Several years ago, I did a podcast series called "Fireside Chats". I have not recorded an episode for some time, but I still get about 800 downloads a day. Weird.
I talked with folks like Marcus Buckingham, John Kotter, Dan Pink and many others. I talked with fellow blogger/writer pals Wayne Turmel, Ellen Weber, Steve Farber, Alexandra Levit, Michael Stallard, Kevin Eikenberry, Michael Kroth, Todd Sattersten, Raj Setty and many others.
It was fun, but I doubt I will ever pick up the mic and record more. So to simplify life, I will be discontinuing the feed at the end of the month. You can download all the episodes directly by using the links (in this post and by looking at the "podcasts and webcasts" category pages) or you can select the feed in iTunes and download them there (search under my name or the name of the podcast, "Fireside Chats About Management". All free.
And then once you have downloaded them, you can feel free to share them.
I really enjoyed doing the podcasts, but the editing and processing took a lot of time. At one time I had visions of being the Terry Gross for management.....imagine.....but is was not to be.
Oooh, one more cool thing. Here is the link to the recorded movie/webcast for the song "Breakthrough" that my brother Perry Devine wrote to go along with my book Two Weeks to a Breakthrough and my 40 day motorcycle book tour back in 2007. To date, I think this is still the only song that has been created inspired by a business book. And I think I am the only business author who has done a motorcycle book tour. It was 40 days long and a great experience. I would love to do it again. Ironically, although this book is my favorite, it is - by far - my worst seller. Go figure. I think Jossey Bass still has about 10,000 copies of the book sitting in a warehouse somewhere. Here is a link to the podcast I did with Perry talking about the project to create the song. I love this song and think Perry did a great job.
One more bit of frivolity. I took a solo trip to New Mexico a few years ago and recorded a few podcasts. Here is a short piece where you will hear hummingbirds and thunder (don't have your headphones too high, the thunder thunders). Here is a short piece where I try to teach myself how to play the Native American flute along the Gila River. And here is a piece recorded on top the dunes of White Sands. These are just plain goofy.
I hope you enjoy these recordings and download those you would like to refer to later. I will shut down my hosting site near the end of April.
Also, thanks to artist Jon Conkey for creating the painting that has graced the top of all my podcast posts, including this one. I have the original painting on my office wall and still love it.