A Serious Chat with Abraham Harrison's Chris Abraham About the "Expat Expat" , State of the Blogosphere & Politics, Economy & More!
When Abraham Harrison’s president, Chris Abraham find the time to chat, I always have time to listen. While he was living in Berlin, we were always trying to figure out ways of getting another podcast together despite the difference in time zones and distance–not always an easy thing. While we might IM at 3 AM his time and that’s about 8 PM PST, it’s not worthy of a post– and it’s not the same either.
The schedule was to talk to Chris over the holidays and get a couple of podcasts on the books to be released over time. However things have changed for this US-German expatriate who loves to talk about how Berlin is poor but sexy (it’s in one of his blogs, AdAge) .
However it worked out that this expat is no longer an expat but now a resident once again of Washington D.C., and digging in deep into the advertising/marketing business of working on internet (and other) projects. Getting him on the phone meant making sure he was stationary and not buzzing around as he typically is and this is a longer podcast than usual.
It’s also much more serious– as we talk about the blogosphere and how the big gun bloggers manage to be the big guns and still have lives while some of us work 7 days a week and work incredible hours getting the work done and still trying to have lives and enjoy some of it.
However since we are on the eve of the inauguration, this post/podcast is particularly applicable as everyone seems to be wondering, asking and contemplating the same issues that Chris Abraham and I eventually talk about.
So sit back and have a listen- or do yourself a favor– download this to an mp3 via itunes or podcaster news (it will be up really soon I promise) and get this on your “must hear” list.
As you can tell, he’s one of my favorite people to talk with and what you don’t hear in the podcast is the back story that sets up the podcast about what’s happening on both sides of the world and nation. While this was a serious podcast and much longer than I thought it would be, it’s well worth the listen.
While Chris is waist-deep in social media and you can find him all over the web, check out his blog on ChrisAbraham.com , Because the Medium is the Message. If you hit his blogs (and there are several) make sure you leave a comment and bookmark/subscribe to his rss feed.
He’s got interesting — and funny — posts and perspectives on life.
I promise you the next one is much lighter in tone– but given this is just before the inauguration, it’s the perfect time to discuss these topics.