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’.
Ditto Kiddo! That’s the name of the great new album from Stephen Michael Schwartz. Great song too! Be sure to listen all the way through to the end of the episode to hear the whole song. Get the scoop from Stephen about this awesome new album and all the thought and care that went into the music.
Little Miss Ann from Chicago is in the house! We talked about her music and what inspires her to make music for families. She has taught at the Old Town School of Folk Music and has gone on to make several award winning albums. “Little Miss Ann plays upbeat,down to earth interactive music in several different music styles. Little Miss Ann has performed extensively for diverse audiences throughout Chicago and beyond.” Be sure to check out her song ‘Ube’ at the end of the show!
It’s a mega return pod from some of the Good Stuff Kids Podcasts favorite musicians. Ginalina has just released a brand new full length album, Super Stolie has a brand new bilingual EP, and Alison Faith Levy has just released a brand new Channukah instant classic called ‘All I Want For Chanukah Is A Ukelele’. It was great talking to all three of these amazing musicians again. At the end of each artists segment you will hear their songs.
Gina Lina’s ‘Save The Mighty River’
Super Stolie’s ‘Fuerte Sin Parar’
Alison Faith Levy’s ‘All I Want For Chanukah Is A Ukelele’
My buddy, The Forest Feast herself, Erin Gleeson returns to the Good Stuff Kids Podcast to talk about her family trip to the Mediterranean which inspired her brand new book. The Forest Feast Mediterranean features tasty vegetarian dishes that your whole family will love. It was especially cool to talk to Erin, and her husband Jon about what it was like travelling abroad with two very little kids. They shared lot’s of interesting insights! This new book is a perfect holiday gift for anyone who likes beautiful photos and very healthy and tasty eating! **Editors Note** Sorry for the robotronic vocals on my end! Technical Difficulties. You can still hear the important part… that’s Erin!
Want to be a Tower of Royal Power? Then check out this conversation with Culture Queen. She’s all about positivity and helping kids feel good about who they are! Check out her song ‘I Like The Me I See’ at the end of the episode, and you’ll be feeling good and funky for hours afterwards.
Have you ever had an awesome conversation with a singing principal? A real life school principal? Like a get sent to the principal’s office principal? Well, Al deCant, the Singing Principal stopped by to talk about education, and his incredible music for families! Have you ever learned about numeracy? Me either! Luckily the Singing Principal was there to teach me all about it. He also shares some real stats about why movement and music go so well together. Al will flip your idea of what a principal is onto it’s head. Be sure to listen to the song ‘My Best Friend’ at the end of the show.
Happy Thanksgiving! Getting the opportunity to speak to the ground breaking and barrier smashing Dr. Jen Welter was a privilege. We talked about football, and never letting an obstacle stand in the way of our dreams. Dr. Jen was the first female coach to work on an NFL sideline. She played tackle football, and we got into a fairly in depth conversation about the difference between having football instinct and being coachable. It was so interesting to hear about how her education has helped her to be a successful coach. Make sure you check out when Dr. Jen is coming to your town to lead a football clinic.
Let’s get funky with Micah from Dadada and the Dinos! In his words “Dad-centric funk describes my life pretty well”. If you know anything about the Good Stuff Kids Podcast then you know that Dad-centric funk also describes… me! “Dadada and the Dinos combine Funk and Soul from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s into something new. From their Philadelphia home the Dinos make music to get the whole family moving! When they’re not jamming out the Dinos enjoy not being extinct, ice cream, and evolving. Kids deserve real music and parents do too. Dadada and the Dinos will bring the funk!”
I had the pleasure of talking with Dennis Scott, who produced the incredible ‘Thank You, Mister Rogers’ album. It’s a star studded affair with Mister Rogers compositions performed by Mickey Dolenz, The Cowills, Rita Wilson, Tom Bergeron, Kellie Pickler, and many more. Dennis Scott and I covered a lot of territory during this conversation, and I learned a lot about him, and his wide ranging career as well as a lot about Mister Rogers that I did not know. Make sure you listen to Kellie Pickler’s version of ‘It’s Such A Good Feeling’ which you can hear at the end of this episode.