen

  • Profile of author, Relentless Aaron, who began writing in prison and has published 10 novels in the past year

  • Clips from presentations by Randi Rhodes of Air America and author John Irving

  • First ever radio interview with the owner of fashion label, Fuck Yoga on New York's Lower East Side

  • Interview with Prof. Steven Farron, author of forthcoming "The Affirmative Action Hoax"

This should whet your appetite for the in-depth segments currently under production. We'll focus on the Expo from the perspective of authors, publishers, media and readers. It's gonna be hot!

Field recordings were done on an iRiver IFP-795T with radio shack stereo lapel mic. Audio processing and mixdown courtesy of Soundtrack. Normalizing by Peak Express and MP3 conversion and tagging done by iTunes.

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and stay tuned for more!