TKC 382 Donald Hall

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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 take it over then. Magnificent!
News
Tweet of Blue Origin landing by @JeffBezos
Blue Origin rocket video – November 24, 2015
Tech Tip
A conversation with my wife Darlene on how to share books from the same Kindle archive
Interview with Donald Hall
The Selected Poems of Donald Hall – available for preorder with delivery December 1, 2015
Essays After Eighty by Donald Hall
Without: Poems by Donald Hall
The Painted Bed: Poems by Donald Hall
Web of Stories audio interviews with Donald Hall in 2010
Content
400 Open Road Media books on sale Monday, November 30, 2015, at the Kindle Store

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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TKC 381 Lenny Charnoff in Ecuador

lenny CharnoffCreator 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. People knew you on the street, and they were very, very friendly. It was a safe place to be.
Interview with Lenny Charnoff
Cuenca Tech Life blog – Technology News in Cuenca, Ecuador
The John Russell series by David Downing
Conversation with Darlene and Deb about our trip
Hosteria La Andaluza in Riobamba, Ecuador
Tren Crucero train tour of Ecuador
Next Week’s Guest:
Donald Hall, author of Essays After Eighty and the forthcoming Selected Poems

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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TKC 380 Andes Adventures

Margaret and Frank, owners and hosts at Ali Shungu Mountaintop Resort in Otavalo

Margaret and Frank, owners and hosts at Ali Shungu Mountaintop Resort in Otavalo

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. Also, another roundtable conversation with Darlene and Deb on the week’s highlights. You will find more coverage of our travels in Ecuador at LenEdgerly.com and photos at instagram.com/lenedgerly.

 

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TKC 379 Voyage of the Carina

Our Galapagos guide, Roberto Quintana, mugs with a sea lion during a visit to an island. A marine iguana remains characteristically unperturbed.

Our Galapagos guide, Roberto Quintana, mugs with a sea lion during a visit to Punta Suarez on the island of Espanola. A marine iguana remains characteristically unperturbed.

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 I recorded with Darlene and Deb aboard our ship, the Carina.

Before bringing you here to Ecuador, I will take a look at two news stories involving Amazon that reached me by the Internet. One is a report of new Kindles coming this month, and the other is of the Amazon Books store that opened for real in Seattle.

You will find more Ecuador coverage and photos at LenEdgerly.com and photos at Instagram.com/lenedgerly . Thanks for listening!

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TKC 378 Hola from Ecuador!

Juan, our Overseas Adventure Travel trip leader.

Juan, our Overseas Adventure Travel trip leader.

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 by a choir of disabled children at the Sinamune School in Quito, night sounds from a lagoon in the Amazon rain forest, our guide Juan’s explanation of native healing and shamanistic traditions from his village, and initial impressions from Darlene, Deb, and me after our first week in Ecuador.


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TKC 377 Jeff Bezos (2013) and Ecuador Preview

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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, 2010
“How to Make a Cheetah Purr” YouTube video – November 8, 2010
“When the Danger is Now-Now”  – November 14, 2010
“Tourists in the Townships” – November 4, 2010
“Tinted Windows on Soweto” – October 23, 2010
Darlene’s quilt, “Mr Z” inspired by the Africa trip
Icebreaker clothing
DuoLingo iOS app
iTranslate app for iOS and Apple Watch
Tren Crucero trip in Ecuador
More media from Ecuador: My Instagram photos and my personal blog at LenEdgerly.com
 
Note from Ecuador (Written on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4:30 a.m.)
We are not yet at our destination in the Amazon rain forest–we leave later this morning. I am uploading this “Best of TKC”show early, because there will be no Internet and only four hours of electricity each day until we return to Quito on Sunday. On Monday October 26, before we leave for a week off-line in the Galapagos Islands, I plan to create and upload for delayed release the first of four episodes bringing you the sounds and experiences of our adventure in Ecuador. You can follow along on the trip at my personal blog, lenedgerly.com . So far, Darlene, Deb and I have thoroughly enjoyed our explorations, and I look forward to telling you about it in future episodes of TKC.  –Len, from the Hotel Reina Isabel in Quito.

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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TKC 376 Stephen Windwalker

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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 of those 91 on their feature day was $2.92. The total price of those 91 books if you had bought them at their original prices would have been $996. If you bought them on their BookGorilla day it was $265. What’s not to like about that?
News
Glenn Lurie, CEO of AT&T Mobility interviewed on the re/code replay podcast – October 12, 2015
AmazonCrossing commits $10 more to translations into English (press release)
Click here to propose a book for translation by AmazonCrossing
Andrew Richard Albanese’s review of court cases affecting publishing, at Publisher’s Weekly – October 15, 2015
Tech Tip
 
Interview with Stephen Windwalker
The Post-American World: Release 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria (Audible version)
Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1 by Ken Follett, read by John Lee (Audible)
Ulysses by James Joyce, read by John Lee (Audible)
Audible Membership plans, including the Platinum Annual Membership mentioned by Steve in the interview
The Dark-Hunter Series collection thus far by Sherrilyn Kenyon
 
Content
Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity by Douglas Rushkoff (Available for pre-order with delivery March 1, 2016)
Essays After Eighty by Donald Hall, who will be my guest on TKC 382 on November 27, 2016
 
Next Week’s Show
A reprise of my interview with Jeff Bezos on July 26, 2012 and a conversation with my wife Darlene and her sister Deborah about our trip five years ago to Africa and our plans for Ecuador.
Click here for information about Darlene’s participation in a show at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts October 21, 2015, through January 10, 2016. The poster for the show has a sample from her “Ellie” quilt, showing the eyes of an elephant we saw in Africa.
How to Travel with us to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
I will upload four episodes of The Kindle Chronicles during the trip, available in the usual feeds
Blog posts will appear regularly at LenEdgerly.com
I hope to share at least one photo a day at Instagram.com/LenEdgerly
Tweets? Maybe. If so, you will find them at Twitter.com/LenEdgerly
 

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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TKC Test Audio B for Ecuador

 

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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


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TKC 375 Alexandra Alter

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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 eBook, if you are somebody that toggles back and forth.
News
My experience with a Kindle devices customer survey
First impressions of the Amazon Fire HD 10 and keyboard case
 Mindjet app for mindmapping (free)
Tech Tip
Overcast podcatcher app for iPhone and iPad
“The best podcast app for iOS, Overcast, is now totally free” by Chris Welch at The Verge – October 9, 2015
“Overcast 2” at Marco.org – October 9, 2015
Interview with Alexandra Alter
“NYTimes hires WSJ’s Alter to cover publishing” by Chris Roush at Talking Biz News – June 6, 2014
“The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print is Far From Dead” by Alexandra Alter at The New York Times – September 22, 2015
The New York Times Book Review podcast
“Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize in Literature” by Alexandra Alter – October 8, 2015
A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
 
Content
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Comments
“Clippings.io and Evenote” – YouTube video by Carie Harling – October 21, 2015
Next Week’s Guest
Stephen Windwalker, creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.
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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 a click on one of the links in this post, or on the Amazon display ad to the upper right. Thanks!

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