Community Divas
A podcast about communities with hosts Eden Spodek and Connie Crosby


Community Divas is a podcast by Eden Spodek and Connie Crosby. More about us...






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We’re at PodCamp Halifax today. Last night we met Michelle Yogis (aka @myogis) at the pre-PodCamp Halifax Tweet-up. When she mentioned she wrote a song about Twitter we were intrigued. She gave us a copy and we’d like to share it with you.

Cheers from PodCamp Halifax,

Eden and Connie
Direct download: Twitter1.mp3
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We’re taking a break from podcasting this week to prepare for our visit to PodCamp Halifax next weekend. We hope you can join us and if not, we’ll have at least one episode from PodCamp Halifax when we return.


Connie & Eden
Community Divas
Direct download: podcamphfx.jpg
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Happy New Year & welcome to episode ten!
Run time: 24:02
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A podcast about communities and social media tools

In this episode:
- Connie interviews Dave Brodbeck about his podcasts
- Eden has a question about community builders receiving swag for blogging
- We update the community calendar

We know Dave Brodbeck as a podcaster, but he is also Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma is considered to be one of Canada's northern universities. Dave podcasts at:,,,, and

00:01 Intro by Jay Moonah.
00:09 Eden Spodek and Connie Crosby.
00:19 Summary of this rockin' episode.
00:45 Connie welcomes Dave Brodbeck to Community Divas.
00:58 Dave talks about his podcasts: Broca's Area which he does with his wife Isabelle (hi, Isabelle!). He also does Tangential Convergence with his buddy, Algoma librarian Ken Hernden. Why is a science podcast for kids. Thunderbird Six is an interview show which he does for the university, and he podcasts his psychology classes at
02:31 Dave talks about how he got started podcasting his psych classes, who are listening to his classes, what the university's reaction is to his podcast. He mentions: East Meets West podcast.
06:40 Reaction of his students to having the lectures podcasted.
07:30 Dave talks about his science podcast for kids, Why.  He mentions: K7 numbers, Scholastic Magazine.
10:24 Who have been inspired by Dave's podcasts? He mentions: Podcastra (now defunct), his presentation at Podcasters Across Borders 2008 (a must-listen!)
12:27 Dave riffs on the benefits of the podcaster community. He mentions: Scarborough Dude who does the dicksnjanes podcast, Tom Merritt of CNet, Real Deal podcast.
14:10  Eden has a question about community builders receiving swag for blogging. The question arises following Chris Brogan's recent blogging on Dad-o-matic in which he received money to spend at K-Mart (that blog post is here). Should someone known for community building be accepting gifts for the purposes of blogging? Eden has done similar things to try out products for her personal blog Connie has only received books that people have hoped she would blog about on her law librarian blog Where is the line? How does one maintain balance? How do you maintain the trust of your readership? Eden and Connie mention: Ford Flex posts, Bargainista post on post on TaB energy drinks, a Molson beer tasting event.  We are interested in your opinion!  See also Chris Brogan's blog post Advertising and Trust.
22:26 Community calendar. Please feel free to send us your events to add to the calendar!
Eden winds up the episode.

Community calendar:
  1. Podcamp Halifax - - Halifax, NS, January 25, 2009
  2. Podcamp Toronto - - Toronto, ON, February 21 & 22, 2009
  3. Mesh conference Apr 7 &8  - - Toronto, ON, April 7 & 8, 2009
  4. Podcasters Across Borders - - Kingston, ON, June 19-21, 2009

Our cool theme music “Get Out of My Face” is by Uncle Seth and is from the Podsafe Music Network.

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Photo credit: Bob Goyetche (made available under Creative Commons).
Direct download: Episode_10__Dave_Brodbeck.mp3
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