Zero Tolerance

Where Icarus Flies podcast episode 3 is large and in-charge! Due to Veteran’s Day the podcast is a day late, but not a dollar short! 😉

WhereIF – Episode 3 Contents

So I thought I would try to keep my podcasts to under 30 minutes. Turns out, I just have too much to say! I think 45min or under will be my new goal. We debut a new segment today with guest host Joey Hoover, a longtime buddy of mine. I want to give Joey a big thanks for stopping by, I know his schedule is a busy one.

First San Jose Sharks Game!

This past Tuesday, I took my young son to his first NHL hockey game. It was the San Jose Sharks vs. the Nashville Predators. Although I am a Boston Bruins fan at heart, I have come to adopt the San Jose Sharks as my new hometown team. My boys root for the Bruins and the Sharks and there is little chance of them meeting in the Stanley Cup Finals. If that were to happen, we would be in a no-lose situation! 🙂 I talk a little bit about the game and the wonders of youth.

V: The Reboot

Although I posted a review of the blog earlier this week, I spend a few minutes talking about the new ABC series, V:The Reboot. I add some additional thoughts after having watched the second episode. I also noticed that David Richmond-Peck, one of the new series regulars began following @WhereIF on Twitter. Thanks for following David. As I say in my podcast, although I slammed the pilot episode, I do have hope for the series. Face it, it can really only get better at this point.

Zero Tolerance Policies

I spend some time discussing Zero Tolerance Policies in schools. To sum it up quickly, I am not a fan. In fact, I have zero tolerance for zero tolerance policies! I site some examples and give my opinions. I would love to hear your feedback and will read some email on an upcoming podcast. Down the line I will play around with a live broadcast where I can take “callers” and discuss topics in real time. I am not ready for that yet. For now, you can send feedback to

The Hoover Report

My longtime pal, Joey Hoover, stops by to give his take on some current events and other topics. This is the debut of the segment and Joey and I would love to hear what you think. I have asked Joey if he would like to guest write for the blog, but he is still mulling it over. Drop him a line via our feedback address and help me nudge him into giving it a try!

Masterworks Theatre

This week, it is back to my Norton Anthology of Poetry to give you a dramatic reading of one of my favorite poems of all time! What is it? You’ll just have to listen in and find out. 🙂

Podcast File Info – Episode 3

  • Running time: 44 minutes
  • MP3 file size: 43MB
  • M4A file size: 44MB

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The Graveyard BookWhere Icarus Flies podcast episode 2 is in the books! This episode is extra holiday length!

WhereIF – Episode 2 Contents

I pack a lot in this week, I guess I am trying to make-up for only posting weekly at this point. As I mention in the podcast until I get the hang of this whole podcasting business, I will record a show weekly. If all goes well, before the end of the year I will record two shows a week. Here is a look at what is happening inside the podcast this week:

I promote the website and blog. I talk about the Ad Fail and WordPress for iPhone 2 review. I also talk about the 1-5 sets of wings rating system for my reviews.


I recap Halloween and the craziness that was going on at my house. I wanted the house to be spooky, but I hadn’t intended on terrifying little kids!


I mentioned how to follow Where Icarus Flies on Twitter (@WhereIF). I also talk about the recent top trending topic #unseenprequels. There were some hilarious prequel titles and some really bad ones two. I’ll create a separate blog post regarding #unseenprequels and list the best, worst and some of my own.


I gave a plug to one of the funniest places on the web, SuperNews! If you have been following my Twitter posts, you’ll see that I forwarded out a link to SuperNew’s story of what happened on the first Halloween!

The Graveyard Book

It is only fitting that the MasterWorks Theater portion of the show have a reading from Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book! I talk about the book and Neil Gaiman a bit before reading an excerpt. I hope it whet’s your appetite to go out and either get the audio book (read by Neil Gaiman himself) or buy the hardcopy. It is a treat and winner of the 2008 John Newbery Award for “The most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.” Basically, it was to TOP children’s book of 2008 and well deserving of the prestigious award!

If you are looking for more information regarding the The Graveyard Book or would like to purchase a copy, then visit

Podcast File Info – Episode 2

  • Running time: 39 minutes
  • MP3 file size: 37MB
  • M4A file size: 40MB

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WIF Blog Picture

My first podcast is here! I am just getting used to doing this myself and this is the first podcast I have ever done, so give me a few more before I hit my stride. I have to say, it was a lot of fun making a podcast. I was a DJ for 3 years (back when we actually spun vinyl discs), which means I have a love of listening to my own voice. 😉

What is in this week’s podcast?

I am just getting started, so this one is a bit slower than I plan on my podcasts being. It is a little bit about me, what I am doing and some of what I expect my podcasts to be in the future. I spend some time talking about Halloween and do a selected poetry reading in the Masterworks Theatre segment.

Enhanced podcast vs. “regular” podcast

I am playing around with podcast formats. Until I figure it out, I will offer the more common .mp3 version as well as an enhanced version in the .m4a format. What is the .m4a format? It is a better compression than .mp3 and along with the normal MP3 metadata (ID3 tags) you can add chapters, extra images, URLs and more. Will those extras be useful? I don’t know, we’ll see. Can your music player deal with .m4a? Any modern music player or phone should be able to play .m4a. If you want to try the enhanced version but are having trouble, change the file extension from .m4a to .mp4 (the are exactly the same). M4A is the moniker Apple gave to the standard MP4 files (.mp4 is a better .mp3).

If you just can’t deal with the new format, I have a .mp3 version of the show as well. If you download my podcast from iTunes, it will be in the .m4a format.

Follow me on Twitter

Where Icarus Flies is on Twitter! Really, is there someone who isn’t? I’ll add a Follow Me button to the site soon, in the meantime you can find me here:

Podcast File Info – Episode 1

  • Running time: 23 minutes
  • MP3 file size: 22MB
  • M4A file size: 22.9MB

So, take a listen and let me hear what you have to say. Feel free to post your comments here or shoot me an email.

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