It’s Bash The Trash! What an awesome time talking to John and Carina from Bash The Trash. They make instruments from items that they find. So cool! In their words: “We build, perform and educate with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. We combine science, music and environmental awareness through our performances, programs and social initiatives, always focusing on how art and science work together.” Make sure to check out their song ‘Rubbish Rhythm’ at the end of the show!
Jeremy Bhandari wrote a tremendous book for young atheletes called ‘Trust the Grind’. I talked to Jeremy about some of the lessons that can be found in the book, and we barely scratched the surface. There is so much knowledge and insight from championship caliber athletes from a variety of different sports from MMA to the NFL that any young athlete will gain something to enhance their mental and physical performance.
Pinna is “the only screen-free, ad-free audio streaming service custom-made for kids ages 3-12”. It’s got all the good stuff you need to get your kids off screens. “Pinna is an on-demand audio streaming service that reimagines kids’ entertainment. Each podcast, audiobook and music compilation on Pinna is expertly developed and carefully curated for kids 3-12. From science and fantasy to interactive game shows and mysteries, Pinna has hundreds of hours of programming to pique the interest of every kid.” I really enjoyed talking with Maggie McGuire, CEO of Pinna who highlights the amazing, high quality, podcasts audiobooks and music for kids that can be found on the app. You can hear the brand new song Pinna produced song ‘Real Me’ at the end of the epidode.
Alastair Moock’s latest album is called ‘Be A Pain’, and the title track (which you can hear at the end of this episode) is timely, pertinent, and a guide post to how we can talk with our kids about the events and protests happening all around us. Alastair is thoughtful and writes songs that come from all dimensions of the heart and soul. You’ll enjoy getting to know him and hearing his story!
I don’t know about you, but ever since quarantine started we have been baking. Mostly cookies. Not anything like the incredible creations that Melissa and Cindy from Not Your Everyday Cake make. They make cakes that are on the greatest most customized scale! In their words: “We are a mother/daughter team in Houston, TX who love working together to make beautiful creations for special occasions. We have been making cakes together since 2009, however, Cindy started creating cakes for friends and family 30 years ago. Our knowledge of cake design has been enhanced through multiple classes that we have taken. We don’t make your simple, everyday cakes. We bring your imagination to life to help make your special occasion perfect.”
it’s time to have a blast with Jesse Jukebox. You are awesome, I am awesome, and Jesse is definitely awesome. We all need some high energy feel good rock n’ roll these days! Get to know Jesse and stay tuned all the way to the end of the show to hear the full song ‘Awesome’.
I didn’t even realize how badly I needed to hear Diana Panton’s ‘A Cheerful Little Earful’ album. I’ll say that it soothed me and my family when we needed it badly. Some calm and beautifully played music during this stressful and unpredictable time? Yep. 1000% yep. “One of the brightest jewels in the crown of Canada’s contribution to vocal jazz, two-time JUNO Award winner Diana Panton again brings her distinctive brand of sweet, sincere, swinging elegance straight to the hearts of young and old alike with her second album for children and families, A Cheerful Little Earful”. Stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode to hear ‘A Cheerful Little Earful’.
Here’s a really fun conversation with the great Duke Otherwise! “From Wisconsin’s Duke Otherwise comes Kith & Kin, an eclectic album of music meant to bring joy, silliness and sweetness to all. Kith & Kin features a unique blend of stellar musicianship, memorable characters, whimsical topics, and a vast array of instruments and musical styles resulting in outrageous fun.
Duke Otherwise looks at the world with a skewed eye and blends his quirky observations with his elaborate imagination resulting in a combination that seems to perfectly tap into a child’s mindset. On Kith & Kin, with his distinct baritone voice, he leads as a playful wordsmith, delivering hilarious and imaginative songs and stories taken from real events and conversations with his own family and friends.”
Stay tuned all the way to the end of the show to hear the song ‘Joy’s a Grump’
It’s a seriously fun blast of new music with Marky Monday and Cowboy Andy checking in to talk about each of their brand new music! These are some really fun conversations. Check them out and listen for brand new music from each artist.
Katie Stone is the volunteer host and producer of The Children’s Hour radio show and podcast. The show’s goal is to bring informative, entertaining and engaging radio programming to listeners of all ages, showcasing local kids and kid-friendly organizations, while involving kids in all aspects of the production. Katie works with a crew of dedicated children who help produce the show, including writing and voicing scripts and reviews, helping choose jokes, show themes, music and guests, and assisting in all aspects of the live broadcast.