I’m going to Podcasters Across Borders [PAB] this upcoming weekend, which promises to be a great Podcasting conference, possibly even filling in the small holes and questions I’ve long had but haven’t yet spent the time digging to the bottom of, to date.

I was really excited to hear Chris Penn, of PodCamp and Financial Aid Podcast fame was attending.  My dream is to convince Chris to do a DIY “Pimp Your HardDrive” video show, but I’m still working on that one.  In the meantime, Chris has globally tagged everyone who is attending PAB to participate in  this meme, so here it goes:

1. Why are you coming to PAB?

I’m coming to PAB because I’ve become good friends with the organizers, Mark Blevis and Bob Goyetche; I can’t wait to meet Andrea, Mark’s wife who also contributes to GNM Parents, a group blog I write for.  There are a lot of great people attending, including Vivian Vasquez and “Andycaster” and others I can’t wait to get to know more. Oh, and there’s one other reason I can’t share here, at least not yet…

2. A little homework now: Which PAB registrants would you like to meet? Why?

I also know many of the PAB attendees, but I am definitely looking forward to spending time with Vivian, Andy, Andrea, Mark & Bob, Bryan, Chris, Jay, Julien and more.  I didn’t get enough time to really chat with Vivian and Andy during PodCamp NYC, so I’m hoping to make up for that this weekend.  I’d also love to meet the couple behind Two Boobs and a Baby +.
3. Who is your “dream interview” for your podcast? Why?

For my podcast?  Dr. Mel Levine.  Dr. Edward Hallowell.  Rick LaVoie.  Sally Shaywitz. Donna Shalayla.  My podcast is all about learning and learning disabilities, and the experts in the field are often less known than they should be.

4. Who would you like to interview at PAB?

Vivian, Andrea, Julien, Umm, don’t you mean PAB? And honestly, I don’t really want to interview anyone at PAB. I just want to show up and have a good time.

5. What is your, “Can’t miss it” session at PAB?

I have to agree with Chris Penn, that it’s as much about the people as it is about the sessions- I’m also interested in seeing how a “one session at a time” format works versus the standard podcamp Multiple sessions at a time stuff.

6. What is your favorite podcast?

I have so many, it’s hard to single out one or two.  I find I am trying to “snack” a bunch of different podcasts but not consuming every episode.

7. What is your favorite web resource?


8. Who is your favorite podsafe musician? (eg. Sean McGaughey).

I have to agree with Chris Penn, that pointing to one artist is difficult. I really like Matthew Ebel, Uncle Seth, Slackstring, Candy Butchers, and the Lascivious Biddies.

9. Ginger or Maryanne?

Oh, come on.  The Professor.  Always go for the guy with brains.
10. Bob, Mark, or Tod?

Need to meet Tod.  Could not choose between Mark or Bob- they are a team- it’s like trying to decide whether peanut butter is really better than jelly.