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MadPod podcast started in late 2004 as madlymedia, later changed to madpod in January 2005. New Media creator and producer James A. Donnelly, features a weekly celebrity Interview from Musicologist Shadoe Steele. MadPod is a global podcasting [1] phenomenon, having subscribers in nearly eighty countries. Traveling to New York City and joining the [2] NYC Podcasting Group, with such member as co-founder Scott Heiferman, Frank Edward Nora- The Overnightscape and Rocketboom's creator Andrew Baron. and former host Amanda Congdon, and Founder Mike Hudack. produces a variety of podcasts, including:PetsOnBoard, Dummycast, video podcast and Techy2. MadPod producer Their show was one of the first to become part of Adam Curry's PodShow network, which at one point carried Dawn and Drew over Sirius Satellite Radio.

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Donnelly was the original bass guitar player for the band "Synch", later becoming "Jimmy Harnen and Synch". The song "Where Are You Now?" was #10 on the Billboard charts June 1989. List of 1980s one-hit wonders in the United States.

Donnelly started his career at WNEP-TV, New York Times, working his way up to Producer for PM Magazine. During that time Donnelly produced video for Harvey Weinstein and brother Bob Weinstein, Miramax Films, early in their career for their film Playing for Keeps (1986) (produced by Miramax but distributed by Universal Pictures) which aired on MTV. A then little-known Marisa Tomei has a supporting role.
Donnelly also created started one of the first online pet adoption sites in 1996 with local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. [Video Archive NBC News Feed 1996.

Donnelly later produced videos for the band The Badlees A&M Records, and featured an interactive video on their CD (Up There Down Here (Ark 21 Records, 1999) He later found a new career as a video compression-ist at Ritek Studios now Digital Deluxe, working on such DVDs as Shrek, Artificial Intelligence and Jurassic Park 3.

Donnelly started New Media Business Madlymedia with Jerry Seltzer. Seltzer was the second and final owner of the original Roller Derby league Seltzer founded BASS Tickets, a San Francisco Bay Area concert ticket service. Later, he was a vice president with Ticketmaster.

For His Love of Pets, and inspired by his 12- and 13-year-old spca rescue dogs, Nikki and Dempsey, he created, YouTube For Pet Site, mentioned in story as one to watch.

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Donnelly has worked on dozens of television productions and is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences NATAS and the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers ASCAP. Donnelly recently added two 2006 Telly Awards to career honors that include 2 Mid-Atlantic Emmys, 1 Iris Award, 11 Addy Awards.

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