FIR goes live on June 1

Listeners to For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report will be able to participate actively in the show as we record episode #142 on Thursday, June 1.

Since we record the show over Skype anyway, it was not a huge leap to record a Skypecast, a conference call-like service that allows dozens of people to participate.

We’ll cover the normal content we usually review in a show, but you’ll be able to join in the discussion with us in real time. In addition, you’ll be able to chat with each other by visiting the chat room we set up just for this live, interactive show. The chat room will be at We’ll monitor the chat room during the show, taking questions posted there and commenting on the discussion as well.

The entire show will be posted as a regular FIR episode.

The show kicks off at 4pm GMT, 9am PDT (where Shel lives) and 6pm Amsterdam time (Central European Time) for Neville. To join the conversation, visit the Skypecasts page, find the Skypecast labeled “For Immediate Release,” and click “Sign in to join.” Of course, you’ll need Skype, but it’s free from and requires only a microphone and headphones (or a headset that combines the two).

Add this event to your calendar.

We’re both looking forward to your participation in this unique Hobson & Holtz installment!

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Paul McEnany

    I just wanted to give you guys a quick kudos for this. One of my problems with Podcasts to this point (although I love them and listen constantly) is the forced sense of interactivity. We all know just about everything works better when there’s an open dialogue, but it tends to be difficult with any kind of time shifting.

    I’ve been waiting for someone to come up with a great away to really get more people involved, and I hope this works out for the best.

    Great work, and hopefully I can get away from work to join the discussion! Thanks!

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