Category Archives: Podcast

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 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 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 […]

TKC 374 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 14:38 and ends at 41:53 It’s not about Amazon Echo, it’s about putting microphones in various contexts in your life. Plug one in, like a Glade air freshener, into your bathroom, one next to your bedstand, one in the hallway, one in the […]

TKC 373 Dina Hilal

General Manager of Amazon’s Kindle Scout   Interview starts at 16:58 and ends at 44:45 It’s really the best part of the job. There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not either extremely proud as a publisher or really inspired as a human. Intro Agents of Change conference on September 25, 2015, in […]

TKC 372 Amazon Fall Product Launch

Links related to Amazon’s 2015 Fall Product Launch in San Francisco Amazon news releases on the new $50 Fire tablet, the new Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets, new Fire Kids Edition, new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Fire TV Stick with voice remote The new Fire Tablets and Fire TV lineups […]