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July 27, 2007

LIVE Podcast Tonight : Podcast Ready For Download

Posted by Hunter

Ok, it has been a long time since the last podcast and tonight we are going to attempt a LIVE call in podcast.

Anyone can call in and we will take questions from y'all.

I am setting things up so watch this space for call-in instructions.

We WANT you to participate!!

Update: Planning on starting this sucker up at 10pm PT. You will be able to phone in using a regular phone or a VOIP service like Skype or Vonage.

Okay, here's the link for more info:

Visit the site and create a PIN - it's free - then you can call in:

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Talkcast ID: 44621

Update: The podcast is now live... Check your iTunes. worked great and I expect to use it again in the future. It was fun having people being able to call in. Expect future shows to be in this format and we hope you'll join us next time


Read archived comments (15 so far)
July 27, 2007 9:15 PM Posted by DavidF

Sat here waiting, see ya in a few.....

July 27, 2007 9:20 PM Posted by Hunter

Cool. I hope this works. I just did a test by joining someone else's Talkshoe podcast and I got on so hopefully we're all good. See you then!

July 27, 2007 9:30 PM Posted by sharky

the talkshoe wouldn't let me talk to you as yet.

maybe when the podcast starts?

my agent said you wired the $5000 to my account, so I will go ahead and be your special guest for he podcast.


July 27, 2007 9:34 PM Posted by Hunter

Yeah, it won't work until the podcast starts.

I just tested it by going on someone else's show and it worked great so I have high hopes.

July 27, 2007 9:50 PM Posted by BillyInLasVegas

I'm pissed that I'm going to miss this tonight. I'm definitely going to try to make the next one.
Well, I'm on my way to the Mirage right now, I'll try to call from there if I can.

July 27, 2007 9:52 PM Posted by Hunter

The show is starting up - you should now be able to join!

July 27, 2007 11:35 PM Posted by DavidF

Great Show Hunter!!! I really enjoyed it, I hope the recording was as good, looking forward to hearing it, and hopefully on the next one we can get some more people calling in.

In the meantime this is the perfect chance to grab that "Five Hundy" Audience while Tim and Michelle were out´┐Ż.. ;o)

July 28, 2007 12:32 AM Posted by Hunter

Thanks David for being a part of it.

I plan to do the podcasts this way in the future - it was much more fun and I can only assume that next time, with a proper announcement and sane ET start time, we'll have a bigger crowd.

I'm planning on adding some new regular features, some of which is some additional touristy stuff from

July 28, 2007 4:47 AM Posted by detroit1051

Sorry I missed it, but after a Friday night out, the 1:00 AM start time was too late for me. I just checked the link to make sure I could hear it. 85 minutes...Wow! I'll listen later, but if I have any reactions, I guess I'll have to talk to myself.

July 29, 2007 5:42 PM Posted by detroit1051

Hunter, I just listened to the podcast recording and agree it's a good format to allow interaction. The caller using a landline came through more clearly to me. I'm sorry I couldn't chime in on a few things you discussed:
Caesars---I've stayed at Augustus Tower and found the rooms excellent.
Luxor---I took the Nile River Ride as a joke when the property first opened. The casino smelled like chlorine, and it was ridiculous.
Encore---I agree with whomever (DavidF?) said that Encore will be a huge success. I'll definitely be there soon after it opens.
CityCenter---It will be first class, but I'm not sure of the appeal of another Chicago loop or midtown Manhattan. I do like the look of the new casino hotel and believe it will be the star of the MGM Mirage stable.
The two other new projects which should be very successful are Cosmo and Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau will be a good anchor for the north end of the Strip until Echelon and City Center North are built.
DavidF, do you live in Las Vegas?

July 30, 2007 4:58 PM Posted by DavidF

Detroit, we could have done with you there!!! not a criticism of Hunter, but I was on the spot are couple of times (As, Er, you can, er, probabyl, um, tell, LOL!!) but I knew what I was signing on for upfront, I will be better prepared and I look forward to the next one, which I know will be better, This "Participation" and "Opinion" from other contributors to the blog gives the podcast a Unique perspective which I think no over LV Podcast offers as of now.

OK, enough B.S., Sadly I don't live in LV, I currently Live in Dallas TX, although you may be shocked to hear I am not from there originally!! ;-)

You can take a guess where if you wish (As can anyone else reading this, except Mike E and Hunter who already know)

July 30, 2007 7:07 PM Posted by detroit1051

DavidF, you sounded like a Texan to me. Either that, or jolly olde England. Didn't sound Australian to me. I'll say the Cotswolds.

July 30, 2007 8:43 PM Posted by DavidF


Well actually its South Dakota, I used to say Arkansas until I met someone from there who got upset.

But you are correct .... Almost, I am hardly a "Scouser", I'm from Manchester. At least you didn't say Australia or South Africa :-)

July 31, 2007 9:50 PM Posted by Gregory_Zephyr

I just listened to this podcast on my commute today. The first ten minutes of prep time were odd but since I've listened to the previous WLV podcasts, I figured it would get better. And it did. Interesting to have a more interactive conversation.

Regarding the Luxor Nile ride, I lived in LV when it opened and that was a big disaster. I seem to recall there were problems getting people from the front door to the check in lobby. I definitely agree that the whole place is in need of a makeover. My suggestion was to turn the atrium in the Pyramid into an indoor water park with a waterfall dropping out of the center of the apex of the pyramid.

July 31, 2007 9:59 PM Posted by Hunter

I really should have cut off all that crap at the beginning. Sorry. I was trying to figure out how everything worked.

Thanks for listening. Hopefully you can join us live for the next one and chime in!