Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Best of Quick-n-Dirty

As you probably know by now, I do a weekly podcast with my friend and co-host, Jennifer Leggio called the Quick-n-Dirty show. If you don't know the genesis of this series, you can get the back story here.

We've been at it for eleven
weeks now and so far, I think we've done a good job evolving the show, creating chemistry and devloping a great group of followers like, ahem... Kyle Flaherty (who was kind enough to stand in as a guest host for us in week eight). We're always looking to improve though so if you have suggestions, please put them in the comments.

So what's with the "Best Of" focus after only eleven weeks on the job. Kind of like a
successful NBC pilot where you just get hooked and then all of a sudden, bam, they
revert to re-runs. Well, we're not quite that bad but Jen and I were both travelling this
week so we thought it might be helpful to take a week off, gather our thoughts and gear up for another eleven week run. To that end, why not do a quick recap of what we've covered and include a few "best of"moments. If you have a favorite moment, don't be shy.

By the way, If you want to read
recaps of all eleven, they are here... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ,10 11.

Now onto the highlights:
  • On our eleven shows, we've covered ten social networks. We try and cover one every week but accidentally skipped Glue during week two so it got bumped to week three. Here are they are in order of appearance - FourSquare, Glue,, Daily Mile, Loopt, 12 Seconds, Shelfari, Friendfeed and Aardvark. A quick heads up on the fact that we will have have Friendfeed (now part of Facebook) co-founder, Paul Bucheit, on the show next Thursday. Scobleizer take note!
  • One of the other regular parts of our shows is our featured "Tweet" or exec/person that we think is worth a follow. So far, we've covered CISCO CTO, Padmashree Warrior, Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Designs, Kodak CMO, Jeffrey Hayzlett, BIDH CIO, John Halamka, Technically Women (comprised of a group of very smart ladies), Cluetrain author, Doc Searls, Dr. Ogan Gurel, Red Sox tv color announcer, Jerry Remy, former Yahoo, Ryan Kuder, principal at The Community Roundtable, Rachel Happe and last but not least, tweeting couple Terre & John Pruitt.
  • My favorite part of our show are our guests. So far, we've had a number of great ones including Michael Feferman of C3 and Rick Calvert of Blog World but in particular, Jen and I agreed that our two favorites have been Greg Matthews of Humana and Bert DuMars of Newell Rubbermaid. Not only did both impart some major pearls of wisdom about how their companies were tapping into the power of community and social media, but Greg and Bert also showed a great sense of humor. You can bet that they will both be asked back sometime in the near future. I guess I should mention Pandora CEO, Tim Westegren too 'cause he was pretty awesome.
  • The reason we originally started our podcast show was as a result of a disagreement Jennifer and I had over the value of celebrities like Oprah and Ashton Kutcher joining Twitter. Since then, we've had eleven opportunities to "agree to disagree." To be honest, Jennifer and I actually agree quite a lot of the time so many times, we end up flipping a coin to see who is going to take the counterpoint of a particular topic. This is pretty fun -- kind of like debate club if you think about it. In our next batch of shows, I'm goign to have to work harder to find topics that push Jennifer's buttons. ;)
Am I missing your favorite moment? If so, be sure to either call into next week's show (we're now taking 1-2 live callers per show) or let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, keep it quick-n-dirty!

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