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Ep. 1 - Kids' questions and the history of ClausNet


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Michael Rielly

Welcome to our premier episode of the ClausNet Podcast!

In this show we’ll take a look at some of the latest Santa news, we’ll answer a question from the big chair as well as discuss some ideas for your upcoming season and have a chat with ClausNet founder, Michael Rielly. It’s all coming up on The ClausNet Podcast!

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Black Hills Santa

Really good. Fantastic job!

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Michael Rielly
21 minutes ago, Black Hills Santa said:

Really good. Fantastic job!

Yes! Already excited for Episode 2! :D

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Rob Thompson
13 hours ago, Michael Rielly said:

Welcome to our premier episode of the ClausNet Podcast! In this show we’ll take a look at some of the latest Santa news, we’ll answer a question from the big chair as well as discuss some ideas for your upcoming season and have a chat with ClausNet founder, Michael Rielly. It’s all coming up on The ClausNet Podcast!

 

 

Great job. Really enjoyed the podcast, it adds a new dimension to the website.

 I'm looking forward to the next one :)

 

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Drosselmeyer

downloaded and listened to it last night - FANTASTIC

thanks for all your hard work @RadioSanta - you have a great radio voice !!

WELL DONE !!

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JollyFatMan

Fantastic work, @RadioSanta and @Michael Rielly! One episode in and it's already stacking up to be my favourite Christmas 'cast,

Couldn't help but notice that my little Santa voicemail came right after my little ad--sorry if that's a little too much JollyFatMan in a row for y'all. 😉

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Santa Bill III

@RadioSanta,

I tried to listen to the Podcast yesterday on my IPad, but it kept stopping and I couldn’t get past the midway commercials.

Today I was able to listen to the whole thing on my IPhone on the way to my first gig of the season at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster PA (it was raining here all day, it was slow, but it was good for me to get back into the swing of being Santa, I missed last year)

WOW!  It was great, keep up the good work.  I can’t wait until the next one.

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RadioSanta

I'm so happy you are enjoying the podcast and I look forward to your input as we go forward! Thank you all!

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RadioSanta
2 hours ago, VancouverSanta said:

This is extraordinary. We're lucky to have @RadioSanta. Thanks for retiring!

Lol!!! Who knew retirement could be this fun!

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Black River Santa

Well done! This is a wonderful addition to Clausnet. Really enjoyed it!

 

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Black River Santa
On 12/3/2020 at 10:24 PM, Michael Rielly said:

Yes! Already excited for Episode 2! :D

Really enjoyed your interview! The workshop in Bristol sounds amazing.

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Michael Rielly
2 hours ago, Black River Santa said:

Really enjoyed your interview! The workshop in Bristol sounds amazing.

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Eileen Strom

Nice job!

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Black River Santa
On 12/5/2020 at 7:50 PM, Michael Rielly said:

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Amazing! It's like a LIVING old-fashioned store Christmas window. 

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Jerry Nebel

Bravo

Well done RadioSanta. 

Are you aware of NORPAC the IBRBS chapter here in the PNW? http://www.norpac-santas.org/ Come join us at our next virtual meet up.

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Felix Estridge

How do I listen on my mobile device?  Do I have to go to the website to access it or is it available on a podcast app?

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Black Hills Santa
29 minutes ago, Felix Estridge said:

How do I listen on my mobile device?  Do I have to go to the website to access it or is it available on a podcast app?

I went to clausnet and clicked on the podcast logo. I was then able to listen to it off the site and able to download it onto my phone.

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RadioSanta
1 hour ago, Felix Estridge said:

How do I listen on my mobile device?  Do I have to go to the website to access it or is it available on a podcast app?

Felix...since the podcast is only available to ClausNet members it's not available on iTunes, Spotify, etc. You can, like Black Hills Santa said, just click on the logo in the right sidebar of ClausNet or click the link below in my response. Then you can either play it from there or download it. See the screen shot below.

If you still have problems...email me!!

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Santa TJS

Well done , loved listening to the podcasts

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