Last Updated: 08/30/2011 09:54:00 AM

BoltTalks Podcast Concept

BoltTalks Podcast Concept

So I have this idea for a technology podcast, which I will be putting into action shortly.  I like podcasts, I listen to loads of them.  One of my favorites is their tag line is "15 minutes long: Because you are in a hurry & we are not that smart." The show is short and to the point.  I can listen to an entire show on the way to the  grocery store. I also enjoy and "Two Devs Down Under" . They are excellent forums for giving out information on a wide variety of topics and the hosts are experts in their fields.

After attending the lightning talks at cf.objective in 2011, I realized that so many people have a story to tell and they can tell it well! So why not give them a forum to do so?  I put the idea out on "the twitters" and it seemed to get an excellent response.


So here is a BoltTalk in a nutshell:

  • The show will consist of one interview on one topic.
  • The interview can be a conversation with one person or multiple people at the same time.
  • The scope of the topic should be fairly narrow.  I would rather discuss one point very well, than to discuss several points poorly.
  • The interview should be able to stand alone, without having to refer to other interviews.
  • The interview should not go over 15 minutes. 7-10 minutes would be ideal.
  • You don't need to be an expert on a topic or even trying to teach the audience.  If you like, you can just share your experience and challenges in doing a certain thing. If you wish to rant on one particular topic for 15 minutes, I am down with that too
  • If the idea of being "interviewed" scares you, think of it more as chatting with a friendly peer for a few minutes about something you care about.  You can do that! I know you can. I heard you at the conference lobby bar, talking with your friends over beers.  Just do that, only let me record it (beer optional.)


To submit a BoltTalk:

  • Email me on my gmail account with the topic discription.
  • I will contact you about the idea and work out an outline.
  • We will arrange a time to do Skype Call  a Google Hangout (you will need a microphone.)
  • At the arranged time we will chat for a few minutes, while recording.
  • You will be famous (or at least infamous!)  


If you have a topic that you would like to hear, please email those to me as well. If you want to nominate a person (or persons) to do a BoltTalk, send me their info (any blackmail information to persuade them to do it, wouldn't go amiss.) 

The podcast will be available via,  RSS Feed & also could be aired on There will be no set schedule to release the interviews. They will happen, when they happen.  But hopefully this interchange of ideas in the community will make us wiser.