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TKC 382 Donald Hall

Author of The Selected Poems of Donald Hall   Interview starts at 12:51 and ends at 43:57 It was a house that my great-grandfather bought in 1865, and the same family’s always lived in it. I’ll be dying pretty soon, of course, in the way of things. But I have a granddaughter who’s going to […]

TKC 381 Lenny Charnoff in Ecuador

Creator of the Cuenca Tech Life blog Interview starts at 1:29 and ends at 21:34 I just turned 70, so growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s was very special. Cuenca reminded me of Brooklyn in the 1950s. The word for neighborhood in Spanish is barrio, so each barrio had its own butcher and baker and church. […]

TKC 380 Andes Adventures

This is the third of my Ecuador TKC episodes, uploaded today (Tuesday November 10, 2015) from the Ali Shungu Mountaintop Resort in Otavalo. You will hear the owners and hosts at Ali Shungu, Frank and Margaret, talk about their thirty-plus years in Ecuador, and you will hear from our birdwalk guide in Mindo, Alex Luna. […]

TKC 379 Voyage of the Carina

This is the second of my Ecuador TKC episodes, uploaded today (Thursday November 5, 2015) from the cloud forest in Mindo at the Sisakuna Lodge. You will hear our Overseas Adventure Travel guide, Roberto Quintana, on location in the Galapagos, telling us about sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and Galapagos hawks, as well as a conversation […]

TKC 378 Hola from Ecuador!

I am posting Friday’s episode of the podcast very early, on Monday, this week from Quito, Ecuador, because tomorrow we leave for the Galapagos Islands where there will be little if any Internet connection. In this show you will hear two of our fellow Overseas Adventure Travel tour members talk about how they use their Kindles. Also, inspired music […]

TKC 377 Jeff Bezos (2013) and Ecuador Preview

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon Highlights from my interview recorded on July 26, 2012, at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle The Pre-Trip Conversation  My wife Darlene, her sister Deb and I look ahead to our travels in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador Recorded on September 28, 2015 “Portrait of a Cheetah”  – November 8, […]

TKC 376 Stephen Windwalker

Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla   Interview starts at 9:38 and ends at 39:45 Of the top 100 bestsellers in the Kindle Store for the entire year of 2014, 91 of those books were made available by the publishers at prices that we discovered, put up and featured on BookGorilla. The average price […]

TKC Test Audio B for Ecuador

  This is another test of my mobile podcasting gear, two days before we leave for Ecuador. For audio, I used 44:58 of recording from my visit to San Francisco to attend the Amazon new-products demonstration on September 16, 2015. Playing with tech stuff when I should be packing, Len Right click here then click […]

TKC 375 Alexandra Alter

The New York Times’s publishing industry reporter   Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 For the people that are price sensitive–if you’re not somebody that reads digitally because you prefer that, because you find it more convenient–but you’re maybe a hybrid reader, you might get a paperback if it’s significantly cheaper than an […]

A close look at two impressive new Amazon Fire tablets

Is the Fire HD 8 worth $100 more than the $50 Fire? That depends. I hope this eight-minute video review will help you decide which one might be right for you. As always, I appreciate your support of the podcast. You can generate Amazon Associates income for the show by starting your Amazon buying session with […]