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Episode #116 – Mr. Eric from What If World

Episode #116 – Mr. Eric from What If World

Mr. Eric hosts and is a major part of the creative team behind What If World.  I am a major major fan and so are my kids.  I will even directly point you to episode #65 which Mr. Eric just released this week.  He asked me to be a part of the show!  I had such a blast.  Hope you’ll check that out, and I think you’ll enjoy this conversation with Mr. Eric as much as I did.  We got into it!  So fun.

What if World is a podcast for kids and families that improvises stories out of “what if” questions that kids send in.  From Mr. Eric’s website: “What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions! Call to leave a voicemail at 205-605-WHAT and be featured on the show.”

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Episode #115 – Alex Zerbe

Do you love what you do?  Alex ‘The Zaniac’ Zerbe does!  He’s a family friendly comedian who also juggles and happens to be a world record hackey sack-er.  There’s also a “Love” themed 4+1 just in time for valentines day.  You should also follow the hashtag #allkindsoflove brought to you by many of your friends at Kids Listen.  All kinds of different takes on the theme of Love from some of your favorite kid and family friendly podcasts!  Be sure to check out Book Power for Kids, Book Club for Kids, and the Cozy Corner Podcast.

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Episode #114 – Uncle Dox

Prolific!  Clever!  Fun!  All of those words describe Uncle Dox.  He’s a hip hop loving kids musician from Minnesota who is putting out all kinds of great music!  He is also a partner in a brand new band called banana².  We’ll get to that at some point soon, right Unc?  Be sure to check out Uncle Dox’s music here and listen for his song Ooey Gooey Dewey at the end of the show!

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Episode #113 – Scott Graham (Kids 4 Kids)

Scott Graham started an after school program that has developed into a regional success story.  He even started a summer camp called Camp Kahuna to continue the great work of his organization.  His work with Kids 4 Kids has earned him a Meritorious Service Decoration...

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Episode #112 – Paul Reisler from Kid Pan Alley

Paul Reisler from Kid Pan Alley was so interesting to talk to.  He told me about his time playing hammer dulcimer with the band Trapezoid and everything that led to him being a teacher who travels around the world helping kids write songs.  “Kid Pan Alley’s mission is to inspire and empower children to work together to become creators of their own music and to rekindle creativity as a core value in education through the group songwriting process.”  I think you will be moved by the work that Paul does, and you should give Kid Pan Alley’s latest album, ‘One Little Song Can Change The World’, a listen with your kids.

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Episode #111 – Mister G

I had so much fun chatting with Mister G.  If you want to hear some beautiful and inspired music that your whole famiily will love you have to listen to his latest releast ‘Mundo Verde / Green World’ which is filled with environmental themes.  Be sure to stay until the end of this episode to hear Mister G’s brand new song ‘Patas en el Aire’.  Did I mention that Mister G won a Latin Grammy?!  He did!

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Episode #110 – Coco Morante

Are you down with the Instant Pot?  I’m down with the Instant Pot.  I use it for sushi rice, artichokes, and Lentil Soup.  You know who is way way way more down with the Instant Pot than I am?  This week’s guest, Coco Morante.  She’s a genius with the Instant Pot and, in addition to having a bustling facebook page, she just put out a book of Instant Pot recipes.  Check her out!  Oh wait!  There’s more, a brand new 4+1!

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Episode #109 – April and Amy (The Rankin Twins)

Happy 2018!  Let’s start the year off right with April and Amy Rankin who were a total joy to talk to.  They are country music singin’ kid friendly musicians who totally go for it!  Their music for adults isn’t half bad either.  You must stay tuned all the way to the end of the show to hear their song ‘Love Yer Guts’.  

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Episode #108 – Emily Crocker (From Hal Leonard Publishing)

Emily Crocker has worked with Hal Leonard for many years!  Her latest project are a series of interactive music books in collaboration with Disney.  This new series features Mickey Mouse, Rapunzel, and Moana and they all encourage kids to make music.  I loved talked to Emily about all of the work that she’s done with Hal Leonard.  Odd’s are that if you were in a choir at any point in your childhood you used a book that Emily worked on.  It was such an honor to talk to her.  I also loved testing these books out with my girls.  Real reviews from my kids.  They loved them!

Check these books out – Great Holiday gifts!  They’re all available on Amazon.

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