TalkShoe Company Blog

TalkShoe's website allows you to create and participate in multi-person live interactive podcasts and voice discussions. People use our system for discussion groups, talk shows, friends and family calls, and the like. We call these Talkcasts.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Interested in hosting a Talkcast?

You may have noticed that TalkShoe wants Hosts – and we’ll pay for them, too.

We are looking for people who simply want to connect voice-to-voice with others… You could:
  • Just have a conversation with people you know
  • Join a discussion group
  • Talk to friends
  • Create a live podcast
  • Host your own talk show

And over the next few months, we will continue to build more and more features and functions. We want to provide top notch tools to make it easy for anyone who wants to host a Talkcast.


  • At 6/07/2006 8:57 AM, Blogger Dave Nelsen said…

    I'm Dave Nelsen, the founder and CEO of TalkShoe. Don't let the title fool you - I'm just a guy who loves to podcast and was excited about the idea of involving live listeners during recording. I hope you find this and our other features to be fun and useful.

    We're very interested in your input, whether positive or negative. We're constantly building TalkShoe with HOSTS in mind. We want to give you the most interesting and compelling capabilities possible for creating live, multiperson podcasts (or internet talk shows, or live discussion groups, or...). Please share your ideas and suggestions. We'll put them to good use as fast as we can. Happy [live] [multiperson] podcasting... or just enjoy listening in.

  • At 6/16/2006 9:08 AM, Blogger Stu said…

    Hey guys,

    I am interested in learning more regarding TalkShoe and hosting a talk show/podcast regarding a rather large community of gamers. Specifically, Battlefield2 and the tournament i am involved in. The tourney has a radio site that is sparingly used and I thought this might be a better way to do some of that type of work as well as get it to a broader audience.

    I have some questions and would like to discuss more with you. Whom should I contact?

    Thanks much !

  • At 6/20/2006 10:56 PM, Blogger Bill Quigley and Art Blanchet said…

    Hi Dave,

    I found out about Talkcast and Talkshoe from some podcasting google alerts I receive - nice concept that should be fun to participate in. This podcasting is STILL very difficult to jumpstart - especially the RSS feeds! Your simplification should help boost the field and make it open to all...great idea - great service!

    Bill Quigley and I are getting into podcasting and have a weekly commercial broadcast radio show about lending and real estate (we teach, inform, and de-mystify the industry and un-spin a lot of hype).

    We currently record the show (we have 20-plus available so far) and convert it to an MP3 file for podcasting. Our casts are on and as well as (we're somewhat of an anomaly to them) and we've used and ourmedia a little. Blogging some, too- at

    We would like to grow with the podcasting industry and have several additional show ideas we are developing as we also try to make our living (Life is that perpetual juggling act, isn't it?). We currently have no podcast kits (other than headphones and access to the radio station's recording studio - for a price), but will likely get m-audios deluxe podcasting kit (two mikes, pre-amp, and software that integrates VOIP calls into the recording) when they ever release it (unless you have better ideas).

    Still weighing the "quality vs file-size" problem. Been told by wisecasters (made that term up - figure it describes anyone who knows more about podcasting than me, which is a very large group) that quality AND content trump file size. Your opinion and guidance appreciated.

    So, if you want to listen to a sample, we're "Your Home - Your Money" or "Bill Quigley and Art Blanchet" as authors (with various subtitles) on the sites mentioned-or we can send you a show CD and/or direct link to our podcasts. We'd really like to consider hosting if you think that a possibility.

    It appears you are not currently set up for canned podcasts or hosting. We'll work with what you have as you/we grow.

    Warning: Our website "radio show" page is a work in progress - be ready to be underwhelmed.

    Thanks for reading this - and best wishes for a first-rate website and community.


    Art Blanchet
    Bill Quigley

  • At 6/24/2006 4:14 PM, Blogger SayitBetterKare said…

    I’d like to explore being a host for your fascinating new venture (heard about it from several sources) for one, two or three of these topics/constituencies:
    1. “say it Better”-related topics, interviewing researchers, authors, experts and well-known figures on ways we can communicate to connect , not conflict. I have a built-in constituency of the 38,000 people who subscriber to my Say it Better ezine, and I give 3 – 8 speeches a month (see

    2. “smartpartnering”: true success stories, what –f dream scenarios re ways individuals and organizations can generate more visibility and value – with the right partners and methods. I wrote a book (Walk Your Talk) and an ebook (SmartPartnering) on this topic, have spoken on it more than 50 times, created 38 successful partner-based campaigns for clients ranging in size from Mikes Biikes to Splenda
    - and have been collecting fresh stories on who is failing and succeeding with variations of this approach to launch a product, idea, cause or company – or to keep an organization or “community” thriving.
    3. Nuggets of ideas for women, 40 and older to offer each other to make life easier and more fun. What’s the next step to explore your offer of hosting?

  • At 6/28/2006 9:38 AM, Blogger TalkShoe Team said…


    Your applications are perfect for TalkShoe. Contact Dave ( or Mark ( to discuss further.

  • At 7/06/2006 11:19 AM, Anonymous Jim (LedZep650) said…

    Hi Dave, i wouldn't mind maybe hosting, i enjoy music at most and would enjoy talks about real music, not rap or anything like that. I also like to help people with any problems that they may have. In addition to being serious and helping people with any problem they may have i also like to have "stupid" converversations lol.

    A couple things about me, i am always on the computer, i use skype to connect, and i have all the equipment. Please e-mail me at and i will gladly answer any questions, thanks.


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