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Episode #133 – Falu

Episode #133 – Falu

Falu recently released her first family record called ‘Falu’s Bazaar’ and it is a treat!  Falu and I dug into the music a bit as well as the significance of the languages she sings in.  This record is rooted in tradition and I was so happy that Falu was willing to share so much with me.  I think that you will agree that it was a great and educational experience and conversation.  Passing tradition on is so important.  Stay tuned all the way until the end of the show to hear Falu’s song ‘Hulululu Bus’.

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Episode #119 – Tami Stronach and Greg Steinbruner (Paper Canoe Company)

This episode will definitely spark your creative thoughts!  Tami and Greg from the Paper Canoe Company have some really amazing projects for kids and families that you have to check out!  This quote from their website sums up what they are all about ‘Paper Canoe creates stories that make kids feel like grown ups and make grown ups feel like kids.’  Do you think that Tami looks familiar?  Well, she just might if you’ve seen the Never Ending Story where she played the role of the Child-like Empress!

I also caught up with Uncle D who tells me all about how he’s going to spend his saturday.  Driving his “dog baby” to Louisville!  That doesn’t sound funny, but it is!

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Episode #118 – Ian Parton from The Go! Team

I love The Go! Team.  The music that they make is phenomenal and brilliant and incorporates so many different styles that I love.  I was thrilled to be able to talk to Ian Parton from the band about the song ‘Chain Link Fence’ from their brand new album ‘Semicircle’.  I loved that the lyrices talked about working on a relationship.  The ideas are as important for adults as they are for kids.  Granted, this episode is a bit of a departure, but I do think there are a lot of relevant ideas for kids and families in this conversation with Ian.  Be sure to listen all the way through to hear the song ‘Chain Link Fence’ by The Go! Team and check out their new album ‘Semicircle’.

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Episode #117 – Pevan & Sarah

I got to talk to Pevan & Sarah during the hottest part of the Australian summer.  I mostly spoke to Sarah actually, and Manny another big part of Pevan and Sarah.  Pevan was keeping cool in the air conditioning and couldn’t make our chat.  That’s ok with me.  I don’t know how much I’d have to say to a tiger!  Luckily Sarah and Manny were really fun to talk to and could answer all of my questions about Pevan without putting me in danger.  You’ll love hearing about some great music makers from Australia.  Stay tuned to the end of the show to hear Pevan & Sarah’s song ‘Keep it Moving’.  My four year old loves this one!

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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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